Rulings on repentance
She grew up stealing, and she doesn’t pray or fast, but she wants to repentI have been stealing for as long as I can remember, I realise this is wrong! There comes few days when I stop doing this, askkk for lots of forgiveness but then I start doing it again, I got many problems due to this with my in-laws, and till that date I decided not to do this again, then I didn't do it for almost a year but then I started doing this again, started by small stuff leading towards bigger stuff... I just can't get how to stop this habit, got bitten, got polite lectures, almost tried everything! I don't even remember whose pencils did I stole, whose money, juice, chocolate. I also remember stealing from my husband's wallet, bestfriend wallet, mother, father. I don't even pray salah, fast in ramdhan , broke I don't know how many of my fast I broke, don't even have the count Question Im I turning into a kafir? Can I be forgived? How can I get close to Allah?
Regret: the most important aspect of repentanceI have decided to repent, because I have given up sin and decided not to go back to it. But I do not feel any regret in my heart. How can I attain regret, as it is difficult to achieve, because regret is not an action, and is not possible, because it is a reaction, not an action, and reactions are not voluntary. So why is it important to feel regret , when it is not an action that a person can do (it is just a feeling), and he is not able to do that? Should I pray to Allah to instil regret in my heart?
Attitude towards sinners who commit sin openlyWhen the people see a sinner committing sin openly, some of them despise him and his sin, and others despise and denounce the sin, without despising the one who commits it. It is as if they are saying: He may be better than us before Allah, but he has committed this sin, and so on. What is the correct attitude?
Is it regarded as disclosing sin to tell the doctor about some of his sins?Is it permissible to lie to the doctor and therapist if he asks whether you drink alcohol or have sex, by way of concealing one’s faults? How should one conceal one’s faults in such a situation, when it may affect the soundness and precision of the diagnosis due to lack of information?
He mistreated his parents and regretted it after they died; what should he do?If someone treated his parents badly, then realised his mistake after they died, what should he do so that he might be forgiven?
Making fun of Islam and repenting from itThis a very old story. it happened few months ago.once i was talking with my friends .. we were talking about something punishment in hell.then while talking i joked that when we will be punished hell .we will also beat and my friends laughed including me and i dont remember exactly but i think once i also made fun of jinns at the same time..so i asked to well known saudi scholar that we joked about punishment in hell .so he told that this invalidiate your and your friends islam.i was shocked that how could this be.but now many months have passed and my friends have forgotten this.but after that they all performed umrah and also went to madinah.but they r not aware that we did this sin.so do they have to say shahada again?because one saudi scholar told me they dont have to shahada because u people keep saying shahada all the time. but i am afraid what if my frinds wouldnt said shahda since that time.so if i will remind them on phone about this incident.they will think i am mad and they will be angry.trust me this is not in my capacity to tell.i hope allah would have forgiven them.or should i still remind them that ur umrah,salaah etc nothing was accepted and now u have to say shahada again? because i came to know about nullifying islam recently and this thing happened many months before
He committed zina with her, then he repented, and he is afraid that she may harm the baby; what should he do?This is my third time sending this msg because my email acount kept on not letting me acesss it due to some reason. To make this one more brief then the other 2 i pray and give dawa and read quran in a homless shelter. This is broght me to my repentence from getting this chrstian girl i got pregent through zina. You see this girl i got pregent does drugs and might seriously harm the baby, i told her not to. She was also thinking of abortion in here 12 week and some days, and i said it would be murder and not to do it. She left to a another shelter now due to drinking alchol,so she was removed from here now where i reside becasue of that. My concerne is the baby and i see there is nothing i can do about it. Is it my fault she is harming the baby ? and if she has a abortion is that my fault to ? are those my sins ? i was a appostate at the time it happend, the reason i was a appostate was i seen my self as a hypocrite and wanted to cause less evil for my brothers and sisters by trying to comit kufr openly,brothers have told me i am a beliver from what they seen, but i kept on caling my self a kafir and thinking i was not good enough to be a muslim or was not mentaly capable or maybe was a coward or lier, to cut the line on the dot i had intentions of commiting zina to fufill my desires to see what it was like becasue i never experianced it. Allaha gave me full out hints i was not a pure hypocrit and new what i was up to. So what punishment is for me if the baby is killed by her mother or it is deformed due to the harm shes causeing it ? and if have the sin of living in a homless shelter can i still give dawa in the shelter, and in the job i get, and in the appartment i move in, even if i carry the memory of my past sins ? and like i need to know what to do for her and the baby or if i should stay away from them for the sake of Allaha before more problems occure. and whats going to be of the baby after its born ? Whos going to raise it ?
