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11 RIE: THE FIVE PILLARS OF TAUBAH By Shaikh Faisal (NOVEMBER 16 2013}

ROOT ISLAMIC EDUCATION - PART 11

THE FIVE PILLARS OF TAUBAH

NOVEMBER 16 2013 / 12 MUHARRAM 1435 HIJRI

BY SHAIKH ABDULLAH FAISAL

EDITED BY ABU HAFIZA   

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF TAWBAH?

Tawbah is from the root Arabic word: taaba - yatoobu.

It literally means to return.

Tawbah means to abandon a sin and return to the obedience of Allah (SWT) and then to ask Allah (SWT) to forgive you for committing that sin.

We use the word tawbah and istighfar interchangeably but there is a difference between the two.

1) Istighfaar is when you seek forgiveness for minor sins.

2) Tawbah is when you seek forgiveness for major sins.

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), who said that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Our Lord (glorified and exalted be He) descends each night to the earth's sky when there remains the final third of the night, and He says: 'Who is saying a prayer to Me that I may answer it? Who is asking something of Me that I may give it him? Who is asking forgiveness of Me that I may forgive him?'"

[Al-Bukhari (7494) (also by Muslim (75, Malik (619), at-Tirmidhi (349 and Abu Dawud (1315)]

It doesn't mean you're an evil person just because you commit sins.

You acknowledge your sins so you are not an evil person.

This acknowledgment proves that you are a good person.

As a believer you are supposed to worship Allah (SWT) with a combination of three things: love, fear and hope.

If you worship Allah (SWT) because you love Allah (SWT) alone, you are a Sufi.

If you worship Allah (SWT) because you fear Allah (SWT) alone, you are a Khawarij.

If you worship Allah just out of hope to enter the Paradise, you are a Murji.

You have to worship Allah (SWT) with all three things, otherwise you are a lopsided Muslim.

Allah (SWT) is overjoyed when you make taubah.

Abu Hamza Anas ibn Malik al-Ansari (RA) the servant of the Messenger of Allah narrated: Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Verily, Allah is more delighted with the repentance of His slave than a person who lost his camel in a desert land and then finds it (unexpectedly).”

[Al-Bukhari (630 and Muslim (2747)]

In another version of Muslim, he said:" Verily, Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His slave than a person who has his camel in a waterless desert carrying his provision of food and drink and it is lost. He, having lost all hopes (to get that back), lies down in shade and is disappointed about his camel; when all of a sudden he finds that camel standing before him. He takes hold of its reins and then out of boundless joy blurts out: 'O Allah, You are my slave and I am Your Rubb'. He commits this mistake out of extreme joy.”

[Sahih Muslim (4/2104) No. 2747]

The taubah in itself is an act of ibadah.

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger having said: “By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if you were not to commit sin, Allah would sweep you out of existence and He would replace (you by) those people who would commit sin and seek forgiveness from Allah, and He would have pardoned them.”

[Sahih Muslim (4/2106) No. 2749]

Allah (SWT) didn't create us to be infallible.

You are flesh and blood so you have weaknesses.

Anas (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “Every son of Adam commits sin but the best of those who sin are those who repent.”

[Sunan Tirmidhi (4/659) No. 2499, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/320) No. 4250, Sunan al-Darime (2/392) No. 2727, Musnad Ahmad (3/19 No. 13072]

Some people's weaknesses are ganja, zina, gambling in casinos.

No sahaba ate pork in the time of the sahaba so the scholars had to use qiyaas to punish the person who eats pork.

Allah (SWT) forgives all sins.

As long as you make taubah before you die.

Say: "O 'Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.

(Az-Zumar 39:53)

If you die in a state of committing major shirk, there is no hope for you.

The ayah means Allah (SWT) forgives all sins, even major shirk, as long as you make your taubah before you die.

You are a hopeless case if you die committing major shirk.

Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.

(An-Nisa 4:48)

If a man commits zina with 10 women, he is flogged 100 lashes once.

He is not given 100 lashes for each woman.

This is how merciful the shariah is.

Whenever a person takes his shahada, all his previous sins are forgiven because Islam wipes out what came before.

