Signs

30 May 2019 Ref-No#: 1815

Asalam alikum, I want to ask aysay kon say signs hotay Hein ya aysay kon say kam hotay Hein jo kisi Muslim k karnay say pata chalay k allah tala nay ausay maaf kar kay apnay kareeb kar lia hay ?

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Allah Ta’ala is extremely merciful and kind. Allah Ta’ala is waiting for His slave to turn back to Him in forgiveness, so that Allah can forgive his sins and elevate his status. Allaah Ta’ala says in the Quran:

 وَهُوَ الَّذِي يَقْبَلُ التَّوْبَةَ عَنْ عِبَادِهِ وَيَعْفُو عَنِ السَّيِّئَاتِ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا تَفْعَلُونَ (25) 

“And it is He Who accepts the repentance from His slaves, and forgives all sins, and He knows all your actions” (al-Shura, 25)

And in another verse Allah mentions,

 أَلَمْ يَعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ يَقْبَلُ التَّوْبَةَ عَنْ عِبَادِهِ وَيَأْخُذُ الصَّدَقَاتِ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ (104)

“Do they not know that Allaah is the One Who accepts the repentance of His slaves and he takes the Sadaqaat (alms, charity), and that Allaah Alone is the One Who forgives excessively and is the Most Merciful?” [al-Tawbah 104]

Similarly, the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) conviced us that Allah will forgive us by saying,

” من تاب قبل أن تطلع الشمس من مغربها تاب الله عليه ( رواه مسلم) .

“Whoever asks Allah for forgiveness before the sun rises from the west (Qiyamah), Allah will forgive him.” (Sahih Muslim)

In another narration of Sunan at-Tirmidhi, the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said,

” إن الله – عز وجل – يقبل توبة العبد ما لم يغرغر” (رواه الترمذي، وقال : حديث حسن) 

“Verily Allaah accepts the repentance of His slave as long as the death-rattle has not yet reached his throat.” (Sunan at-Tirmidhi)

If a person fulfills the conditions  Istighfaar and only eats Halal, there is no reason why his repentance will not be accepted.

The conditions of Tawba are:

  1. To stop doing that sin,
  2. To regret perpetrating such a sin,
  3. To make a firm resolution to never commit the sin again.

And if the sin trespasses the rights of others, you need to fulfill their rights. If wealth was taken illegally, that wealth should be returned. If the person knows that you spoke bad about him behind his back, then you need to apologize to him.

If a person does not fulfill even one of the aforementioned, then the Tawba will not be accepted. If a person fulfilled all the above, then definitely Allah will accept his repentance.

There are a few signs to prove that a persons repentance has been accepted:

  1. His heart becomes soft and it becomes easy for him to do good deeds,
  2. He easily manages to abstain from sin,
  3. He begins to see Barakah (blessings) in his family, wealth, health and time,
  4. He finds inner peace and solace,
  5. He feels comfortable to sit with the pious, and in gatherings of Iman.

References

قال العلماء : التوبة واجبة من كل ذنب ، فإن كانت المعصية بين العبد وبين الله تعالى لا تتعلق بحق آدمي فلها ثلاثة شروط :
أحدها : أن يقلع عن المعصية .
والثاني : أن يندم على فعلها .
والثالث : أن يعزم أن لا يعود إليها أبدا . فإن فقد أحد الثلاثة لم تصح توبته.

وإن كانت المعصية تتعلق بآدمي فشروطها أربعة : هذه الثلاثة ، وأن يبرأ من حق صاحبها ، فإن كانت مالا أو نحوه رده إليه ، وإن كانت حد قذف ونحوه مكنه منه أو طلب عفوه ، وإن كانت غيبة استحله منها . ويجب أن يتوب من جميع الذنوب ، فإن تاب من بعضها صحت توبته عند أهل الحق من ذلك الذنب وبقي عليه الباقي . وقد تظاهرت دلائل الكتاب والسنة ، وإجماع الأمة على وجوب التوبة . (رياض الصالحين – 1/ 21)