38) Learning Sacred Knowledge for the Sake of This World, or Concealing It

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{Those truly fear Allah among His servants who have knowledge, for Allah, is Exalted in Might, oft- Forgiving.} (Fatir: 28)

This verse clearly refers to the scholars who are acquainted with Allah, Most High. Ibn ‘Abbas said,

“What is meant, are those who are well acquainted with Allah’s Might, Dignity and Power and (will) fear Him more than all other people.” Mujahid and AI-Sha’bi said, “The men of knowledge are those who fear Allah.”

Al-Rabi’ said further, “Whoever has no fear of Allah, he will never be decreed to be a scholar.”

March 26, 2009

30) Telling lies

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High states,

{Then let us earnestly pray and invoke the curse of Allah on those who lie!} (Al-‘Imran: 61)

{Allah guides not one who transgresses and lies!} (Ghafir: 28)

{Cursed be the conjecturers (the liars).} (Al-Dhariyat: 10)

On the authority of Ibn Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him), “the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,

“Adhere firmly to truthfulness for truthfulness surely leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise, and a man is recorded with Allah as a sincere one as long as he is truthful. However, lying leads to immorality and immorality leads to the Hell-Fire, and a man is recorded with Allah as a liar as long as he lies.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

February 25, 2009

13) Wrongly Consuming an Orphan’s Property

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, the Most High, says,

“Those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans eat up fire into their own bodies: they will soon be enduring a blazing fire.” (Al-Nisa’: 10)

The Qur’an also states,

“Come not nigh to the orphan’s property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength.” (Al-Imran: 152)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“When I was taken up in Ascent (Mi’raj) I saw some men gapping their jaws under the coercion of other men. Then came another men who fed them stones of fire that penetrated their bodies and came out from their anus. I wondered: ‘Who are they, Gabriel?’ He replied, ‘They are those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans eat up a fire intotheir bodies.” (Muslim)

February 2, 2009

12) Accepting Usurious Gain

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, the Almighty, says,

“O ye who believe! Devour not usury, doubled and multiplied; but fear Allah; that ye may (really) prosper.” (Al-Imran: 130)

The Qur’an also states,

“Those who devour usury will not stand except as stands one whom the Satan by his touch hath driven to madness that is because they say, ‘trade is like usury, but Allah has permitted trade and forbidden usury.” (Al-Baqarah: 275)

February 2, 2009

7) Not Performing The Hajj When Able to

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, the Most High, says,

Pilgrimage thereto is a duty, men owe to Allah those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of his creatures.” (Al-Imran: 97)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Whoever can afford this journey to the sacred House, by provision and transportation and he does not make the pilgrimage, there is no blame if he dies as a Jew or a Christian. This is because Allah says, “Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah -those who can afford the journey.” (Tirmidhi)

January 26, 2009

Is He really watching?

Akhlaq & Spirituality, Striding in Allah’s Shade - Enriching Lives

The age we live in, where we see countless rampant sins, one is left to wonder: is Allah truly watching over? It serves well to reminisce how Hazrat Luqman is instructing his son to always be mindful of Allah: 

“O my son!” (Said Hazrat Luqman), “If there be (but) the weight of a mustard seed and it were (hidden) in a rock, or (anywhere) in the heavens or on earth, Allah will bring it forth: for Allah understands the finest mysteries, (and) is well-acquained (with them).” [Luqman 31:16]

November 6, 2008