should a person who did not fast do?
I am a young woman of 25
years of age. From the time I was young until I was 21 years old, I did
not fast or pray because I was lazy. My parents advised me to fast and
pray but I did not pay any attention to them. What do I have to do,
knowing that that Allaah has guided me, and now I fast and I regret what
Praise be to Allaah.
Repentance wipes out whatever came before. You have to
regret what you did, be determined not to repeat it, be sincere in your worship,
do lots of naafil acts of worship such as praying naafil prayers night and
day and observing voluntary fasts, read Qur’aan and make du’aa’.
Allaah accepts the repentance of His slaves and forgives their bad deeds.
Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz