I am a recently converted Muslim. I usually read the ingredients on everything I pick up, especially that in which contains jelly texture and frosting. Previously I got sick and was worried that I had bad breath so I picked out some breathe mints without reading the ingredients. After eating a second piece (it was Altoids) I started readying the ingredients and threw the mints away as soon as I read gelatin. I am afraid I have sinned. Even though I did not know.

What steps should I take to ask Allah for forgiveness? Should I throw up the mints right away, prepare wadu, and pray? Or should I just ask Allah to forgive me with a dua?


In the name of Allah

Nothing on you brother. Allah Exalted is He and high above said:

Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people."
Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow) 2:286

ِAnd Prophet Muhammed Peace Be Upon Him said:

"Allah has forgiven my nation for mistakes and forgetfulness, and what they are forced to do."

So nothing on you, except you have to wash your mouth and hands from it because it is impure.

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