Practical, theoretical and applicable ways of making Tawbah

Q 1: What are the theoretical and practical ways to perform Tawbah (repentance to Allah) ?

A: Tawbah is legislated as Wajib (obligatory) on those who commit sins that necessitate Tawbah, such as neglecting an obligatory act of worship or doing something that is Haram (prohibited). Tawbah is a Right of Allah and has three conditions: Regretting the sin, giving up the sin, and resolving never to commit it again. If the sin involves a violation of someone’s rights, there is one more condition, which is that the right should be returned to its owner. (Part No. 24; Page No. 312) If the sin that has been committed, which violates someone’s right, is of the type that is impossible to return, their forgiveness has to be sought. If this is not possible, Du‘a’ (supplication) should be made for them and money should be given as Sadaqah (voluntary charity) on their behalf.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.