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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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 4 days ago

Bismillah 

Thank you for your question. Your regret is sufficient for repentance from any wrong doing in this situation.

May you always be successful 

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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 days ago

1. You need to inform that person to rectify his information. f the lie caused him or any one else any harm, you need to seek pardon from them.

2. You need to seek forgiveness and repeat Esteghfaar.

3. You need to decide not to lie again.

May Allah (SWT) forgive you and all the believers and keep us always with the truthful.

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

You need to keep on searching to reach him and seek pardon from him. If you lose hope of reaching him, you need to seek from Allah (SW) to forgive your and his sins. Whenever you remember the victim, you should sincerely pray for his forgiveness.

Wassalam.

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According to hadith, if a person is sincere, their repentance can be accepted until the time they see the Angel of Death; or, if they were committing wrong out of ignorance, until the soul leaves the throat. (These times are given in different narrations; perhaps they are reflecting a similar time for the person about to pass on.) However, if they were intentionally doing wrong and expecting to be able to repent for it at the last minute, this option will not be there for them (nor would their repentance be sincere).

This is the idea being Qur'an 4:18 - that people cannot persist in wrongdoing and then expect to get out of it at the last minute. Rather, once they realize they are doing wrong, they should try to make a change. 

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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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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...