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إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لاَ يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَلِكَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِٱللَّهِ فَقَدِ ٱفْتَرَىٰ إِثْماً عَظِيماً
-An-Nisâ’ ( النساء )

Tafsir al-Tustari

God forgives not that anything should be associated with Him. But He forgives other than that, to whomsoever He wills…He said:If no one has any grievance against him, and his sins are only between him and God, Exalted is He, indeed He forgives those sins, for He is the Magnanimous (al-Jawād), the Generous (al-Karīm). It has been related from the Prophet that he said, ‘A slave may be brought forwardon the Day of Resurrection and directed to the Fire, but then he will say, “This is not in accordance with what I supposed [my outcome would be].” Then God, Mighty and Majestic, will ask, “What was your opinion of Me?”to which he will reply, “That You would forgive me”, upon which, God, Mighty and Majestic, will say, “Truly I have forgiven you”, and He will direct him to Paradise.’ His words:

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