Dear scholars, As-Salaam `Alaykum. My question is: How does Islam view the concept of forgiveness? For there are some people who are so stonehearted to the extent of finding it difficult to forgive others. Jazakum Allah khayran.
I always hear about the greatness of forgiving or `afwu in Islam, but does a Muslim show forgiving for Muslims only or for non-Muslims too?
Assalam alaikum, May Allah keep on blessing you for all the good things you are doing to us.I have done some bad things in my life, and i ask for Allahs forgiveness on several occasions, but still i go and do something bad again. I pray yes, but i dont do any other thing apart from that even that i pray lazily and attimes not on time. I only pray on time do extra supplications, special prayers and so on, when i have a problem, and immediately my problem is over i will forget these good things iam doing and return to my former self.My question Ya sheikh is that, why cant i always be praying hard, doing extra prayers and stuff like that, i really like it when iam deeply religious? Please advise me on how to be a good muslim at all times.Thank you.Ma assalam.
Salaam, I sent you a question regarding repentance from zina. But i need a clarification. I understood from the response that for committing fornication, lashes as a punishment is Not a must to get forgiveness from Allah.But i need to know, if one repented from zina and then repeated sins of similar nature, is the door open for forgiveness?? And if i confided in some people about this sin in the past, or others may have an idea, if people know about it in my past, will Allah still forgive me? I understand now that i should bury my sin and not tell anyone, but what about what i have shared before? Does Allah's forgiveness depend on whether people know??Also i got married a while ago and in our country, we had a proper Nikah administered by a Maulvi and Mahr was exchanged. On the form, there were 3 options listed whether bride is virgin, divorced or widowed and virgin was marked for me. I was obviously in no position to reveal to anyone/ family/ or my future husband otherwise for that would ruin my future or any chance of redemption. Im scared to ask this but i need to know, if my Nikah was carried out properly as per the norm but 'virgin' was marked on the form for me, is my marriage valid? Im terrified to have this thought even occur to me, but for my peace of mind i need to know that i have closed this dark chapter and can move ahead.Also, on repeating similar acts after repenting from fornication, if i repent now, will Allah forgive me and wipe my sins? I am ashamed of my sins and i wish i could undo my past but i cant. Im 31 yrs old, is there hope for me?I read somewhere that if a non Muslim converts to Islam his previous sins are wiped out. If being a Muslim i repent from my past mistakes even if they are as ho rrible as fornication, will Allah accept my repentance and wipe away my sins?Pls keep my questions confidential and put them through to a reliable Islamic scholar and guide me pls.Rgrdsa
On this issue, we would like to quote Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, an Islamic scholar who states: Since Allah’s laws are solely intended to save humanity from the destructive nature of the evil inclinations inherent in our souls, He has declared certain acts as enormous sins because of their extremely disastrous consequences and effects on individuals
i am 16 yrs old and i have had sex before marriage about 4 times now and i feel like a complete idiot for doing it. is there any way or anything that i can do for allah to forgive me because i am filled with guilt and i feel i have failed myself. so please if there is anything then please let me know.