Is It Haram to Ask Online About My Sins Because Exposing Them Is Sinful?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question

If someone asked an Islamic question online (but they weren’t asking scholars) and they exposed their mistakes even though they didn’t have to, but they couldn’t delete that question anymore because they don’t have an account will they still be forgiven or do they have to delete it?

Answer

Thank you for your question. May Allah reward you for your sincerity and concern over Allah’s displeasure at something.

Asking Online

It is generally permissible to ask your questions online, but it may be futile if you are not asking scholars. I don’t see the benefit of not getting a reliable answer while exposing your sins to the public. Asking Islam questions online is not sinful as you are seeking knowledge, but asking publicly about your own sin can be potentially sinful. When you ask, it is better to imply that the questioner is someone else, and not you, or ask anonymously, as is done here at SeekersGuidance. Asking anonymously is not sinful.

Turn to Allah

Don’t think about it too much, rather, focus on learning your religion correctly. Take free courses with us, devote yourself to better religious practice and ask Allah to help you transform into one who remembers Him often and puts His pleasure before anything else.

Please see this link:

Who Do I Ask My Questions About Islam too?
Are There Valid Reasons to Reveal Sins?
Is It Permissible to Lie In Order to Conceal Past Sins?

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, Tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.