Dua – Rabbana Zalamna Anfusana Surah Al-Araf Ayah 23
When Adam AS and Hawwa AS fell into the evil whisperings and false promises of Shaitaan and ate from the forbidden tree, they made this dua.
Deeply remorseful, they said,
“Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers.”
(Surah Al-A’raf 7:23)
Iblees disobeyed Allah willfully with full understanding of the consequences and also blamed Allah SWT for his mistake. Adam AS and Hawwa AS did so through simple forgetfulness and heedlessness and were intensely sorry, humbly repenting and beseeching Allah for forgiveness. They were hopeful of the Mercy of Allah SWT.
“Then Adam received from his Lord [some] words, and He accepted his repentance. Indeed, it is He who is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.
( Surah Al-Baqarah 2:37)
Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, turned to Adam AS and accepted Adam’s AS repentance.
Lessons Learned from the dua:
⚜ Be aware of the evil whisperings of Shaitaan.
⚜ Do not sin willfully.
⚜ Turn to Allah if you have sinned.
⚜ Make Sincere Tawbah.
⚜ Do not despair of the Mercy of Allah.
⚜ Do not be judgemental about others. They might have made sincere Tawbah and were forgiven by Allah.
May Allah SWT save us from the tactics of Shaitaan and bless us the taufeeq to do Sincere Tawbah.