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I cursed and mocked Allah, will Allah forgive me?

I was a short-term atheist this summer. Whenever I got angry I cursed Allah and mocked muslims. But now I returned to Islam and I pray him everyday to forgive me. I know it's a very big sin and I regret it so much. Will he forgive me?

My humble response to the question is:

Why not?

Allah, the Almighty, in various verses of the Holy Quran has explicitly promised us all that He will forgive those who commit sins. His all-Inclusive and all-Embracing mercy requires that such sins and even bigger than that are to be forgiven easily and instantly. Let me describe it through an example, when we [human] are a bit kind hearted and in good mood, we can forgive sins that are far greater in size and scale than insulting and slanderous expressions. How is it possible that Allah whose compassion is not a match to His creatures’ should not forgive the minor wrongdoings. You might have come across events in your daily life that when, one violates the rights of faithful and pious Muslims, if he asks them earnestly to forgive him, most of them, most of the time, would forgive him and his misbehavior; because Allah has ordered them to experience the sweet taste of forgiveness. How Allah, the Most Compassionate, would not forgive what His week creatures forgive and forget?

Moreover, Allah, the Most Exalted, says I love those who return to Me. Indeed, every returning of a repentant servant to Allah, begins with Allah's return to him. From the Quranic point of view, every repentance of a man/woman is wrapped up with two returns of Allah. When a man/woman feels regret of his/her sins, actually God, the Almighty, has showered blessings upon him/her which made him/her mindful of correcting his/her faults. Then that repentant individual turns his face towards his creator and asks for Allah's forgiveness. Finally, Allah, the Most Merciful, would return to him by accepting his repentance. In such a way, the servants will be cleansed of the dirt of sins and mischievous actions. It is why Allah, the Benevolent, has said that every blessing begins with Him. Your mindfulness and regret of the sin can be a clear embodiment of Allah's limitless grace and blessings. Don't let the feeling of guilt undermine your will of spiritual growth.

Thanks

May Allah, Bless Us All.

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