What is Taubah?
Ali (ra) was asked as to what is ‘taubah’ and he replied that it consists of six elements:
1. To regret one’s past evil deeds
2. To carry out Divine duties that were missed
3. To restore the rights that were usurped
4. To ask forgiveness of a person who has been wronged by him physically or verbally
5. To make a firm resolve of avoiding the sin in future
6. To consume one’s self in obedience of Allah(swt) as one thus far consumed one’s self in His disobedience.