70) Disparaging the Companions of the Prophet

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Allah most high says: he who is hostile to a friend (Waliyy) of Mine, I declare war against”

“Do not revile my companions, for by Him in Whose Hand is my soul, were one of you to spend gold equal to mount Uhud, you would not attain the reward of the handful of one of them or even half of it.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

(Because what they spent benefited Islam more)

September 25, 2009

69) Spying on the Muslims and Revealing their Weaknesses

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Included in this subject is the hadith of Hatib Ibn Abi Balta’ah (who sent a secret letter telling of the Muslims military plans to his relatives in Mecca in hopes that they would not get hurt), ‘Umar (Allah be well pleased with him) wanted to kill him for what he had done, but the Prophet (pbuh) forbade ‘Umar to, as Hatib had fought at Badr (and by accepting Hatib’s excuse, left nothing for any Muslim to criticize. (Bukhari)

September 24, 2009

68) Deception and Evil Schemes

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High say,

{But the plotting of evil will hem in only the authors thereof} (Fatir: 43)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Plotting and duplicity are in the Hell-Fire.” (Al-Hakim and Al-Baihaqi)

“A deceiver, a miser and he who reminds recipients of his charity to them will not enter paradise.”

Allah the Almighty says about the hypocrites:

{They seek to deceive Allah, but it is Allah who deceive them.} (An-Nisa: 142)

Al-Wahidi said, “They will be treated in the manner they treated others: they will be shown the light as the believers but when they approach the Sirat (a bridge on fire) the light diminishes and they will be left in darkness.

September 23, 2009

67) Bringing Loss to the Bequest

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High, says,

{After payment of legacies and debts: so that no loss is caused (to any).} (An-Nisa’: 12)

This means that when someone brings loss to heirs by claiming that he is indebted to such and such.

Allah the Almighty says,

{Thus is it ordained by Allah, and Allah is All-Knowing, Most Forbearing. Those are limits set by Allah: those who obey Allah and his Messenger will be admitted to gardens with rivers flowing beneath, to abide therein (forever) and that will be the supreme achievement. But those who disobey Allah and his Messenger and transgress his limits will be admitted to a fire, to abide therein: and they shall have a humiliating punishment.} (An-Nisa’: 12-14)

September 12, 2009

66) Constantly Missing the Friday and Congregational Prayer Without a Valid Excuse

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{The Day that the shin shall be laid bare, and they shall be summoned to prostrate, but they shall not be able. Their eyes will be cast down–ignomity will cover them, seeing that they had been summoned aforetime to bow in adoration, while they were whole, (and had refused).} (Al-Qalam: 42-43)

Ka’b Al-Ahbar said, this Ayah is only revealed concerning those who miss the congregational prayers.

Sa’id Ibn Al-Musayyib (may Allah have mercy on him) said, “Those people heard the call to prayer and did not respond while they were whole.”

September 11, 2009

65) Forgoing the Congregational Prayer to Pray Alone Without a Legal Excuse

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud related that the Prophet (pbuh) said,

“I have considered having a man lead people at prayer and going myself to those who stay back from attending the congregational prayer to bum their houses down upon them.

“If the people forgo the Friday Prayer, Allah will set a seal on their hearts for them to become heedless.”( Muslim)

“Whoever misses three Friday prayers without a legal excuse, Allah will set a seal on his heart.”( Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi)

“Whoever misses the Friday prayer without a (legal) excuse or a danger will be accounted amongst the hypocrites in a record that cannot be erased or altered.”( Ahmad)

September 7, 2009

64) Despairing of the Mercy of Allah and Losing of Hope

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{And never give up hope of Allah’s soothing mercy: truly no one despairs of Allah’s soothing mercy, except those who have no faith. } (Yusuf: 87)

{He is the one that sends down rain (even) after (men) have given up all hope.} (Ash-Shura: 28)

{Say, ‘O my servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the mercy of Allah).} (AzZummar: 53)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Let none of you die except thinking the best of Allah the Almighty.”( Muslim)

September 6, 2009

63) Feeling Secure from Allah’s Devising

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High says,

{Until, in the midst of their enjoyment of our gifts, on a sudden We called then to account, when lot They were plunged in despair!} (Al-An’am: 44)

This means that the punishment occurs suddenly while they are heedless. Al-Hasan said, whoever is blessed but unaware of Allah’s decision he is heedless, and whoever is afflicted but unaware of Allah’s trials is also heedless. Then he read the above Ayah and said, these people are put into devising as they got all what they need and then taken suddenly.

September 5, 2009

62) Stinting When Weighing or Measuring Out Goods and Similar Merchandise

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{Woe to those that deal in fraud, those who, when they have to receive a measure from men, exact full measure, but when they have to give a measure or weight to men, give less than due. Do not they think that they will be raised upon a Mighty Day, a day when (all) mankind will stand before the Lord of the worlds?} (Al-Mutaffifeen: 1-6)

As-Saddiy said the reason of revelation of the above Ayah traces back to Prophet’s arrival at Medina where he found a man called Abu Juhainah who had two scales, one for giving and the other for receiving.

September 1, 2009

61) Withholding Excess Water From Others

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High says,

{Say, ‘See ye? If your stream was lost one morning (in the underground), who then can supply you with clear flowing water?}(Al-Mulk: 30)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Do not withhold excess water to withhold pasturage.”( Bukhari)

“Whoever denies others his surplus water or pasturage, Allah shall deny him His blessings on the Day of Judgment.”( Ahmad)

August 31, 2009