On the authority of Abu Jabir heard Makhul say, "A very old man with sunken eyes came and said, 'O Messenger of Allah, a man betrayed others and did immoral deeds, and there was no evil deed which he did not do. If (his sins) were to be distributed among the whole of mankind, they would all be doomed. Is there any repentance for him?' 'The Messenger of Allah said: "Have you become Muslim?" He said, "As for me, I bear witness that there is no God but Allah Alone, with no partner or associate, and that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.'' The Prophet said: "Allah will forgive you for whatever you have done like that, and will replace your evil deeds with good merits." The man said: "O Messenger of Allah, even my betrayals and immoral actions?'' The Prophet said: "Even your betrayals and immoral actions." The man went away saying 'La ilaha illallah' and 'Allahu Akbar.'''

[Tafseer Ibn Abi Hatim (8/2735-2736) No. 15446, Tafseer Ibn Katheer (6/129)]

Whenever a persons takes his shahada, he shall be rewarded for all the good things he did as a kaafir before.

Ibn Shamasa narrated Amr ibn al-Aas said: “When Allah put the love of Islam into my heart, I came to the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) to pledge my allegiance to him. He stretched out his hand towards me, but I said, ‘I will not pledge allegiance to you, O Messenger of Allah, until you forgive me my previous sins.’ The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said to me, ‘O ‘Amr, do you not know that Islam wipes out whatever sins came before it.’”

[Musnad Ahmad (4/205) No. 17861, Sahih Muslim (1/112) No. 121]

If you carry over your sins from jaahiliyya, you will be sinful for those sins you did before your Islam as well.

The only sin that can eject a person outside of Islam and render him a kaafir is Kufr Akbar or Shirk Akbar.

Therefore the khawaarij have gone astray when they call a person a kafir for drinking alcohol or gambling.

An example of kufr Akbar is to insult Allah (SWT) or his Rasul.

Another example is to mock the Quran.

Another example is to dabble in black magic.

If your sins are of the same species, you need to make one taubah.

For example, you smoke weed, snort cocaine and drink alcohol, you need to make taubah from intoxicants.

If your sins are of various species: you drink alcohol, commit zina and gamble in casinos, you need to make three different taubahs.

This is because you committed three different types of sins.

You need a murabbi (an Islamic scholar or Imam who gives you the Islamic tarbiyya) who monitors you.

It is possible that your murabbi commands you to leave your city to go and live in another city if you are sinful.

The murabbi would say you need to make taubah and a part of the taubah is for you to make hijra.

There was a man who killed 99 people.

He approached a Murabbi and the Murabbi said there is no hope for him.

The man got angry and killed the Murabbi out of anger.

He (the Holy Prophet) observed: Are you not aware of the fact that Islam wipes out all the previous (misdeeds)? Verily migration wipes out all the previous (misdeeds), and verily the pilgrimage wipes out all the (previous) misdeeds 

[Sahih Muslim (1/112) No. 121]

He then approached another murabbi and asked if there is any hope for him.

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri reported Allah's Messenger (SAW) as saying: There was a person before you who had killed ninety-nine persons and then made an inquiry about the learned persons of the world (who could show him the way to salvation). He was directed to a monk. He came to him and told him that he had killed ninety-nine persons and asked him whether there was any scope for his repentance to be accepted.

He said: No. He killed him also and thus completed one hundred. He then asked about the learned persons of the earth and he was directed to a scholar, and he told him that he had killed one hundred persons and asked him whether there was any scope for his repentance to be accepted. He said: Yes; what stands between you and the repentance? You better go to such and such land; there are people devoted to prayer and worship and you also worship along with them and do not come to the land of yours since it was an evil land (for you).

So he went away and he had hardly covered half the distance when death came to him and there was a dispute between the angels of mercy and the angels of punishment. The angels of mercy said: This man has come as a penitent and remorseful to Allah and the angels of punishment said: He has done no good at all. Then there came another angel in the form of a human being in order to decide between them. He said: You measure the land to which he has drawn near.

They measured it and found him nearer to the land where he intended to go (the land of piety), and so the angels of mercy took possession of it. Qatada said that Hasan told him that it was said to them that as death approached him, he crawled upon his chest (and managed) to slip in the land of mercy.

[Sahih Muslim, Book 37, Hadith 6662]

The Murabbi said there is hope for his taubah to be accepted but he needs to leave his city.

LESSONS FROM THE ABOVE-MENTIONED HADITH

1. A LAND CAN DESTROY A PERSON SPIRITUALLY

This man was has told to leave the wicked city as part of his taubah.

Shaykh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) said, “The state of a place reflects the state of a person. It is possible to be sometimes a Muslim and at other times a disbeliever; sometimes sincere and at other times hypocritical; sometimes good and pious and at other times rotten and corrupt. Thus, a person becomes like the place of his abode. The migration of a person from a land of disbelief and profanity to one of faith and probity is an expression of repentance and of his turning away from disobedience and perversion to belief and obedience. This is so until the Day of Resurrection.” 

