Is there forgiveness for blasphemy

19 Jul 2021 Ref-No#: 3176

Is there forgiveness for blasphemy if someone has done blasphemy and want to repent will they be forgiven

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Allāh, The Oft-Forgiving and Most Merciful says:

But indeed, I am the Perpetual Forgiver of whoever repents and believes and does righteousness and then continues in guidance. [Al-Qur’ān 20:82]

The repentance accepted by Allah is only for those who do wrong in ignorance [or carelessness] and then repent soon (after). It is those to whom Allah will turn in forgiveness, and Allah is ever Knowing and Wise. [Al-Qur’ān 4:17]

Except for those who repent, correct themselves, hold fast to Allah, and are sincere in their religion for Allah, for those will be with the believers. And Allah is going to give the believers a great reward. [Al-Qur’ān 4:145]

Or He could destroy them for what they earned; but He pardons much. [Al-Qur’ān 42:34]

I further implore you to read the following prophetic traditions:

Abū Hurayrah (peace be upon him) reported Allāh’s messenger as saying, “When Allāh completed the creation, He wrote the following which is with Him above His Throne, ‘My mercy has taken precedence over my anger’.” A version says, “Has prevailed over my anger.” [Bukhārī and Muslim]

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said, “Allāh, the Exalted, has said: ‘O son of Ādam, I forgive you as long as you pray to Me and hope for My forgiveness, whatever sins you have committed. O son of Ādam, I do not care if your sins reach the height of the heaven, then you ask for my forgiveness, I would forgive you. O son of Ādam, if you come to Me with an earth load of sins, and meet Me associating nothing to Me, I would match it with an earth load of forgiveness.”‘ [Tirmidhī]

The Prophet ﷺ said: Allāh accepts the repentance of His servant so long as death has not reached his collar bone.” [Tirmidhī]

Ṣafwān ibn ʿAssāl (peace be upon him) narrated that he heard the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ saying, “Allāh opened a door on the west side for seventy years for the purpose of repentance, it will not be closed until the sun will rises from the west.” [Tirmidhī]

Based on the aforementioned verses of the Holy Qur’ān and the Prophetic Traditions, it is quite evident that the doors of repentance are not closed until one’s last breath, or until the final hour has been established. It should also be noted that the mercy of Allāh Ta’ālā is far greater than the blasphemy that any servant could commit.

If one has committed blasphemy, then one should never lose hope in the mercy of Allāh Ta’ālā.

Allāh Ta’ālā says:

Indeed, no one despairs of relief from Allah except the disbelieving nation. [Al-Qur’ān 12:87]