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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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After repentance am I allwoed to hide a prior sin to my future husband? [duplicate]

ASSALAAMUALAIKUM I am here to seek advice. I do not know if I am allowed to do so. But I am dying of guilt. I am getting married Insha Allah in one month. I had a past of course. I have kept it hidden ...
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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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Will repentance be accepted after any of the major signs of the Hour? [New Comments] [duplicate]

The answer to this question about repentance being allowed after major signs of end times says that the door of the repentance remains open until the sun rises from the west. What about any of the ...
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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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What is the punishment of committing Zina with a Mahram?

How can one repent from committing sin with a Mahram (Sister), would there be a punishment? If so then how should the punishment be carried out regardless of weather repentance was made or not, and ...
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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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Will Allah forgive my sins? How is repentance practiced? I need your help

I am very ashamed and embarrassed, I cannot even look at myself without crying because of all my sins. I am a 25 year old girl and I fear that Allah will never forgive my 25 years of sinning life. ...
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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 ...
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Do I still have a chance to enter Jannah, after purposely and knowingly committing shirk?

I feel like I might have committed shirk purposely and knowingly after I accepted Islam. Do you think Allah can forgive? Ever since I found out, I can't move on and my mental health is in bad ...
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Rubbing of covered private parts together without intercourse. Does it come under zina?

I wanted to know if rubbing of the covered private parts together without intercourse is zina or not. What is the punishment for it? I have done this grave mistake. And I feel ashamed of myself. ...
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How to repent from accidentally eaten pork? [duplicate]

Yesterday, I have unknowingly eaten a burger that most probably had pork inside. I was at school, we just won the house cup, we were celebrating, and then they started serving us burgers. I asked ...
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How can I be forgiven for terrible thoughts towards Allah, the Prophet and the Qur'an?

I've been experiencing such terrible thoughts about Allah (SWT), the Prophet (PBUH) and even the Qur'an. They are so disrespectful and wrong and I don't know how to get rid of them. Every day I cry ...
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How to repent for apostasy?

I have committed apostasy several years ago, but in secret. Then I reintroduced myself back to Islam. But I didn't know that I should've repented in 3 days, now I do know that ruling. I still haven't ...
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How should we repent for masturbation, formerly being homosexual, bisexual, or crossdresser?

How should we repent for masturbation, formerly being homosexual, bisexual, or crossdresser? Is praying 2 rakats and not committing the same sin is enough, or should we do more to fully repent?
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How to repent from lying?

As everyone knows, lying is one of the great and major sins. Let's say, at some point, a person lied a small lie. How can he repent? Does he need to tell whom he lied to the truth? Or is it enough to ...
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Is tawba acceptable for pre-marital sexual videos my boyfriend put on the internet?

I have committed illegal sexual relationship with my boyfriend and made some videos. Now he put those videos on the internet. Now I am very much depressed about what I did. Is my tawba acceptable?
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What should I do to seek forgiveness for homosexual sexual relations (not anal sex)?

I have had homosexual urges for years and the other day I had homosexual relations with a man. We did not have anal sex but we did "other sexual things". I am a Hanafi Muslim and I felt bad and I ...
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How can an acting homosexual return to an Islamic life and be rescued by Allah?

If no one knows a person practised this sin, and they realize and come back to the Islamic life, then how can they get rescued by Allah? I again mention that nobody knows except the wrongdoers.
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Is unconsciously committing a sin still a sin?

What is the ruling on one who commits sins unconsciously? For example, he has a blasphemous thought but when he realizes the meaning of what he said he immediately fears the wrath of Allah(Subhana ...
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Did I commit a great sin by having intercourse with my same-sex cousin, and will Allah forgive me?

My cousin and I were alone last night and we were bored. He tempted me to have intercourse with him. I'm a boy and so is he. It was such a situation for me that I couldn't reject, but now I am very ...
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Sujood, and Salat Tawba

Can I ask Allah in Salat in Sujood of Dua in my own language? I don't know how to make Duas in Arabic. And one more thing: like this sujood, as you all may have heard of Salat Tawba. Can I perform the ...