Wife Repented after She Became Sick
Fatwa No: 393325

  • Fatwa Date:5-3-2019 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 28, 1440
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Question

Salamalaykum,My wife RahimAllah worked for a riba based bank her whole life. She repented a few years before her death Alhamdoulilah. She was sick. Does her repentance will be accepted be idni Allah. She repented after she became sick. She had a good death after her sicknes she Made hadj, wearing hijaab, give zakah, ramadan and give to the poor. She died utering sahada. Will repantance Will be accepted when Someone is sick and knows that death Will come soon. And my next question is I do receive pension money As a window for me and our childeren. Is this pension money halal or harame for me and for my passed wife? And does my passed wife suffer because of this pension because this pension is from the bank Where my passed wife worked for. Please advise us?Wa Salam Alaykoem

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Since your wife -  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  her -has repented to Allah and done good deeds, then her repentance is accepted - Allah willing. Allah Says (what means): {And it is He who accepts repentance from his servants and pardons misdeeds, and He knows what you do.} [Quran 40:25]

The fact that she repented when she was sick does not prevent her repentance from being accepted, regardless of how serious her sickness was. Repentance is accepted from a person as long as he/she does not breath his/her last.

Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him was asked: “What is the ruling on the repentance of a patient who suffers from cancer?

He  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him replied:

His repentance is valid as long as the death rattle has not yet reached his throat. None of the scholars has ever said that the repentance of the person who is brought to be killed is not acceptable.” [End of quote]

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Allah knows best.

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