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Tips for repentant Muslims

First tip Dear repentant brother/sister, praise be to Allah that He guided and reconciled you to repentance, pleased you, and prolonged your life until He guided you to repentance. So, the most important tip for you is that you should thank Allah the Almighty for this blessing. Second tip Dear repentant brother/sister, you need to make sure that your intention of repentance is sincere, and that your repentance is only for Allah. So, in your repentance, try to be honest with yourself and make sure it’s only for Allah the Almighty.

So, Allah will accept your repentance, Insha’Allah. Third tip Dear repentant brother/sisters, stay away from all sins and not only stay away from sins, but also, anything that comes close to them whether it’s a saying, deed, or place. Leave the places of sins and actions or habits or anything that might be somehow connected with sins and can lead to sins, please, stay away from them so that you can not return to sins and they become very far from you.

Fourth tip Dear repentant brother/sister, Leave bad companions, for they only lead you to disobedience and committing more sins. (Woe to me! I wish I had never taken so-and-so as a close friend. It was he who truly made me astray from the Reminder after it had reached me.” And Satan has always betrayed humanity.) Al-Furqan/The Criterion verse 28, 29 Fifth tip Dear repentant brother/sister, Get to know some of the righteous religious people. Try to meet them, talk to them, and sit with them, often.

The sixth tip Attend the congregational prayer each Friday and do not neglect it attending it. The seventh tip Increase your reading of the Holy Qur’an and try to memorize what you can. Also, you should make a specific time daily for reading the holy Qur’an. Qur’an will encourage you more for doing good things and threatens you of committing sins.

 The eighth tip Increase your Duaa in which you ask and seek Allah’s help and support in your repentance, especially in Sujood while praying. The eleventh tip You have to be pious. It may be difficult for you to repent at the beginning, but when you become more pious, God Almighty will help you and it will be easy for you. As Allah the Almighty says: ) And whoever is mindful of Allah, He will make their matters easy for them( At-Talaq/The Divorce verse 4 Twelfth Tip Dear repentant brother/sister, Get rid of all the memories of the past, including pictures, magazines, tapes, phone numbers, social media accounts, messages, etc, that might be related to the sin you are repenting from. 

Thirteenth Tip Other important advice for sins that are related to other people. If you took anything from any person or you caused him something that deprived him/her of one of his/her rights, then our advice here is that you have to restore the rights to their owners when it’s possible, so that your repentance be accepted by Allah. The fourteenth tip Always tries to keep your relationship with people around you good and clean, especially your family. Change your behaviour with them for the better. The more you treat people well, the better your personality will be and Allah will reward you with his support in this Dunya and hereafter. 

The fifteenth tip Do not pay attention to those who make fun of you or those who are not committed to Islam worship and commands, for they have not yet tasted the sweetness of faith. Seventeenth tip Try to fill your free time with what is beneficial. If you use the Internet, you have to go through Islamic educational videos, fatwas, stories, lectures, articles, etc. 

The eighteenth tip Do not rush to issue fatwas and start judging others. No, be fair and balanced, as you are still at the beginning of the road. The nineteenth tip Try to visit the Masjid al-Haram for an Umrah or Hajj and visit the Prophet’s Mosque. These are the journeys of faith that have the best effect on the souls The twentieth tip Imagine that the day you live is the last day of your life. So, use it for worshipping and good deeds. Do not forget to seek Allah’s forgiveness every day each morning and evening by saying the best duaa for seeking forgiveness which is: (O Allah! You are my Rabb. There is no true god except You. 

You have created me, and I am your slave, and I hold to Your Covenant as far as I can. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done. I acknowledge the favours that You have bestowed upon me, and I confess my sins. Pardon me, for none but You has the power to pardon) If a Muslim says this duaa in the morning, believing in it firmly, and dies on that day before evening comes, he will enter Paradise! And if he says it in the evening, believing firmly in it, and dies before morning comes, he will enter Paradise! [There’s hadith for it in Al-Bukhari 6306, 6323


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