You know there are sins like reciting the Quran but not reciting it properly, small things and there are sins that you can not even realize you're doing but then there are major sins the consumption of Haram like you're drinking a beer, you know the Zina of the eyes, it's pretty major, actual Zina, killing somebody, consuming RIBA, earning RIBA, you know endorsing it, saying something that Allah has made Haram, that is no big deal, it's okay it's Halaal. Allah will understand, things like that is a major sins.
Allah says you want to be people of the afterlife? number one thing you give Me is don't do major sins, stay away from the big stuff. You can refine yourself and work on the smaller things (Sins) over time and become better and better and better as a Muslim but the first order of priority is the major major sins.
If you're dating a girl you're in major sin, if you're dating a guy you're in major sin, you need to stop before you worry about anything else in Islam. If you're addicted to pornography you're in a deep problem, it's a deep deep spiritual problem you need to get away from it because the Zina of the eyes will lead to other kinds of zina, you need to stop, that is the first thing you have to address. If you're addicted to alcohol, if you're taking drugs, if you're smoking weed, if you're smoking pot or worse you know?
If you're doing this stuff you need to stop, if you're stealing money, if you're stealing money from your parents, if you're stealing money from your job you need to stop, if you're investing in what you know are haram industries and you're making money in a way that you know is not permissible by our Deen. even if you're like oh I'm in innocent business, I'm in real estate, okay that's innocent enough but Ive rent out my warehouse to a club, okay you're not clubbing you're just renting it out to them, you are perpetuating evil, you may not be the Faasid, you may not be the corrupt one but you are the cause of corruption and without you renting it out it wouldn't exist so you're complicit, you're complicit in that.
Stop doing the major stuff first and then the 2ndly all forms of shamelessness you need to stop and I particularly highlighted shamelessness as I was talking to dating, pornography, this sort of thing why? because Allah took major sins and immediately after highlighted in particular ''shamelessness and all forms of it'' any act of it, any manifestation of it, anything that takes you close to it avoid it altogether. ''and when they get angry then they are able to forgive'' these are the things that we need to prioritize and these are the goals you need to set for yourself.
How will you surround yourself with people that will help you avoid major sins that will give you fresh start fresh company, good company that keeps you on the right track and when you're slipping they're able to stop you and pull you right back in. I pray all the best for you and I pray that in in'sha'Allah your life becomes better and better and better as a Muslim and that you and I are able to stand in front of Allah successful on Judgment Day and be able to congratulate each other because we helped each other make it.