Reality of Taubah ﴾Correspondence﴿

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Reality of Taubah

Correspondence of Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi رحمہ اللہ

Summary of Letter:

Bismihi Ta'ala
Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

My heart has become very hard. It just would not melt with the remembrance or the fear of Allah •. Please advise as to how I should soften my heart.
Furthermore, with the grace of Allah سبحانہ و تعالیٰ and through the barkat (blessing) of being linked to yourself, I have been blessed with the tawfeeq (ability) of quickly repent my sins. The problem is that to remain steadfast on tauba (and not repeat the sin) is among the most difficult things for me. Please help me to overcome these maladies.

Summary of Reply

Bismihi Ta'ala
Respected Brother / Sister

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

I was greatly pleased to hear that whatever you were given for Taraweeh was returned. May Allah سبحانہ و تعالیٰ make you independent of such wealth.
It is necessary to always keep in mind the reality of tauba. The reality of tauba is that one should sincerely regret having committed the sin, as well as firmly resolve to refrain from the sin. The resolve should be such that even if you are thrown into the fire, you will not commit that sin again. One should also constantly make dua to Allah
سبحانہ و تعالیٰ to grant one istiqamat (steadfastness) on one's tauba. If any rights (of people) have not been discharged, make an effort to fulfill the same. In this way one will Insha-Allah be blessed with istiqamat.