What Are the Conditions for Repentance in Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, For repentance, would it be enough to stop the sin, make dua for forgiveness of that sin and then never to return to that sin? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. The third condition is to feel remorse over […]

What Is the Proper Way to Repent From a Theft?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam Alaykum, I have stolen something from a franchise but I do not know the value of it. What should I do to repent from my sin? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Consider finding the market value of the item online, for instance, and then […]

Will Allah Ever Forgive Me After I Repeatedly Sin?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam alaikum, Is there any hope for me to repent to Allah after all of these sins I committed? My sins have increased so much. I’m scared of asking Allah for forgiveness and I’m shy and ashamed. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you […]

How Can I Repent From Crimes Committed During My Youth?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, When I was younger, I committed some crimes for which I am indescribably ashamed. I don’t remember how much cash and merchandise I have stolen nor even where I can return it. How do I repent without being able to return or make up for most […]

Is Regret a Blessing from Allah?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is regret a blessing from Allah? Does Allah wait for the call of forgiveness when His slave sins? Is there any Hadith or verse from the Quran regarding these? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. […]

How Do I Strengthen My Faith and Truly Repent?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question:1) How can one be firm in faith? What causes faith not to stay firm in the heart? 2) I know we have to repent immediately for sins but my repentance is not sincere as there is no strong remorse, so how can I truly repent? Please help me. […]

Seeking Forgiveness for Drinking Alcohol

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam. Question: Salamou aleykoum, A person drank alcohol which was an unwise choice, although the next morning the person felt great remorse and disappointment when he stumbled upon this fact: If you fast Arafat your sins are forgiven for the year before and the year after. Thus assuming the person was […]

Forgiving Major Sins and the Hadith of the Prostitute Who Gives Water to the Thirsty Dog

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: My question is about the following hadith: A prostitute was forgiven by Allah because passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover she drew out some water […]

A Reader on Tawba (Repentance)

Is Repentance Always Accepted? What is Sincere Repentance? How Do You Know If Your Repentance is Sincere? Chapter on Repentance: From Imam Nawawi’s Gardens of the Righteous Prayer of Repentance: Salat al-Tawba Does Sincere Repentance Eradicate Sin? What is the Difference Between ”Tawbah”, ”Inabah”, and ”Awba”?   Tackling Homosexual Feelings: Supplication, Repentance, and Going Cold […]

How Do You Know If Your Repentance is Sincere?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: How do you know if you are truly repentant?  I always feel bad for my sins & ask forgiveness – (all past sins) but then I think “Am I only saying I’m sorry so I don’t go to hell or because I’m really sorry for it?” Answer: Walaikum assalam, […]