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What is Sincere Repentance

What is Sincere Repentance
Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, SunniPath Academy Teacher

How do you know if you are truly repentant? because I always feel bad for my sins & ask forgiveness – (all past sins) but then I think ‘am I only saying I’m sorry so I don’t go to hell or because I’m really sorry for it??’

Walaikum assalam,

Allah Most High says, “Turn towards Allah, O believers, every one of you, so that you may be successful.” (24:31)

And He says, “Ask your Lord for forgiveness and then turn in repentance to Him,” (11:3) and He says, “O you who believe! Turn in sincere repentance to Allah.” (66:8)

The Prophet (Allah bless him & give him peace) said, “The one who repents from sin is like the one who never sinned.” [Ibn Maja (3240)] He also said, “Remorse is repentance.” [Ibn Maja (4242) and Ahmad (3387)]

http://qa.sunnipath.com/issue_view.asp?HD=1&ID=844&CATE=3

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