49) Loudly Lamenting for the Dead or When Afflicted with an Adversity


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

In Sahih Muslim, Ibn Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him) reported, “The Prophet (pbuh) said that,

“He who slaps his cheeks, rips his pockets, or calls out the cries of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance is not of us.” (Bukhari)

Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that,

“The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) cleared himself from the woman who loudly lament, the one who shaves or plucks out her hair when being afflicted with an adversity, and the one who rips off her clothes.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

May 7, 2009

45) Breaking One’s Promise Or Pledge


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High, says,

{And fulfill (every) engagement, for (every) engagement will be enquired into on the day of reckoning} (Al-Isra: 34)

{O ye who believe! Fulfill (all) obligations?} (Al-Ma’idah: 1)

Az-Zajjaj said engagements include all what Allah commands or forbids. Al-Wahidi also said obligations include what Allah made lawful or unlawful in the Qur’an. Muqatil Ibn Hayyan added, it is also included the covenants held among Muslims or between Muslim and non-Muslims.

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

April 9, 2009