Questions tagged [sin]

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same-sex relation with no sex?

I'm gay and I want to live my life with a man and love him. But I know that sex between 2 men is haraam in Islam. So, can I have a relationship with a guy and all but avoid sex, is that also ...
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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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Can we formulate our own Tafseer from our understanding of Qur'an?

Narrated Jundab bin 'Abdullah: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Whoever says (something) about the Qur'an according to his own opinion and he is correct, yet he has committed a mistake." And ...
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I committed a major sin, how to repent or is there any Dua for it?

I went to one of my friend's flat. One of the boy over there called me and said he'll beat me up if I won't allow him to have sex with me. I was afraid. And didn't know what to do. I had sex with him. ...
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Jesus was the only man since Adam born free of sin?

My comparative religions teacher says that Muslims believe that Jesus was the only man since Adam to be born free of sin. I thought that there was no doctrine of original sin in Islam. How can every ...
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Swearing an oath to commit a sin?

Let's say that someone swears an oath to commit a sin. What would be worse? Carrying out that oath or Breaking that oath.
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Isn't it unfair that the bad jinns or devils or shaitans instigate humans but the devils are instigated by none? [closed]

As far I know we humans do sins because we have free will. But on top of that we are also instigated to do bad deeds by the bad jinns or devils. Now the jinns also have free will and thus they can ...
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Are my tattoos and other acts committed during a period of disbelief going to be forgiven?

I was born a Muslim, became a disbeliever and repented back to Islam. Are my tattoos and other acts going to be forgiven?
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What led Satan to rebel originally?

People often say that "I did this sin because Satan led me to do it" or "Satan is responsible for our bad things and sins" etc... My question is: When Satan rejected to do Sajjdah to Adam (A.S.), ...
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Why do sins always seem delicious and attractive?

Why do Sins always seem attractive, like its far easy to tell lie but not truth. because some time truth hurts people. It's difficult to say prayer but easy to watch movie. A person even try to ...
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On judgement day, will your sins be exposed and judged in front of everyone?

On judgement day, when Allah judges you, is it just between you and Him, or will He expose and judge your sins in front of everyone?
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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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If I do a sin unknowingly, is it a sin?

Before I reached the age of puberty, my mother said I offer Salah too fast, so when she was in the room, I used to stay in Qayam for a bit after reciting Suraahs and then go to sajidah.
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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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Did Allah know that, in the future, my friend was going to struggle for her past sins?

My friend recently told me a thought just came to her mind, of a sin she committed three years ago and is now haunting her. That's all she thinks about. She said at the time, she barely turned to ...
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Sunni and Shia Islam class different things as sin; who would be a sinner if only one of them is correct?

I keep thinking about why Sunni and Shia and other muslim communities have different opinion about different issues which makes them very difficult for us to follow right path. Let's take example. ...
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What is difference between Günah (sin) and kufr?

what is difference between Günah (sin) گناہ and kufr كفر? Can someone explain it with examples?
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What is the difference between إِثْم and ذَنب and سَيِّئَة which refer to sin?

There are a number of Arabic words in Quran that refer to sin like: إِثْم and ذَنب and سَيِّئَة. I am looking for the difference between them and their usage.
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Do I have the right to marry individually in the manner I desire, against the will of my parents?

I am a born Muslim living in Canada. Six months from now, me and my 3 siblings are about to get married. My father claims that the marriage will be 'Islamic' but wants to spend thousands on dresses of ...
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An Infallible cannot commit sin but can he make a mistake?

I know infallible means a person who doesn’t commit any sin. But I wonder if it is related to the mistake as well? Actually I mean is it possible for an infallible to make any mistake? (Since I assume ...
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Are sins and bad deeds the same or different?

Are sins and bad deeds the same or different? I wonder if they are or not, because on the day of judgement, God will weigh up our good and bad deeds, but are bad deeds the same as sins?
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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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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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ًWhat are the sins that was stated in Duaa Kumail?

In Duaa Kumail ben Ziad you can read this: اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي الذُّنُوبَ الَّتي تَهْتِكُ الْعِصَمَ، اَللّـهُمَّ اغْفِـرْ لِي الذُّنُوبَ الَّتي تُنْزِلُ النِّقَمَ، اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ...
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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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Is it Islamic belief “Hate the sin, not the sinner”?

or is there something else that is opposite or similar to it... From all the teachings i have received the rule I'd say is Islamic is do what's the best. Basically people change so labelling someone ...
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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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How to practically unchain yourself from sins? [closed]

I made a promise to Allah and broke it. I know I have to fast 3 days to make this up. Problem: I slept early, set alarm, but just couldn't wake up early enough to fast. I know why this is happening. ...
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What is an acceptable legitimate cause for killing a human being in Islam?

On this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halal#Animals Muslims In Islam, killing a human being is not permissible without a legitimate cause. Especially killing a Muslim person, ...
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Should someone who commits a major sin lead the prayer?

If someone regularly commits a major sin (such as zina) and is unrepentant and has no intention of stopping, is it proper for them to lead people in prayer? If I know the person leading the prayer ...
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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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Are there any laws in Islam which it is better to die rather than violate the law?

Are there any laws in Islam which it is better to die rather than violate the law? Does it matter whether violating the law would cause the person to die naturally (for example, eating pork while ...
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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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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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Do sunni Muslims believe that Jesus was the only person without sin and fault [duplicate]

In this answer, the OP states that Jesus is the only prophet with the honor of being called sinless. If this is true, according to sacred texts, why does he have that honor? What was the purpose of ...
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Why should Islam be given special treatment when it comes to religious sensitivity? [closed]

For the sake of full disclosure, I am a former muslim turned atheist and am asking this because I genuinely would like to see how muslims justify what is happening at the moment. As a former muslim ...
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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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Is this compulsory for a Muslim to obey all the government rules in a non-Islamic country

By non-Islamic, I mean a country that is not ruled according to Shariah. Not necessarily non-Muslim-majority. For example, my country, Bangladesh, is a Muslim-majority country, but not a Islamic ...
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Do homosexuals avoid zina in the same way?

If someone is born homosexual, with completely no interest in those of the same sex, how would the laws/guidelines on approaching zina affect them? For example, would it be haraam for a homosexual ...
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What are the implications for a child's (future) sins if they fall ill?

TLDR: What, if anything, are the implications for a child's (future) sins, if any, if they fall ill? The rest of my question is a preamble and axioms for my assumptions. In Islam, children are ...
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If somebody commits some major sins and after a long time he/she is deeply ashamed of that and feels uncomfortable, what should he/she do?

What is the proper way to get back to a normal life after committing some major sins? If somebody commits some major sins and after a long time he/she is deeply ashamed of that and feels ...
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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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Does Islam explicitly allow one to break the rules if there is no other option?

After I asked this question, I got a comment - you can eat pork if you're in a desert and dying of hunger. Is there evidence in Holy Quran or hadith that one can break the rule if there is no ...
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What is the Muslim definition of sin?

What is the Muslim definition and concept of sin? Is sin a state of being? Is sin an action? Can one sin accidentally? Can one sin by thought or only by deed?
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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, ...