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Al Ghafir, Al Ghafoor, Al Ghaffar

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Meaning: He is the One who forgives sins and accepts the repentance of all those who turn to
Him; He conceals the sins of His servants, shows never-ending compassion to them and lavishes
kindness on them. The word Al-Ghaffaar points to His immense and constant forgiveness of sins.

Occurrence: Al-Ghafoor: 91 times; Al-Ghafaar: 5 times; Ghaafir-udh-Dhanb: once.

Evidence: “Allah is the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” (Surat Ash-Shooraa 42:5); “Is He not
indeed the Almighty, the Endlessly Forgiving?” (Surat Az-Zumar, 39:5); “The Forgiver of sin, the
Acceptor of repentance…” (Surat Ghaafir, 40:3)