I am a Muslim female. In the past I was very insecure and used photos of other girls and I claimed that those were photos of me when I sent it to other guys I was talking to online when they would ask, cause they are really pretty! I never spoke to any of the girls (one knew who I was however we never spoke but the others don't know me at all). Now that Allah has called me back to Him I am really religious and trying to be the best Muslim I can. I now realise and really regret my mistake however I am fearful Allah will throw me into jahannam because of the “rights of others” concept where that person must forgive you first.
Have I breached their rights according to Islam? I never made the girls look bad and the guys I spoke to don't know them either.
I have repented to Allah many times and deeply, deeply regret my past actions and have cried thinking about it because I'm so worried what will happen to me on judgment day.
Please help me, do I need to confront and confess to those girls and ask for their forgiveness even though their photos were complimented? That would be extremely embarrassing and hard since I don't know them and would make my life miserable and they would hate me and tell everyone they know! I wouldn't be able to bear that because i would be so ashamed!