Can I Swear on the Qur’an to Cover a Past Sin?

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked whether it is permissible to swear on the Qur’an in order to conceal a past sin one has repented. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. It is not permissible to publicize one’s sins. I have committed a sin in that past from which I have repented. What should […]

I Did Something to Hurt My Friend in the Past. Should I Tell Her?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I did something to hurt my friend in the past, when we weren’t in contact. Now we’re friends again, and I feel so guilty. Should I tell her what I did? Answer:Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for seeking […]

My Friend Committed Fornication in the Past, and Wants to Tell Her Prospective Husband About It. Is This a Good Idea?

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Informing a Prospective Spouse About Past Non-Marital Relationships

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:If my prospective spouse asks me if I had any past relations, am I to deny having committed past sins, and am I to state affirmatively that I am in fact a virgin? Does my fiance have a right to ask me of my past sins/virginity? Does my stating in […]

Is It Permissible to Lie In Order to Conceal Past Sins?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My mother asked me about things in my past I may have done. To one of the questions, I replied “wallah no” because I couldn’t tell the truth as it may jeopardize my relationship with my family. I lied and swore, and I completely understand that this is […]

Can We Deny Having Committed Sins After We’ve Repented From Them?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: If one commits some sin, lets say he/she killed someone or committed zina.  The person is truly sorry and makes sincere istighfaar and never does this again.  Is it true that if asked sometime in the future if has ever previously committed murder/zina he can say NO? So in […]

Can One Lie About Past Sins?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Can one lie about sins that one committed in the past if he truly repented from them? What is the ruling on talking about past sins? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Walaikum assalam, Sins are wiped out by sincere repentance. However, if they relate […]