Uploaded on the 12th of May, 2019 / Ramadan 7th,1440 by Abu Khadeejah al-Atharee
In his explanation of the verse:
وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَآ
"... _And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us_ ..."
(Al-Baqara 2: Verse 286),
Imaam Ibn Katheer (d. 774AH) said:
' "And pardon us" ;
that is, regarding what is between us and You of our mistakes and laxities.
"and forgive us" ;
That is, regarding what is between us and Your slaves; do not allow them see our faults and sins,
" and have mercy upon us" :
That is, regarding the future; with Your grace, do not make us fall into other sins... '
???? - Tafseer Ibn Katheer vol 1, p. 457.