Forgiveness Of Minor Sins

Is it true that the washing of a dead body is equal to the forgiveness of forty-two sins? Where did this concept originate? Does the figure forty-two signify plurality of sins? Since Allah is the ultimate decider and forgiver of sins and all actions are preceded by intentions, which may not be pure, how do we know for sure that a certain act will actually lead to forgiveness?

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Obsessive-compulsive Disorder And Practicing Religion

I am an OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) patient. I know that conscience always tells you what is wrong and what is right but for me my conscience always tells me that whatever I do is wrong. This goes deep down in an issue and proves to me that I am wrong or whatever I am doing is a sin and sin of a very bigger nature. I am seeking a psychiatrist but since the disorder is always related to Islamic nature I thought that I should also ask a religious expert that what Islam says in this regard. What to do in order to realize what is actually wrong in Islam and what is not? One thing is that I keep on asking questions of whatever issue I get but the questions never stop in a case of mine.

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Revealing One’s Sins

This is heartbreaking for me because if I continue the lie, he may accept a false me. Also I want him to accept me after knowing everything about me. I don't want to be afraid of the man I love. But at the same time, I don't want to confess because it may hurt him too permanently. I just don't know what to do. Technology today and other ways of finding things out are insane. Nothing is private anymore and stalking is too easy. This makes everything so much scarier. Hacking, talking to friends, parents, finding old addresses, anything. No one is safe anymore. He can possibly find out on his own, and, I don't want that. Like I said this is about values. I don't believe in lies and the easy way out so why should I lie. And plus he may accept a false me, and really want a virgin bride. As silly as that is to me, it's his right, and he should live the way he wants. Who am I to take that away from him? How am I supposed to start such a conversation? What I am still confused about is, he never asked me about my relations but accepts the fact that I had boyfriend(s). What exactly does that mean and show? ”So, I accept you had a boyfriend yet you're still obviously a virgin!”

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