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رَّبُّكُمْ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا فِي نُفُوسِكُمْ إِن تَكُونُواْ صَالِحِينَ فَإِنَّهُ كَانَ لِلأَوَّابِينَ غَفُوراً
-Al-Isrâ’ ( الإسراء )

Tafsir al-Tustari

Your Lord knows best what is within your souls (nufūsikum)…That is, what is in your hearts (qulūb), because the heart includes the intellect (ʿaql), the self (nafs) and desire (hawā). His words:
…If you are righteous, then truly He is Forgiving to those who keep turning [to Him] in repentance.Ibn al-Musayyib said: ‘The one who turns again and again in penitence (awwāb) is the one who sins, then repents, then sins, then repents, and dies in a state of repentance’. Ḥasan al-Baṣrī said, ‘The awwāb is the penitent who repents without delay. Indeed he is ready (muhayyaʾ) for repentance at every instant and moment.’ It was related on the authority of Ḍamra b. Ḥabīb that the Prophet said: ‘He for whom a door to goodness has been opened should seize [the opportunity] as he does not know when it will close on him.’ This means that he should seriouslyconsider his present moment (waqt) and not procrastinate.His words, Exalted is He:

Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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