Assalamu alykum… For someone who cheated (by whispering in exam hall and knowing the questions before the exam although the question may not be right sometimes) in one of the three major exams required for entry into the university and got the admission and the person is now in the second year and has not cheated since entry into the university and passed the first year very well. The person now feels guilty and wants to do taubah how does she go about it? Does she have to go back to the secondary school to rewrite the exam or making tawbah alone is sufficient
Wa alaykum as-salam wa-rahmatullah wa-barakatuh,
In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Mercy-Giving,
Peace and blessings be upon His noble Prophet Muhammad.
No, she does not have to go back to the secondary school to retake the exam. I do not even think that this is possible or practical solution. Anyway, all she has to do is to repent sincerely to Allah and develop a strong resolve not to do this again. .
Allah said in the Quran what means, “He [alone] is the One who accepts repentance from His servants and pardons misdeeds” (Quran 42:25), and “Yet there is [acceptance of] repentance with Allah only for those who do evil out of ignorance then repent soon after. It is such as these whom Allah will grant repentance.” (Quran 4:17)
May Allah pardon all our misdeeds.
Almighty Allah knows best.
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