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anonymous
06-10-2007, 05:19 PM
Assalamu alykum

I was looking at this forum and I find it amazing that when a brother or a sister share's a issue all of you come and try your best to answer and offer words of hope, subhanallah. I hope that you do the same for me, really I am just looking for strong words of assurance to help me move on.

I was very focused into my salat and I was truly happy with Allah with everything, every command Allah wants us to execute I was happy to do. My attitude was that if Allah is happy then I am, however I started to change due to these whisperings that were occuring every time I offered my salat, I thought constantly, again and again where I got to the point where I believed that Allah is not real, to cut a long sotry short whilst I was in this period I commited a haraam act, I am TRULY ashamed to say this but I carried out foreplay with a guy couple of times, I went against the Qu'ran and I have been :laugh: and :laugh: and :laugh: becuase of what I have done, I regretted and I feel so dirty, please do not hate me brothers and sisters because I hate myself for what I have done I will NEVER DO THIS AGAIN, I am reaching back to how I was before and I repented to Allah everytime I read and say my du'a, but I still feel dirty, when I look at small children and babies they are sooo pure whereas I am not I feel absolutely disgusted with myself and I am unable to move on, I know Allah is All-Forgiving and that when you repent sincerly Allah wipes out the sin, like it never existed, but everytime I try to move on what I did comes into my mind again and I feel very dirty and disgusted with myself and I have these thoughts that Allah is not going to forgive me and I am not worth of being a muslim. I do not want to live in the past, please help me brothers and sisters to move on :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: please.

I apologise for the length, jazakhallah for taking your time to read and for replying.
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YasharG
06-10-2007, 09:14 PM
:sl:

Perhaps your guilt is your punishment. Repentance is always good, so you are lucky to still be guided by Allah (I would say :rollseyes ).

We've "all" sinned. I think that's one reason Allah's ultimate forgiveness is given such emphasis in the Koran.

It is easy to feel unworthy, directly because of the supremacy of Allah. In my opinion.

I'm sorry I can't quote something appropiate from the Koran. I have yet to read it. I'm at a handicap, when it comes to truly helping others and myself :blind:

However, never question your place in Islam. Being a sinful Muslim is better than a disbeliever with "fewer sins", in my uneducated opinion.

:w:
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- Qatada -
06-10-2007, 10:12 PM
:salamext:



Sister know that your regret is the first part of your repentance, it shows Allaah your sincerety in not wanting to sin. It shows that you're willing to change yourself for the better, and because you are still alive, Allaah is willing to forgive you.


This hadith applies to the daughters of Adam:


On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) say: Allah the Almighty said:

O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great at it.

It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal). Its chain of authorities is sound.


I invite you to check this link on stories of people who have gone through similar, and how their sin actually helped them draw closer to Allaah and become really pious people:


Stories of Repentance:
http://www.islamicboard.com/islamic-...epentance.html




We will pray for your forgiveness sister, and remember that giving hope in the mercy of Allaah is also a sin - so continue repenting to Allaah since none of us are perfect. So turn to Him in repentance whole-heartedly, and know that He will remove this evil, and He will replace it with good insha Allaah.





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C'est Moi
06-10-2007, 10:12 PM
:w:

I pray that u are well sister inshaallah..just want to let u know that i also suffer from very evil whisperings like u so dont feel like ur alone in this inshaallah. I dont really know how to advice u but i found an article on repentance in a website www.spubs.com inshaallah it may be of benefit to u. If i do come across anythng else that i feel may be of help to u then i will post it here inshaallah.

Tazkiyah

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Repentance
A Brief Look at Repentance
Source: Ad-Dawah ilaLlaah Magazine
Article ID : TZK040001 [3518]

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The word Tawbah (Repentance) in Arabic literally means 'to return'. In an Islamic context, it refers to the act of leaving what Allaah has prohibited and returning to what He has commanded.

The subject of repentance is one which concerns all people who believe in God, and is vital one for the Muslims to understand because our salvation in the hereafter is dependent on our repentance to Allaah, as is shown by Allaah's order:

"AND TURN YOU ALL TOGETHER IN REPENTANCE TO ALLAAH O BELIEVERS, THAT YOU MAY BE SUCCESSFUL" [An-Noor (24):31]

In Soorah al-Baqarah, Allaah tells us:

"SURELY ALLAAH LOVES THOSE WHO TURN UNTO HIM IN REPENTANCE AND LOVES THOSE WHO PURIFY THEMSELVES." [2:222]

This shows how pleasing our repenting is to Allaah. Also, the Prophet, Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam gave us an example of just how pleasing to Allaah our repenting is an authentic hadeeth in which he, said:

