Asalamu alaikum abyadgirl

I have committed a major sin many times knowingly and I seek refuge with allah knowing that allah would forgive me. I have changed so much and allah has guided me. I'm extremely disgusted of what I was previously doing and inshallah, until death takes me I wil NEVER repeat and will seek forgiveness from allah t'il the day I die.

Will allah forgive me one last time taking into account that I will never do it again so as long as I live and I have done it before KNOWINGLY NOT out of IGNORANCE. Please give me reference from the quran and sunnah.

May allah shower his mercy upon you.

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closed Nov 24 '13 at 17:28 Bibi Amina ♦ 60618 Bibi%20Amina's gravatar image

o alaikum salaam, Sorry it has took time for me to get to you, forgive me. Please do not fret. If you have asked for forgiveness, and asked with pure sincerity, and promise Allah never to do what you have done again., then my friend you will, inshaAllah be forgiven. Even out of ignorance you are forgiven by Allah. Allahs mercy is boundless. You are on the right path with your thoughts and actions. Just maintain them and never digress. Allah knows your innner thoughts and desires, and we are sometimes tested to our limits. It can only make you a stronger person and wiser towards your actions.

(Nov 12 '13 at 16:26) abyadgirl abyadgirl's gravatar image

Others have answered in various forms to you, and reading the Quran and Hadiths and following the Sunnah can only improve your imam. Dont let past events and bad choices affect your future or your mind. This is where bitterness and regrets can be fuel for the inner fire. Learn from mistakes and move forward. See life with sweetness and not bitterness. No one is perfect, just remember that. We are all striving at different levels to be as good a Muslim as possible. May Allah bless you greatly and keep you on the straight path, Ameen.

(Nov 12 '13 at 16:31) abyadgirl abyadgirl's gravatar image

Jazakumullaha khairan. I appreciate you answering. May allah reword you in this life and the life after. Salamualaikum warahmatullah.

(Nov 13 '13 at 00:30) Abas1204 Abas1204's gravatar image

Sister or brother I have lose this question because it has bee answered and I belive you have you answer for out question

(Nov 24 '13 at 17:28) Bibi Amina ♦ Bibi%20Amina's gravatar image

The question has been closed for the following reason "The question is answered, right answer was accepted" by Bibi Amina Nov 24 '13 at 17:28

Walaikum Assalam.

The answer to your question is: Ofcourse. Allah can forgive you. This is Allah The Most Merciful and the Most Forgiving about whom you are asking, not any person.

Please read this: http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=653&Itemid=59

(Tafsir of the verse of the Quran)

The door to repentance is open for anyone alive, regardless of whether they did the sin knowingly or not and regardless of how big the sin was.

I speak in this matter with firm knowledge and not out of guess Alhamdulillah. Even though I am not an Alim, I have heard people of knowledge speak/write about this subject.

The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Allaah, Blessed and Exalted is He, says,

‘O son of Adam,

as long as you call on Me, I shall forgive you of what you have done, and think nothing of it.

O son of Adam, even if your sins were to reach up to the clouds in the sky, and then you were to ask for My forgiveness, I would forgive you and think nothing of it.

O son of Adam, even if you were to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth, and then you were to meet Me after death, not worshipping anything besides Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as the earth.’”

[Tirmidhi]

You should sincerely repent to Allah.

Also read the book I want to repent BUT http://www.islamhouse.com/51819/en/en/books/I_Want_to_Repent,_But (reminder to myself first)

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I have been felling very bad today and yesterday all day and could not stop thinking of if I died, did allah forgive me? did he accept my tobah

SO... The reason I ask is: I read this verse 4:17 (An-nisa) of the Quran which state: "The repentance accepted by Allah is only for those who do wrong in ignorance [or carelessness] and then repent soon after. It is those to whom Allah will turn in forgiveness, and Allah is ever Knowing and Wise."'

Considering the fact that I committed and repeat this major sin knowingly, not out of ''ignorance'' will allah still forgive me?

