Questions tagged [tawba]

The word Tawbah (Repentance) in Arabic literally means 'to return'. It is to return to Allah seek forgiveness from a sin and resolve to never go back to it.

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Is it enough to advise someone on stopping with a sin without telling them evidences?

Asking this because a few months ago i was watching/a fan of a tv show which i now realize is haram (few curse words, some inappropiate scenes). I'm saying “realize” because i used to watch it (and ...
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Is it necessary to say astagfirullah for repentance to be accepted? Or repentance in the heart is enough?

If a person has committed a very big sin (desertion on the battlefield, zina, blasphemy, shirk) and then sincerely repents in his heart. Is it necessary to say astagfirullah for repentance to be ...
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Repenting from misguiding people

Assalaamu 'aleikum, I have a question. So the Prophet (SAW) said:”Whoever initiates a bad deed in Islam, will bear the burden of anyone who does it after him.” Can one repent if they misguide other ...
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How to repent if one has wronged another person?

How to repent in the case where one has wronged another person? If he is sincere and sad about his actions how must he act in order to repent?
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How to seek repentance for cursing someone? [duplicate]

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu..if a girl asks du'aa that her friend should get aborted due to jelousy is it cursing and is it equal to killing the baby and how she should ask ...
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I don't understand the story of the man who killed 99

So there's a story of a man who killed 99 people which I'm sure many are familiar with. When Allah sends the angels down and they measure the distance the man was to the town of sin and compare it to ...
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Will Allah swt ever forgive me and answer my duas?

AoA, I became friends with this boy more than a year ago and we are both in college and only 20 years old. As we got closer and I got to know him more I fell in love with him and then some stuff ...
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How Allah forgive me

I m a married women.I had sex with my boyfriend who is already married. Now we both are feeling shameful and discontinue Will Allah forgive me for our sins? Do I have to tell my husband about this?
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Is it necessary to ask forgiveness from that person who has been told about zinah comitted by a person?

If someone commits zinah and tells about it to someone else to get relieved from sorrow, is it necessary to ask forgiveness from the person with whom he or she shared the incident in case of istighfar ...
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Does Allah Most High forgives repeatedly committing Shirk and Kufr?

assalamualaikum rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I am not saying I have committed shirk and kufr, this question is to increase my understanding and knowledge of this area of Islam so if you know kufr and ...
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How will Allah forgive me after shouting at my father?

My parents fight so much. My father screams at my mother and sometimes hit her (lightly) but it affects me and everyone in the house because we get scared. One day my father was super angry and ...
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Evil thoughts during salah [duplicate]

Asalamualaikum I wanted to know some remedy for evil thoughts ....... actually worse than evil .....I get these thoughts especially during salah I don't understand why ....This thing is driving me ...
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I made a promise with a condition but later I broke it, how to do repentance? [duplicate]

I made a promise to Allah that I will not consume onion for four month if my husband loves me forever but unfortunately I consume chips which made up of onion powder. I am feeling so guilty, depressed ...
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I have exposed my sin [duplicate]

I am a 17 year old Muslim female and I have exposed a sin I commited to many of my friends. At the time, I revealed it because I wanted advice but I did not know that revealing my sins to others is a ...
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What sins are not forgiven because of lack of guidance?

I am looking for scholarly discussions or classifications for types of sins that are not forgiven due to lack of guidance. Obviously, the most well-known sin that is forgiven because there was no ...
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Forget your sin and move forward

Should we forget our previous sin after true repntance as it is not allowing to move forward i m totally stucked always thinks about previou sin. I m not able to focus on my study what should i do??
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Repentance from a misdeed: Is there a chance that Allah may forgive me?

Assalamualaikum My sin present on internet will Allah Forgive me
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Will my sins not be forgiven if I told people about it?

I committed a sin and then I told others about it because I wanted their opinions. But then I read a statement saying that Allah forgives all sins except those who sin openly or tell others about them....
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Need help understanding the sins hadith

What does this hadith mean? Allah's apostle said," By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if you were not to commit sin, Allah would sweep you out of existence and He would replace (you by) those people ...
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I broke a very serious oath, will I be forgiven

Asalam o alaikum, I am a Muslim(Sunni Hanfi) teenager. I once made an oath to Allah not to commit a sin again(I was baligh then,maybe,but not mentally mature then,this was a long time ago),I said,"Ya ...
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Is ejaculating on one self haram

My friend when he was 13 slept with his 6 year old brother wearing clothes and penetrated his penis in between his brothers gluten and rubbed his penis on his brother's penis and ejaculate on himself. ...
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It seems that God is very forgiving; what is the significance of “Beware of small sins”?

I get the impression that God is always ready to forgive, giving lots of leeway and many chances to repent. Below is an example of what I mean; I see comments like this all over the place in the Qur'...
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How to get a dua accepted?

How to get my dua answered? How to earn Allah's mercy? I have been praying desperately for past many months but life still is not improving significantly. Sometimes things improve and then they become ...
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If Muslim university student sins in a non-Muslim country (by e.g. drinking alcohol), will his repentance be accepted?

If a Muslim university student who was born in a non Muslim country has been in a company with non-Muslims, he has sinned out of ignorance (by e.g. drinking alcohol) with them, then regrets what he ...
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How can one determine whether another has sincerely repented?

I'm considering marrying a man, but he had sexual intercourse with a male-to-female pre-op transsexual. He explains it to be a phase one he has "got out of his system", saying it's a curiosity and a ...
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Is it possible to repent from suicide?