"Allaah is more delighted with the repentance of His servant than one of you would be, who suddenly finds his camel laden with supplies after losing it in a barren land" (1)

Try to imagine your joy if you were to suddenly retrieve everything you ever possessed after losing all hope of recovering what you had lost. Then think that Allaah's delight is even greater than this when His slave repents to Him. So much so, that if man stopped repenting to Allaah, He would replace us with another creation that would turn to Him for forgiveness. The Prophet said:

"If you did not commit sins, Allaah would sweep you out of existence and replace you by another people who would commit sins, ask for Allaah's forgiveness and He would forgive them." (2)

The problem with many of us today, is that we don't fear Allaah, which means that we don't think twice about disobeying Him and therefore falling into sin, which we give no real tought to. So perhaps we should think about the statement which Ibn Mas'ood (3) radi Allaahu 'anhu, made: "A believer sees his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain which he is affraid may fall on him, whereas the wicked person considers his sins as flies passing over his nose and he just drives them away like this (and he moved his hand over his nose in illustration)." (4)

NEVER DESPAIR

Someone might say, 'I want to repent but my sins are too many.' But Allaah says:

"SAY: O MY SLAVES WHO HAVE TRANSGRESSED AGAINST THEMSELVES! DESPAIR NOT FOR THE MERCY OF ALLAAH, VERILY ALLAAH FORGIVES ALL SINS. TRULY HE IS OFT FORGIVING, MOST MERCIFUL." [Az-Zumar (39):53]

Therefore, we should never lose hope or stop asking for Allaah's forgiveness. Its importance is shown to us in a hadeeth in which the Prophet said:

"O people! Turn to Allaah in repentance and seek His forgiveness, for surely I make repentance a hundred times every day." (5)

Repentance is such a great act of worship that doing it can totally erase our sins altoghether, as the Prophet, Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: "One who repents from sin is like one without sin." (6)

ONLY ALLAAH CAN FORGIVE SINS

Forgiveness for our sins is not something that comes automatically, it is something that must be sought sincerely and with consciousness. Also we should remember that it is only through Allaah's Mercy that anyone will ever enter Paradise. The Prophet advised: "Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately, and rejoice, for no one's good deeds will put him in Paradise." The Companions asked, "Not even you O Messenger of Allaah?" He replied. "Not even me unless Allaah bestows His pardon and mercy on me." (7)

Therefore in Islaam, salvation rests on faith (which includes), good actions and hope in Allaah's mercy, all combined in truly unique manner which is not found in any other religion or system.

Furthermore, it is only Allaah who can forgive our sins and He is not in need of any intercessor. The proof for this is in a du'aa (supplication) which the Prophet taught his closest Companion Abu Bakr(8):

"O Allaah, truly I have wronged myself and none can forgive sins except you." (9)

Therefore it is a complete waste of time asking forgiveness from the people such as "saints", pious people or even the Prophet . Allaah say in reply to people who do such things:

"VERILY, THOSE YOU CALL UPON BESIDES ALLAAH, ARE ONLY SLAVES LIKE YOURSELVES." [a;-A'raaf (7):194]

It is important that we never despair of Allaah's Mercy - no sin is too great to repent for... or too little for that matter. As one of the salaf (Pious predecessors) said: "Do not look at the insignifance of your sins, but consider the greatness of The One you are disobeying." (10)

NOTES:

1. Narrated by Anas and collected in the hadeeth collection of al-Bukhaaree (eng. trans. vol.8 p.214 no.321) & Muslim (eng. trans. vol.4 p.1434 no.6611)
2. Marrated by Aboo Ayyoob & Aboo Hurayrah & collected by Muslim (eng. trans. vol.4 pp.1436-7 nos.6620-2).
3. ABDULLAAH IBN MAS'OOD (d. 32H) was one of the earliest six to embrace Islaam. Amongst the virtuous things that the Prophet said about him, was his saying: "Affirm that which Ibn Mas'ood informs you." [Saheeh - Ahmad & Others].
4. Collected by al-Bukhaaree (eng. trans. vol.8 p.214 no.320).
5. Reported by al-Aghaar ibn Yasaar & collected in Saheeh Muslim (eng. trans. vol.4 p.1418 no.6523).
6. HASAN - Reported by Abu 'Ubaidah ibn 'Abdullaah & collected by Ibn Majah Authenticated by al-Albaanee
7. Reported by Aboo Hurayrah & 'Aa'ishah & collected by al-Bukhaaree (eng. trans. vol.8 p.315 no.474).
8. ALL of Ahl-us-Sunnah are agreed on the fact that Abu Bakr, radi Allaahu anhu was the most superior amongst all the Companions. The Prophet, said, "There is no one of greater help to me than Abu Bakr & he assisted me with his person, his property & he married his daughter [Aa'ishah] to me." [HASAN - at-Tabaraanee]. He was appointed Khaleefah after the death of the Prophet & died two years after him at the age of 63.
9. The full text of this du'aa can be found in Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (vol.1 p.442 no.776), Muslim (vol.4 pp.1419-20 no.6533), at-Tirmidhee & Ibn Majah.
10. Collected in al-Baihaqee's 'Sh'abul Eemaan' (5/430).

