As teachers, we need to stop telling people that only “bad people” and “bad Muslims” commit sins. And that to be a “good Muslim”, you must be perfect and sinless. This thinking is so dangerous and a powerful weapon of shaytan. It leads to temporary arrogance, and eventual despair (when we inevitably do mess up).
A “good Muslim” is someone who never stops trying to be better, who repents, who doesn’t lose hope because that hope is in something infinite (Allah’s mercy), not in something finite (our deeds)."
Yasmin Mogahed (via islamicrays)