"Should anyone be afflicted by a sin, it behoveth him to repent thereof and return unto his Lord. He, verily, granteth forgiveness unto whomsoever He willeth, and none may question that which it pleaseth Him to ordain."
"To none is it permitted to seek absolution from another soul;let repentance be between yourselves and God. He, verily , is the Pardoner, the Bounteous, the Gracious, the One Who absolveth the repentant."
"When the sinner findeth himself wholly detached and freed from all save God he should beg forgiveness and pardon from Him.
Confession of sins and transgressions before human beings is not permissible, as it hath never been nor will ever be conducive to divine forgiveness."
"Moreover such confession before people results in one's humiliation and abasement, and God--exalted be His glory--wisheth not the humiliation of His servants. Verily He is the Compassionate, the Merciful. The sinner should, between himself and God, implore mercy from the Ocean of mercy, beg forgiveness from the Heaven of generosity . . . ."
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