Is there a difference between making tawbah from major sins and minor sins?
Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)
Tawbah is obligatory from all sins, both the minor and major, but especially the major because the end result is worse. Sincere tawbah from major sins leads to your minor sins being forgiven. Allah says:
If you avoid the great sins you have been forbidden, We shall wipe out your minor misdeeds and admit you through the entrance of honour (4:31).
This does not, however, remove the obligation to repent from all sins both minor and major.