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MAJOR SINS Part 1

Being ungrateful

Ibn ‘Abbas (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “I was shown Hell and found that the majority of its inhabitants were women who were ungrateful,” It was said, “Do they disbelieve in Allah? [Or are they ungrateful to Allah?]” And he replied, “They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favours and the good done to them. If you have always been good to any of them (women) and then she sees something which she dislikes, she will say, “I have never received any good, at all, from you.”

Abu Hurayrah (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “He will be ungrateful to Allah who does not thank people (for their favours).”

Jabir (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “If anyone is given a gift and has the means he should offer a similar gift in return, but if he does not have the means, then he should express commendation, for he who expresses commendation has given thanks, and he who conceals a matter has been ungrateful.”

Pride

Allah says:

“Allah does not like those who are self-deluding, proud and boastful.”

He further says:

“Allah does not like any self-deluded and boastful.”

In another place the Almighty says:

” And indeed, what an evil abode will be for the arrogant.”

Ibn Umar reported that the Messanger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said,“Avoid pride, for a man may be proud owing to a cloak he puts on.”

Ibn-e- Mas’ood reported that Allah’s messanger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride will not enter paradise.” A man remarked, “O’ Allah’s messanger, a man likes his garment to be beautiful and his shoes to be beautiful.” The Prophet replied, “Allah is beautiful and likes beauty, pride is disdaining the truth (with arrogance, vanity) and despising people.”

Haritha ibn Whab reported Allah’s messanger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) as saying: “Shall i inform you of the inhabitants of the (Hell) fire? They are, The cruel, the proud and the conceited persons’.”

Abu Saeed (Radiallahu anhu) reported that the prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “He who is humbel for Allah’s sake to a degree, Allah will exalt his status to one grade until He makes his abode in the higher rank of the High Places (i.e. in paradise). If anyone is proud against Allah’s orders to a grade, Allah will degrade him until he will put him to the lowest of the low places (i.e. in Hell).”

Vanity
Allah says:
“And those who are fearful of the punishment of their Lord”

It is narrated that Ibn Masood Radiallahu anhu said: ” Destruction consists in two things, despair and vanity.” And Abu Bakr Radiallahu anhu reported that a man prased another man greatly in front of the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam. The Prophet alaihis salaam said to him: ” Woe to you! You have cut of your companions neck…” and repeated it many times and and then added, ” One of you who cannot help expressing praise for his brother should say, I think he is so-and-so– in case he really found him such–and Allah knows the truth, and I do not confirm anybody’s good conduct before Allah.”

Harith ibn Mu’awiyah related that he told Umar ibn al Khattaab Radiallahu anhu: ” People used to entice me to tell them stories,” to which he replied, ” I am afraid that when you tell them stories you may consider yourself great amongst them: and when you do that often, they may consider that you in the star constelation above them! Thus Allah, will put you down under their feet on the Day of Resurrection as much as that.

Anas Radiallahu anhu related that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said,” If you had not Sinned, I would have feard for you what is more seious than vanity.”

HYPOCRISY AND OSTENTATION
Allah says:
“Whoever hopes for the meeting with his Lord, let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone.”

Jundub ibn Abdullah Radiallahu anhu reported tha Allah’s messanger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:

He who lets people hear of his good deeds intentionally to win their praise, Allah will let them know his real intention (on the day of resurrection): and he who does good things in public to show off and win the praise of the people, Allah will disclose his real intention (and humiliate him).”

Umar Radiallahu anhu narrated Allah’s Messanger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam as saying: “Actions are to be judged only by intentions, and a man would have only what he intended.”

Abu Hurairah Radiallahu anhu related that the Messanger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:

The first persons to be judged on the Day of Resurrection will be three:

1. A man who died as a martyr in Allah s path. He will be brought forward, and after Allah has reminded him of the favours He bestowed on him and the man acknowledges them, He, the All-High, will ask, ‘What did you do to show gratitude for them?’ The man will reply, ‘I fought in Your cause until I was killed.’ Allah will say, ‘You have lied, you fought so that people might call you courageous, and they have done so.’ Command will then be issued against him, and he will be dragged on his face and thrown into Hell.

2. A man who acquired and taught knowledge and read the Qur ‘an will be brought forward, and after Allah has reminded him of the favours He showed him and the man acknowledges them, He will ask, ‘What did you do to show gratitude for them?’ The man will reply, ‘I acquired and taught knowledge and read the Qur ‘an for Your sake.’ Allah will say, ‘You have lied, you acquired knowledge so that people might call you learned, and you read the Qur ‘an that they might call you a reciter, and they have done so.’ Command will then be issued against him, and he will be dragged on his face and thrown into Hell.

3. And then a man whom Allah made affluent and whom He has given all kinds of property will be brought forward, and after Allah has reminded him of the favours He showed him and the man acknowledges them, He will ask, ‘What did you do to show gratitude for them?’ The man will reply, ‘I have not neglected to give liberally for Your Sake to all the causes approved by you for this purpose.’ Allah will say, ‘You have lied, you did it so that people might call you generous, and they have done so.’ Command will then be issued against him, and he will be dragged on his face and thrown into Hell.,,»14

Tirmidhi transmitted the above hadith with the addition that Mu’awiyah (Radiallahu anhu) wept on hearing this hadith and recited Allah’s saying:

“Whoever desires the life of this world and its adornments – We fully repay them for their deeds therein ... “ (Qur ‘an 11: 15)
Exultation

Allah (Ta’ala) says:

“Verily, he was among his people in joy!” (Qur’an 84: 13)

Allah (Ta’ala) also says:

“They will say, ‘Aforetime, we were afraid [of the punishment of Allah] in the midst of our families.'(Qur’an 52: 26)

And Allah’s saying:

“So, when they forgot [the warning] with which they had been reminded, We opened to them the doors of every [pleasant] thing, until, when they rejoiced in that which they were given. We seized them all of a sudden and they were [then] in despair.” (Qur’an 6: 44)

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