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What Are The 9 Major Sins in Islam ?

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When there’s no law, then everyone seems to be considered to try to as he or she sees match. A law brings order in aspects of life. This additionally goes for faith, as a result of all religions has its own do(s) and don’t(s). once talking regarding sins in Islam, it’s classified in 2 area,  major and lesser sins.

The nine (9) major sins in Islam, we may tend to didn’t say that some sins are un-forgivable, actually all sins are pardonable while making tawbah, due to the fact that Allah’s mercy has no limit.

Below are the list of the major sins in Islam.


The greatest of sins is shirk which suggests (associating others with Allah). This sins is taken into un-forgivable account once one dies if the sinner did not make tawbah(repentance). 

Supreme Being(Allah) says within the holy Qur’an Al-Ma’idah 5:72,

 إِنَّهُۥ مَن يُشْرِكْ بِٱللَّهِ فَقَد حَرَّمَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ ٱلْجَنَّةَ وَمَأْوَىٰهُ ٱلنَّار 
Indeed, he who associates others with Allah – Allah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Hell Fire.

Punishment: who ever associates partner in worship with Allah, (the Supreme) He will enter Hell fire and be therein forever. May Allah safe guide us from hell fire. Amin. 


Committing murder is additionally one in every of the foremost serious crimes in Islam, not till even one commits murder, the Prophet of Supreme Being SAW says that; 

Whoever look his fellow muslim with a glance of hate with none proof, that person is taken into account to be a fasik.

let alone, killing a soul. Allah S.W.T mentioned in Surah – An-Nisai verse 93 that;

وَمَن يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُّتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَآؤُهُۥ جَهَنَّمُ خَٰلِدًا فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُۥ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُۥ عَذَابًا عَظِيمًا 
But whoever kills a believer intentionally –  his recompense is Hell fire, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him and has cursed him and has prepared for him a great punishment.

Punishment: Who ever kill a fellow being intentionally,  his/her abode will be Hell fire and Allah’s wrath and curse will be upon him/her.


Practicing black art or (witchcraft) is additionally a significant sin in Islam as a result, it’s a style of shirk. This deals with the employment of jinns to damage folks and mislead folks. Those folks active black art typically uses to form of illusions thereby creating folks to see a rope as if it’s a snake and creating folks to believe in false gods. Allah’s courier (Prophet Muhammad pbuh) says:, 

Avoid the Mubiqat, that is shirk and sorcery. (Bukhari

Allah condemned sorcery (witchcraft) in the Holy Qur’an – Al-Baqarah 2:102

وَٱتَّبَعُوا۟ مَا تَتْلُوا۟ ٱلشَّيَٰطِينُ عَلَىٰ مُلْكِ سُلَيْمَٰنَۖ وَمَا كَفَرَ سُلَيْمَٰنُ وَلَٰكِنَّ ٱلشَّيَٰطِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ يُعَلِّمُونَ ٱلنَّاسَ ٱلسِّحْرَ وَمَآ أُنزِلَ عَلَى ٱلْمَلَكَيْنِ بِبَابِلَ هَٰرُوتَ وَمَٰرُوتَۚ وَمَا يُعَلِّمَانِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ حَتَّىٰ يَقُولَآ إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ فِتْنَةٌ فَلَا تَكْفُرْۖ فَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مِنْهُمَا مَا يُفَرِّقُونَ بِهِۦ بَيْنَ ٱلْمَرْءِ وَزَوْجِهِۦۚ وَمَا هُم بِضَآرِّينَ بِهِۦ مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ ٱللَّهِۚ وَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مَا يَضُرُّهُمْ وَلَا يَنفَعُهُمْۚ وَلَقَدْ عَلِمُوا۟ لَمَنِ ٱشْتَرَىٰهُ مَا لَهُۥ فِى ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ مِنْ خَلَٰقٍۚ وَلَبِئْسَ مَا شَرَوْا۟ بِهِۦٓ أَنفُسَهُمْۚ لَوْ كَانُوا۟ يَعْلَمُونَ 

And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut. But the two angels do not teach anyone unless they say, “We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practicing magic].” And [yet] they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah . And the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have in the Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew.

Could Almighty Supreme Being(Allah) in his infinite mercy shield us from these sins.

Punishment: The type of punishment associated with this kind of sin is hell fire,  as it is more like shirk in the presence of Allah the Supreme.


Adultery and fornication is currently changing into norms in our social life. The rate at which this sin is on the rise is as if once one isn’t engaged in it, he or she is incredibly native in his social life. This sin is therefore crimeful, that Supreme Being(Allah) said in Surah An- Nur verse two that,

ٱلزَّانِيَةُ وَٱلزَّانِى فَٱجْلِدُوا۟ كُلَّ وَٰحِدٍ مِّنْهُمَا مِا۟ئَةَ جَلْدَةٍۖ وَلَا تَأْخُذْكُم بِهِمَا رَأْفَةٌ فِى دِينِ ٱللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلْءَاخِرِۖ وَلْيَشْهَدْ عَذَابَهُمَا طَآئِفَةٌ مِّنَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ 
The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse –  lash each one of them with a 100 lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.

likewise the Prophet(pbuh) of Supreme Being(Allah)  says that 

A partner or a adult female guilty of fornicating ought to be hopped-up to death.  

