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If it is ok to share my sins with someone I know. Or share my sin on your site.

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Please tell me in the light of Quran and Sunah. If it is ok to share my sins with someone I know. Or share my sin on your site.


I ask for forgiveness from Allah every day for my sins. But still I want to know more details about it. Coz my knowledge in sharia or Islam is not enough that is the reason I think I want to share with someone more knowledgeable.

Is this “kisa” (story) or may be hadith true that “once a person ask Prophet Mosa (Pbuh) that please ask Allah to forgive me sins. So he asked Allah and Allah replied to him that tell him that his sins are forgiven. And then Prophet Mosa asked Allah “ what was this man’s sin. Allah replied that this is between Allah and his servant. But later the same person told his sin to Prophet Mosa and Allah told Prophet that before his sin was between Allah and him self now you know it too. So his sins are not forgiven.

Please also confirm me this story if it is correct or not? And please quote it here to learn it well.

So, According to this above story if it is correct is it ok to share sins.

Please reply the soonest

JazakAllah al khair


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Disclose sin

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Your Question: Please tell me in the light of Quran and Sunah. If it is ok to share my sins with someone I know. Or share my sin on your site.

Dear and beloved brother in Islam, if one has transgressed a clear boundary of Islam and sinned against his own soul, and the Lord Most Merciful in His Infinite Mercy and Grace has Willed not to expose the evil deed of His slave and humiliate him in the world….it does not behove and befit a believer that he go about exposing, uncovering, and sharing his evil to anyone and everyone, especially after his Lord Most High has covered it.


The righteous and pious thing to do for one who has sinned against their own soul, is to first and foremost fear their Lord Who is indeed All-Aware, All-Knowing, know with absolute conviction that they will be brought to account for their evil in the Hereafter, feel absolutely ashamed at their transgression, and immediately turn back to their Lord Most Merciful and seek sincere repentance for their deed….it is expected that they will find their Lord Forgiving and Merciful.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verses 53-54:

(O Prophet) say: “O My servants who have wronged their own souls….Do not despair of Allah’s Mercy! Surely, Allah forgives all sins. He indeed is the All Forgiving, All Merciful. Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you; for then you may get no help from anywhere.”


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 135-136:

Allah likes such good people very much, who, if ever they commit a base deed or wrong their own soul by the commission of a sin, remember Allah instantly, and ask for forgiveness from Him for their shortcomings. For who, but Allah, can forgive sins? (And Allah loves those) who do not knowingly persist in the wrongs they did. These will be rewarded with forgiveness from Allah, and with Gardens beneath which canals flow, and they will reside therein forever! How excellent is the reward of those who do good deeds!


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 54:

When those come to you who believe in Our Signs, say: "Peace be on you! Your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy. Verily if any of you did evil in ignorance, and thereafter repented and amended (his conduct), Lo! He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."


Whatever evil one might have done in one’s past, the Lord Most Merciful has left open His doors of Mercy, Forgiveness, and Taubah for that person to seek repentance until his appointment of death, after which that door of Taubah is closed and no repentance is possible or acceptable.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 17-18:

17 Allah accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will Allah turn in mercy; for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.

18 Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil until death faces one of them and he says "Now have I repented indeed"; nor of those who die rejecting faith: for them have We prepared a punishment most grievous.


There is a process of ‘confession’ for one’s sins in Islam, but unlike the pagan practice where one goes and confesses their sins to another human being or ‘holy man’, the guidance of Islam prescribes that one confess their sins only to their Lord Creator, for indeed none can forgive sins but Him and Him Alone.


Thus in conclusion brother, one who has sinned and thus transgressed against his own soul….and the Lord in His Infinite Mercy and Grace has covered that sin from being exposed….it does not behove and befit one who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day to go about exposing his own sins to others.


Your Question: Is this “kisa” (story) or may be hadith true that “once a person ask Prophet Mosa (Pbuh)…..

To the best of our knowledge there is absolutely nothing in the Quran or in the authentic and established Sunnah regarding this ‘supposed’ incident….nor does the related matter of the ‘story’ find acceptance in light of the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah.


And when an incident or occurence is not endorsed by the Quran and the Sunnah, it would be very safe to assume that such narrations are no more than heresay, conjecture, fabrications, and self-invented stories….and not a word in such fabricated ‘stories’ should be believed in the least.


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,


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