How do I Know If Allah Has Forgiven Me?

Fatwa ID: 03876

Answered by: Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh

 

Question

How do I know if Allah has forgiven me?

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

Dear Questioner,

 

Indeed Allāh loves those who turn to him in sincere repentance:

 

“Verily, Allah loves those who repent and those who purify themselves.” (Surah al-Baqarah: 222)

 

“…and all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.” (Surah an-Nūr:31)

 

The following are some signs that Allāh has accepted and forgiven a person:

 

1- That the person’s condition will become better than it was before

 

2- That he/she will continue to fear the sin and its consequences

 

3- That he/she will purify his/her heart and feel regret 

 

4- The he/she will feel ashamed and humbled in front of Allāh 

 

Ibn Mas’ud (May Allah be pleased with him) said:

 

“Verily, the believer views his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain, fearing it will fall upon him. The wicked views his sins as if they were a fly passing over his nose.” (Bukhari, Kitab al-Da’awāt, Bab al-Tawbah No. 6308)

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

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