Major Sins الكبائر

Hadith on Sins: Avoid seven major sins, idolatry, killing

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Stay away from seven mortal sins.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, what are they?” The Prophet said, “Idolatry with Allah, occult magic, killing a soul that Allah has sanctified except for a just cause, consuming usury, usurping the property of an orphan, …

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Hadith on Curses: We viewed cursing our brothers as a major sin

Yazid ibn Abi ‘Ubayd reported: Salamah ibn al-Akwa’, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If we saw a man curse his brother, we considered it as if he had come to a door of mortal sin.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 6670 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عن يَزِيد بْن أَبِي عُبَيْدٍ قَالَ قَالَ سَلَمَة …

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Hadith on Curses: Major sin to respond to one insult with two

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, among the worst of major sins is to attack the reputation of a Muslim man without a just cause, and among the major sins is to revile twice in response to one insult.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4877 Grade: Sahih …

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Hadith on Injustice: Exploitation of women, workers, animals

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Among the greatest of sins to Allah is that a man marries a woman and, when he fulfills his needs with her, he divorces her and leaves with her dowry. And that a man employs another man and leaves without paying …

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Hasan on Shirk: Idol of the Muslim nation is wealth

Ibn Muflih reported: Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Every nation has an idol that they worship, and the idol of this nation is the gold and silver coin.” Source: al-Ādāb al-Shar’īyah 3/297 عن ابن مفلح قَالَ الْحَسَنُ الْبَصْرِيُّ رحمه الله لِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ صَنَمٌ يَعْبُدُونَهُ وَصَنَمُ هَذِهِ الْأُمَّةِ الدِّينَارُ وَالدِّرْهَمُ 3/297 الآداب …

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Hadith on Bid’ah: Every religious innovation erases a Sunnah

Ghudayf ibn al-Harith reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “People do not contrive an innovation in religion but that it removes a Sunnah like it.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16970 Grade: Jayyid (very good) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ غُضَيْفِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ …

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Hadith on Grudges: Let go of hatred, malice, and enmity

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Forgive each other and drop the grudges between yourselves.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 5403 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Suyuti Al-San’ani said, “Grudges are malice, enmity, and hatred. Indeed, they are among the great sins, so let them fall away from your …

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Hadith on Transgression: Worst people kill those who do not fight

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the worst transgressors to Allah are those who kill in the sacred mosque, those who kill whoever did not fight him, or those who kill with the vindictiveness of ignorance.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 6641 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to …

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Hadith on Curses: Cursing a believer is like murdering him

Abu Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Cursing a believer is like killing him.” Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad lil-Bukhārī 762 Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani عن أبي مسعود قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَعْنُ الْمُؤْمِنِ كَقَتْلِهِ 762 الأدب المفرد …

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Hadith on Sins: We have hope for people of major sins

Ibn Umar reported: We withheld ourselves from seeking forgiveness for people of major sins until we heard our Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Verily, I have delayed my intercession for the people of major sins among my nation for the Day of Resurrection.” Ibn Umar said, “Thus, we restrained much of what …

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Hadith on Sins: Magicians, drunkards not enter Paradise

Abu Darda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The one who disobeys his parents will not enter Paradise, nor one who has faith in magic, nor the stubborn drunkard, nor one who denies providence.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 27484 Grade: Hasan (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ …

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Hadith on Murder: Good deeds not accepted from killers

‘Ubadah ibn al-Samit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever kills a believer without a just cause, Allah will not accept any of his obligatory or voluntary good deeds.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4270 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عُبَادَةَ بْنِ الصَّامِتِ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ …

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Hadith on Shirk: Allah may forgive any sin but idolatry and murder

Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah might forgive any sin except for one who died as an idolater or a believer who killed another believer on purpose.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4270 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ …

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Ibn Abbas on Sin: No sin too major, no sin too minor

Sa’id ibn Jubayr reported: A man said to Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, “How many major sins are there? Are they seven?” Ibn Abbas said, “They are closer to seven hundred than only seven, yet no sin is too enormous if forgiveness is sought, and no sin is too minor if committed …

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Hadith on Murder: Allah would throw them all in Hell together

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Were the inhabitants of the heavens and earth to share in the killing of a believer, Allah would cast them all into Hellfire.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1398 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عن أبي سعيد الخدري عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ …

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Hadith on Sins: False oaths, suicide, cursing, excommunication

Thabit ibn al-Dahhak reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever swears falsely by a religion other than Islam, he is what he has professed. Whoever kills himself with something, he will be punished with it in the fire of Hell. Cursing a believer is like killing him, and accusing a believer …

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Hadith on Prayer: Excellent ablution, prayer erases minor sins

Uthman reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No Muslim attends a prescribed prayer and performs its ablution, reverence, and bowing in the best manner, but that it will be an expiation for his previous sins as long as he did not commit a major sin, and this applies at all …

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Hadith on Warning: Adultery and usury widespread, punishment follows

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Adultery and usury do not become prevalent among people but that the punishment of Allah Almighty is justified against them.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 4502 Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Arna’ut عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ …

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Hadith on Riba: Allah curses all involved in usury

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah has cursed the one who consumes usury, its client, its witness, and its recorder. Usury and adultery do not become widespread among people but that they will become vulnerable to the punishment of Allah Almighty.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 3799 Grade: Sahih (authentic) …

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Ibn Umar on Rebels: Khawarij apply verses about unbelievers on Muslims

Al-Bukhari reported: Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, considered the Khawarij rebels to be the worst of Allah’s creation and he said, “Indeed, they take verses that were revealed about unbelievers and use them against believers.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6531 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عن البخاري وَكَانَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ رضي الله …

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