Faqeehul Ummah: Steadfastness on Taubah

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 15:43

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

My heart has become very hard. It simply does not melt with the remembrance or the fear of Allah Ta‘ala. Please advise as to how I should soften my heart.

Furthermore, with the grace of Allah Ta‘ala and through the barkat (blessing) of being linked to yourself, I have been blessed with the tawfeeq (ability) of quickly repenting from my sins. However I find it very difficult to remain steadfast on taubah (and not repeat the sin). Please help me to overcome these maladies.

Alhmadulillah, I have also returned the money that was given to me for leading the taraweeh salaah.

Summary of Reply:

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Brother/Sister

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

I was greatly pleased to hear that whatever you were given for

taraweeh was returned. May Allah Ta‘ala make you independent of such wealth.

It is necessary to always keep in mind the reality of taubah. The reality of taubah is that one should sincerely regret having committed the sin, as well as firmly resolve to refrain from the sin. The resolve should be such that even if you are thrown into the fire, you will not commit that sin again. One should also constantly make du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala to grant one istiqaamat (steadfastness) on one’s taubah. If any rights (of people) have not been discharged, make an effort to fulfil the same. In this way one will Insha-Allah be blessed with istiqaamat.