[Majmu’al-Fatawa, (18/284)]

2. A MURABBI MIGHT MAKE HIJRA A CONDTION FOR YOUR TAUBAH TO BE ACCEPTED

3. ALLAH FORGIVES ALL SINS AS LONG AS YOU MAKE YOUR TAUBAH BEFORE YOU DIE

The evidence for this is Surah 39:53.

Say: "O 'Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

(Az-Zumar 39:53)

4. ALWAYS GO TO THE PEOPLE OF KNOWLEDGE TO SEEK RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

Ask the people who are qualified whenever you don't know a thing.

This man, despite him being a serial killer he went to a person with knowledge to seek religious guidance.

So ask of those who know the Scripture [learned men of the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)], if you know not

(An-Nahl 16:43) Mushin Khan

And We sent not before you except men to whom We revealed [Our message]. So ask the people of the message if you do not know

(An-Nahl 16:43) Sahih International

5. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ANGELS TO HAVE DIFFERENCE OF OPINIONS AMONG THEMSELVES

The angels of punishment and the angels of mercy argued over the dead carcass.
Angels do not know everything.

They said to Allah (SWT) they don't know anything except what Allah (SWT) taught them.

They (angels) said: "Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise."

(Al-Baqarah 2:32)

Two sets of angels argued over a man who died. Some said he didn't do any good deeds so he belongs to the hellfire.

The angels of mercy said he was making hijra and made tauba so he belongs to Paradise.

This proves an angel can be wrong with his opinion until the hujjah is given to him.

6. A MAN IS GIVE REWARD FOR MAKING HIS INTENTION TO DO A PIOUS DEED.

The man died before reaching the holy land, yet Allah (SWT) forgave him for killing 100 people.

Allah (SWT) forgave him because of his intention.

If you were travelling to perform salatul jummah and you missed it when it wasn't your fault, you are rewarded for your intention.

On the authority of Ibn Abbas (RA), from the Messenger of Allah (SAW), among the sayings he related from his Lord (glorified and exalted be He) is that He said: "Allah has written down the good deeds and the bad ones." Then He explained it [by saying that] "he who has intended a good deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a full good deed, but if he has intended it and has done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as from ten good deeds to seven hundred times, or many times over. But if he has intended a bad deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a full good deed, but if he has intended it and has done it, Allah writes it down as one bad deed."

[Bukhari and Muslim]

7. ALLAH'S MERCY PREVAILS OVER HIS WRATH

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (SAW) as saying: Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said: "My mercy prevails over My wrath."

[Al-Bukhari (7553), Muslim (2751), Tirmidhi (3543), Ahmad (7297)]

- The man killed 100 people and still Allah (SWT) was able to forgive him of his mass murder.

- He even killed a Sheikh and Allah (SWT) forgave him.

- It is worthy of mentioning the taubah of a sheikh or any other public figure has to be done publicly.

The hujjah is surah 2:159-160.

Verily, those who conceal the clear proofs, evidences and the guidance, which We have sent down, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, they are the ones cursed by Allah and cursed by the cursers. Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful. 

(Al-Baqarah 2:159-160)

The taubah of a sheikh has to be made in public.

This is because the sheikh misguided the ummah publicly.

THE FIVE PILLARS OF TAUBAH

PILLAR # 1: YOU NEED TO STOP THE ACT

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;" nor of those who die while they are disbelievers. For them We have prepared a painful torment.

(An-Nisa 4:18)

If you are drinking, whisky and you say astaghfirullah after every sip that is not taubah.

Allah (SWT) curses continuity. You need to stop the act.

Except those who repent and believe (in Islamic Monotheism), and do righteous deeds, for those, Allah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

(Al-Furqan 25:70)

A man in the UK called Salman Rushdie wrote a book called the Satanic Verses, insulting the Rasul
Sallallahu alayhi wa sallamand his wives.

A bounty placed on his head for writing the book.

Out of fear, he apologized for his book.

Some scholars said it is not allow to kill him because he made taubah. But he still continued to sell his books.

The first pillar of taubah was missing in Salman Rushdie because he continued to sell his book.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When a slave commits a sin, a black spot appears on his heart. But if he give it up, seeks forgiveness and repents, his heart will be cleansed, but if he repeats it, (the blackness) will increase until it overwhelms his heart. This is the raan which Allaah mentions: ‘Nay! But on their hearts is the Raan (covering of sins and evil deeds) which they used to earn’ [Al-Mutaffifeen 83:14  interpretation of the meaning].”
  
