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What Sin Can I Not Repent for While I Am Alive?

Is there such a thing as an unforgivable sin? We all sin. That is part of our human nature. In fact, the best of us in the sight of Allah Almighty are the ones who turn back to Him and seek forgiveness. Are there any sins which you are not able to repent for while …

Forgiveness is Divine

Forgiveness is Divine

How can we then say we stand no chance? It would be wrong to confuse people’s anger with the Almighty’s. His forgiveness is unparalleled.

Muslim Mother Forgives Son’s Murderer

CINCINNATI, Ohio – A Muslim mother has forgiven the teen involved in her son’s murder in an emotional courtroom speech, and offered help to him and his family. “I don’t hate you, I can’t hate you, it’s not our way, showing rahmah (mercy) is our way,” Rukeya, the mother, told the teen in the courtroom. …

Thinking Well of God

Thinking Well of God

Many people give up in the face of something seemingly impossible. Sometimes, we give up on an individual level: getting married, getting that job we want; sometimes it is on a global level, such as injustice in the Muslim world. But the point of the struggle is to realize who is in charge.


Does God Love Sinners and Non-Muslims?

Wa Alaykum Assalam Dear Saleem, Welcome to Islam and many thanks for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I gave a talk at Nottingham University in the UK a few years ago. The title was “Calm Amidst the Chaos: Spirituality in Islam.” The basic theme of the talk was to say how Islam brings …

Life of Remembrance

A Life of Remembrance

It is dhikr that purifies your heart and makes it sound. And you can only attain salvation and true success by having a pure and sound heart. The ‘heart’ referred to here is not the pump in your breast that pushes blood around your body but rather the center…

The Religion That Forgives All Sins

The Religion That Forgives All Sins

It may seem strange to say that God is the Most Merciful, and stress that Islam is the religion of forgiveness while also saying that there is one unforgivable sin. This is not a strange or unreliable concept when you understand that this grave sin is only unforgivable if a person dies without repenting to God.

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