It is evident from the teaching of Quran & Sunna, Allah SWT accepts the repentance of His servants. The concept of repentance is according to the synthesis of human nature. As a matter of fact, the commission of sins is deep-rooted into human nature and except the messengers of Allah SWT, who are by their nature immaculate and impeccable, all human beings commit the sins in one form or the other. However, the countless mercy of Allah SWT is showered upon the servants in the shape of “tauba” or repentance.
The concept of repentance infuses a new life into the sinful soul of human beings. The tauba or seeking forgiveness of Allah SWT revitalizes the enthusiasm of worship in the Muslim. The concept of the acceptance of tauba provides the peace of mind, consolation, and satisfaction of heart to the believers. It enables him to reconnect himself to his Lord. Once a person realizes the forgiveness of Allah SWT, he feels unique tranquility in his heart. This paper will investigate the multiple verses of Quran and Prophetic Sunna concerning the tauba and istaghfar, and how it helps us to attain peace of mind and acquire satisfaction of heart.
Keywords: Repentance, Istaghfar, Sins, Forgiveness, Mind satisfaction