(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3257; Ibn Maajah, 4234)

The above mentioned; hadith is the meaning of Allah's words in Surah 83:14.

Nay! But on their hearts is the Ran (covering of sins and evil deeds) which they used to earn.
(Al-Mutaffifin 83:14)

PILLAR # 2: YOU SHOULD FEEL REGRET FOR YOU SIN

You need to feel regret and remorse.

Without feeling these things, your taubah is fake.

Your taubah has to be sincere.

O you who believe! Turn to Allah with sincere repentance! It may be that your Lord will remit from you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise) the Day that Allah will not disgrace the Prophet (Muhammad SAW) and those who believe with him, their Light will run forward before them and with (their Records Books of deeds) in their right hands they will say: "Our Lord! Keep perfect our Light for us [and do not put it off till we cross over the Sirat (a slippery bridge over the Hell) safely] and grant us forgiveness. Verily, You are Able to do all things"

(At-Tahrim 66:8)

On the authority of Abdullah Ibn Masood the Prophet (
Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Regret is repentance.”

[Musnad Ahmad (1/376) No. 3568 and Sunan Ibn Majah (5/322) No. 4252]

PILLAR # 3: TO ASK ALLAH TO FORGIVE YOU AND TO MAKE AN INTENTION TO NEVER REPEAT THE SIN

Abu 'Ubaidah bin 'Abdullah narrated from his father: the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "The one who repents from a sin is like one who did not sin."

[Sunan Ibn Majah (5/320) No. 4250, al-Mu'jam al-Kabir al-Tabarani (10/150) No. 10281, Abu Naeem in'Hilyatul Awliya' (4/210), al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Bayhaqi (10/259) No. 20561]

PILLAR # 4: IF YOU HARM A PERSON WITH YOUR HARAM ACT, YOU APROACH THE PERSON YOU HAVE WRONGED AND ASK FORGIVENESS

Abu Huraira (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Whoever has wronged his brother with regard to his honour or something, let him ask him for forgiveness before the time when there will be neither dinar nor dirham, and if he has any good deeds it will be taken from him in proportion to the wrong he did, and if he does not have any good deeds (hasanaat), some of the other person's evil deeds (sayi’aat) will be taken and given to him to bear”

[Sahih Bukhari (3/129) No. 2449]

Allah (SWT) will never forgive you unless the person you wronged has forgiven you.

Abu Huraira (RA) reported: Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Do you know who is the bankrupt?" They said: "The bankrupt among us is one who has neither money with him nor any property." He said, "The real bankrupt of my Ummah would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with Salat, Saum and Sadaqah (charity), (but he will find himself bankrupt on that day as he will have exhausted the good deeds) because he reviled others, brought calumny against others, unlawfully devoured the wealth of others, shed the blood of others and beat others; so his good deeds would be credited to the account of those (who suffered at his hand). If his good deeds fall short to clear the account, their sins would be entered in his account and he would be thrown in the (Hell) Fire."

[Sahih Muslim (4/1997) No. 2581]

It is better for the person who was wronged to forgive.

If you forgive, Allah (SWT) will forgive you.

One of the people who slandered Aisha was Mistah.

Abu Bakr (RA) used to help him financially.

He said he won't help Mistah anymore because he slandered Aisha. (RAA)

Allah (SWT) revealed surah An Nur: verse 22

And let not those among you who are blessed with graces and wealth swear not to give (any sort of help) to their kinsmen, Al-Masakin (the poor), and those who left their homes for Allah's Cause Let them pardon and forgive Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful

(An-Nur 24:22)

Mistah was one of those who migrated and participated in the battle of Badr.

You should only forgive a real Muslim, not a munafiq.

A munafiq will be in the hellfire.

It is not the Sunnah of the Rasul (
Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) to forgive the munafiqeen.

Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them

(An-Nisa 4:145)

- You forgive the sincere believers so you don't put their hereafter in jeopardy.

PILLAR # 5: TO MAKE TAUBAH BEFORE YOU ARE DEATH RATTLES

This pillar is called the time frame

Ibn Umar reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “Indeed, Allah accepts repentance of His slave as long as he does not gasp for last breaths.”

