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Repentance of Apostasy and Condition of Repentance

Last updated: 2nd June 2023
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Assalamualaikum 1. He return to Islam from Apostasy by accepting Islam sincerely (Say Shahadah, believe and follow religious principles) but he didn't have any regrets in the past. Is it true repentance? 2. Regret is a condition of repentance. If a person wants to repent by withdrawing from his mistakes and is determined not to repeat the same mistakes. He felt little regret because he knew it was a sin but not sorrowful. Is it true repentance? Jazakallahukairan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

The condition of Tawbah is to stop the sin, be remorseful and ashamed of the sin and make resolve that you will not return to the sin. This is sincere Tawbah.

If a person returns to the same sin then one must do Tawbah again with the conditions. It is better to pray two Rakah of Salah Al Tawbah.

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ تُوبُوٓاْ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ تَوۡبَةً۬ نَّصُوحًا
O you who believe, turn to Allah with a faithful repentance. (66:8)

And Allah knows best

15 Dhul Qa’dah 1444/ 04 June 2023

Answer last updated on:
6th June 2023
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