Made intention to commit a sin

Reference: Fataawa Noor ‘alad-Darb – Question No.6249, Page 88, Volume 12

Question: A man made the intention to commit a sin, and at the same time made the intention that he would repent to Allaah after committing this sin; so will his repentance be accepted or not?

Response: If he committed a sin with this intention, then this intention is of no benefit to him, and [as such] he will not be relieved of the punishment for [committing] that sin. However, if he committed a sin, then sincerely repented, [in shaa.-Allaah] Allaah will accept [his repentance]. This is based upon the saying of Allaah (Ta’aala):

{Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allaah . Indeed, Allaah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.”}, soorah az-Zumar, aayah 53

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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