Regret Is Repentance – A Khutbah

The following is khutbah I delivered at Drexel University on November 16th, 2012.

بِسْمِ الله الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

“‘No one dies except that he has regrets.’ They said, ‘and what is their regret, Messenger of God?’ He said, ‘If they were a good person, they regretted not doing more good, and if they were a bad person, they regretted no stopping what they did wrong’.” Recorded in Imam Ahmad’s Musnad.

ما مِن أحَدٍ يَموتُ إلَّا نَدِمَ قالوا وما نَدامَتُهُ يا رسولَ اللهِ قال إن كان مُحسِنًا نَدِمَ أنْ لا يكونَ ازْدادَ وإنْ كان مُسيئًا نَدِمَ أنْ لا يَكونَ نَزَعَ