It All Hinges On Approaching Your Lord With A Wholesome Heart

Your Lord is the Ever-forgiving. Look at how much He loves you, that He gives you the option, but does not give Himself an option! You have the option of being an idiot, selfish, desirous, and leaving the inner joy of abandonment, of jannah – you are allowed all this. But Allah will never reject you the moment you say, ‘Astaghfirullah’ (beseeching His forgiveness). It all hinges on approaching your Lord with a wholesome heart. ‘ ‘Idh jā’a rabbahu biqalbin salīm’: When he (‘Ibrāhīm) came to his Lord with a sound heart’ (37:84). A sound heart is a heart that is not attached, not stuck.

By Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri from the book “Man in Qur’ān and the Meaning of Furqān – Surat ul-Baqarah”