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Post by Elm on Fri May 23, 2008 3:25 pm

Major Sins

Al-Nisa (The Women)
Chapter 4: Verse 31

"If you avoid the most serious of what you are forbidden, We will erase your bad deeds, and shall cause you to enter an abode of glory."

In this verse, Allah Almighty has guaranteed the Garden of Paradise to those who avoid the major sins.

A Muslim should steer clear of all sins, major and minor ones. A faithful Muslim takes care of every utterance or deed, avoiding anything that makes him subject to the punishment of Allah and His Wrath.


The major sins are those acts which have been forbidden by Allah in the Quran and by His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) in the Sunnah, and which have been made clear as forbidden by the actions of the first righteous generation of Muslims, the Companions of the Prophet.

Commonplace Examples

Associating anything with Allah; Murder; Abandoning the Pillars of Islam (i.e. Salah, Zakah); Showing disrespect to parents; Committing adultery; Committing sodomy; Dealing in riba (interest); Lying about Allah or His Messenger; Being proud and arrogant; Falsely accusing chaste women (i.e. of committing fornication or adultery); Consuming what is unlawful; Committing suicide; Giving and accepting a bribe; Showing off; Betraying a trust; Recounting favours; Swearing; Lamenting, wailing, tearing the clothing, and doing other things of this sort when an affliction falls; Treating one's spouse, servant, the weak, and animals badly; Offending one's neighbour; Giving short weight or measure; Persistently missing Friday Prayer without any excuse; Spying for the enemy of the Muslims against Muslim's interest.

Of course, there is a gradation among them, since some are more serious than others. From the text of the Quran we know that a person who associates anything with Allah (and dies on it) will not be forgiven and will remain in Hell forever. As one may notice that even though some of these actions are known and understood to be from the major sins, there are certain actions that we take very casually which have indeed serious repercussions since they also are considered to be from the same category. The full list enumerates other items, which are commonplace among the Muslims of today. May Allah protect us from these Sins.

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