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I have made tawbah, but i still pay interest on the loan taken before repentance, will i be punished for it?

I have taken quite a few loans out in the past ignorantly knowing it is haram but now i have repented sincerely and changed my lifestyle inshaAllah but still paying riba though in my heart i hate it but have no choice but i am trying to clear my self from debt and riba for Allahs sake is my repentence accepted and will i still get punished for paying the riba though i have no choice at the moment

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

if one has in the past taken a loan on interest out of ignorance, the first and foremost one should do is to turn back to Allah in sincere repentance and make a sincere covenant with Allah that you will never ever indulge in this sinful act again.

Since you have realized the sin you had done out of ignorance and have repented, then believe with absolute conviction that our Lord is most merciful and oft- forgiving, he forgives any sin he wishes.

Dear brother, the best for a believer in such a condition is to full fill the agreement and contract and pay the loan along with the interest and make a sincere covenant with Allah that you will never ever indulge in this sinful act again.

is my repentence accepted and will i still get punished for paying the riba though i have no choice at the moment

One should not despair from the mercy of merciful Allah, for Allah has promised mercy and forgiveness for all sins if one sincerely repents. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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