Making taubah for sins

Q: I was listening to one of your recordings. I came to know that we should not talk about sins in detail when making tawbah.. have I understood correctly? If I mistakenly backbite shouldn't I say forgive me for backbiting..or forgive me I couldn't pray fajr today? I am not clear. Can you explain?

A: To seek taubah in this way is permissible.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)