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Abstaining from shirk, black magic and malice

Is this Hadith reliable?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, If three sins are not found within a person, then Allah will forgive all his other sins for whom he wishes; One who died without associating partners with Allah, one who never turned to black magic (sihr), and one who never harboured malice towards his brother.”


Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in Al Adabul Mufrad. Imams Tabarani and Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have also recorded this Hadith.

(Al Adabul Mufrad, Hadith: 413, Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 13004, Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 921 and Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 6190)

The Hadith has been reported with two chains which corroborate each other. The Hadith is suitable to quote.

(Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 461, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 104 and Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 3421)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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