Repeatedly committing a sin

Q: I wanted to ask I often backbite about my father and so I understand I give away my good deeds. My question is if I ask forgiveness and he forgives me will I get my good deeds back or not?

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A: A person who repeatedly commits a sin is in a very dangerous position. Sometimes you may lose all your rewards on account of persisting.

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

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ وَلَا تَجَسَّسُوا وَلَا يَغْتَب بَّعْضُكُم بَعْضًا أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَن يَأْكُلَ لَحْمَ أَخِيهِ مَيْتًا فَكَرِهْتُمُوهُ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ تَوَّابٌ رَّحِيمٌ ﴿الحجرات: ١٢﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)