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Hate My Past

I Hate My Past: Will My Sins Determine My Future?

Short Answer: No person on this earth can know for certain what Allah will do. Have you asked Allah for forgiveness? We are reminded over and over and over again of Allah’s Mercy, so please do not doubt it and don’t despair. _____________________________________ Assalaam alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Thank you for submitting this question. I am sorry …

Leaving All Worldly Matters

Leaving All Worldly Matters in the Name of Allah?

Short Answer: The trial of an only son who was born in Indian culture, where sons are levied a high degree of responsibility for taking care of parents, having Muslim parents who do not adhere to Islam as much as they should, is indeed a difficult one. This is because, if the son wants to take time …

On Repentance and Hope

Ibn `Ataa' on Repentance and Hope

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “If you find yourself having less hope in God when you make a mistake, then realize you are only relying on your work, not on God’s Mercy” When I have an intention to commence on a spiritual journey to God, I …

Companion Kissed Woman & Wanted to Repent

Companion Kissed Woman & Wanted to Repent

A man came to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) feeling guilty because he kissed a woman in the market. He was frustrated and wanted something to do to get this sin forgiven. To answer his question, a Quranic verse was revealed to the Prophet telling this man what to do. …

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 …

A New Year.. All Ways Lead to Forgiveness

A New Year.. 3 Ways Lead to Forgiveness

A new hijri year has just started; a great chance to start afresh and to turn over a new leaf. You may have missed some of the blessed seasons last year; perhaps you did not do well during the past Ramadan or Dhul-Hijjah 10 days. Many of us certainly feel sad about that. It is painful, indeed, …

Steps To Repentance - Imam Al-Ghazali

We all do sins but the sooner we start to take the steps to repentance the sooner we will overcome the sins. Here are steps to repentance advised by Imam Al-Ghazali.

Umar's Message Gets Two Companions Back on Track

Two Companions Failed to Immigrate to Madinah... How Umar Saved Them

This is a very inspiring story that involved `Umar ibn Al-Khattab and two other Companions, `Ayyash ibn Abi Rabi`ah and Hisham ibn Al-`Aas (may Allah be pleased with them). They planned to migrate from Makkah to Madinah together and set a time and place to meet and start the trip.

When Life Gets Harder After Repentance

When Life Gets Harder After Repentance

Until a year ago, I was living a worthless life that I am not proud of. I could walk around unmindful of other people’s issues and situations. Worse, I committed sins and instead of feeling remorse, I felt regret for not committing a bigger sin so I could fit in with the wrong crowd. But …

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