So if the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would increase in repentance and seeking forgiveness, then what is the matter with us that we do not increase in doing so?!!
The remembrance of Allaah with the tongue is good, and [what is] better than that is the worshiper remembering Allaah at the time of committing a sin, and then refraining from it.
I inform your excellency that I started my menses when I was young – approximately 13 years of age. And [thereafter] for 4 years the month of Ramadhaan passed by and I did not fast…
I was careless in making-up some of the days which I was required to fast from the previous [month of] Ramadhaan until the arrival of the following month [of Ramadhaan]; so what am I [now] required to do?
So whoever commits [a deed] which Allaah and His Messenger have forbidden, has harmed his religion; and he must remedy this harm by repentance and turning back [to Allaah].