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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Repentance for theft

Salam, if you want to repent for stealing but are unable to find the person so you give the money to charity, but you then find the person, must you go and give the money to them as well?
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Breaking something in a shop

Salam, sometime ago my mother accidentally broke something in a shop that me and my family often go to and buy a lot from and my sister also accidentally broke something there too We of course didn’t ...
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I had pre-marital intercourse, can I be forgiven?

May Allah(SWT) forgive me for my sins I am 16 and I had pre-marital sex with my girlfriend. I am so scared that I had impregnanted her but after what I had did, I started praying 5 times a day and ...
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Will Allah forgive me for repenting this sin (masturbation) so many times? [closed]

I am a 16 year old Muslim boy. I discovered masturbation at the end of my 7th grade and have been addicted to it since then. I didn’t know it was Haraam. One day, I read an article about it and really ...
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How to demonstrate Taubah?

As-salamu Alaykum, I am aware that Tawba’s conditions are to stop doing the sin, regretting and resolving never to do it again. Now my question is, is this something you orally declare you are ...
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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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Sins that are done in confusion

What if a person is unable to understand what he is doing or feeling and in order to figure it out if he does that thing (which is a sin) but he did not have that intention (the intentiom to tale ...
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How do I seek forgiveness in ramadan?

I am a sinner and I need forgiveness.What ayahs should I recite and what is the best way to ask for forgiveness and which time is the best to ask for forgiveness?
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How to repent after using pirated software?

I have used many pirated software.As an student I often have to use these for education.but I never use it for financial benefits.So how can I repent.Do I have to pay them back or repentance to Allah ...
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how can i fix myself as a muslim? [closed]

Brothers and sisters I am a 14 year year old boy who is addicted to masturbation. Here is my story. Ever since I was seven, I lied to my parents about praying. I hated the Quran and Allah (...
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Did I commit a great sin by having intercourse with my same-sex cousin, and will Allah forgive me? [duplicate]

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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Sin and tawaba in Ramadan

I read Quran and i pray 5 times a day but today is Ramadan and I did a bad sin by mistake I didn't feel anything when I did sin I forgot about everything but after the sin I was really sad that I did ...
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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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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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If one repents from using pirated software, should they pay back the full price of all the software they used?

Should one pay back the full price of all software no matter how high it is? Or is a modest amount (or what the person is capable of giving away) of money given in charity on behalf of the developers ...
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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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Did i commit shirk?

I was on Youtube recently and a video came on my homepage. the title was "what does your husband look like later" i clicked on it and i had to choose a card. And then she started to tell things. but I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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I made an oath with Allah but I couldn't fullfill it

I promised to Allah that I wont to some specific deed for 2 months and if I do then count me as a Kafir, Unfortunately I broke the promise 1 day before the time. So, now I am kafir. What should I do ...
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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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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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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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Evil life compared to a good life

Salam, My question is imagine person A has committed sins all their life and major sins but is muslim still and person B is God fearing, sincere, does all the islamic obligations. So the good deeds ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Do I have to do my Shahada again?

If I haven't prayed for a long time and even done acts forbidden in Islam, but I repented and want to become a better person again, following Islam, do I have to do my Shahada again?
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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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Will Allah forgive us for a sin that we commit knowing that it is haram?

Will Allah forgive us for a sin that we commit knowing that it is haram but we plan to ask for forgiveness later? For example, I know what I am about to do is haram but I have a plan to ask for Allah'...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to repent for stealing in my childhood?

I stole when I was very young, most when I was below puberty, so I am forgiven by default, but do I still have to make up for it? I even stole after I passed puberty, but still very young, now ...
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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 ...