Tawbah

Q:

Sheikh when I do a sin I repent to God and out of shame and hatred of what I did i indirectly admit my sin to God by saying oh God if I ever did that sin I admit and I ask to forgive me does that qualify as an admission and secondly when it comes to regretting a sin i also struggle to feel an emotion of regret in my heart but I know in my mind what i did was wrong and not happy about it even if I feel no emotion in my heart will that nullify my tawbah kindly clarify pliz

A:

In the Nam of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Mercy-giving.

All praise is due to Allah. Peace and blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad.

This compunction is a good sign. Never feel despaired of repentance. The door of repentance is always there, but you need to keep knocking sincerely until it is open.

Out of His grace, Allah, the All-Merciful, has opened the gate of repentance wide for all those who repent sincerely and earnestly to Him no matter how grave their sins are.

In the Quran we read, “Say, (O Prophet): O My servants! Those [of you] who have committed (sins in great) excess against their own souls, never despond of the mercy of God! For, indeed, God forgives sins, one and all. Indeed, it is He (alone) who is the All-Forgiving, the Mercy-Giving.” (Az-Zumar 39:53)

Turn honestly and humbly to Allah and ask Him to guide you to the truth and to enhance your faith. Read the Quran frequently and duly establish daily prayers. Look for religious friends (these are found mostly in mosques) to be with you and support you.

May Allah accept the repentance of all of us.

Almighty Allah knows best.

Thursday, Jan. 01, 1970 | 00:00 - 00:00 GMT

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