Assalamu Alaikum Dear Scholar,My concern and dilemma is in regards to assessing the character of a potential spouse. Our great deen, Al Islam, teaches us to judge our fellow muslims based on their current practice of Islam regardless of their sinful past. I understand that the door of repentance is wide open for those who sincerely regret and vow never to repeat a sinful act again. Now, what is the ruling if that person falls to the same heinous act (zina) a second time after asking for tawba? Are we supposed to forgive again and look beyond this kabira? What is the assurance that this potential spouse has truly repented this time around? When does a sinful act become "histor y" that we should no longer delve into or take into consideration when considering a potential spouse? Or do we keep forgiving in the hopes that he/she eventually gives up committing this kabira?Awaiting your kind advice and guidance on this important matter. Jazzakallah khair.