Tag Archives: Repentance

November, 2020

  • 17 November

    The repentance of a youngster

    Question Is this narration reliable: توبة شاب واحد أحب إلى الله تعالى من توبة ألف شيخ

November, 2019

  • 21 November

    Another version of the Hadith regarding the Salah of repentance (Salatut tawbah)

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? ما من رجل يذنب ذنبا ثم يقوم فيتطهر ثم يصلي ثم يستغفر الله إلا غفر الله له ثم قرأ هذه الآية والذين إذا فعلوا فاحشة أو ظلموا أنفسهم ذكروا الله فاستغفروا لذنوبهم

October, 2019

  • 1 October

    A knowledgeable person’s view on Tasbih and Istighfar

    Question Is there any mention regarding the name of this teacher of Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah? Please mention the Arabic text as well. Ibn Qayyim (rahimahullah) asked his teacher: “Is it more beneficial to make tasbih [glorify Allah] or to make istighfar [seek Allah’s forgiveness]?” He replied, ‘The dirty garment is more in need of soap than perfume'” (Al Wabilus …

June, 2019

  • 25 June

    Jibril (‘alayhis salam) detested Fir’awn

    Question Could you reference the narration? Jibril (‘alayhis salam) told Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “There was nothing on earth that I detested more than Fir’awn. When he [proclaimed] belief [just before drowning] I stuffed his mouth with sludge, fearing that mercy would come to him.”

August, 2018

  • 28 August

    Regretting and being ashamed over a sin

    Question Is this Hadith suitable to quote? Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Anyone who did a wrong or committed a sin and is ashamed of it, then this will be his atonement.”

July, 2018

June, 2018

  • 21 June

    Repenting after sinning is the trait of a Believer

    Question Who is this attributed to and please mention the reference? سعيد الجريري، قال: قلت للحسن: يا أبا سعيد الرجل يذنب ثم يتوب، ثم يذنب ثم يتوب، ثم يذنب ثم يتوب حتى متى؟ قال: ما أعلم هذا إلا أخلاق المؤمنين

September, 2017

  • 11 September

    Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah) explains how to ward off the punishment of Allah Ta’ala

    Question What is the level of authenticity of this narration? Hasan Al  Basri (rahimahullah) said: “The Oppression of Kings is from the Punishments of Allah Ta’ala. The Punishment of Allah Ta’ala cannot be warded off with swords. Verily, safety and warding it off are only by means of du’a, tawbah, turning to Allah Ta’ala in repentance, and by eliminating sins. …

August, 2017

  • 23 August

    Why the need for tawbah from major sins?

    Question It is often said only sincere tawbah can result in major sins being forgiven, and all those virtues that mention all sins are forgiven only refer to minor sins. Please cite authentic Hadiths, that the Fuqaha have used to confirm this.

October, 2016

  • 24 October

    Benefit of repentance (tawbah)

    Question إذا تاب العبد عن ذنوبه أنسى الله حفظته ذنوبه ، وأنسى ذلك جوارحه ومعالمه من الأرض حتى يلقى الله يوم القيامة وليس عليه شاهد من الله بذنب

May, 2014

  • 23 May

    How many times to recite ‘istighfar’?

    Question There is a narration in Bukhari where Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) says that: I seek forgiveness more than 70 times a day There are also narrations in Abu Dawud and Nasai’ which, if I am correct, asks for 100 times a day. Please classify if the narrations in Abu Dawud and Nasai’ are also Sahih?  I understand that we should do istighfar …