Questions tagged [sin]

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Is drawing or photographing people prohibited in Islam?

I am aware that the prophets may not be depicted in art works, but recently I've been told that people can't be drawn either. What are the specific Quran verses or hadiths that support this view? What ...
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Does the process of repentance differ significantly based on the sin?

The question How does one repent in Islam? asks about repenting from sins in general. I attempted to answer it, and the general conclusion was basically: Sincerely ask for forgiveness. Perform good ...
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Will Allah forgive me for doing X ? (reference question)

Suppose I have done the sin X - Will Allah forgive me for doing it? What must I do to be forgiven? Motivation: We have a load of questions (see the list at the end) on the site where someone confesses ...
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Was the prophet sinless?

There seems to be a commonly held belief that the prophet Muhammad (and the prophets in general) are somehow protected from ever committing any sin. I have seen nothing in the Qur'an to suggest this, ...
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How does one repent in Islam?

Everybody sins from time to time, either intentionally or unintentionally. When we discover that we have sinned, is there any way to make up for having committed that sin? If so, how do we do that? ...
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What do we do about evil thoughts striking our heart? Will we be held accountable for them?

Sometimes in my heart I say things I don't want to say. Is Allah going to hold me accountable for these? What can we do about bad/illicit thoughts striking our heart?
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Do you get sin for doing something unintentionally?

As-salamu Alaykum, If you have sinned without the intention to sin, are you still held accountable? does it depend on the sin?  Jazak Allah Khair
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What are the major sins in Islam?

How many majors sins are there? Are there seven or seventy major sins?
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What kinds of sin does hadith rejection lead to (if any)?

It is accepted that not all ahadith are authentic. One example is: What did Prophet Muhammad mean by “Seek knowledge even as far as China"? It is sensible, therefore, to reject some ahadith. ...
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Does punishment in the worldly life replace punishment in the hereafter?

If a believer is to commit a sin and they get punished for it in the worldly life, do they get punished for it in the grave and whats to come afterwards?
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Can suicide be forgiven?

When a person kills himself ,he goes to jahannam. Allah says in the Quran: {Surely Allah does not forgive that anything should be associated with Him, and forgives what is besides that to whomsoever ...
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Why should a person who disbelieves after becoming Muslim be executed?

Why is a person who is either born Muslim or who has accepted Islam later in life not allowed to change their religion? I have also heard that, in this case, the ruling for women would not be the same ...
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Do actions (kissing, touching, etc) which could lead to zina (sex before marriage) count as a major sin?

People often talk of major and minor sins, minor being those which may be forgiven due to good deeds and regular prayer, etc, while major are those that one must repent for with sincerity for ...
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What is the punishment of touching a non-mahram? And do these sins disappear if he is given the sharia'h punishment?

Is it true that a person's sins would disappear if he is given the punishment that is decided in sharia'h? What is the punishment of touching a non-mahram? And by touching, I mean handshake and in an ...
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Repentance from a misdeed: Is there a chance that Allah may forgive me?

Assalamualaikum My sin present on internet will Allah Forgive me
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How bad a sin is looking at other 's awrah?

Looking at other's awrah is a sin. But specifically speaking, what is the level of intensity of this sin? What do the Qur'an and Hadith indicate about this matter? I saw somewhere that Rasulullah (S....
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Which sins are related to Satan? Which sins are related to carnal soul (Nafs-al-Ammarah)?

As you know, the carnal soul or man's animalistic layer (Nafs-al-Ammarah): is summarized in lust, carnal desires, and anger[1] . This internal inclination and state of Nafs(soul) is termed by the ...
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Does Allah forgive every sin?

There are different kind of sins, but if you repent honestly then Allah will forgive you, right? Still, are there any sins that Allah will never forgive?
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Would we be able to do haram things in jannah?

I wanted to know if it would be OK to do haram in heaven (e.g. drink alcohol) because you have followed all the rules that Allah has given you and gotten to paradise so now you can do whatever you ...
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Is it okay if we commit a sin with a clean intention?

I'm really confused about a hadith إِنَّمَا الأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّةِ which means Actions are (only) dependent upon their intentions. Does it mean if we have a clean intention, we can do ...
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Do waswas increase in evil and intensity with the increase of sins and decrease with the decrease of sins?

We know that in general the stronger the Iman is the lesser calamities someone has. Does this include waswas? Meaning that the smaller the amount of sins, the smaller the amount of waswas. Are large ...
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Are people held accountable for the sins they committed unknowingly before puberty?

I am a female, 16 years old. I was assaulted by my uncle at age 9 to 11. I was a sexually curious child, and after those events, I became more curious. Before puberty at age 12, I tried to experiment ...
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Are sins I committed prior to converting to Islam forgivable?

I thought about converting for years until I decided not to. I thought I was trapped in a sinful life full of vice and blasphemy. One day I was burning paperwork and old books in my stove, and ...
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Is watching ecchi anime haram?

Is it haram to watch ecchi anime that only shows the top part of a woman breast but not the nipples or anything else?
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How can someone repent if that are afraid they might re-commit a sin?

There are 3 conditions for a sin to be forgiven: You abstain from the sin You regret the evil you have committed You make a sincere promise to not commit the sin again However, what if a person who ...
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It seems that God is very forgiving; what is the significance of "Beware of small sins"?

