Beloved Are Those Who Repent

Imām Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

Woe to you—don’t degrade yourself, for one who repents is beloved, and one who feels broken [before his Lord] is sound and unimpaired; your acknowledging being bankrupt is [nothing but] wealth itself; lowering your head out of [humility and] regret is being raised in honor and status; your admission of having erred is in itself being correct.

Badāʾiʿ Al-Fawāʾid, vol. 3, p. 1220, as quoted by Shaikh ʿAbdullāh Al-Bukhārī. dr_albukhary/ 10 Mar 22. 15:33 GMT+3.