Jazakumullaha khairan - Wallahi you made me feel a little less depressed and hopeless. May allah reword you for the feeling of hope you brought me.

(Nov 12 '13 at 03:55) Abas1204 Abas1204's gravatar image

Beloved brother, umar has presented the haqq on this subject. All I can add is that as long as you repented with ikhlas and you don't return to it inshallah you will be forgiven. May Allah protect you and guide you. Salaam

(Nov 12 '13 at 04:47) yaqin ♦ yaqin's gravatar image

Thank you and may allah grant you paradise inshallah. I feel there is a little more hope.

(Nov 12 '13 at 13:27) Abas1204 Abas1204's gravatar image

rejoice bcs you have misinterpreted the verse. ignorance doesn't mean unknowingly.

Qatadah said that Abu Al-`Aliyah narrated that the Companions of the Messenger of Allah used to say, "Every sin that the servant commits, he commits out of ignorance.''

Abdur-Razzaq narrated that, Mamar said that Qatadah said that, the Companions of the Messenger of Allah agreed that every sin that is committed by intention or otherwise, is committed in ignorance.''

tafsir ibn kathir. please see the tafsir of the quoted verse here http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=697&Itemid=59

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answered 2805 UmarAbdullah's gravatar image

Thank you and may allah grant you paradise inshallah. I feel there is a little more hope.

(Nov 12 '13 at 13:27) Abas1204 Abas1204's gravatar image

Firstly the questioner above cannot restrict his questions for certain people to answer as this is why it is called a "Forum".rather you should have PMd them as this is why is is there.Secondly, I will go on to answer your question. Allah is the only forgiving God. And his mercy extends so much that even if a person committed shirk all his life and repented to Allah even then Allah may forgive him. So it doesn't matter how much wrong you do Allah will forgive based on ur sincerity, intention, abhoring the sin.n promising to try and not allow that to happen again. I hope that helps. ALL I can say attain Taqwa and strengthen ur Imaan.

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Jazakumullaha khairan. Your response is greatly appreciated.

I asked this question to people like them because they seem to be knowledgeable based on the other answers they gave to people. It seem people here tend to involve there feeling and thought. I try to go according to the quran and the sunnah and I believe muslim should do so as well so we may not lead each other astray. I hope you understand where i'm coming from when I did this now.

I appreciate your answer and may allah grant you paradise inshallah. Salamu alaikum

(Nov 12 '13 at 14:53) Abas1204 Abas1204's gravatar image

hum, i could have sworen someone once "restricted" me from a "question"? the irony continues to pile up. lol....

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "The one who commits an illegal sexual intercourse is not a believer at the time of committing illegal sexual intercourse and a thief is not a believer at the time of committing theft and a drinker of alcoholic drink is not a believer at the time of drinking. Yet, (the gate of) repentance is open thereafter."

ur "answer" looked like an opinion. where r ur proofs mr. rules man. quote the koran or hadiths please. were is irfan when u need him?

(Nov 12 '13 at 15:23) mikejm2 mikejm2's gravatar image

Salam, Dear reader I won't delete this post of mike because It link to the question of abad1204 , so this Hadith tell us the gate of forgives doors all ways open. It doesn't matter if you commit big so or small sin as long as you ask forgiveness from Allah or please Allah. We should also learn from our mistake too! Salam

(Nov 12 '13 at 15:32) Bibi Amina ♦ Bibi%20Amina's gravatar image

@Faisal @Mike please beloveds stop the name calling Faisal I hold yiur ilm in high regards and we must display through our speech and actions the ilm we have been blessed to aquire, this is proper adab beloved and I'm just reminding you for the reminder profits the believers. Mike do have the respect that is needed to remain on this site. Thankyou both salaam

(Nov 12 '13 at 22:03) yaqin ♦ yaqin's gravatar image

Salam alukum wa rahmatuallahi barakatuhu,

Allah says: “Say: O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Sûrah al-Zumar: 53]

This verse speaks about those who repent. It tells us that any sin, no matter how major, is expiated by sincere and proper repentance.