Suicide is haram; see e.g. Qur'an 4:29 (do not kill yourselves [or one another]) and What does Islam say about suicide? and Is suicide forbidden in the Qur'an?. However, while suicide is often ...
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Is there a hadith on repentance that says “Repentance is sorrow”?

I remember reading a hadith where our beloved Prophet(peace be upon him) said: "Repentance is sorrow"(note that it is the English translation and may not accurately describe the arabic meaning) ...
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How do I ask Allah to forgive me for my past life and lying about it to protect my wife?

Before I accepted Islam, I led a pretty disgraceful life. It has led to terrible marriage problems. When my wife asks me for information on the things I did (she is not Muslim), I do not tell her the ...
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Are sins I committed prior to converting to Islam forgivable?

I thought about converting for years until I decided not to. I thought I was trapped in a sinful life full of vice and blasphemy. One day I was burning paperwork and old books in my stove, and ...
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Is making tawbah sufficient for lying when swearing on the Quran?

I swore on the Quran while lying and I'm very regretful of my sin, very. I can not fast 3 days or feed 10 people. Or pay the fee of committing this sin (reasons). I made tawbah and prayed and made ...
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Does the process of repentance differ significantly based on the sin?

The question How does one repent in Islam? asks about repenting from sins in general. I attempted to answer it, and the general conclusion was basically: Sincerely ask for forgiveness. Perform good ...
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After making an oath to try to not repeat a sin, I tried but repeated the sin; do I have to offer expiation?

I committed a sin a week or two ago, and I swore to Allah that I would try to stop it and I did try to stop but until not too long ago where I fell into sin. Do I have to offer expiation for breaking ...
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How can someone repent if that are afraid they might re-commit a sin?

There are 3 conditions for a sin to be forgiven: You abstain from the sin You regret the evil you have committed You make a sincere promise to not commit the sin again However, what if a person who ...
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What to recite for asking forgiveness?

There is a Hadith in Abu dawood that says, "If anyone continually asks pardon, Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress, and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide for him from ...
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How does one repent and remain steadfast on the straight path? [closed]

If one has repented and wants to be become a more practising Muslim but points below get in the way, how do they deal with them from an Islamic prospective? If one is prevented from praying while at ...
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Are all my deeds not accepted now?

This YouTube video This Sin May Erase All Your Good Deeds! — Scary Hadith quotes a hadith that says when I transgress the limits while being aware Allah SWT is watching, my deeds are deleted. My ...
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Authenticity of “If a young man repents, the torment of grave is withheld from east to west for 40 days”?

The hadith I am referring to is: If a young man repents, the torment of grave is withheld from east to west for 40 days. What is the authenticity of this hadith?
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How can a born Muslim make up for missed prayers and sins in early life?

Suppose a person is born Muslim but does not do the prayers and later he realized his mistakes and lead his life in good way. He knows that missing the prayers is a major sin and he wants to get rid ...
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After breaking an oath in Allah's name, I mistakenly fasted for two (instead of three) days; do I need to redo these?

I had an oath in Allah's name and I broke it last year. Later, I fasted for two days; since I thought that the ruling is that I must fast for two days when an oath is broken; however, I recently ...
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How should I repent for peeking into a family home knowing it was haram?

I peeked in on a family's home through their blinds and had the intention that I was doing this because it was haram, and was kinda mocking it. I hate what I did and don't really know what I was ...
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How can I make amends for kissing a girl with bad intentions four years ago?

I'm 18 years old and I seek advice on a sin I committed few years back and want to do tauba. I was in around 9th standard and just entered my adulthood (baligh), after iftaar in ramadhan. In my room,...
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What should I do to make amends for stealing money before I hit puberty when I cannot find the person I stole from?

When I was nine years old, I stole some money from my martial arts teacher (I hadn't reached puberty at the time). I didn't know it was a major sin. Now that I'm older, I found out that I could not ...
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How should I do tawbah after committing zina?

I fear committing zina. I had a love and I was heartbroken because I did not even talk to him to avoid zina, but I ended up committing it. I was mentally ill at that time and I am a female so it is ...
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I have ceased contact with a boy I sinned with, but described this sin to my friends. How do I repent this, and repent backbiting? [closed]

I do my religious duties but have sinned recently. Recently I was in a relationship (for 6 months) and we have crossed the line a few times (in the first 3 months) were we kissed and touched like ...
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I committed zina (adulatery) and I feel ashamed

Few years back, I committed zina and at that time I didn't even realize I have spoiled myself and my soul. In last Ramadan, I fasted for whole month and I am little more inclined towards the true ...
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Tawbah for a repeated sin?

I wonder if a sin that is repeated after one made tawbah (repentance) will the first sin be forgiven or will the tawbah not count since I read one of the conditions of tawbah is sincerely not to ...
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What should I do to repent from backbiting?

I used to make fun of other people and done some backbitings too. Now after knowing the bad consequence of it, I feel very afraid. It is not possible for me to go to each and every of those people and ...
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How to repent from apostasy? [duplicate]

What is the process of repentance? I know about the feeling of regret and the resolve to never repeat the sin again that form the basis of repentance but is there a prayer that has to be said by a ...
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How to avoid masturbation and sincerly repent doing it? [duplicate]

Assalamualikum, i hope i can get answers because i am desperate, I'm a 19 years old girl, i used masturbate in the past by watching explicit images (astaghfirullah), but since i started praying ...
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When and why does Allah's mercy become unavailable?

I have read that the "doors of mercy" are open until the day when the Sun changes direction. However recently I heard that the doors of mercy will shut when a smoke enters the Earth as a sign that ...