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Repentance after fornication


Salam Sheikh. I have very important question. I am 27 years old now and When I was 16 or 17 years old(dont remember exacyly) I did zinah with my cousin sister. At that time the rules of Islam was not clear in my mind. but when I realized I did repentence and also did hajj after that. I never did such act again in my life. But I am still thinking about that gunah due to which I am not able to continue good deeds. I am sure in my mind that ALLAH has forgiven me but I think that I am zani now and I breached the limits of ALLAH. Should I have to confess my gunah in front of my cousin parents or the sincere repentence towards ALLAH will clear this burden from my shoulders? I just want to clear this burden from my shoulders


Salamun Alaykum Brother

Thank you for your question.

As you say this is a grave sin and it is good that you have repented. As for revealing sins, it is clearly mentioned in many ahadith
that we should not tell anyone about our sinful behaviour and only acknowledge our sins in front of God. So keep the matter to yourself and
Seek God’s forgiveness and the strength to stay away from such sins.

Kind regards

Abbas Jaffer