“O God, You are most Forgiving One, You love to forgive, so forgive me.” (At-Trimidhi & Ibn Majah)
There is right and wrong when it comes to following the religion Islam. Allah has shared with us the two paths which define us good or bad Muslims. His people are granted with the intellect of making decision, which defines their responsibilities.
However, sometimes things are not as easy as they seem during that moment, Muslims, just like human beings, are bound to make mistakes. The important point is if they repent for their sin or not.
Repentance can be seen from the way a Muslim performs astagfar/taubah. With clean intention of regret and knowing they will not do it again, true repentance applies.
Allah Has Always Told Us that Shaytaan Will Be There to Break His People
“O you who believe, you shall embrace total submission; do not follow the steps of Satan, for he is your most ardent enemy.” (Quran 2:208)
And here’s what Shaytaan will do each time you perform a sin:
1. Shaytaan would not want you to repent for the sin you committed; he would not want you to perform taubah.
2. If Shaytaan fails and you do repent, he will make you feel that Allah has not accepted your repentance.
God does not forgive the Shirk (without repentance) but He may forgive every other sin for whomsoever He wills. (4:116)
To think that Allah will not accept our repentance is false, given how Shaytaan would want us to feel that way. It primarily depends on how you sorry you are and how ready you are on not to make this mistake again.
May Allah accept our taubah and lead us to the right track, Ameen!