Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil
Question: Assalam aleykum,
What should I do after enternaining the thought of doing magic to make a man fall in love with me? What if I did some magic? Should I give up all forms of beautification for my repentance to be complete?
Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatulllahi wa barakatuh,
I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us.
Abu Ayyub Khalid bin Zaid (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (upon him be blessings and peace) said, “Were you not to commit sins, Allah would create people who would commit sins and ask for forgiveness and He would forgive them.” [Muslim]
If one is unsure one has committed a sin, especially one as grave as kufr, it is best to err on the side of caution and make sincere repentance.
Please ask Allah for forgiveness, and do one’s best to make amends. The door of repentance is open for as long as one is alive.
The conditions for repentance are well known:
1. Leaving the sin;
2. Remorse over having committed the sin;
3. Resolve never to return to the sin;
4. (If it relates to the rights of another person, then to) Return the rights or property one wrongly took. [al-Bariqa fi Sharh al-Tariqa; Riyad al-Salihin]
If these conditions are truly met, then one can expect one’s sins to be forgiven. However, one has to be very careful about how sincere one is in fulfilling one’s conditions. It is recommended to seek forgiveness a lot, and to repent every time the sin comes to one’s mind.
If one keeps repeating the sin, then one should find the root cause(s) of the sin and eliminate them. For example, if one falls into a certain sin because of the company one keeps, then it would be necessary to either stop keeping their company, or to change the nature of one’s relationship with them.
[Excerpt from How Do You Know If Your Repentance is Sincere?]
It is obligatory for Muslim women to not show their adornments in public, and/or in front of non-Mahram men.
Part of perfecting one’s repentance is abstaining from that which displeases Allah, so please strive to make good on your Islam.
[Ustadha] Raidah Shah Idil
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil has spent almost two years in Amman, Jordan, where she learned Shafi’i’ fiqh, Arabic, Seerah, Aqeedah, Tasawwuf, Tafsir and Tajweed. She continues to study with her Teachers through Qibla Academy and SeekersHub Global. She also graduated with a Psychology and English degree from University of New South Wales.