Punishment after death for sins from which Tawbah was made

Q 4: If a person commits many sins, evil deeds, and major sins and then they make sincere, true Tawbah (repentance to Allah), will they be called to account for what they did previously and punished in the Fire on the Day of Resurrection? There is an Ayah (Qur’anic verse) that says: “The one who repents of sin is like one who has not sinned.”

A: When a person makes sincere Tawbah from all their sins, and they are truthful about it, Allah will accept their Tawbah. Allah (Exalted be He) says: Say: “O ‘Ibâdî (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allâh: verily, Allâh forgives all sins. According to Ijma‘ (consensus of scholars), this Ayah was revealed about the repentant.As for your saying, “There is an Ayah (Qur’anic verse) that says...” we need to correct you and point out that this is not an Ayah but an authentic Hadith reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him). It is obligatory on you to confirm anything that you say is from the Qur’an or the Sunnah before you quote it, (Part No. 24; Page No. 303) so you do not say something about Allah or His Messenger (peace be upon him) that is not true.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.