Repeating a sin with the intention of making Taubah later

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Question:

What happens when a person commits a severe sin and makes Taubah …  but then repeats the sin again …  with the thought of doing Taubah again?

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, it is mandatory for a person to make Taubah after committing any type of sin major or minor.1 However, if a person has committed a severe sin (Gunnah-e-Kabeerah), then the following three conditions should be adhered for the validity of ones Taubah:2

1)    He must refrain from committing the sin.

2)    He must express remorse over committing the sin.

3)    He must make a firm resolution never to return to that sin again.

Thus, if he commits the sin again he will get a sin and will have to make sincere Taubah.

One should not commit a sin with the intention of doing Taubah later. He may not get the Taufeeq to do Taubah again and be entrapped in the evil of sin for a long time. Allah forbid.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Mahmood | darulmahmood.net

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[1]
وَتُوبُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا أَيُّهَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
Translation: Turn in repentance to Allah altogether, O believers. Perhaps you will be successful. – Surah an Nur,24;31
وَأَنِ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ ثُمَّ تُوبُوا إِلَيْهِ
Translation; Seek forgiveness from your sustainer, then turn in repentance to him. – Surah Hud,11;3
[2]
رياض الصالحين ،صفحه،11،دار الاسلام