If a person is persisting in minor sins, will praying for forgiveness be of any benefit so that they do not become major sins?Can praying for forgiveness intercede in the case of minor sins which, if one persists in them, become major sins? Does persisting mean doing them whilst denying them or does denouncing them and also praying for forgiveness make them minor sins?
Commentary on the verse “Allah accepts only the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and foolishness and repent soon afterwards” [an-Nisa’ 4:17]Does One knowingly indulge into a sin while knowing its against the Orders of Allaah Glory be to him have a chance of his Tawbah to be accepted? Because in chapter 4:17-18 It is stated that Allaah Glory be to him Accepts Repentence of those who do evil in ignorance and soon after Repent. also in 3:135 it is stated that believers are the ones who dont insist on doing a sin knowingly. But Anyone who disobeys Allaah Glory be to him knowingly or unknowingly is ignorant according to Mujahid. and is the term used in 4:17 a general term Jahalah meaning To act ignorantly?.
Is it permissible to make use of money acquired by haraam means to relieve his financial hardship?My question is that before I started practicing Islam, my father put me in a fraud accident case to lie which in turn made me receive money. At that time I was younger, I was not practicing, however I was ordered by my father to carry lie. However now I am married and I am facing a lot of financial problems currently and I am unemployed and really need this money, and I am meant to receive the accident money soon. I acknowledge that the money is haram earned due to lie, but it was done when I was younger, not practicing, was forced by my father, and did not realise the sin due to ignorance. And I also acknowledge Islam is a mercy from Allah and in certain situations things become permissible i.e ribba to save someones life etc. So can I use this money since I am really in need of this money for my wife and my self?
If a person commits a sin for which he deserves to be cursed, can he repent? Is it possible for Allah to forgive him?I was wondering what does it mean to be cursed by Allah as in is it a realm were a person is and it has sight,test,and touch to it were if a person is cursed that means that Allah puts a person in a world that is crazy and inane and hurts him and talks to him,our is it just a simple curse were its only a saying and thats all. also i want to know if a person is cursed by Allah does that mean that he cant make it to heaven our be forgiving by Allah because he/she is cursed. also i have a friend that lived an OK Muslim life he started fasting at 10 and stopped at 15 because he started hanging out with unbeliever that smoked weed and he later even had a beer,and later when he was in another town he smoked weed again,and later in the same town he got in a relationship with an unbeliever and had sex committing fornication/zina the relationahip lasted around 6mounths before he cut it off because his sister and mother told him that it was haram and evil so he said that he could not do it any more so he left and also left a gang life..i was wondering can this be forgiving by Allah and whats the punishment if not eternal. also the same person started hearing voices and they said they were souls and start talking to Allah and Allah told him that he will be forgiving but sometimes the voice of Allah says he wont be forgiven and he see stuff that's other people don't is he cursed and if he is in this world that he is in can he be forgiven.
Feeling Sad and Distressed Over PastI am a born Muslim, alhamdulillah. I started practising from last year until now. I have a full beard, I don’t smoke, I have no girlfriend and I don’t watch films. I am always trying to spend more time gaining knowledge, but recently I feel depressed; my past memories are killing me. I always feel scared when talking to people, I am getting ill so often and that is hurting me. Even when I pray I feel that my prayer, my dua (supplication) is not going to be accepted. I am in hardship and difficulties as well. But I don’t speak about this problem to anyone, because I believe that only Allah can help me out from this problem. I feel like I am doing something seriously wrong. I notice that sometimes I don’t pray fajar (morning prayer) on time. Is it the main reason?
Is it essential to mention all sins when repenting?Does the one who is repenting from shirk have to mention every act of shirk that he committed in order to repent from it, or is that a trick from the Shaytaan aimed at deterring him from repenting and entering Islam? Or is the twin declaration of faith (shahaadatayn) sufficient to enter Islam?
