I am extremely guilty and regretting all my sins. I am an unmarried hijabi girl who was very practicing and straight. Until I met a guy and we got close. I have lied to my parents a lot until this Ramadan, I saw the wrong in what I was doing. I’m slowly pulling away from him and his wants but my heart is so scared. I am so horrified with my acts and I want to be forgiven. How should I get out of this and be strong and ask Allah to forgive me?
wa `alaykum salam,
Make Tawbah to Allah Almighty and do not despair. As long the Sun still rises from the East, that door is ever open. Then repay the rights that are due to Allah, and to your parents and to yourself and have the courage to move on.