There are conditions for repentance to be sincere and proper. The first of these is that the penitent person desists from the sinful act. The second is that he feels deep and genuine regret for having committed the sin. The third is that he resolves in his heart never to return to the sin again. Finally, if the sin caused a transgression against the rights of another person, he needs to do his best to make amends.

When Allah sees this sincere repentance from one of His servants – a servant who truly turns to his Lord in fear and hope – He not only forgives the sin, but replaces those sins for good deeds to the servant’s credit. This is from Allah’s infinite grace and munificence.

Allah says: “Unless he repents, believes, and works righteous deeds, for Allah will change the evil of such persons into good, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful,” [Sûrah al-Furqân: 70]

Allah says this right after mentioning the sins of polytheism, murder, and adultery. However, this blessing is only for one who have faith, whose repentance is sincere, and who strives to work righteous deeds.

Allah’s generosity is so far-reaching, that we are not only forgiven through our specific repentance for each sin that we commit, but we can attain forgiveness simply through our constant appeals Allah to forgive us.

Another way that we attain Allah’s forgiveness is through the performance of good deeds. Allah says: “Establish worship at the two ends of the day and in some watches of the night. Lo! Good deeds annul evil deeds. This is reminder for the mindful.” [Sûrah Hûd: 114]

Some scholars are of the view that his verse is only speaking about the forgiveness of minor sins, and that major sins need specific repentance. They cite the following verse in support of this interpretation:

Allah says “If you shun the most heinous sins which you are forbidden, We will do away with your small sins and admit you to a gate of great honor.” [Sûrah al-Nisâ’: 31]

They also cite a number of hadîth, including the hadîth related by `Uthman that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Any Muslim who offers the prescribed prayer, doing justice to its motions and to the humility that it requires, it will expiate for the sins that preceded it, as long as the person did not commit a major sin.” [Sahîh Muslim]

However, Ibn Taymiyah and a number of other scholars consider the verse “Good deeds annul evil deeds” to be general in meaning. It applies to all sins, major and minor. Even if a person’s good deeds do not expiate for the sin directly, there can be no doubt that those good deeds weigh in the balance of deeds on the Day of Judgment in a person’s favor. Whoever has his good days outweigh his evil deeds on that Day will attain salvation.

Allah says: “The balance that day will be true: those whose scale (of good) will be heavy will prosper, and as for those whose measure (of good deeds) is light, their souls will be in perdition, for that they wrongfully treated Our signs.” [Sûrah al-A`râf: 8-9]

Ibn Mas`ûd said: “People will be take into account on the Day of Judgment. Whoever has a single sin to his account more than his good deeds will enter the Fire. Whoever has a single good deed to his account greater than his sinful deeds will enter Paradise.”

Then Ibn Mas`ûd recited Allah’s words: “…those whose scale (of good) will be heavy, will prosper”.

Then he said: “Indeed, the balance will weigh an atom’s weight one way or another.”

Allah also forgives us our sins through the difficulties that we face in life. When we are stricken with illness or suffer from circumstances, we will earn forgiveness if we bear them patiently seeking Allah’s reward.

Allah forgives our sins on account of the supplications that others make to Allah asking for our forgiveness, including our funeral prayers. We earn forgiveness through the charity we gave in our lives that continue to provide benefit to others after our deaths. We earn forgiveness if we have pious children who beseech Allah on our behalf.

A Muslim’s sins are likewise forgiven through the punishment he may receive in the grave. Those sins are also forgiven by the intercession that the Prophet (peace be upon him) will make on that day, and then by the intercession those who are granted intercession. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “My intercession is for those who committed major sins from among my followers.”

Above and beyond all of this is the mercy of the Most-Merciful Lord who pardons on that Day all sins as He pleases, as long as the person meets Him worshipping Him alone without ascribing to Him any partner.

