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Islam

Step 10: Practicing repentance.

Principle: Perseverance

Islam requires true repentance in order to receive Divine mercy, forgiveness and eternal salvation.

Text or Verse

But there are others who admit their sins
of mixing good deeds with evil.
It may be that God will accept their repentance,
for God is forgiving and kind.
Accept the offerings they make from their wealth
in order to cleanse and purify them for progress,
and invoke blessings upon them.
Your blessings will surely bring them peace,
for God hears all and knows every thing.
The Qur'an 9:102-103

To God belongs all
that is in the heavens and the earth;
and whether you reveal
what is in your heart or conceal it,
you will have to account for it to God
who will pardon whom He please and punish whom He will,
for God has the power over all things.
The Qur'an 2:284

Practice

The practice of repentance means to truly regret one's actions and to resolve not to commit the act again. It also requires asking Allah for forgiveness which is a rudimentary expression of one's faith in Him. Repentance also includes amends or the immediate payment of retribution for the action done. Repentance must be sincere and result in making positive changes in one's life.

Resources

IMAN, Iranian Muslim Organization of North America (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

IMAAM Indonesian Muslim Association in America (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

Islamic Center of America (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

Islamic Foundation (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

Nation of Islam Study Center (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

Qur'an (to order) - Islamic Discovery (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

U.S. Organization of Islam (go to Links menu to connect to the web site)

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