Cleansing from Haram



In the past I have made a lot of mistakes and commit a lot of major sins. One of it is making haram income which involves alcohol, drugs and other things. Sometimes I steal and gamble. I’ve regretted and feel remorse looking back at the things that I’ve done.

But how do I ask Forgiveness from Allah and be clean and pure. When it’s almost impossible to remember what are the properties and belongings that were bought from the haram income.

What is the best way to purify myself?

May Allah strengthen & preserve us & all of our loved ones.



wa `alaykum salam,

You are to sincerely repent and Allah swt will forgive you. Make sure you never do the sin again and refrain from doing things that lead to it.

A du’a to be recited each night and morning is:

Allahumma Aghnini bi halalika ‘an Haramika, wa bi Ta’atika ‘an ma’siyatika, wa bi fadhlika ‘amman siwak.”

O Allah, grant me sufficiency in what You have made halal for me so that I do not need to turn to what You have made haram; and make me self-sufficient with Your obedience so that I am not compelled to disobey You; and make me self-sufficient with Your favor so that I don’t need to turn to favor of others).

May Allah forgive you, Amin!

Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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