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Major and minor sins

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Q:

1. In fazaail-e-amaal we read that minor sins are easily pardoned. What are the differences between major and minor sins?

2. Is there a list of major/minor sins so we can guard ourselves appropriately?

Bismillaah

A:

1. Ulama have explained that major sins are those sins for which there is a warning in the hadeeth or the Qur’aan.

2. You may refer to Mufti Muhammad Shafee Sahib’s kitaab ‘Gunah be lazzat’ for a list of major and minor sins. You may view it by following this link: www.scribd.com/doc/32419961/Sins-That-Produce-Nothing-By-Sheikh-Mufti-Mu…

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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