[Musnad Ahmad (2/132) No. 6160, Sunan Tirmidhi (5/547) No. 3537, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/322) No. 4253, Musnad Abu Ya'la (10/81) No. 5717, Sahih Ibn Hibban (2/394) No. 628, Shu'ab al-Eman al-Bayhaqi (9/281) No. 6661]

Musa (AS) gave dawah to the Pharaoh for many months and the Pharaoh was rejecting.

When the Pharaoh was dying; he said he believes.

Allah (SWT) rejected his taubah because it was too late.

And We took the Children of Israel across the sea, and Fir'aun (Pharaoh) with his hosts followed them in oppression and enmity till when drowning overtook him, he said "I believe that La ilaha illa (Huwa) (none has the right to be worshipped but) He" in Whom the Children of Israel believe and I am one of the Muslims (those who submit to Allah's Will)"Now (you believe) while you refused to believe before and you were one of the Mufsidun (evil-doers corrupts etc) 

(Yunus 10:90-91)

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;" nor of those who die while they are disbelievers. For them We have prepared a painful torment.

(An-Nisa 4:18)

The conditions of taubah come directly from Quran and Sunnah.

THE BENEFITS OF TAUBAH

1. IT DRAWS YOU NEARER TO ALLAH BECAUSE ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO MAKE TAUBAH

The reason why Allah loves those who make taubah is because taubah is an act of ibadah.

Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves 

(Al-Baqarah 2:222)

2. IT CLEANSES YOU OF ALL YOUR SINS

When you make taubah, you are like a new-born baby.

Will they not repent to Allah and ask His Forgiveness? For Allah is Of Forgiving, Most Merciful. 

(Al-Ma'idah 5:74)

Say: "O 'Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful. 

(Az-Zumar 39:53)

3. IT SHOWS YOUR PIETY AND YOU HUMILITY IN FRONT OF ALLAH

If you were not pious; why would you recognize that you did something wrong?

Narrated By 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud the Prophet (SAW) saying: "A believer sees his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain which, he is afraid, may fall on him; whereas the wicked person considers his sins as flies passing over his nose and he just drives them away like this."

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 75, Hadith #320]

A Muslim has nafs lawwaama (the rebuking soul).

The kaafir has nafs ammaara (the soul that has lost its conscience)

Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu have nafs ammaara.

They are devils in human form.

For you to recognise that you did haram and you turn to Allah (SWT) in repentance, that itself shows you are a good person.

Sins are normal for kaafirs.

They don't have halal and haraam in their vocabulary.

Kaafirs recognise legal and illegal.

They pay attention to man made laws and they neglect heavenly revealed laws.

4. TAUBAH PAVES THE WAY TO SUCCESS SPIRITUALLY, MENTALLY, MORALLY AND ECONOMICALLY

And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.

(An-Nur 24:31)

"And O my people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him, He will send you (from the sky) abundant rain, and add strength to your strength, so do not turn away as Mujrimun (criminals, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah)."

(Hud 11:52)

"I said (to them) : 'Ask forgiveness from your Lord; Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving; 'He will send rain to you in abundance;' And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.'

(Nuh 71:10-12)

5. TAUBAH CLEARS UP A MISCONCEPTION FROM THE UMMAH

This is when a sheikh misleads the people with a wrong fatwa and he made his taubah publicly.

Sheikh Omar Bakri (RA) publicly made taubah for saying iman is static.

Verily, those who conceal the clear proofs, evidences and the guidance, which We have sent down, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, they are the ones cursed by Allah and cursed by the cursers. Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful. 

(Al-Baqarah 2:159-160)

6. TAUBAH PROVES YOUR SINCERITY AND RAISES YOUR STATUS WHEN IT IS DONE PUBLICLY

7. TAUBAH SETS YOU CONSCIENCE FREE

Before the angel of death takes your soul, you have made taubah.

You can afford to die with a clear conscience.

8. TAUBAH TRANSFORMS A PERSON FROM BAD TO GOOD OR FROM GOOD TO BETTER

Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.

(Al-Baqarah 2:160)

Except those who repent and believe (in Islamic Monotheism), and do righteous deeds, for those, Allah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

(Al-Furqan 25:70)

9. TAUBAH MAKES YOUR DUA TO BE ACCEPTED BECAUSE SINS CAUSE YOUR DUA TO BE REJECTED

10. TAUBAH IMPROVES YOUR LIVING ENVIRONMENT WHEN HIJRA IS PUT AS A CONDITION FOR YOUR TAUBAH

This is the same way that the Murabbi; told the man who killed 100 people to make hijra.