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

47) A Wife’s Rebellion Against Her Husband

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High says,

{As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them first. Next refuse to share their beds and lastly beat them (lightly). If they return to obedience, seek not means against them (of annoyance); for Allah is Most High, great (above you all).} (An-Nisa’: 34)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

When a man calls his wife to his bed and she does not come, if he spends the night angry with her, the angels curse her until morning.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Another version from Al-Bukhari and Muslim is,

April 27, 2009

46) Believing Fortunetellers and Astrologers

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High says,

{And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge, for surely the hearing, the sight, the learnt all of those shall be questioned of.}

(Al-Isra’: 36)

Elaborating on the above Ayah Al-Wahidi reported Al-Kalbi’s commentary that idle curiosity and undocumented reports are condemned. Al-Wahidi said, we should be called to accounted for the exercise of every faculty that has been given to us.

{He (alone) knows the Unseen, nor does He make anyone acquainted with his secrets. Except a Messenger whom he has chosen.} (Al-Jin: 26)

April 26, 2009

31) The Dishonest Judge

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{And if any fail to judge by what Allah hath revealed, they are unbelievers.} (Al-Ma’idah: 44)

{And if any fail to judge by what Allah hath revealed, they are wrong-doers.} (Al-Ma’idah: 45)

{And if any do fail to judge by what Allah hath revealed, they are those who rebel.} (Al-Ma’idah: 47)

In his Mustadrak, Al-Hakim reported on the authority of Talhah Ibn ‘Ubaid Allah (may Allah be

pleased with him) that the Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Verily, Allah never accepts the Prayer of a judge who judges with what Allah has not revealed.”( Hakim)

March 21, 2009

19) Drinking Alcohol

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High says,

“O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, sacrificing to stones and (divination by) arrows, is an abomination, of Satan’s handiwork: Eschew such (abomination) that ye may prosper. Satan’s plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from Prayer: will ye not then abstain?” (Al-Ma’idah: 90-91)

Thus, Allah the Exalted forbids wine and warns us of approaching it.

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Avoid wine, it is the mother of abomination.” (Ad-Darqutni, An-Nasa’i and Al-Baihaqi)

February 5, 2009

18) Bearing False Witness

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High says;

“Those who witness no falsehood and if they pass by futility, they pass by it with honorable (avoidance)” (Al-Furqan: 72)

“And shun the word that is false” (Al-Hajj: 30)

It was narrated that,

“Bearing false witness is mentioned twice as equal as associating others with Allah (in the Qur’an)” (Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“On the Day of Judgement, the feet of the person who bore false witness will not stir from their place before their owner is condemned to Hell.” (Ibn Majah and Al-Hakim)

February 5, 2009