I get the impression that God is always ready to forgive, giving lots of leeway and many chances to repent. Below is an example of what I mean; I see comments like this all over the place in the Qur'...
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Will Allah forgive us for a sin that we commit knowing that it is haram?

Will Allah forgive us for a sin that we commit knowing that it is haram but we plan to ask for forgiveness later? For example, I know what I am about to do is haram but I have a plan to ask for Allah'...
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How does harm to honour and reason fall under the adage "necessity make forbidden things permissible"?

Islam Q&A write: Among the basic principles of Islamic sharee’ah, on which the scholars are agreed, is that cases of necessity make forbidden things permissible. ... Necessity means cases in ...
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Is suicide a worse sin than murder? According to who?

A quote, which I believe is from QuestionsOnIslam.com, popped up on the Islam Means Peace Facebook page. It included the following snippet: Committing suicide is a grave sin which is forbidden by ...
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If sins invalidate dua, isn't it impossible for our duas to be answered?

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “By Him in whose hand is my soul, if you did not sin Allah would replace you with people who would sin and they ...
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Will everyone be punished?

Everyone has sinned and we sin all the time so will we be punished for these sins? Or will we enter heaven without a punishment if we repent out sins?
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Is adultery better than backbiting?

From this answer to the question What is backbiting and what kinds of speech are considered backbiting, I learn that backbiting is worse than committing adultery in Islam. If that's the case, does it ...
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ِDid Prophet Muhammad sin? If so, what was that?

In the Qur'an, Allah instructs Muhammad to ask forgiveness for his sin So know, [O Muhammad], that there is no deity except Allah and ask forgiveness for your sin and for the believing men and ...
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Is it true that Allah forgives all sins except those who expose them?

I’ve read a lot on the internet that Allah forgives all sins except those who expose them. Is this 100% true?
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Sin and punishment for using sex toys?

What kind of sin is using adult sex toys and what will be punishment in afterlife for that? Is it same as fornication? Mentioned that for someone who performs masturbation, would it be more punishable ...
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How will Allah forgive me after shouting at my father?

My parents fight so much. My father screams at my mother and sometimes hit her (lightly) but it affects me and everyone in the house because we get scared. One day my father was super angry and ...
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Haram scale of severity?

Looking in from the outside of a religion can sometimes be very confusing, especially to someone of no faith, and I just wanted to clear something up. When it comes to an item or an act being 'Haram',...
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What is zina of the heart? What things constitute zina of the heart?

I understand very well what is zina of the eyes and hands. It is seeing and touching Haram things. But what is zina of the heart? Is it confined to imagining Haram things like: Just like it is Haram ...
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What is greater sin between murder and zina?

Today i was watching a YouTube video and in there, it is saying that zina is greater sin than murder. Is it true in Islam?
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Is backbiting from an anonymous online account still backbiting?

Backbiting, backstabbing, or tale-bearing is to slander someone in their absence - to bite them behind their back. ... In the Baha'i Faith, Christian, Islamic and Jewish doctrine, backbiting is ...
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I want to ask God for forgiveness for an abortion

I am currently 18 years old and I have been thinking of converting to Islam. However I am haunted by the fact that I recently had an abortion at 6 weeks. My boyfriend and I are getting married soon. I ...
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Will a person be forgiven if the person plans to ask for forgiveness later?

Will a person be forgiven if the person plans to ask for forgiveness later? For example: A person plans to commit a sin while he is fully aware of what is he is about to do and plans to ask for ...
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Children disabled because parents have sinned

I am from a culture where people say they follow Islam, but they keep saying strange things to me which don't seem to fit in with what I am reading in the Quran. For example, one of the things people ...
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I have exposed my sin [duplicate]

I am a 17 year old Muslim female and I have exposed a sin I commited to many of my friends. At the time, I revealed it because I wanted advice but I did not know that revealing my sins to others is a ...
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Are certain sins forgiven after conversion to Islam (Sunni view)?

Reading this question, some questions arose in my mind. When a non-Muslim converts to Islam: Are the sins related to human rights also forgiven? What happens if they killed someone when they were a ...
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Will Allah forgive me for this major sin?

I broke the fast in Ramadan before Maghrib back then the last time I did it was 2020 and I was stupid back then yes I did I it on purpose and I didn’t know there would be a punishment. Back then I ...
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I comitted Shirk on accident. Will Allah still forgive me?

I am 13 years old and a girl. I had accidentally committed shirk last month and I started worrying because it is an unforgivable sin. I sincerely regret my actions and I wish I could change my past. I ...
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Views on the sinlessness of Jesus/Isa

It seems to be commonly accepted in Islam that the prophet Jesus was "without sin," in contrast to the rest of humanity — even the other prophets — arguably(?) even Muhammad himself. (Although see Was ...
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I broke a very serious oath, will I be forgiven

Asalam o alaikum, I am a Muslim(Sunni Hanfi) teenager. I once made an oath to Allah not to commit a sin again(I was baligh then,maybe,but not mentally mature then,this was a long time ago),I said,"Ya ...
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Need help understanding the sins hadith

What does this hadith mean? Allah's apostle said," By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if you were not to commit sin, Allah would sweep you out of existence and He would replace (you by) those people ...