Major sin and abortion
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
ive been goin out wid a guy for nearly a
year now.i no its wrng.but i love him.inshallah we wil get married wid r parents
permission-as my side of da family knows about us.wel i got pregnant and i obvisoly couldnt
keep it.i was 3 months into da
pregnancy and i had to have an abortion which i no is wrong.wat will happen on da day of judgement?
i no we have made a major sin.but even though the family no i couldnt keep da baby.i cnt talk to any1 about it in da family as no one knows.my other half is really supportive and he knows wat we have done is wrong but we couldnt get married yet.so my only option was an abortion its been killin me inside since we made da sin.i do regret it so much but there was no way i cod keep da baby.be for i found out i was pregnant i was prayin my namaaz and reading the Quran.but then i had to stop.and inshallah i will start again jst wen i get off dis medication dat the doctor gave after da abortion.pls help me and give me advice on wat 2 do as i have made a major sin.
from a sister
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Whatever sins you might have done in your past, even if they were millions or billions of times more than what you have mentioned in your letter. if you sincerely turn to the Merciful Lord in sincere repentance and Taubah before your appointment of death, and amend your conduct thereafter; it is expected that you will find your Lord Forgiving and Merciful. Never ever despair of Allahs Mercy; for Allah Subhanah is extremely loving and Merciful towards His believing slaves.
Whatever deeds one might have done, if one turns to Allah Subhanah in sincere Taubah and seeks forgiveness, Allah Subhanah has promised in the Holy Quran that He will forgive all the sins of such a believer, even if one has committed the gravest sin of all: Shirk! Not only that, our Lord is so Merciful and Generous, that He not only will forgive the sins of the believer, He will change his evil deeds done into good deeds!
The conditions or way to seek sincere Taubah or Repentance from the Merciful Lord is:
One is aware that he has sinned, and feels sorry and ashamed at his sin.
Makes a solemn covenant and promise with Allah that he will not repeat his sin again.
Turns to Allah and seeks forgiveness, before he has met with his appointment of death.
Is a believer and does righteous good deeds thereafter.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verses 53-54: (O Prophet) say: O My servants who have wronged their own souls.Do not despair of Allahs Mercy! Surely, Allah forgives all sins. He indeed is the All Forgiving, All Merciful. Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you; for then you may get no help from anywhere.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 135-136: Allah likes such good people very much, who, if ever they commit a base deed or wrong their own soul by the commission of a sin, remember Allah instantly, and ask for forgiveness from Him for their shortcomings. For who, but Allah, can forgive sins? (And Allah loves those) who do not knowingly persist in the wrongs they did. These will be rewarded with forgiveness from Allah, and with Gardens beneath which canals flow, and they will reside therein forever! How excellent is the reward of those who do good deeds!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqaan verses 63-71: The (true) servants of the Merciful are those who walk humbly on the earth. When the ignorant people behave insolently towards them, they say, Peace to you; (And those) who pass their nights in prostrating themselves and standing before their Lord and pray, O our Lord, save us from the torment of Hell, for its torment is killing! It is an evil abode, and an evil resting place. (And those) who, when they spend are neither extravagant, nor miserly, but keep the golden mean between the two extremes. (And those) who do not invoke any god but Allah Alone, nor kill a soul unjustly, which Allah has forbidden, nor commit adultery He who does this shall be punished for his sin, and his torment shall be doubled on the Day of Resurrection, and he shall abide in a state of ignominy; EXCEPT THE ONE WHO MAY HAVE REPENTED (AFTER THOSE SINS), AND HAVE BELIEVED AND DONE RIGHTEOUS DEEDS. For then, Allah will change his evil deeds into good deeds, and He is very Forgiving and Merciful. In fact, one who repents and does righteous deeds, returns to Allah as one rightly should!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 54: When those come to you who believe in Our Signs, say: "Peace be on you! Your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy. Verily if any of you did evil in ignorance, and thereafter repented and amended (his conduct), Lo! He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
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Your Brother in Islam,