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I read your questions and answers and this is mine: how an adultery woman can be saved? I read that if she repents sincerly she can be forgiven.At the same time I know that this is a really bad sin in Islam and it is not forgivenable.

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I read your questions and answers and this is mine:
how an adultery woman can be saved?
I read that if she repents sincerly she can be forgiven.At the same time I know that this is a really bad sin in Islam and it is not forgivenable.
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Shirk unforgivable

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


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 Allah’s 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.”


As grave a sin or sins as one might have committed in one’s past in ignorance never never never ever should a believer ever despair of the unlimited, infinite, and the magnitude of the Mercy and Forgiveness of their Lord Most Merciful…..for as long as one turns back to their Lord in ‘taubah’ and seek sincere repentance for their past sins, absolutely regardless of the gravity of the sins, the Lord Most Gracious Most Merciful has Promised in His Glorious Book of Guidance that not only will He turn in Mercy towards those who sincerely repent and forgive them ALL their past sins, He will change their evil deeds into good deeds in their Book of Records with Him!


The conditions or ways to seek sincere ‘Taubah’ or Repentance from the Merciful Lord are:

  • 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 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."


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2357 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "He who repents of a sin is like him who has committed no sin."


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2338 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Allah accepts a servant's repentance (taubah) till he gives up his spirit in death."


Thus in conclusion sister, we absolutely assure you in the Blessed Name of the Lord Most Merciful Most Gracious, there is absolutely no sin one commits in the life of this world which the Lord Most Gracious is not ready to forgive, even the most heinous abomination and a sin as grave as that of ‘shirk’…..provided that one turns unto their Lord in ‘taubah’ and seeks sincere forgiveness before they meet with their appointment of death….it is expected that they will find their Lord Forgiving and Merciful.


The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: ‘All the children of Adam are sinners, and the best (or most loved to Allah amongst these sinners) are those who are constant in seeking sincere repentance (for their sins from Him).’

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Your Question:….At the same time I know that this is a really bad sin in Islam and it is not forgivenable.
There is absolutely no sin one commits which is unforgivable, provided one turns back in ‘taubah’ unto their Lord Most Merciful and seek sincere repentance for their sin before they meet with their appointment of death…..for it is only when one is face to face with the inevitable reality at death, that the doors of ‘taubah’ and repentance are shut closed!


The one sin that the Lord Most Majestic Most Supreme has singled out as absolutely unforgivable in the Hereafter is the abomination and crime of ‘shirk’ or associating other gods with Allah Subhanah! Although the Lord Most Gracious is more than willing to forgive one who commits even this most heinous of crimes if the person seeks sincere repentance for their ‘shirk’ before they are faced with the reality of death…..if (Allah forbid) one were to die in a state whereby they did not seek sincere repentance for their ‘shirk’, their this crime is absolutely and categorically declared as absolutely unforgivable in the life Hereafter; as the Lord Most Majestic Most Supreme has made it incumbent upon Himself never to forgive those who die in the state of ‘shirk’.


Allah says in the Quran: Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa Verse 48
Shirk (associating other deities with Allah) is the only sin that Allah does not forgive, and He forgives, whomsoever He pleases, sins other than this. For whosoever associates any other partner with Allah, does indeed forge a big lie and commits the most heinous sin


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 72:

Whoever commits ‘shirk’ (invoking anything with Allah), Allah shall forbid for him Paradise, and Hell shall be his abode. And for such wrong doers there will be no one to help.


If other than the absolutely unforgivable abomination of ‘shirk’, one dies in a state where one was not able to seek repentance for their (other) sins, their case rests entirely with Allah Subhanah, Who Alone Will Decide on the Day of Judgment whether to forgive the individual their sin/s or take a retribution from them.



Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2332 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik ; AbuDharr

Allah's Messenger (saws) stated that Allah High and Exalted Says: "Son of Adam, as long as you supplicate to Me and hope in Me, I will pardon you in spite of what you have done, and I shall not mind! O Son of Adam, if your sins were so numerous as to reach the lofty regions of the sky, then you asked for My forgiveness, I would forgive you, and I shall not mind! O Son of Adam, if you were to meet me (on the Day of Judgment) with enough sins to fill the earth, then met Me not associating (shirk) anything with Me , I would bring you as much pardon as would fill the earth!"


Sahih Muslim Hadith 6499 Narrated by Abu Dharr Ghaffari

Allah's Messenger (saws) said that Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, Stated: 'He who comes (on the Day of Judgment) with goodness, there are in store for him ten like those and even more than those. And he who comes with evil, it is only for that (evil) that he is called to account. I even forgive him as I like, and he who meets Me (on the Day of Judgment) in the state that his sins fill the earth, but not associating anything with Me, I would meet Him with the same (vastness) of pardon (on My behalf)."



Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.96 Narrated by Safwan bin Muhriz

A man asked Ibn 'Umar, "What did you hear Allah's Messenger (saws) saying regarding the ‘An-Najwa’ (secret talk between Allah and His believing worshipper on the Day of Judgment)?" He said, "(The Prophet (saws) said), 'One of you will come close to his Lord till He will shelter him in His screen and Say: ‘Did you commit such-and-such sin?’ The slave will say: ‘Yes.’ Then Allah will Say: ‘Did you commit such and such sin?’ The salve will say: ‘Yes’. So Allah will make him confess (all his sins, one by one..) and then the Lord will Say: ‘I screened them (did not expose your sins) for you in the world, and Today I forgive them all for you!' "


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,




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