Doing Haram, seeking forgiveness

Doing Haram, seeking forgiveness

"Say: O Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful" (Quran 39:53)

Whether it's watching pornography, lying, backbiting or other vices, our sins accumulate daily.

We may try to hold our tongues, lower our gaze, not disrespect our parents or avoid a myriad of sins God has ordered us to avoid, but as humans we are weak, and we can and do make mistakes.

But while God is just and holds us responsible for our actions, the doors to His forgiveness are always open. No matter how awful our sin, Allah is always ready to hear and accept our repentance, provided it is sincere and results in change for the better.

In the Quran, God repeatedly reminds us that He is the Forgiving and the Merciful.

Read Quranic verses from sura Al-Furqan (Quran 25: 63-73) for a better understanding of these issue. Here is a translation of some Quranic verses and its commentary (Quran 25: 68- 70):

"Who invoke no other deity along with Allah, nor take any life which Allah has forbidden save justly; who do not commit unlawful sexual intercourse and whoso does that shall meet its penalty;

His torment shall be doubled for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide in it in ignominy

Unless he repents and reaffirm his believes and does righteous works.(1) For such, Allah will change their evil deeds to good deeds.(2) Allah is Ever Forgiving, Most Compassionate."

(1).  This is good news for those whose life has been stained with various kinds of sin in the past but who later repent and firmly decide to amend their behavior.  The present verse amounts to a proclamation of general amnesty, which for millions of sinners provided a ray of hope and prompted them to reform themselves.

The extent to which this provision of repentance saved the Arabs who were otherwise given to many a vice is evident from a number of incidents during the life of the Prophet (Peace be upon him).  Let us consider the following example, narrated by Tabari on the authority of Abu Hurayrah who said: "One night when I returned from the Prophet's Mosque after offering Isha Prayers, I saw a woman standing outside my door. I said 'Peace be on you' and went into my room, closed the door, and began to offer nafl (supererogatory) Prayers.  After some time, she knocked at the door. I opened the door and asked her what she wanted.  'I have come to ask you a question. I committed adultery and became pregnant.  Then a baby was born and I killed him. Now I have come to ask you if there is any chance that my sin be forgiven?'  I said: 'Absolutely not'.  At this she went away grief-stricken, exclaiming: 'Alas, this piece of beauty was created for the Hell-fire.'

"The next day, after the Fajr prayers, I narrated the whole incident to the Prophet (peace be on him).  He said: 'How wrong an answer you gave, O Abu Hurayrah!  Have you not read those verses in the Quran: "Those who invoke no other deity along with Allah nor take the life which Allah has forbidden – save justly; who do not commit unlawful sexual intercourse – and whoso does that shall meet its penalty, his torment shall be doubled for him on the Day of Resurrection and he shall abide in it in ignominy – unless he who repents and believes and does righteous works.  For such Allah will change their evil deeds to good deeds.  Allah is Ever Forgiving, Most Compassionate.  Whosoever repents and does good, he returns to Allah in the manner he should" (Al-Furqan 25:68-70).  Upon hearing this answer from the Prophet (Peace be on him), I went out and searched for the woman.  I met her after Isha Prayers and told her what the Prophet (peace be on him) had said.  She prostrated herself and said, 'Thanks be to God, Who has opened the door of forgiveness for me.' Then she repented and freed a female slave and also the son of that slave." (See Tabari, 'Tafsir', comments on Surah al-Furqan 25:68-70 Ed.)

(2).  This has two meanings.  One, that when a person repents and gives up his evil actions and begins to perform vitreous deed, in this new phase of life, of Faith and righteous conduct, his good deeds will replace the evil deeds of his past. Second, that as a result of his repentance, not only are the evil deeds which he committed during this period of disbelief and sinful living forgiven, but each person will be awarded for having given up a life of disbelief and transgression and for replacing it with obedience and Faith.  Moreover, for as many times as such people feel ashamed of their past evil deeds, they will be rewarded that same number of times for having asked for forgiveness from God.  Feeling ashamed of one's sins and asking for forgiveness is, in itself, a good deed.  In this manner, all of one's evil deeds will eventually be replaced by good deeds and one will not only be saved from punishment, but will also be amply rewarded.

