Making taubah for sins

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Q: I was listening to one of your recordings. I came to know that we should not talk about sins in detail when making tawbah.. have I understood correctly? If I mistakenly backbite shouldn’t I say forgive me for backbiting..or forgive me I couldn’t pray fajr today? I am not clear. Can you explain?


A: To seek taubah in this way is permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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