Expiation for the violation of Commandments of Allah

Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 369
Expiation for the violation of Commandments of Allah

Allah, the Exalted, says:

And if an evil whisper from Shaitan (Satan) tries to turn you away (O Muhammad (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)) (from doing good), then seek refuge in Allah.” (41:36)

Verily, those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious), when an evil thought comes to them from Shaitan (Satan), they remember (Allah), and (indeed) they then see (aright).” (7:201)

And those who, when they have committed Fahishah or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins; – and none can forgive sins but Allah – and do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know. For such, the reward is forgiveness from their Rubb, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath (Jannah), wherein they shall abide forever. How excellent is this reward for the doers (who do righteous deeds according to Allah’s Orders)!” (3:135,136)

And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.” (24:31)

1807. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who takes an oath and involuntarily says: `By Al-Lat and Al-`Uzza’ should at once affirm: `La ilaha illallah (there is no true god except Allah)’, and he who says to his companion: `Come let’s gamble’ should make expiation by giving something in charity.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].