Friday, March 18, 2011

Does the repentance of one who is suffering from a terminal disease count?

Does the
repentance of one who is suffering from a terminal disease count?
A man committed many sins. He is
suffering from a severe illness and has tried treatment to no avail. The doctors have told
him that they have no cure for his problem. Now he regrets his past and wants to repent.
Does his repentance count now that he is suffering from this terminal illness from which
he has no hope of a cure?

From Quran Blog 

And important note that we want to discuss and share with you its is about reading Quran and Reciting Holy Quran to understand it, Ramadan is the month when the beautiful the Holy Quran has been revealed.  A miracle by the creator of the worlds, Allah (SWT)  Should we not glorify him by reading the gift he has sent down for us and learn Arabic Quran by heart  to feel the power of it and learn is with translation to understand it and let our heart fill will tears of glory and wash away our sins  “Will they not meditate on the Quran, or are there locks on the hearts”, read Holy Quran, Surah Muhammad, Verse 24.

End from holy Quran reciter blog

Praise be to Allaah.

Yes, the repentance of a man who does not hope to live
for long does count. This applies whether he has an incurable illness such as cancer; or
he has been sentenced to death, such as a man who has been brought out for execution, even
if the sword is being raised above his head; or a married man who has committed adultery
and been sentenced to stoning, even if the stones have already been gathered. His
repentance is valid, because Allaah accepts the repentance of a man so long as the death
rattle has not yet reached his throat. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Allaah accepts only the repentance of those who do evil in
ignorance and foolishness and repent soon afterwards; it is they to whom Allaah will
forgive, and Allaah is Ever All-Knower, All-Wise.” [al-Nisa’ 4:17]

The meaning of the phrase “and repent soon afterwards”
means that they repent before they die.

In the following aayah, Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do
evil deeds until death faces one of them and he says: ‘Now I
repent;’…”[al-Nisa’ 4:18]

There are five essential conditions for repentance: sincerity,
regret for what one has done, giving it up immediately, determination not to repeat it in
the future, and repenting during the time when repentance will be accepted, i.e., before
one dies or before the sun rises in the west.


Liqa’ al-Baab al-Maftooh by Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 53/73.

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