Of the Major Sins

Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-as (radi Allahu anhum) reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “(Of the) major sins are: to ascribe partners to Allah, disobey parents, murder someone, and to take a false oath (intentionally).”

[Sahih al-Bukhari]


There are many more major sins which have been enlisted and discussed at length by Muhaddathun in independent volumes, such as Az-Zawajir ‘an iqtraf-al-Kaba’ir, Kitab-al-Kaba’ir by Adh-Dhahabi.

This Hadith mentions some of the major sins enumerated by the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) on a particular occasion. We can also say that the sins mentioned here are some of the most serious among the major sins.

And Allah Knows Best!

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