I hope that these verses/hadiths will:
1. Encourage you to turn to Allah and ask for His Forgiveness
2. Be more forgiving and merciful to yourself
Forgiving yourself is an important part of being a Happy Muslim. We have all made mistakes in life. If Allah is willing to forgive us, then we should be willing to forgive ourselves too.
…And seek God’s forgiveness! Truly God is much forgiving and Merciful.
The Holy Quran 2:199
O Believers! Turn to God with a sincere repentance.
The Holy Quran 66:8
Whoever repents, believes and does good deeds, he shall be among the successful.
The Holy Quran 28:67
He is the Acceptor of Repentance, Compassionate.
The Holy Quran 9:104
Whoso does evil or oppresses his own self and thereafter seeks God’s forgiveness shall find God most Forgiving, Merciful.
The Holy Quran 4:110
But those who do evil deeds, then repent and believe, they will find your Lord Forgiving and Merciful.
The Holy Quran 7:153
Anyone of you who does a misdeed through ignorance then repents thereafter and makes amends, then verily He is Forgiving, Merciful.
The Holy Quran 6:54
The Quran repeatedly tells us to turn to God for forgiveness.
Our Lord! Forgive me, my parents, and the believers on the Day of Reckoning.
The Holy Quran 14:41
We are encouraged to ask God’s forgiveness for ourselves as well as others.
When comes the Help of God, and Victory, and you do see the people enter God’s religion in crowds: Celebrate the praises of your Lord, and pray for His Forgiveness: For He is Oft-Returning (in Grace and Mercy).
The Holy Quran 110: 1-3
Along with celebrating God’s praise we are supposed to ask His forgiveness.
The Prophet Muhammad reported that the devil said to
God: “I shall continue to lead Thy servants astray as long as their spirits
are in their bodies.” And God replied: “(Then) I shall continue to pardon
them as long as they ask My forgiveness.”
Recorded in Tirmidthi, Hadith 742
(God says) O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.
Narrated by the Prophet Muhammad in Tirmidhi, Ahmad
(God says) O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you.
Narrated by Prophet Muhammad in Muslim, Tirmidthi
Never lose hope in the mercy and forgiveness of Allah.