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17 Ways on How To Repent Sincerely In Islam

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Allah Almighty is the Most Forgiving and Merciful, every servant commits a sin or evil deed if he realizes and repents then Allah  Almighty will forgive him immediately. Let’s check these, below here is 17 how to repent sincerely In Islam.

  1. Allah The Most Forgiving

In a hadith, it has been explained that indeed every son of Adam who commits a wrong and repents sincerely, then Allah Almighty will forgive him. Below is the complete hadith. See also How To Get Sins Forgiven in Islam

“O son of Adam, if you call upon Me and expect Me, then surely I forgive your sins without your caring. O son of Adam, if your sins soar to the heavens, I will forgive, without I care. O son of Adam, if only if you had come to Me with the sins of the whole earth in a state of no shirk at me, surely I will come to You with full forgiveness of the earth as well.”(Tirmidhi)

2. Do repent Allah Almighty will forgive your sins

In a Quranic verse it is made clear that if a man does a repentance, Allah Almighty will forgive our sins Allah is The Most Forgiving and Merciful. Below here Allah Almighty says in Quranic verses.

“Say: ‘ O, Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Of-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’” (Verse 39:53)

3. The Intention to perform repentance

A human that he wants to repent, then it must be followed by the intention. The sincere intent from the heart, then Allah Almighty will forgive our sins below here is a hadith.

From ‘A’ishah RA, from Rasulullah SAW, she said, “There is no servant of repentance for sin, but Allah forgive him before he begs Allah’s forgiveness of his sin”. (Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and Hakim).

4. Regret the mistakes or bad deeds

Secondly, after intention from the heart sincerely human must regret the mistake or the sin that he or she has done. Below here Allah says in the Quran. See also Best Way to Seek Forgiveness from Allah

“They said: ‘Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If you forgive us not and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.'” (Verse 7:23)

5. Admit your mistake

In addition to regretting the sinful act, man must also recognize the mistakes or acts of sin that he has made. As in the following narrative of Jonah’s story below, Allah tells it in the Quran.

“And (remember) Dhan-Nun (Jonah), when he went off in anger and imagined that We shall not punish him (i.e. the calamities which had befallen him)! But he cried through the darkness (saying)’None has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah), Glorified (and Exalted) are You (above all that (evil) they associate with You).’ Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers” (Verse 21:87)

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6. Determined not to do mistakes at a later time

As a man who really wants to repent, then you should be determined that you do not repeat the same sin or the same mistake over time. The pure thing of repentance is not to do it again next time. Allah says in the Quran.

“O you who believe! Turn to Allah with sincere repentance! It may be that your Lord will remit from you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise)….” (Verse 66: 8)

7. Able to refrain from sinfulness

After intending to repent, regretting mistakes, confessing wrongs, and promising not to repeat them later, the human must also be able to refrain from all sorts of sinful deeds that may happen again. Below here Allah says in the Quran. See also Surah for Forgiveness of Major Sins

“But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord, and restrained himself from impure evil desires, and lusts. Verily, Paradise will be his abode.” (Verse 79: 40-41)

8. The dua of repentance

In a hadith mentioned there is one dua of forgiveness taught by one of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad, Abu Bakr. This prayer is offered after performing the prayer. Hopefully, by reading this dua all our sins can be forgiven by Allah Almighty.

“Teach me a prayer that I can pray while praying!” So he said, ‘O Allah, I have tarnished myself with a great deal of injustice, and no one can forgive sins except You, so forgive me with a forgiveness from Your side, and grace me, for You are Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.'” (Bukhari and Muslim)

9. Do Prayer For Repentance

When the human wants to do a repentance it will be better if he purifies and then performs two rak’ah prayers and asks Allah to forgive him. This repentance is one way for our repentance to be accepted by Allah. Here it is written in a hadith.

