Doing Haram and seeking forgiveness in Islam

Doing Haram and seeking forgiveness in Islam

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 porn, 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; doing Haram and seeking forgiveness in Islam is always there. 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, so never stop making dua for forgiveness.

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).  Doing Haram and seeking forgiveness in Islam, 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

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Hi, I am 16 and I was watching a lot of pornography. One day, I met a girl who tricked me and took a picture of me naked without showing my face and posted it on Twitter. It made me scared and worried. I don't know what to do, I have asked God for forgiveness for my sins but I am still scared. What to do?

Always remember that your sins are nothing in front of Allah's mercy & forgiveness. He neither wants to punish you nor want to make things difficult for you but he only wants is obdience, faith and trust in him and beleive me he is the most merciful. I've experienced it, it's so beautiful to live this life with Allah. He's always there for you no matter how tough things are you, he'll always make a way out for you. Make dua, he listens you and mostly he loves you like no one else does. May Allah grant you the light & purity of imaan and make among his good-doers. Assalamualaikum 

My rishta is almost finalized. I cuddled with my fiance despite knowing he is still na mehram. Should I stop this behavior with my finace and communicate with him to wait till nikkah?

 

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I honestly don't know much about these matters but I fell like you should try to avoid these things and communicate to him about it if it may help because this is wrong behaviour.

Imagine on the Day of Judgment you're standing in front of God and he asks you why you did it , what are going to say ?

My point being please repent and avoid until nikkah 

 

 

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What about the children which are raising up their hand upon any of their parent and also hitting any one of them? What is their punishment? What parents have to do with their child if he repend will Allah forgive him what about their punishment will Allah forgive their punishment or the will be punished in this world but not hereafter or they will get punished in both and their is no forgiveness and what is the method of forgiveness is their any special method. 

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Am very a young girl and I break my virginity on 19 years and am regretting of doing such thing And I keep breaking up with any man who came to my life and I don’t know the reason why I keeps doing that and I had sex with 17 boys and am regretting of doing that and I can’t sleep because of I know Allah won’t forgive for doing that so please guys I really need your help of that cos I don’t want to go to hell 😭 so please try and help me what to do do Allah can forgive me cos is not easy to break ur self in that age when you are not married 😭 please show me the way to ask Allah forgiveness for the sins i keeps doing when I don’t think guys 🙏🥺 any help or soliton for Allah to forgive me 

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Don't despair from the mercy of Allah,

  Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“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.” [39:53] 

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Ask for the forgiveness to allah in the salat while u are in the sujood as allah listens to all dua you fell like you have to make dua for your forgiveness as you had breaked the rules thats we had to follow indeed allah is our almighty he is the one who listens to all pray with the crying heart allah will listen to you 

Start praying tahhjud and farz as that time allah is very close to their followers 

Ask for the forgiveness before your death as after death there will be no forgiveness for anyone 

Do taubaa allah will forgive you trus allah he is the all mighty allahu akbar .

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