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How do I Know If Allah Has Forgiven Me?

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Answered by: Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh


How do I know if Allah has forgiven me?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Dear Questioner,

Indeed Allāh loves those who turn to him in sincere repentance:

“Verily, Allah loves those who repent and those who purify themselves.” (Surah al-Baqarah: 222)

“…and all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.” (Surah an-Nūr:31)

The following are some signs that Allāh has accepted and forgiven a person:

1- That the person’s condition will become better than it was before

2- That he/she will continue to fear the sin and its consequences

3- That he/she will purify his/her heart and feel regret 

4- The he/she will feel ashamed and humbled in front of Allāh 

Ibn Mas’ud (May Allah be pleased with him) said:

“Verily, the believer views his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain, fearing it will fall upon him. The wicked views his sins as if they were a fly passing over his nose.” (Bukhari, Kitab al-Da’awāt, Bab al-Tawbah No. 6308)

Only Allah knows best

Written by Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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