“It is not a servant to sin and then health well, then stands to pray two rak’ah then ask Allah forgiveness, except Allah will forgive him.” Then he reads this verse:


“And (also) those who when working cruelty or self-abuse, they remember Allah, then ask forgiveness for their sins and who else can forgive sins other than Allah? And they did not carry on his evil deeds, and they knew. “(Tirmidhi, Abu Daud, and Ibn Majah)

10. Away from the bad neighborhood

In addition to dua and prayer, it is very important for humans not to commit such sinful acts again. One is to stay away from a bad environment. Below here is the hadith. See also The Importance Of Forgiveness In Islam

“A person who sits with a shalih and an ugly person is like making friends with the owner of the musk oil and the blacksmith. If you are not rewarded with musk oil by it, you can buy from it or at least it can smell. As for making friends with the blacksmith, if you do not find your body or clothes burned, you can at least smell bad. “(Bukhari)

11. Repentance by full of sincerity

Do the repentance by done full of sincerity only because of Allah Almighty, it is not because of the good name, fear or expects something from anything. Do repentance for fear of Allah’s punishment. With this repentance, it will be accepted by Allah Almighty. Below here Allah says in the Quran.

“Our Lord! And make us submissive You and of our offspring a nation submissive unto You, and show us our Manasik (all the ceremonies of pilgrimage-Hajj and ‘Umrah, etc), and accept our repentance. Truly, You are the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.” (Verse 2:128)

12. Do not delay doing repentance

Do repent sincerely should not be the delay, if you sin at that time then you have to repent with utter istighfar. Below here is the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said in his hadith.

From Abu Hurairah RA. Said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah. Said: By Allah, verily I read istigfar and repent to Him more than seventy times every day “(Bukhari).

13. Immediately stop the sin

If one wants his sins to be forgiven by Allah, then he must immediately stop from committing those sins and he promises not to repeat them again. By stopping from sinning and begging forgiveness of Allah Almighty. Then his heart will again be clean from the spot. Allah explains it in the holy book of Quran. See also Sins for Not Praying Fajr Prayer

“Nay! But on their hearts is the Ran (covering of sins and evil deeds) which they used to earn.” (Verse 83:14)

14. Repent at midnight

The best time between the good is the one-third night or before the sun rises. Do prayer and dua in the middle of the night, Allah Almighty will forgive every sin of his servant, Allah is the Most Forgiving and Merciful. Below here is the hadith.

From Abu Hurairah RA, he said, Rasulullah SAW said, “Whoever repents (to Allah) before the sun rises from his sanctuary, Allah will accept his repentance.” (Muslim)

15. Do the repent you before dying

O people do repent as soon as possible because in fact we never know when God will take our lives. While we are still given the opportunity to live and repent immediately repent for the life has not reached the throat. Below is the hadith narrated by Rasulullah SAW.

From ‘Abdullah bin’ Umar RA, from the Prophet SAW he said, “Verily, Allah accepts repentant servant as long as the soul has not reached the throat”. (Ibn Majah and Tirmidhi).

16. Repentance does not accept by Allah Almighty

In a Quranic verse, it has been made clear that a repentance will not be accepted by Allah Almighty if the person continues to commit a sin or a crime until the end. Below here Allah says in the Holy Quran. See also  The Virtue of Dhikr to Allah SWT

“And of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil deeds until death faces one of them and he says: ‘Now I repent’, nor of those who die while they are disbelievers. For them, We have prepared a painful torment.” (Verse 4:18)

17. Due if human beings not repent

Indeed, if the human commits a sin, he does not repent of his bad deeds. He will not get forgiveness from Allah Almighty. Like the Satan, when he do sins, he does not repent and instead denounces his guilt. Satan does not acknowledge his sinful deeds and he is even more arrogant and opposed to Allah. Below here Allah tells us in His word in the Quran.

” Satan said: ‘ Because You have sent me astray, surely I will sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your Straight Path'”. (Verse 7:16)

Hopefully, 17 Ways of Repentance with Respect in Islam can help you show a genuine way of repenting in Islam in a good way. In fact, Allah Almighty will forgive all the wrongs that human beings do. Allah is the Most Forgiver, no one else can become Him.

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