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Sins before Puberty

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Asalaam Alaikum!
I posted my question on many websites but did not get any answer, i am going through anxiety and depression. My issue didnt bother me when i was young but now it makes me worthless. When i was in 8th grade i was sexually molested by my grandfather, i thought its cool. I used to massage his legs and thats how it started. I might have made the first move as i had no idea what i was doing. He is now long dead and i feel worthless and suicidal. Is there any dua. What should i do. Will i be forgiven??

I was only 13 or 14 so does it count as a sin?

الجواب وبالله التوفيق

The actions of your grandfather are no doubt sinful and the responsibility of his sins is upon him. However if you were not baligh(reached the age of puberty) and you had no understanding of the actions performed by force at that time, then you will not get any sin for it. Therefore continue on performing istaghfaras previously recommended to you. 

واللہ اعلم  بالصواب

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