This must be what it feels like to give up on your soul, I remember thinking years ago when I nearly left Islam. During that difficult time, I began to understand emotional pain like I never did before. I began to understand spiritual darkness like I never did before. And I began to understand sin like I never did before. And I found myself inclined to do things I never imagined I would. No Hope for Females Who Sin? My own dark moments of spiritual despair are what I recalled when I heard an American imam effectively saying that when it comes to sexual sin for women, there is no hope for reform or marriage, ever—even if she has repented and changed her life.
Some information may no longer be current. Noor Naga Poet and novelist Noor Naga talks about writing from the perspective of a Muslim woman, cultural expectations and the responsibilities inherent in writing as a minority. When an excerpt of this won the Bronwen Wallace Award, I read a few of the poems at the ceremony.
Zakaat A friend has a mistress who is not Muslim and he has fathered an illegitimate child with her. This mistress then sent that SMS to his wife. Is talaq done? What should he do to repent from his sins and what are Shariah based punishments that a man could face in the country whose laws are based on Shariah?