If someone made the intention to commit a sin, but did not do it, would it be recorded against him or not?
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].
[Sometime ago] I stole about five car covers, and after I had repented [from doing so], I felt remorse about what I had done. I felt this remorse was of no benefit to me, so I began to wish for my hands to be cut-off! [So] before I do this, guide me [to that which is correct regarding my situation], and may Allaah reward you?
[Please] talk to us about at-towbah (repentance), and what its conditions are; and what is the [true] meaning of at-towbah an-nasooh?
Indeed, the people of the Fire [of Hell] shall be weeping in the Fire [of Hell, so much so] that if ships were set to sail upon their tears, they would sail.
Reference: I’laam al-Mu’aasireen bi-Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Page 315 Question: What is the ruling regarding the one who repents from a sin, then he returns to it again, so he repents again, then he returns to it [yet] again and so on. What is the ruling regarding his repentance? Response: These repentances are all correct, […]