A man came to Ḥasan al-Baṣrī رحمه الله and Complained to him about famine and drought so he said to him: ‘Seek Forgiveness from Allāh’, then a second man came to him and complained about (his) need and poverty so it was said to him: ‘Seek forgiveness from Allāh’, then a third (man) came to him and complained about lack of offspring so it was said to him: ‘Seek forgiveness from Allāh’, the people were amazed by his answers so (he) explained to them through the understanding of Qur'ān [71:10-12]:
|Seek Allāh's Forgiveness|
“I said (to them): ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord; Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance. And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers’.”
O how beautiful and true this is, may Allāh have mercy upon him, amazing understanding of Allāh’s Speech.