Repentance

Repentance is the activity of reviewing one's actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs, which is accompanied by commitment to change for the better. In modern times, it is generally seen as involving a commitment to personal change and the resolve to live a more responsible and humane life. In other words, being sorry for one's misdeeds.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

Zina ( fornication) is one of the most dangerous major sins mentioned in Quran and Hadeeths .

Repenting it needs:

1. Real feeling of sadness and sorrow for committing this major sin.
2. Establishing firm decision not to commit it again under any circumstance.

3. repeating Estighfaar ( seeking forgiveness) day and night especially when you are alone and during Sojood ( prostration).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

The main issue here is real repentance and firm decision not to commit that sin again. 

Wearing the garments or jewelry does not make a difference as far as the money used in getting these items was lawful money, and wearing it will not encourage falling again in the sinful acts.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

If a person deliberately did not fast any day of the Month of Ramadhan, he has committed a sinful act and he must that day as Qadha and he must fast two months or feed sixty poor Momineen for not fasting that day.

Exams is not be a valid reason to leave fasting, so, the above rule is applicable.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

There are different types of sins.

Sins between you and Allah (SWT) without any effect on others can be forgiven if we sincerely repent and decide not to do it again, but sins which have an effect on others need us to remove the bad effect as much as we can. If a person was singing and playing sinful music in public, his sinful acts will continue as far as his followers listen or practice the sinful acts which he has taught them.

If the sinful acts involved the rights of others, these rights must be given back to them before sins are forgiven.

Wassalam.

Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 3 months ago

as salam alaikum

Allah is All-Forgiving and although we should always fear His punishment, we should also always hope in His mercy.  If the servant has remorse for the sin he/she has committed and resolution not to commit it anymore, Allah accepts his/her repentance.  The bad feeling for having committed a sinful act may be a sign of the presence of certain degree of faith in the heart, no matter what people may do or think is relation to it. What matter is Allah's consideration and "indeed Allah loves those who repent and those who purify themselves" (2:222). Never underestimate your sins, neither take them lightly, but focus on serving and obeying Allah as make-up for your past shortcomings, and inshallah you will be successful. 

With prayers of your success. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

There is no  doubt that killing a human being is one of the most
dangerous major sins. But we read in the Holy Qur'an in chapter 39 Surah Zomar, verse 53 : "O My servants who have transgressed themselves
(by committing evil deeds and major sins) despair not of the mercy of
Allah . Verily Allah forgives all the sins. Truly He is oft
forgiving, most merciful'.

Any sinner who sincerely repents and seeks forgiveness, Allah (SWT)
who knows what is in the hearts has mentioned in the Holy Qur'an that
He forgives all sins. That does not mean wasting the rights of the
victims' family which is ordained in Islam. But as far as the
relationship between the sinner and Allah (SWT) is concerned, Allah (SWT)
forgives all those who repent sincerely.

Wassalaam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

It does not belong to you, and it must still be returned. You having it in the house will trigger bad memories of a major sin, which is theft, and therefore, it is best for you to get it out of the house. Take it to a local charity, if you are not able to return it. 

As for repenting, when you are praying, or in any time you are reciting dua, repent for your sins in general, and include this as well. 

Remember that Allah ta'ala is the All-forgiving, and therefore be thankful to the Almighty for guiding you to the right path.

With prayers for your success.

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Seyed Ali Musawi, Seyed Ali Musawi studied religion and history at the University of California, San Diego and subsequently he studied for more than 8 years at the Islamic Seminary in Qum, Iran, focusing on Islamic... Answered 4 months ago

Salaam Allaikum,

Ultimately, human beings will make mistakes from time to time. The answer here is very simple: Seek sincere repentance from God with full regret for the action. God has promised us that when we seek repentance from him, he will definitely accept it from us. He is just waiting for us to feel regret and ask him for forgiveness.

Once you have done that, know with certainty that you have been forgiven and move on with your life. Consider yourself forgiven as if you had never committed that sin....

May Allah give blessings and barakah to your life...

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 4 months ago

Everyone is worthy of Allah's love since we are all Allah's creation.

In 2003, there was a lot of insanity (as usually happens during wartime), and many people were swept up by events, propaganda, false promises, and self-delusion. In such a situation, it is difficult to make practical amends, but at least you recognize where you went wrong and regret it. It is through hard experience that wisdom is learned. 

There is no real virtue in labelling ourselves or others as "good Muslims" or "bad Muslims"; Allah knows what is in our hearts. 

However, it is good to pray (even if you just start by doing it sometimes), because it is very highly emphasized in the Qur'an and hadith. Allah will love you whether or not you pray; but your prayer is one of the ways that you can show love back!

 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 4 months ago

Allah forgives all the sins if the person is sincere in repenting and deciding not to do it again and seeking forgiveness. Allah says in Quran ( Say: O my servants who did much harm to themselves ( by committing lot of sins) ; Don’t lose hope from the mercy of Allah, surely Allah forgives all sins, He is The Forgiver, The Merciful) Sura Al-Zomar : 53.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

The Hadeeth says : The repenting person who returns to Allah leaving the sinful acts, is like a person who had no sins. (التائب من الذنب كمن لا ذنب له). This means that if the person has really repented and returned to Allah, his previous sins will be removed as well as the effects of such sins. His original good deeds will be reinstated by the Grace of Allah.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

You must do every thing you can to return the money to its owners either directly to them or to their inheritors if they are dead.

If you tried your best and could not reach to them, then it must be given to the Marja' of Taqleed who will distribute it to the poor as Majhool al-Maalik (unknown owner) on behalf of the real owners.

Wassalam.