Repenting for one’s sins

Q: For repentance you need to feel guilty about the sin you committed. I don’t feel guilty in my heart, can I verbally say that I feel guilty about the sin, would that be enough? I can say verbally “I regret doing the sin, I shouldn’t have done the sin” would that be enough?


A: Yes. The guilt does not have to be felt in the heart. It is sufficient that you understand it as a wrong.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)