What Should I Do About Apples I Have Stolen During My Childhood?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, When I was a child I took a few apples from private property. I have found out that they did not like it. What should I do? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. You can send […]

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 […]

Will Allah Forgive Me After Stealing Something That Can’t Be Returned?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I stole candy and gum from a store and I can’t return it because I’ve already eaten it. I can’t pay it back because I don’t have a salary as I am 13. Will Allah forgive me? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that this […]

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. […]

How Do I Repent From the Theft I Committed Many Years Ago When I Was a Teenager?

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: When I was about 16, I didn’t really take religion seriously and used to hang out with the wrong people.  So, my question is regarding theft, for we used to steal from different stores.  How do I go about addressing that wrong? 1) The 1st store I stole from […]

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 […]

What is Sincere Repentance?

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, […]