Will the repentance of one who impugns the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) be accepted? And is it better to admit it to the qaadi (judge)?With regard to the Muslim who impugns the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) in secret and conceals that: if he repents before he is executed, will Allah accept his repentance so that he becomes a Muslim, because he had become a kaafir? Or does he have to announce what he did so that he will be executed before Allah will accept his return to Islam?
He took some money from a girl with whom he had a relationship; does he have to give it back?I am a young man and I got to know a girl, and I stayed in touch with her for nearly 3 years. I used to talk to her on the phone and I used to meet her and I asked her once for money, and she gave me five thousand riyals. After a while, praise be to Allah, my Lord granted me enough provision to get married and I left this girl, and I told her that I wanted to give back the money that I took from her, but she refused and said, May Allah pardon you in this world and the Hereafter. And that happened with her several times. Now I do not know what to do. Should I take this money and give it in charity on her behalf, or what should I do?.
Questions about haraam wealth and benefiting from it before and after repentingI have a brother who works in a foreign country. He has a disco and two restaurants, but he sells alcohol in them and he wants to repent to Allah. The first question is: what is the ruling on the money that he used to send to his mother and two sisters, noting that one of his sisters has a job and is able to spend on the household. As for me, I am still studying and I cannot spend on them. The second question is: he has a brother who is married and has a family of six; he wanted to start a halaal business and needed some of the money, so (the first brother) gave him some and they became equal partners in this venture. What is the ruling on the money generated by this business? The third question is: we can say that all of his wealth comes from the disco and the two restaurants. What must he do with the money after he repents? Please note that he is married to a foreign woman and he has a son aged twelve. Is it permissible for him to use the money and spend it on his family? The fourth question is: is it permissible to borrow some of this money without interest in order to set up a halaal business, then pay off the loan with money earned through this business? The fifth question is: he used to give charity from his wealth to some poor families in his city and he set aside monthly living expenses for some families. What is the ruling on this money for these families who received it? Will he have hasanaat (the reward for good deeds) from this wealth?.
A Muslim girl is in love with a Hindu boy but wants to forget himSince seven years i am in love with one boy.... he is against my religion he is a hindu after a great effort i convinced him to convert to muslim and he had agreed but now he has changed his mind and he abuses me all the time and he ignores me because he income is good now i guess i am suppose to leave him but iam not able to do so because i love him a lot and i fear leaving him,he has taken care of me from four years now because i stay alone here for education and my parents are else where... please suggest a strong dua so that i succeed in my career and to totally forget this guy who keeps hurting and ignoring.
Is repentance accepted if the hadd punishment is not carried out on a person?I have a question that is confusing me. If a married or unmarried person commits the sin of immoral conduct, or major sins such as stealing, backbiting, riba, etc, and persists in doing that for a long time, then he comes to know Allaah and he repents sincerely to Allaah, seeking the Face of Allaah, and he seeks the forgiveness of those about whom he gossiped, and returns what he stole, and gives up riba (usury) and all the sins that there are between him and Allaah such as zina, drinking, failing to pray etc, but the hadd punishment is not carried out on him, will Allaah accept his repentance and his worship, no matter how great his sins were? Or is it possible that Allaah will not accept his repentance and his worship will be rejected? Will Allaah save him from the torment of the grave and from Hell? What should he do in order to avoid punishment and so that Allaah will be pleased with him?.
Acceptance of repentanceI have committed a great sin and I prayed to Allah and asked Him to forgive me. Will my repentance from that sin be accepted? I feel that my repentance has not been accepted and that Allah is angry with me. Are there any indications that repentance has been accepted?.
Every time he improves in worship, he goes back to sinI have a problem. Every time I do more acts of worship and my faith improves and I do more naafil acts of worship, Sunnahs and things that are mustahabb, I end up committing the secret habit (masturbation) despite the fact that I am married and have a happy family life. When I do this thing I feel that I am committing sin and I feel ashamed before Allaah. So I strive to increase my faith but it is not long before I do the same thing again. I am in a bad situation – please help me. I heard on a tape that some people are filled with self-admiration when they increase their acts of worship, so Allaah causes them to commit sin so that they will realize that they are still slaves who have no right to admire their deeds, and whatever they do is still only a little. Am I one of these people? Is what I understood from that tape correct? Please note that, praise be to Allaah, I pray and adhere to most of the teachings of Islam, but this problem gets worse every time I do more naafil acts of worship. What is the solution? Please help me, may Allaah reward you with good.