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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What do I do if I intentionally break my fast?

During the month of Ramadan, I intentionally broke my fast. What should I do to make up for the broken fast?
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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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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 does an apostate “rebecome” a Muslim again?

If someone leaves Islam, either for a short of a long period of time, and later wants to come back and repent, what are the necessary steps? Should he just repent to Allah (as other sins)? Or should ...
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Allah is merciful, then why didn't HE forgive Eblees?

Allah Forgave Adam and Eve for their sins after they ate from the forbidden tree. Allah forgive all of our sins as he promised if we commit Tawbah. The books of hadith are full of hadiths about how ...
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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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Kaffara for not being able to pay borrowed money

I owe several people some money. I calculated the total to be around $500. How I owe them is pretty shameful to say, it is close to stealing. Although they would probably never know I owe them, but I ...
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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 does one repent in Islam?

Everybody sins from time to time, either intentionally or unintentionally. When we discover that we have sinned, is there any way to make up for having committed that sin? If so, how do we do that? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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After switching from pirated software to free software will my work still be haram?

I am still in school and going to college this year InshaAllah. The announcement received May 27th at state universities, may Allah bless my college. I want to take computer science. The problem is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can you repent for doing shirk?

Can someone repent for shirk? Like repent in this life, and could be forgiven? Or you can't repent for shirk at all, and you are doomed, maybe? Can someone tell me, are you able to repent for shirk or ...
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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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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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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 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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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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how can i fix myself as a muslim?

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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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 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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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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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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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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How should we repent for masturbation, formerly being homosexual, bisexual, or crossdresser? [duplicate]

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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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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How do I repent from swearing by something other than Allah, without knowing it amounts to shirk?

Three weeks ago, I first heard about the sin of shirk. I read about it, and I found that swearing by anything other than Allah is shirk. I sometimes used to swear by my mother. Can Allah forgive me ...
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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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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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Did Allah know that, in the future, my friend was going to struggle for her past sins?

My friend recently told me a thought just came to her mind, of a sin she committed three years ago and is now haunting her. That's all she thinks about. She said at the time, she barely turned to ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...