Making tawbah from zina

Q: I did a terrible terrible thing. I cheated on my husband. I slept with a whatsapp contact of mine twice. I know I did wrong and I am so sorry for what I did, I mean it was a total stranger. My husband is taking this very hard and I know he still loves me and I am thankful for that. What can I do to revive our marriage and make my husband look at me the way he used to before he found out. Will things ever be the same again?


A: Every problem has got a solution. There is no reason to become despondent. When you are sincere and committed Allah will make an exit for you. Cry to Him and beg Him to improve your heart and your relationship.

Start off the following program at home:

1. Recite some portion of the Qur’aan.

2. Conduct ta`leem of Fazaa’il-e-Sadaqaat, Fazaa’il-e-A’maal and Bahishti Zewar for approximately 15 minutes in the mornings and evenings.

3. Do zikr of the kalimah, Durood Shareef and istighfaar.

4. Make du`aa at the end of each session, begging Allah Ta`ala for His special help, mercy and forgiveness for oneself and the rest of the ummah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)