Is My Repentance Accepted or Not?

Fatwa ID: 03813

Answered by: Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

 

Question

Assalamu alaikum

Today in the morning I was bringing bread for breakfast but it fell down while entering the home. In a fit of rage, I kicked the bread and threw it in the dustbin. However, now I am feeling guilty and have repented but I am not satisfied yet.

Will my repentance be accepted? Please guide.

 

 

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

 

Answer:

Allah (swt) is Al-Ghafoor (The Most Forgiving) and Al-Ghaffar (The Oft-Forgiving). He loves to forgive His servants who sincerely ask Him.

 

Allah (swt) says-

وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا فَعَلُوا فَاحِشَةً أَوْ ظَلَمُوا أَنفُسَهُمْ ذَكَرُوا اللَّهَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُوا لِذُنُوبِهِمْ وَمَن يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَلَمْ يُصِرُّوا عَلَىٰ مَا فَعَلُوا وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ

“And those who, when they commit an immorality or wrong themselves by transgression, remember Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins – and who can forgive sins except Allah? – and they do not persist in what they have done while they know.” (Surah Ale Imran, Verse 103)

 

There are three conditions to having repentance accepted:

1. Leaving the sin

2. Remorse over having committed the sin

3. Resolve never to return to the sin

4. If it involves to another human being, that he discharges his duty to the other person. (Imam Nawawi, Riyadh as-Saaliheen, Chapter on Tawbah, page 32)

 

Therefore, if you are truly repentant and follow the conditions outlined, you can have hope in the forgiveness and mercy of Allah (swt).

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

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