When I was at age of 18-19, even though I could read the Quran at that time (Arabic), perform salah and fasted the full month on Ramadhan, I didn't know what "shirk" is, didn't heard of this word before age 21. At this age, I started gaining knowledge of this teaching of Islam, our beloved prophet and haram/halal all other stuff.

At this very age of 18-19, I thought of going to other place worship (i.e temple) and pray like my friends used to do, as all my friends are non-Muslim. Now I realized that I thought of doing shirk. It is worst thing to do in one's life.

My question is: How can I repent, I have realized and asked with heart for forgiveness. Will I be forgiven?


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Allah accepts only the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and foolishness and repent soon afterwards; it is they to whom Allah will forgive and Allah is Ever All-Knower, All-Wise (Qur'an 4:17)

All I can say, you do your level best in getting closer with Allah, the rest.... leave it to Allah, and it's a suspense. But hope for good.

O you who have believed, repent to Allah with sincere repentance. Perhaps your Lord will remove from you your misdeeds and admit you into gardens beneath which rivers flow [on] the Day when Allah will not disgrace the Prophet and those who believed with him. Their light will proceed before them and on their right; they will say, "Our Lord, perfect for us our light and forgive us. Indeed, You are over all things competent."

So, now to your final question...

Will I be forgiven ?

After doing your level best efforts of asking forgiveness from Allah, then all we can say, is "We Don't Know", if Allah will accept our repentance or not, but all I can say is,

......And seek forgiveness of Allah. Verily, Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an 73:20)

May the creator guide us all.

  • The last sentence of @servant-of-Wiser as he remarked "Allah is Oft Forgiving" can help you to be hopeful that Allah forgave you (if you really have done the steps of the repentance correctly). Dec 14, 2015 at 11:13

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