Commentary from Towards Understanding the Quran with some abbreviation

Comments

i am shy kind of guy and try to be good person but in my early teen age i built a bad habit of sin of masturbating and watching porn then i started watching sex cam shows then i started getting naked in front of camera talking with girls i was totally addicted to it....thanks to Allah he gave me a chance to repent and i did astaghfar and asked Allah for his forgiveness and started praying but after a month i felt an urge to watch porn and masturbate again i controlled myself but tonight i did that sin by making excuse that this will be last time and will never do it....i knew it was a sin but still i did it..now i am ashamed i dont know why i am repeatedly doing this sin....please help me so i can counter this bad habit....! please someone answer me because i know many brothers are drowning in this sin maybe my question can help them.....!Assalam U Alaikum

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pakistan

Assalamualaykum.... i'm 21 yrs old medical student girl ...... before entering medical profession i have never thaught off opposite sex... but as d dayz past i found myslef getting involved into pornography ... aftr i have started chatting with a guy who is 25 n from india ...... it lead to a series of words which made him imagine me at his side at night and made me imagine d same . He nevr saw me but i have seen his photos ...... since we both r medical students we ended up in discussing sexual activities dat took place in our imagination between us.......ths guy is totally into me and is confident with the relationshp to continue as nikaah in futur...but i hav been dying of guilt dat i have comitted a very big sin ....can u plzz help me to know will allah ever forgive me ...will allah accept my prayers....plzzz sister in need of help

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Pakistan

I have a question
If someone watches porn will their good deeds be removed from them?
I heard it from a youtube video to do with islam

Location

America

Aslamailakum, I'm in need of help I was born in a western society and during my secondary school years I shed myself away from islam and a Muslim identity wanting to "fit in" I'm a college student now and it's come to the point where I couldn't recognise myself as a Muslim girl, I drank, had gone to clubs, kissed a boy, never prayed, but was still studying and avoiding small things like say pork, or haram meat (random I know) anyway I feel like I'm completely outside an Islamic way of living, because I spent so much time with non muslims, I don't know how to start again or how to establish a connection with allah and fear him and only want to seek his please any advice out there?? I've been reading quran apps, and doing mama but I feel no real connection, I don't really feel religious or in the deen at all but badly want to be, please help, I just need to know that there's hope for me and I can become a better muslim in a.western society, thank you

Location

Ireland

Slmz
It’s very easy
If You have it in ur heart that You want to change and You know that you went astray then ther is no problem
It’s a modern world but don’t forget what’s halal and what’s haram
Allah forgives everything he is the most powerful and the most merciful
Start by praying 2 rakat namaz
Then do taubah
Let it all out or let me say confess everything to him yet he knows it all but he is waiting for You to come and ask for forgiveness so that he may forgive you
He is always waiting for us to go to him and ask for forgiveness
Don’t worry never lose hope
Now ther is social media You can connect to Muslims around the world so don’t worry
I’ll b here whenever you need me just be strong
Jzk
Thank You

Location

Zambia

WalaikumAsalam sister
i can totally understand your problem sis. U dont have to worry. Allah has made ways for all. And when you have decided once to be on the right path you definitely can be. You will face distractions ofc bc you have been among nonmuslims for so long. You had a different lifestyle earlier but remeber when there is a will there is a way. It will take tine but you dont have to loose hope. I am a muslim since the day i was born and i live in a muslim society deslite that i have commited so much sins. Remember no one is perfect. But i always seeked Allahs forgiveness. I know you want to feel things you need to feel that spirit. Itvwould happen trust me. It will tkae time but you have to stay strong in your deen you have totrust him you have to believe and eventually you will feel it. Try these things:
- download duas in your phone of forgiveness, take ss and read them whenever you are free.
- follow the islmaic pages and muslim vloggers/bloggers.
-follow hijabees.
- do hijaab in cas eif you want to.
- donot do everything at once do it step by step. Donot ever burdensome yourself.
-recite dua when you wake up and sleep.
-do good to people and expect only from god.
- start believing in naseeb.
-invocation is important
Islam is a really good and peaceful religion.you will surely be successful in your mission. My best wishes are with you. And remember pray five times a day recite quran daily with all your heart. Try to lessen your sins. May Allah guide you. i hope it was helpful. Stay blessed ♡

Location

Pakistan

Zoha,i can understand ur situation ..my suggestion is 1st of All u listen the meaning of the holy Quran ..then additionally start praying from now onwards.prayer can change u completely.additionally u can listen to lecture of scholar like nauman Ali ,mufti menk...inshallah u will be in right track and Allah knows the best .

Location

India

Yes sister you do tawbah in which repent article written above you should avoid non Muslims friends if not avoid but keep distance and try to pray and read QURAN with translation .Try to stay on home and spent time with family and go to mosque and meet with practicing islamic sisters and ask questions about islam and watch islamic programmes on TV and after pray stay on mat and try to talk with ALLAH ASO remind me in prays thanks best of luck

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