The month of Ramadan is full of many blessings and insights. I had a young Muslim come to me feeling distraught over sins he made and how he felt God no longer listened to his pleas. I gave him one short passage in the 7th chapter to contemplate: “God even answered Iblis’ (Satan’s) du’a (supplication), so why would He not answer yours?”
To this the young man’s eyes welled up with tears and laughed, saying “there’s hope!” Ma sha’Allah. Ramadan Mubarak.
قالَ فَاهبِط مِنها فَما يَكونُ لَكَ أَن تَتَكَبَّرَ فيها فَاخرُج إِنَّكَ مِنَ الصّاغِرينَ
قالَ أَنظِرني إِلىٰ يَومِ يُبعَثونَ
قالَ إِنَّكَ مِنَ المُنظَرينَ
“…’Get down and away from here!’, God ordered. ‘This is no place for you to be arrogant. Get out of here, for you’re the least of all creatures’. ‘Give me time!’, Iblis cried out. ‘Give me time until the day when they’re all resurrected’. ‘You shall have your time,’ God answered’.” Qur’an 7: 13-15