Molestation

Q:

One of my friend who’s really depressed nowadays because back in his early teenage he touched young girls inappropriately including his sister….. Will he be forgiven by Allah or not… He only touch I am not talking about rape… I know even touching in haram.. But if he goes to them and ask for forgiveness staight from the victims… I’m sure they will not forgive him…please reply soon. Thanks

A:

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

Definitely Allah forgives all sins. He says in the Quran, “Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (Az-Zumar 39:53) I think it is better not to inform his victims of what he has already done. It may cause a severely bad psychological impact on them. On how he should seek forgiveness from Allah, he has to make a since repentance.

First, his repentance should be meant sincerely for the sake of Allah. It should not be intended for showing off.

Second, he must express remorse for the sin you have committed.

Third, he must give up this sin.

Fourth, he must have a strong resolute not to make this sin again.

Moreover, he must increase of your righteous and good deeds especially praying in congregation at mosques and should work on doing other deeds that draw him closer to Allah. He must also close all cracks and avenues that may give room for the Satan such as mingling with women or talking to them without a legal reason.

Almighty Allah Knows best.

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