Islam fully go against fornication and extramarital sex and it’s blocked all ways in which cause it. could Almighty Supreme Being in his infinite mercy shield us from these sins. (Ameen).

Punishment: 100 lashes of Cain or sometimes sentence to death.


Paying or taking interest (Riba) or Usury in English words, is additionally a significant sins in Islam. There’s no limit to what you’ll be able to gain from a business however taking interest or paying interest has been taboo and Almighty Supreme Being has warned us against it in Surah Al-Baqarah verse 275,

ٱلَّذِينَ يَأْكُلُونَ ٱلرِّبَوٰا۟ لَا يَقُومُونَ إِلَّا كَمَا يَقُومُ ٱلَّذِى يَتَخَبَّطُهُ ٱلشَّيْطَٰنُ مِنَ ٱلْمَسِّۚ ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ قَالُوٓا۟ إِنَّمَا ٱلْبَيْعُ مِثْلُ ٱلرِّبَوٰا۟ۗ وَأَحَلَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْبَيْعَ وَحَرَّمَ ٱلرِّبَوٰا۟ۚ فَمَن جَآءَهُۥ مَوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّهِۦ فَٱنتَهَىٰ فَلَهُۥ مَا سَلَفَ وَأَمْرُهُۥٓ إِلَى ٱللَّهِۖ وَمَنْ عَادَ فَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ أَصْحَٰبُ ٱلنَّارِۖ هُمْ فِيهَا خَٰلِدُونَ 

Those who consume interest cannot stand [on the Day of Resurrection] except as one stands who is being beaten by Satan into insanity. That is because they say, “Trade is [just] like interest.” But Allah has permitted trade and has forbidden interest. So whoever has received an admonition from his Lord and desists may have what is past, and his affair rests with Allah . But whoever returns to [dealing in interest or usury] – those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide eternally therein.

And Allah also mention in Al-Baqarah:278

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَذَرُوا۟ مَا بَقِىَ مِنَ ٱلرِّبَوٰٓا۟ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ 

Oh you who have believed(in Allah and His messengers, fear Allah and give up what remains [due to you] of interest, if you should be believers.

Punishment: Hell fire will be the abode of whoever that take/consume interest (Ribah).


Zakat is a duty to all Muslims in order to purify their wealth. Evading charity is additionally a significant sin similar to pillar of Islam. It had been Narrated by Abu Huraira (R.A.) that the Prophet said, 

Two angels come back down from Heaven on common place and one of them says, ‘O Allah! Compensate the folks that pay their wealth in Your Cause,’ and also the alternative (angel) says, ‘O Allah! Destroy each hoarder.(Sahih Bukhari, Chapter 24,522).

Punishment:  If the angel could ask Allah for destroyer of such person,  and the destruction/punishment of Allah is equivalent to entering the Hell fire. 


This is additionally a significant sin in Islam, committing perversion or homo-sexuality is therefore severe that Supreme Being(Allah) destroyed the folks of Lut (A.S) as a result of it, typically it’s even classified as larger sin than extramarital sex and fornication, God has destroyed some folks as a result of it and he hasn’t destroyed even one person as a result of extramarital sex or fornication.  The Messenger of Supreme Being(Allah) says,

Any one that commits perversion with a boy can acquire such a Janabat (impurity) that even all the water of this world cannot take away it. Supreme Being(Allah) are going to be wrothful at him and curse him. (That is He can remove His Mercy from him and can award Hell for him.) What a dreadful place it is! Then the Heavens shudder of it. and also the one that permits another to mount him from behind to commit perversion, then Supreme Being(Allah) puts him on the perimeter of Hell (in extreme heat) and keeps him there until He completes the reckoning of all the folks. Then He orders him to be place into Hell. One by one he’s created to suffer all the punishments of Hell until he reaches rock bottom stage. Then he ne’er comes out from there.

Punishment: Hell fire will be the abode of such person.


People will go to court and lie and make false witness , the people who know the truth are going to conceal the truth and when this happens it is the destruction of the society, because there is no society that can survive without justice, this justice is the fabric that holds a society forever, when ever it is missing, the life of people become miserable and islam values justice so much, false witness was made one of the Minor Signs of the Day of Judgement.

As for false witness is a great sin,  Allah emphasizes more on it in the Holy Quran, 

Az-Zumar 39:32

فَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّن كَذَبَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ وَكَذَّبَ بِٱلصِّدْقِ إِذْ جَآءَهُۥٓۚ أَلَيْسَ فِى جَهَنَّمَ مَثْوًى لِّلْكَٰفِرِينَ 

So who is more unjust than one who lies about Allah and denies the truth when it has come to him? Is there not in Hell a residence for the disbelievers?

Punishment: For who ever made a false witness,  his punishment is that of the unbelievers,  Hell fire. May Allah safe us from it.


Islam urges every Muslim to be dutiful and obedience to his/her parents, showing to them the kindest treatment. When one Fails to treat one’s parents kindly that makes one guilty of disobedience to those parents, as well as to Allah, and this may deprive one of a chance of being admitted to Paradise. Allah (AJ) said in the Holy Qur’an.Al-Isra’ 17:23

وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوٓا۟ إِلَّآ إِيَّاهُ وَبِٱلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ إِحْسَٰنًاۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ ٱلْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَآ أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَآ أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا 

And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], “uff,” and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word.

Punishment: Hell,  as this act of sin is considered a major sin in Islam,  and Prophet Muhammad also emphasize on it. 

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