Assalamu-Alaikum,

Brothers and sisters, I have this problem of thinking too much about my past sins. Before I went to sleep, I would think about it. Right after I got up from sleep, it hit me and I started to think about it. When I'm out, I kept thinking about it. Basically, 24/7 I've been thinking about it and it's keeping restless. It's been like this since months of March 2013 which makes it a long time for a depression. This is the longest depression that I've ever had.

I've repented and trying to move on. But now I just can't think of other things. It became a habit to think about my past sins. I became depressed, weird for being myself and it's bringing me down.

Please, can you help me how do I need to go through this? It made me anxious, depressed and paranoid all the time. How to stop thinking about it? Or better yet thinking too much about it? I heard it's good to feel this way because it'll remind you so that you won't do the same mistake as the past but this is too much and it's killing me. Thank you and sorry for all these troubles.

Jazak Allah Khair

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Wa 'alaikumus salam wa ra'hmatullahi wa barakatuhu wa maghfiratuhu. Dear brother/sister in Islam, the first thing you need to realize, is that Allah sub'hanu wa ta'ala forgives all sins, if one sincerely repents. Allah is our creator. He loves his slaves so much! He should not only be feared, but he should be loved also. Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verses 53-54: (O Prophet) say: “O My servants who have wronged their own souls….Do not despair of Allah’s Mercy! Surely, Allah forgives all sins. He indeed is the All Forgiving, All Merciful. Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you, for then you may get no help from anywhere.”
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 135-136: Allah likes such good people very much, who, if ever they commit a base deed or wrong their own soul by the commission of a sin, remember Allah instantly, and ask for forgiveness from Him for their shortcomings. For who, but Allah, can forgive sins? (And Allah loves those) who do not knowingly persist in the wrongs they did. These will be rewarded with forgiveness from Allah, and with Gardens beneath which canals flow, and they will reside therein forever! How excellent is the reward of those who do good deeds!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqaan verses 63-71: The (true) servants of the Merciful are those who walk humbly on the earth. When the ignorant people behave insolently towards them, they say, “Peace to you”, (And those) who pass their nights in prostrating themselves and standing before their Lord and pray, “O our Lord, save us from the torment of Hell, for its torment is killing! It is an evil abode, and an evil resting place”. (And those) who, when they spend are neither extravagant, nor miserly, but keep the golden mean between the two extremes. (And those) who do not invoke any god but Allah Alone, nor kill a soul unjustly, which Allah has forbidden, nor commit adultery… He who does this shall be punished for his sin, and his torment shall be doubled on the Day of Resurrection, and he shall abide in a state of ignominy, EXCEPT THE ONE WHO MAY HAVE REPENTED (AFTER THOSE SINS), AND HAVE BELIEVED AND DONE RIGHTEOUS DEEDS. For then, Allah will change his evil deeds into good deeds, and He is very Forgiving and Merciful. In fact, one who repents and does righteous deeds, returns to Allah as one rightly should!
So brother/sister, never lose hope in Allah. Allah does punish the sinner, but he also forgives. Keep repenting. Inshaa Allah, you will be forgiven.
And Allah Alone Knows Best!

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