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answered 60618 Bibi%20Amina's gravatar image

@Bibi Amina great work sister you have brought the haqq as did the brother faisal may Allah reward you both . Salaam

(Nov 12 '13 at 16:58) yaqin ♦ yaqin's gravatar image

I honestly think I was misunderstood by some viewers. All of your answers are great, however I wanted to get answers according to the sunnah and the quran. I did not want to offence anyone by asking for a specific type of people that would be able to bring me the truth. I did not make this up and I was asking this question based on the following verse:

17 (An-nisa) of the Quran which state: "The repentance accepted by Allah is only for those who do wrong in ignorance [or carelessness] and then repent soon after. It is those to whom Allah will turn in forgiveness, and Allah is ever Knowing and Wise."'

I proceeded to explain ''I have been felling very bad today and yesterday all day and could not stop thinking of if I died, did allah forgive me? did he accept my tobah''.

The great question was: ''Will allah forgive me one last time taking into account that I will never do it again so as long as I live and I have done it before KNOWINGLY NOT out of IGNORANCE. Please give me reference from the quran and sunnah.''

This is not something I'm making up. When I read the verse I started to worried because it was relevant to my case. Knowing the mercy and the forgiveness of allah, I wanted to know if allah forgives people like me who committed a sin KNOWINGLY MANY TIMES OVER AND OVER. The quranic verse speaks of those who commit sins knowingly and how allah ONLY forgives them. So I thought: what about me?

I hope I did not offend anyone. All your answers are precious to me and may Allah grant paradise to ALL of you.

Jazakumullaha khairan.

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edited Nov 13 '13 at 00:24

AssalamuAlaikum brother,

Thank you for your question. I have some good news for you that will inshaAllah remove your doubt totally.

The verse in question about which you are confused has been misinterpreted in one word: The ayah is:

"The repentance accepted by Allah is only for those who do wrong in IGNORANCE [or carelessness] and then repent soon after. It is those to whom Allah will turn in forgiveness, and Allah is ever Knowing and Wise."'

Now what is meant by IGNORANCE in the verse? Does it mean Allah only forgives a sin that a person does without knowing its a sin? Does it mean Allah does not forgive those who commit sins knowingly and intentionally and repeatedly? The answer is a big NO.

If you read the tafsir of that verse by Ibn Kathir, you read:

Qatadah said that Abu Al-`Aliyah narrated that the Companions of the Messenger of Allah used to say, "EVERY SIN that the servant commits, he commits out of IGNORANCE.''

Abdur-Razzaq narrated that, Mamar said that Qatadah said that, the Companions of the Messenger of Allah agreed that every sin that is committed by intention or otherwise, is committed in ignorance.''

please see the tafsir of the quoted verse here http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=697&Itemid=59

(Do click the link)

Logically this makes perfect sense.

Because if a person does something without knowing, this may not even be a sin!

And the misinterpretation of the verse suggests that Allah does not actually forgive any sins committed knowingly (Nauzubillah). This goes against how Allah has described Himself as being The Most Forgiving.

Do you remember the story of Adam (Alaihis salam). Did he know he shouldnt be eating from the tree? Yes. Allah informed him. Did he do the sin knowingly anyways? Yes. Did he repent to Allah with sincere repentance? Yes. Did Allah forgive him? Yes.

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answered 2805 UmarAbdullah's gravatar image

Brother abas never Losr hope in Allah my brother believe me, Allah is the greatest. He loves his servants so much that he tests them and tests them, even if they commit a great sin he puts them in even more Trial? You want to know why? Because he wants to bring them close to him so they can enter paradise. Keep tge hope and stay away from sin. Remember shaytan puts fear of poverty in your hearts and orders you to do obscene acts.ive been there my brother and speaking fron experience. Don't ever lose hope in Allah

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answered 23428 Faisal26's gravatar image

Salam brother or sister peace be upon you, Please watch this clip which you will able find your answer for ur question. Thoses clip are really good so it make ur faith stronger on Allah inshallah

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hR1LNvOZEmQ

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YB3sU8hcXzs

Salam peace be upon you do remember me, my family and whole umrah in ur dua.

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