Fatwa: # 42870
Category: Character, Morals (Akhlaaq)
Date: 28th July 2019


Forgiveness of sins


besides repenting.what can someone who has commited zinah do to remove the sin 100% i know little about 100 lashes does that remove the sin completly? is there others ways to remove the sin completly maybe certain deeds that can gurantee 100% removal of the sin and forgiveness


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


Zina is haraam (strictly prohibited) and a major sin in islam. In a muslim country if a married person is found guilty of zina, the punishment is to stone him to death. If he is an unmarried person, then the punishment is one hundred lashes.

The punishment serves as a deterrent against the evil and immoral act of zina.

As general human beings we are weak and prone to commit mistakes and sins. Almighty Allah, through His infinite mercy has kept the doors of tauba (repentance) open. Allah Ta'ala mentions in the Quraan Majeed:


قُلۡ يَٰعِبَادِيَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَسۡرَفُواْ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِهِمۡ لَا تَقۡنَطُواْ مِن رَّحۡمَةِ ٱللَّهِۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَغۡفِرُ ٱلذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًاۚ إِنَّهُۥ هُوَ ٱلۡغَفُورُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ

Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful." Sura Az-Zumar, Ayah 53

Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam is reported to have said:


كل بنى آدم خطاء وخير الخطائين التوابون

Every person is a sinner and the best of sinners are those who repenti


التَّائِبُ مِنَ الذَّنْبِ كَمَنْ لَا ذَنْبَ لَه

The one who repents from sins is like the one who didn't commit any sinii


وعن أبي حمزة أنس بن مالك الأنصاري خادم رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : [ لله أفرح بتوبة عبده من أحدكم سقط على بعيره وقد أضله في أرض فلاة ] متفق عليه

Translation: Anas bin Malik Al-Ansari (May Allah be pleased with him) the servant of the Messenger of Allah narrated: Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alahi Wa Sallam) said, "Verily, Allah is more delighted with the repentance of His slave than a person who lost his camel in a desert land and then finds it (unexpectedly)". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]


The conditions for an accepted tauba are,

1) Abandon the sin completely

2)Be remorseful over the sin

3)Make a firm resolution not to return to the sin

4)If the sin is related to the rights of people, that should be fulfilled.


If one fulfils the conditions of tauba, then be rest assured that he is forgiven.

One of the signs of being forgiven is the person changes his life. He reforms himself and is more Allah conscious.

We advice to adopt the company of the pious and identify a spiritual guide to change and reform ones life.

Also try to obtain a copy of the commentary of Qaseedah Burdah by our Honourable Teacher, Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb, for a spiritual upliftment. You could also read it online on the following link: https://daruliftaa.net/qaseeda-burdah/

We make duaa that Allah Ta'ala forgives all of our sins and guides us to righteousness Ameen.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Fayyaadh

Student - Darul Iftaa

South Africa


Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

iقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كل بنى آدم خطاء وخير الخطائين التوابون- رواه الترمذي وابن ماجة والدارمي


ii مجمع الزوائد ومنبع الفوائد (10/ 200)

- عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - قَالَ: «التَّائِبُ مِنَ الذَّنْبِ كَمَنْ لَا ذَنْبَ لَهُ». رَوَاهُ الطَّبَرَانِيُّ، وَرِجَالُهُ رِجَالُ الصَّحِيحِ، إِلَّا أَنَّ أَبَا عُبَيْدَةَ لَمْ يَسْمَعْ مِنْ أَبِيه

وَعَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ: أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - قَالَ: «النَّدَمُ تَوْبَةٌ، وَالتَّائِبُ مِنَ الذَّنْبِ كَمَنْ لَا ذَنْبَ لَهُ». رَوَاهُ الطَّبَرَانِيُّ، وَفِيهِ مَنْ لَمْ أَعْرِفْهُمْ


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