Keeping a secret

Q 2: Respected Shaykh Ibn Baz, I would like to ask a question which a sister asked me. She informed me that she had told a secret to a friend of hers and asked her not to tell anyone about it. But the latter divulged the secret. She asked me what she should do so Allah may guide her to the right path. May Allah guide all of us to His Straight Path! It should be noted that they are close friends. She wants to persuade her to forgive her without making up false excuses. May Allah reward you with the best!

A: The mentioned woman has to repent to Allah (Exalted be He) of divulging the secret of her friend and should ask her friend to forgive her, with hope that Allah will accept her repentance and forgive her. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.