GLOSSARY

AS DA'WAH ILALLAAH: The Call to Allaah

AHL US-SUNNAH WAL JAMAA'AH: A title used by the people who hold firmly to the SUNNAH of the Prophet in the way of the Companions of the Prophet and their sucessors (al Jamaa'ah). It is a name which distinguishes the people of truth from the people of innovation.

HASAN: Good; an authentic hadeeth - not as good as a 'saheeh' hadeeth, but neverless authentic.

RADEEALLAAHU ANHU/ANHA.ANHUM: May Allaah be pleased with him/her/them. Usually said after mentioning the name of a Companion(s).

SAHEEH: Authentic; the highest category of authenticity of hadeeth.









Originally Posted by anonymous
Assalamu alykum

I was looking at this forum and I find it amazing that when a brother or a sister share's a issue all of you come and try your best to answer and offer words of hope, subhanallah. I hope that you do the same for me, really I am just looking for strong words of assurance to help me move on.

I was very focused into my salat and I was truly happy with Allah with everything, every command Allah wants us to execute I was happy to do. My attitude was that if Allah is happy then I am, however I started to change due to these whisperings that were occuring every time I offered my salat, I thought constantly, again and again where I got to the point where I believed that Allah is not real, to cut a long sotry short whilst I was in this period I commited a haraam act, I am TRULY ashamed to say this but I carried out foreplay with a guy couple of times, I went against the Qu'ran and I have been :laugh: and :laugh: and :laugh: becuase of what I have done, I regretted and I feel so dirty, please do not hate me brothers and sisters because I hate myself for what I have done I will NEVER DO THIS AGAIN, I am reaching back to how I was before and I repented to Allah everytime I read and say my du'a, but I still feel dirty, when I look at small children and babies they are sooo pure whereas I am not I feel absolutely disgusted with myself and I am unable to move on, I know Allah is All-Forgiving and that when you repent sincerly Allah wipes out the sin, like it never existed, but everytime I try to move on what I did comes into my mind again and I feel very dirty and disgusted with myself and I have these thoughts that Allah is not going to forgive me and I am not worth of being a muslim. I do not want to live in the past, please help me brothers and sisters to move on :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: please.

I apologise for the length, jazakhallah for taking your time to read and for replying.
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chacha_jalebi
06-10-2007, 10:15 PM
salaam:D

ya sudnt reveal ya sins sis

and sista lik they say "dont cry over split milk" what happend is the past, jus forget and be good for the future:D

and remem Allah (swt) loves wen we come to him and repent, he is full of mercy, neva think your bad or not worthy sis, keep repentin Allah (swt) will forgive ya:D

there a hadiths sayin
"if the kuffar who commit shirk, knew of Allah (swt) mercy they would stili have hope of jannah"

see the mercy of Allah, so neva giv up hope sis:D

keep smilin
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snakelegs
06-10-2007, 10:22 PM
as far as i know, islam does not require muslims to be saints. the qur'an begins with stating that god is merciful.
so i don't think it's a problem for god to forgive - the hard part is for you to forgive yourself.
you made a mistake and you learned from it. don't be so harsh with yourself! nobody is perfect. i think god knows that, don't you?
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jzcasejz
06-10-2007, 10:30 PM
Sister...a good thing that I can see is that you acknowledge the sin and realise that it was a bad act. This is a good start.

I'm no good at advice...so I'm going to link you some audio files that might help you...please do check it out when you've got the time. I'm pretty sure it'll be of help to you. :)

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AnonymousPoster
06-10-2007, 10:36 PM
I went against the Qu'ran and I have been and and becuase of what I have done, I regretted and I feel so dirty, please do not hate me
If you regret what you've done and done Taubah, than Inshallah Allah s.w.t will forgive you. But it's gotta be with sincerity. If you go back to the same sin that that shows that you didn't regret the sin. and your prayer wasn't accepted

Also dont keep thinking about your sin after you repented, it will make you feel bad about yourself, and you'll probbaly think that allah wont forgive you. and it will lead you to sin more.

think about what you can do now to pay for that evil sin you committed. To as much good deeds as you can.
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