Al Inaba (turning to God) is a backward movement. A human being moves backward through repentance to God almighty. Repentance is the door that a human being can return to God almighty through it.
But how do regret, turning to God, and moving backward for God almighty happen?
This can be seen in two ways:
The first one is a person who repents to God, so he stops committing sins, abides by submissions, but without feeling reverence to God almighty. This is the case of many people who become older, where they feel disinterested in life not because they’re not stuck to it, but because they know that they will leave it soon because it betrayed them, and not the contrary.
The second type is a person who repents to God because he knows that all of life's issues are in the hand of God, and gaining his satisfaction is the greatest winning. This is the aim from supplication because you ask God to grant him repentance, that of the pious, humble, and obedient to God’s will.
We read in the Ziyara of Amin Allah (Ziyara Al Imam Ali) the following:” O Allah, the hearts of those humbling themselves to You are fascinated, the paths of those desiring for You are open”.
Those humbling ones were infected by the fondness of “excessive fancy” to God almighty where they move towards God with hearts that love God almighty and don’t feel fancy and love for other than Him.
This is not achieved unless a human being soothes his heart toward the truth, and reaches it.
Come with me, Oh Fasting believer to read how does the holy Quran describe those humbling where God almighty say:( And give good news ?O Prophet? to the humble, those whose hearts tremble at the remembrance of Allah, who patiently endure whatever may befall them, and who establish prayer and donate from what We have provided for them) 1
These are 4 traits, 2 of them are related to the heart: apprehension (strong fear) and patience. The other two traits are exterior: Praying, and spending money for the sake of God. The holy Quran links the truth of real belief to the fear of God almighty: (The ?true? believers are only those whose hearts tremble at the remembrance of Allah, whose faith increases when His revelations are recited to them, and who put their trust in their Lord, They are? those who establish prayer and donate from what We have provided for them, it is they who are the true believers. They will have elevated ranks, forgiveness, and an honourable provision from their Lord”. 2
This apprehension is the backbone of real belief. This fear cannot be achieved by a human being unless it is accompanied by certainty which means believing that God almighty is the only handler whose whole world is in his hand. A person’s heart should only be connected to God, and no one except him.
So it is enough for a human being to soothe his heart towards the truth, and receive it with no doubt.
The Path of the Rightly Guided, Al Maaref Islamic and Cultural Institution
() Surah Al Hajj: 35
() Surah Al Anfal: 2, 3, 4