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The Lord of Forgiveness 05 – Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba Dhib

This is part of the series presented in Ramadan 2018: “The Foremost Way of Seeking Forgiveness: Sayyid al Istighfar Explained, by Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib. In this session, Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib concludes Imam Ahmad ibn Zayn al-Habshi’s treatise on sayyid al-istighfar (the foremost way of seeking forgiveness). He continues looking at various […]

Should I Pursue a Career Using an Engineering Degree Earned While Being Sinful?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I have an engineering degree. But I’m reluctant in pursuing any job using that degree. The reason is because, every single moment of my life during which I earned the degree was soaked in sin. However, a year later or so, Allah blessed me with Islam and […]

The Lord of Forgiveness 04 – Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba Dhib

This is part of the series presented in Ramadan 2018: “The Foremost Way of Seeking Forgiveness: Sayyid al Istighfar Explained, by Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib.   In this session, Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib begins to look at the conclusion of Imam Habshi’s treatise on sayyid al-istighfar (the foremost way of seeking forgiveness). He […]

The Lord of Forgiveness 03 – Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba Dhib

This is part of the series presented in Ramadan 2018: “The Foremost Way of Seeking Forgiveness: Sayyid al Istighfar Explained, by Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib. In this segment, translated by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shayk Ba-Dhib continues looking at some of the many points of knowledge found in this formula, and what makes it the […]

I Did Something I Deeply Regret with a Woman. What Do I Do Now?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I have been dealing with an affliction (sihr) from a long time, and it has been properly diagnosed by a reliable Raqi and scholars. Some of my symptoms are panic attacks, crying for no reason, severe waswasa (repeating things, negativity about matters and others, anger and […]

The Lord of Forgiveness 02 – Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba Dhib

This is part of the series presented in Ramadan 2018: “The Foremost Way of Seeking Forgiveness: Sayyid al Istighfar Explained, by Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib. In this segment, the Shaykh starts breaking down the different parts of the formula of seeking forgiveness. The supplication begins with affirming God’s divinity, His oneness, His lordship, and […]

The Lord of Forgiveness 01 – Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba Dhib

This is part of the series presented in Ramadan 2018: “The Foremost Way of Seeking Forgiveness: Sayyid al Istighfar Explained, by Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib. In this segment, the Shaykh speaks about the prayer called Sayyid al-Istighfar, or “The Foremost Way of Seeking Forgiveness.” It is an established tradition, taught by the Prophet Muhammad, […]

Sin, Forgiveness, and Repentance in Islam – Dr Shadee Elmasry

Dr Shadee Elmasry writes on the concepts of sin, forgiveness, and repentance in Islam, and how they form a part of our daily lives. A lot of times people entertain doubts and even disbelief because of some wrong they did and because they can’t live with themselves having done it. Maybe they’re now mired in […]

Is There Always Punishment for a Sin?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Asslamu Alaykum Is the repentance of a person who used to draw accepted if he stops doing it. Or is there always a punishment for it on the day of judgement. Answer: As-salamu ‘alaykum Anyone who sincerely repents from a sin will be forgiven and will not face the […]

Is It Valid to Repent Only out of Fear of Going to Hell?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Imam Barkawi, defined repentance as, ‘Going back from desire to sin, with the determination of not returning to it, in exaltation of Allah and out of fear of His punishment.’ What is meant by ‘in exaltation of Allah’? What if one fulfills the conditions of repentance but […]