Rulings on repentance
Repent before it is too lateDo you have any advice for young men who are indulging in worldly pleasures and who forget to prepare and strive for the Day of Resurrection?.
He wants to repent from homosexuality and needs helpI am a very serious muslim who reverted to islam many years ago. i was sexually abused as a child and after that, i am attracted to males as well as females. it is something that i hate within myself, but i don't know how to change it. i don't commit the actual sin often, but i do it sometime. after i do it, i hate it as i know ALLAH hates such perversion. the problem is that i am unable to help myself. i try and try to change, but i am unable to change. i beg and continue to beg ALLAH for help. i have also confessed in front of muslims seeking help, and i have been in therapy. the main thing is that i love ALLAH and the sunnah, and everything else in my life reflects this love. i am constantly striving for the pleasure and nearness of ALLAH. please please please help me. since i am plagued with this sickness, i understand why the sharia mandates that death is the punishment for homosexuality. i am potentially big and serious problem within the ummah. as long as i am alive, i may commit this perversive act. all of my friends are ,uslim and all of them are serious muslims like me. the shaitan may whisper to us and use me to detroy me and a friend's iman. please help me. i am ready to go anywhere i need to go so that i can be subjected to the beautiful and complete sharia of ALLAH. i don't want to commit this sin anymore, and i don't want to be a threat to any of ALLAH's servants. please help me soon. i don't know where else to turn.
He repents then he goes back to sinMy problem is looking at haraam things. I repent then I go back to it, and I do not know what is making me do this?.
How can we repent from shirk?Will Allah forgive us for syirik? Can we repent from syirik? How do we repent. Is there any special prayers we must offer (any duas)?.
Can You Repent without Wudu or Ghusl?I would like to know if performing the washing (that is performed before prayer and reading the Quran not ghsul) is necessary before performing tawbah (confessing and being sorry for your sins). And also if ghsul is necessary before tawbah in the case that someone is unclean.
How to Repent in IslamI have committed many sins which no one knows of except Allah. What do I have to do so that Allah will accept my repentance?
Rulings on sins committed against other people before being guidedA person was ignorant, then Allaah blessed him with Islam. Before that, he used to commit some sins. He says, “I heard a hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), ‘Whoever has wronged his brother with regard to his honour or anything else, let him ask him for forgiveness today before there is no dinar and no dirham.’ What do you advise me to do?”
A young man did all kinds of haraam actions, and he wants to repentI am a young man who is an evildoer (faasiq) and a kaafir. I want to repent to Allah. I used to do all kinds of haram actions, and I do not pray. But now I want to repent. I hope the Shaykh can tell me how to repent.
Means of expiating sinI am a muslim, married woman. I was born in a muslim family. But, I was not aware of islamic rules much. I did so many grave major sins that I feel like I am the worst person in this world. Now, I am trying to gain knowledge about my great religion, to obey it's rulings. But, I don't feel any peace and rest in my heart. Always I feel like how would I know that Allah rabbul alamin has forgiven me? What good deed I can do so piles of my grave sins will be wiped out? How would I get close to my Lord? O Allah, show me your mercy on me. I can't sleep well, I can't take rest, I don't get any joy from anything. Always I feel like I can die anythime and He will ask me questions, what I will reply HIM, I don't have anything to tell HIm. Always I am crying inside. Oh, Allah tell me how would I get free of all my sins. I am writing you as I have read your book "I want to repent, but.." several times. I get a little calm when I read Allah says, "Despair not of the Mercy of Allaah…” [al-Zumar 39:53]. That is the only hope in my life. I believe you are an islamic scholar. Do you believe Allah will forgive me who is such a sinner who did all kind of sin in life. I have offered salat of repentence and I am trying to change my lifestyle in every respect only to make my Lord satisfy to me. I am commited that I will follow islamic rules in rest of my life .
Repentance of an AIDS patientA person is suffering from AIDS and the doctors have said that he only has a short time to live. What is the ruling on his repentance during this time?
Persisting in sinWhat will happened to that person doing same sin again and again ?.
He committed zinaa then he became Muslim; should he be subjected to the punishment?If a kaafir commits zinaa (unlawful sexual intercourse) then he becomes Muslim, should the hadd punishment be carried out on him?
He is suffering a relapse after he repentedI was brought up in a good Muslim household in the West. Unfortunately in my teenage years I allowed myself to be led astray by Shaitaan and committed many mortal sins for a number of years, even going out of Islam. I have tried to repent and reform over the last couple of years. I perform all the five pillars, give sadaqa generously, get involved with dawah and try to be helpful to Muslims. I am good to my wife and parents. However my heart is very shaky indeed. Sometimes I am convinced of the truth but usually I am "sumum bukmun". I find that my heart is very arrogant, evil and hates the Truth. I have tried hard to repress these negative feelings but cannot fully overcome them. I want to become a Muslim again but am at the point of resigning myself to a life of Taaghoot. I have read countless books and been to many lectures but I have made no progress. I want to succeed in this life and be saved from the Fire. What can I do? Do I need to do the Shahada again? Please help me.
The difference between repentance and forgivenessWhat is the difference between tawba(repentance) and maghfira(forgiveness)