Major Sins in Islam | Kabira Gunah in the light of Quran & Sunnah

WHAT IS A MAJOR SIN ?

Any Sin which falls under any one or more of the below categories is considered a Major Sin
1. A Sin that is mentioned as a Major Sin in the Qur’aan or the Sahih Hadith.
2. A Sin for which a Punishment is Prescribed in the Qur’aan or the Sahih Hadith in this World.
3. A Sin for which a Punishment is Prescribed in the Qur’aan or the Sahih Hadith in the Hereafter.
4. A Sin for which Allah or His Messenger (pbuh) have Cursed the Sinner or described him as an Evildoer.
5. A Sin for which a person has been Prescribed Hellfire or Prevented from Entering Paradise.

70 MAJOR SINS

Ibn Abbaas (ra) was asked, “Are Major Sins ?”
He replied, “70 is closer to their number than 7 “
- Musannaf Abdur Razzaaq
- Vol 10, Hadith 19702

AVOID MAJOR SIN — Allah will forgive Minor Sins

“if you Avoid the Major Sins which you are Forbidden, We will Remove from you your Lesser Sins and Admit you to a Noble Entrance [into Paradise] ”

- Al-Quran 4:31

MINOR SINS IF DONE CONTINUALLY BECOME MAJOR SIN

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:

“…a Minor Sin does not remain Minor if one continues doing it”
- Musnad Ash Shihaab
- Vol 2, Hadith 555

With True Repentance Allah will forgive Major Sins

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:

“A Major Sin is Forgiven with Repentance…”
- Musnad Ash Shihaab
- Vol 2, Hadith 555

1. SHIRK — ASSOCIATES OR PARTNERS TO ALLAH

“…Whoever joins other gods with Allah — Allah will Forbid him the Paradise, and the Fire will be his Abode…”
- Al Qur’aan 5:72

The Messenger of Allah [pbuh] said:
Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He, said:
“I am the least in need of a partner. Whoever does any deed in which he ( associates someone else witli Me, I will reject him and his deed”
- Saheeh Muslim
- Vol 7, Hadith 7475

2. MURDER : Killing a Human Being

“…If any one Kills a Person — unless it be for Murder or for Spreading Corruption in the land — it would beAS IF HE KILLED THE ENTIRE MANKIND:and if any one Saved a Life, it would be as if he Saved the Life of the Entire Mankind.”

- Al Qur’aan 5:32

The Prophet (pbuh) was asked about the Major Sins, He said:
“…To Kill a Person (whom Allah has forbidden to kill, i.e. to commit the crime of murdering)…”
- Saheeh Al Bukhari
- Vol 3, Hadith 2653

3. SORCERY : Black Magic / Witchcraft

“…whoever purchased the Magic would not have in the Hereafter any share…”

- Al Quran 2:102

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:
“Avoid Al Moobiqaat (Major Sins); Joining Partners with Allah and Witchcraft.”
- Saheeh Al Bukhari
- Vol 7, Hadith 5764

4. NOT PERFORMING THE PRAYER

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:

“Between Kufr (Disbelief) and Eman (Faith) is Abandoning the Salah.”
- Jaami At Tirmidhi
- Vol , Hadith 2618

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