Questions tagged [sin]

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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 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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Should a woman avoid getting married out of fear of becoming a rebellious wife?

A Wife's Rebellion Against Her Husband is major sin 47 in al-Dhahabi's Major Sins (pdf). Generally, this is interpreted as meaning any sharia-compliant instruction: Obedience is the first right ...
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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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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, since ...
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Is seeking immortality a sin in islam?

Perhaps a scientist who combines machine technology with human life to achieve an immortal life? Is that haram?
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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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Can my parents force me to wear the niqaab islamically? If I don't wear it am I sinning?

Salaam I'm a 15 year old girl who goes to an islamic private school. Because of my mum constantly urging me to wear the niqaab I decided to wear it a year back. My older sister also started to wear ...
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Is Bida'h a major sin or minor sin?

Haram = any activity prohibited in Islam which is against the moral values and principles. Bida'h = a new practice that people say is a part of Islam, but in fact is not. I know there are many kinds ...
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What are sins and what are mistakes?

I have two questions. What are sins and what are mistakes? When we do something against the command of God in unawareness; is it a sin or mistake? Did prophets make mistakes only or they sin also? I ...
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Bad thoughts in mind about Allah and parents

This Ramadan I am reading namaz and taraweeh . But recently I got bad words about my parents in my mind . Then the very next I got bad words about Allah... I am crying every day.. I just made a cut ...
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Tawbah for a repeated sin?

I wonder if a sin that is repeated after one made tawbah (repentance) will the first sin be forgiven or will the tawbah not count since I read one of the conditions of tawbah is sincerely not to ...
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Did the Blindfolded Islamic man who recieved hugs in Paris sin?

So, I read an interesting story about a man in Paris (there are actually several others in the news too, it appears to be a movement) who stood blindfolded in a sort of trust exercise who received ...
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Is it Haram to write bad words?

I am writing a story and want to portray one of the characters as harmful and abusive. I was wondering if I am allowed to have him use vulgar words because it is not me saying it, it is him.
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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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How can one better themselves and "wipe" past sins away (if it is possible)?

Unfortunately I have committed sins. Human is weak, we know this. Recently something had happened which resulted in me turning completely more to my faith (Islam). I am now performing 5x Salah after ...
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Is lying to prevent a great sin allowed?

Is it permissible to lie in order to avoid a great sin? For example, a person was invited to an inappropriate party, so he acted sick to slip away and not attend it. So in such cases, would lying be ...
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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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Do we need Satan?

In Sahih Muslim 6621 and 6622 we see Muhammad giving the consequences of us if we were not to sin. Abu Ayyub Ansari reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: If you were not to commit sins, Allah ...
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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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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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Was Prophet Muhammad (SAW) capable of doing evil?

Was Prophet Muhammad (SAW) like rest of us humans inflicted by Satan and his whisperings? As far as I know, all of us humans have a Shayatin assigned to us who constantly tries to deviate us towards ...
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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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Are there any unforgivable sins or mistakes in Islam?

Are there any unforgivable sins or mistakes in Islam? By "unforgivable" I mean sins which leave a mark on the person forever and the person cannot accommodate for it. If so, what are they?
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Is sinning canceling good things we did?

Salam, If someone is doing sins (whatever the level) but in same time keeping Praying 5 times per day, and being a good person, this person still have Hassanats from good things done ? Or is it like ...
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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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If Allah forgives a sin, is there no punishment for it in the hereafter?

I asked a question at Christianity.SE (now closed), and a comment by Destynation Y says: .. the Catholic Church teaches that forgiveness of sin is not [equivalent] with annulment of punishment for ...
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Is trying to prevent death or hiding a sin kufr?

If a person gets a thought that Allah will take his life or Allah will expose his sins and he moves to prevent this, is he considered to be doing something to try to stop Allah and thereby commit kufr?...
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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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Is there any point of doing any good deeds?

On day of judgement if you have backbitten someone your good deeds will given to that person or if you don't have good deeds you will take his evil deeds. We all know everyone backbite, it's ...
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I sinned what should I do?

I am a Muslim female. In the past I was very insecure and used photos of other girls and I claimed that those were photos of me when I sent it to other guys I was talking to online when they would ask,...
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Ruling on when someone performs salah infront of you?

AOA. Once someone prayed infront of me while i was laying on a sofa. It was dark at that time. Have i commited a sin? As i didnt move to the side.
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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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If Asma bint Abu Bakr accepted the Prophet's offering of a ride, would the Prophet have committed a sin?

There is a hadith where the Prophet asked Asma if she wanted a ride in his camel but she refused because her husband doesn't like her being with other men. This is the hadith which is narrated by Asma ...
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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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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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Being friends with gay people

So I have a question that’s been really worrying me. I am friends with a boy who is gay (and non-muslim since I live in a non-muslim country) and I feel really bad about this sometimes. I also feel ...
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How can you tell if your problems and failures are tests or punishment?

How do you know if your problems and failures in life are tests or punishment? can you tell difference between tests and punishment in life?
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Forget your sin and move forward

Should we forget our previous sin after true repntance as it is not allowing to move forward i m totally stucked always thinks about previou sin. I m not able to focus on my study what should i do??
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Is one still a Muslim when he consciously disobeys a "law"?

In the Quran much is written about what is wrong and what is right. If a Muslim knows that something is wrong, and still does it (or that something is right and doesn't do it) - is he still ...
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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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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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Is it haram to look after your family, by doing haram?

In our world it takes a great deal to look after a family especially if you have nothing to start with. When you have a wife and kids, it is really hard to look after them and satisfy their basic ...
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What is the Islamic verdict on doing a haram thing considering it halal? [duplicate]

What is Islamic verdict of doing a haram thing considering it halal due to lack of knowledge or due to misguidance by some scholar? To be more specific please guide me in this problem. Related ...
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Do I have to pay fidya (ransom) for masturbating during Ramadan?

I have been masturbating at night during Ramadan. I ensure I do Ghusul afterwards, but do I also have to pay some Fidya or ransom? Also, does the sin increase if it's done during Ramadan?should i do ...
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Are Muslims more accountable for sins than non-Muslims?

Do Muslims get more sins for doing haram acts than non-Muslims as they are aware that it's wrong and shouldn't be done? also if someone want to revert to Islam but can't do the primary acts like ...
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Is it enough to advise someone on stopping with a sin without telling them evidences?

Asking this because a few months ago i was watching/a fan of a tv show which i now realize is haram (few curse words, some inappropiate scenes). I'm saying “realize” because i used to watch it (and ...
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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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If Allah exposes some sin of someone, does it mean Allah hates that person?

I basically have three questions but they are of the same type and are related to one another. First of all I want to know if Allah exposes some sin of someone, does it mean Allah hates that person ...
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Prophets cannot sin? [duplicate]

I was learning about Sa'adyah Gaon's approach to various Biblical stories and came across this statement (footnote 37 here, bolded by me for emphasis): S. Stuber, in his article, "מפגשי בראשית – ...

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