Atonement For Doing A Wicked Deed


Question :
A man prays and does good deeds, but he committed a very wicked act. Afterwards he regretted having done it and repented to Allah. Is there any atonement he can make for this sin so that he can remove the guilt in his heart that resulted from the sin?

Answer :
There is no atonement to perform because sincere repentance obliterates what comes before it. Allah Almighty says:
And those who invoke not any other ilah (god) along with Allah, nor kill such life as Allah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse - and whoever does this shall receive the punishment. The torment will be doubled to him on the day of Resurrection, and he will abide therein in disgrace; except those who repent and believe, and do righteous deeds, for those, Allah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
"And those who invoke not any other ilah (god) along with Allah, nor kill such life as Allah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse - and whoever does this shall receive the punishment. The torment will be doubled to him on the day of Resurrection, and he will abide therein in disgrace; except those who repent and believe, and do righteous deeds, for those, Allah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
Al-Furqan 25: 68-70.
So repentance, all praise is due to Allah, erases what happened before it, we ask Allah to make us all steadfast upon the truth.
Ibn 'Uthaimin



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