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Hadith on Major Sins: The Four Major Sins in Islam

📖Sahih Muslim 88 a
Anas narrated from the Apostle (ﷺ) about the major sins. He (the Holy Prophet) observed: Associating anyone with Allah, disobedience to parents, killing a person and false utterance.

This hadith is a narration from Anas bin Malik, a companion of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), in which he reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) listed four major sins. These sins are considered very serious and severe in Islam, and a Muslim should strive to avoid them at all costs.

  1. Associating anyone with Allah: This refers to the sin of shirk, which is the act of associating partners with Allah in worship or ascribing divine attributes to anyone or anything other than Allah. In Islam, belief in the oneness of Allah (Tawheed) is the most important belief and the foundation of faith.
  2. Disobedience to parents: This refers to the sin of disrespecting, disobeying, or neglecting one’s parents, who are considered to be among the most deserving of respect and kindness in Islam. In Islam, being kind and respectful to parents is considered a major obligation.
  3. Killing a person: This refers to the sin of taking someone’s life unjustly. In Islam, human life is considered sacred and taking someone’s life without a just cause is a major sin.
  4. False utterance: This refers to the sin of lying or making false statements. In Islam, truthfulness and honesty are highly valued, and lying is considered a major sin that can lead to other sins and harm to oneself and others.