Exposing one’s sins to rectify oneself

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I would like to know if it is permissible to expose sins if you need help and advice and you are not proud of the sin you’re exposing.


A: If it is only for asking for help to rectify oneself then it 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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