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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 can I repent for thinking of praying like my non-Muslim friends, which I later learned could be considered shirk?

When I was at age of 18-19, even though I could read the Quran at that time (Arabic), perform salah and fasted the full month on Ramadhan, I didn't know what "shirk" is, didn't heard of this word ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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Will Allah forgive me for backbiting in the past since I didn't know?

I used to but now that I have recently found out it is sinful, will Allah forgive me?
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is it true that you have to say "astagafirullah" 100x times for him to accept ones forgivenes? [closed]

I read someone said it is & it was my first time ive known it, but i still have doubts about it.
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Is it possible to ask Allah swt to forgive All of my past, present, and future Sins?

Allah is the most merciful and his mercy is infinite, so I really hope that Allah is able to accept this request of mine.
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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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