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What is the greatest sin in Islam?

Shirk, Associating partners with Allah (SWT), is the greatest sin. Shirk is not 'When you worship other than God', because the root word of Shirk means to associate. The people of Makkah, and all the ...
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What kinds of sin does hadith rejection lead to (if any)?

My answer is with regard to someone who knows the relevant information about a set of ahadith, i.e. their isnads and the opinions of the muhadditheen (the scholars of hadith) about their status, and ...
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Was the prophet sinless?

Infallibility of the Prophets and Messengers: عصمة الأنبياء or عصمة الرسل is an agreed upon aqeedah of the Muslims, athough there is difference of opinion in the details, for example whether they are ...
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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?

To Answer the Question: In Islam all throughout history there have been many different opinions on Islamic Jurisprudence. Within Sunni School of thought there are 4 major Jurisprudence schools; ...
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What are the major sins in Islam?

Bismillah, I think you are referring to the hadith about the seven sins that doom a person to hell (السبع الموبقات). اجتنبوا السبع الموبقات، قالوا: وما هن يا رسول الله؟ قال: الشرك بالله، والسحر، ...
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Is it a sin to miss salah because of sleep nowadays?

No, the essence of the hadith is that you are not responsible for actions in sleep, and this holds true even today: Sometimes people are in such a deep sleep they do not get awoken even by loud ...
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Are all my deeds not accepted now?

Whether your deeds are accepted now, or were ever accepted before, or will remain accepted till you die is a question that Allah, and only Allah knows. No human can judge on the specificity of your ...
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Does the process of repentance differ significantly based on the sin?

The process of repentance does not differ significantly based on the sin. There are two aspects to tawba (repentance): Methodology Conditions. Both the methodology and the conditions are identical, ...
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Are people held accountable for the sins they committed unknowingly before puberty?

There is a simple hadith about this:- "The pen has been lifted from three: From the sleeper until he wakes up, from the minor until he grows up (puberty), and from the insane until he comes back ...
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Was Prophet Muhammad (SAW) capable of doing evil?

The Prophet Muhammad is considered free from errors (Ma'sum) by all Muslims. In the sunni tradition you may find: There is none amongst you with whom is not an attache from amongst the jinn (devil). ...
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What is the difference between إِثْم and ذَنب and سَيِّئَة which refer to sin?

"دنب" originally means: "following something constantly" which is why tail is called "دنب" because it constantly follows the animals. sin is called "ذنب" because the negative impact of committing ...
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Is drawing or photographing people prohibited in Islam?

This is partial answer just addressing the first part of your question. I am aware that the prophets may not be depicted in art work This is the mainstream tradition of Islam; there is no direct ...
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Jesus was the only man since Adam born free of sin?

You are correct in what you thought, in Islam there is no such thing as original sin. Every human being are born on pure human nature without sin, it is only when a human being comes of age that he/...
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What led Satan to rebel originally?

وَ قالَ الشَّيْطانُ لَمَّا قُضِيَ الْأَمْرُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَعَدَكُمْ وَعْدَ الْحَقِّ وَ وَعَدْتُكُمْ فَأَخْلَفْتُكُمْ وَ ما كانَ لِيَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِنْ سُلْطانٍ إِلاَّ أَنْ دَعَوْتُكُمْ ...
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What kinds of sin does hadith rejection lead to (if any)?

I'll try to answer your question from an other perspectiv or at least point at some facts and beside this share some hopefully logical issue's and thoughts that came into my mind. Most sunni scholars ...
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How does harm to honour and reason fall under the adage "necessity make forbidden things permissible"?

After reading and re-reading the given fatwa I must say however the translation of the word العرض (Arabic 'Ird) seems correct it is still ambiguous. What was translated honor in there often refers to ...
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Am I commiting a sin by living in the UK?

It is obligatory to emigrate if the country you live in does not allow you to freely practice your religion, i.e. to perform your ritual duties such as prayer, fasting, paying Zakat and observing ...
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Would a non-Muslim sin if he proclaimed himself a Muslim for the sake of solidarity?

There are always two sides of the medal: If the intention is good I'd say it can be considered as a good deed, so it isn't sinful. But from an other perspective (pure theologically) it could be ...
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Are there any unforgivable sins or mistakes in Islam?

Allah says: “Say: O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Sûrah al-Zumar: 53]...
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Is it true that the Black Stone was given to Adam to erase his sins?

I doubt this was the case as the verses below indicate that how Adam was forgiven and no mention is made of the black stone in this context: And We said, "O Adam, dwell, you and your wife, in ...
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Sin and punishment for using sex toys?

Well simply said: There are 2 possible situation that come to mind: an unmarried person who uses sex toys this is more or less equal to the case of masturbation, which means that scholars could ...
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Are people held accountable for the sins they committed unknowingly before puberty?

The answer is simple: no. You were in the first place a victim of your uncle. From ages 9-11, you were absolutely a child. Children are by definition innocent in Islam and are not held accountable for ...
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Is it a sin not to concentrate in Salah?

Short Answer: No. Explanation: The presence of the heart or concentration in Salah is one of the most important parts of Salah and any other worships, so that worship without it will be spiritless. ...
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How bad a sin is looking at other 's awrah?

Asalaam Alaikum in one perspective it is an established fact that sins differ in their intensity. the reasoning for this is taken from the hadith which mentions the 7 destructive or major sins. there ...
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Is choosing to commit sin a possibility in Jannah?

No. لا يسمعون فيها لغوا ولا تأثيما They will not hear therein ill speech or commission of sin — Quran 56:25 ونزعنا ما في صدورهم من غل And We will remove whatever is in their breasts of resentment — ...
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Is it a sin to be homophobic?

As Muslims, we are told to respect everyone and to not mock people for who they are, regardless of what they do is haram. I'm not saying we should accept the LGBT community, but we have no right to ...
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Will Allah forgive me for doing X ? (reference question)

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidil-Mursalin wa 'ala 'Alihi wa Sahbihi Ajma'in. I have done the sin X - Will Allah forgive me for doing it? First of all, we ...
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If I do a sin unknowingly, is it a sin?

There are two groups of ignorant in Islam: 1.Culpable ignorant: People who have failed in fulfilling their duties due to negligence and irresponsibility. For instance, Although they are fully aware ...
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ِDid Prophet Muhammad sin? If so, what was that?

Prophets are free from major sins, but are not from minor humane shortcomings. However, even those shortcomings are considered as "sin" towards them (Prophets) and the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) would ...
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Did Allah know that, in the future, my friend was going to struggle for her past sins?

Your main question seems to be whether Allah knows the future or not, and the simple answer to that is, of course, yes He does. Allah says in the Qur'an Allah - there is no deity except Him, the ...
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