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Akhlaq >> Sins

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الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الذُّنوبُ الدّاءُ ، والدَّواءُ الاستغِفارُ، والشِّفاءُ أن لا تَعودَ.

Sins are a disease the medicine of which is to seek forgiveness, and the cure lies in never committing them again
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1890; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 860

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): يا أيّها الإنسانُ، ما جَرَّأكَ على ذَنبِكَ، وما غَرَّكَ بِرَبِّكَ، وما أنَّسَكَ بِهَلَكَةِ نَفسِكَ!؟

O man, what has emboldened you to commit sins, and what has deceived you about your Lord, and what has rendered you so complacent about the destruction of your soul!?
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 223; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 860

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): عَجِبتُ لأقوامٍ يَحتَمُونَ الطَّعامَ مَخافَةَ الأذى كيفَ لا يَحتَمُونَ الذُّنوبَ مَخافةَ النّارِ؟!

How I wonder at people who keep away from certain types of food for fear of harm to themselves, and yet do not keep away from sins for fear of the Fire!?
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 204; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 860

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لَو لَم يَتَوَعَّدِ اللّه‏ُ على معصِيَتِهِ لَكانَ يَجِبُ إلّا يُعصى شُكراً لِنِعَمِهِ.

Even if Allah had not fixed punishments and threats for acts of disobedience to Him, we would still be obliged not to disobey Him, simply by way of gratitude to Him for His bounties.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 290; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 860

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اجتِنابُ السيّئاتِ أولى مِنِ اكتِسابِ الحَسَناتِ.

Refraining from committing evil deeds is better than performing good deeds
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1522; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 860

الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ العُقَلاءَ تَرَكُوا فُضولَ الدنيا فكيفَ الذُّنوبُ؟! وتَركُ الدنيا مِنَ الفَضلِ ، وتَركُ الذُّنوبِ مِنَ الفَرضِ

The people of intellect have abandoned the excesses of this world, but what about sins? Forsaking worldly excesses is [merely] a virtue whereas abandoning sins is an obligation
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 301, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 860

عنهم (عَلَيهمُ الّسَلامُ): جِدُّوا واجتَهِدُوا، وإن لَم تَعمَلُوا فلا تَعصُوا، فإنّ مَن يَبنِي ولا يَهدِمُ يَرتَفِعُ بِناؤهُ وإن كانَ يَسيراً ، وإنّ مَن يَبنِي ويَهدِمُ يوشِكُ أن لا يَرتَفِعَ بِناؤهُ.

Strive earnestly and work hard, and even if you do not manage to perform good deeds, at least do not sin, for verily the building of one who continuously builds without destroying [at the same time] will rise tall, even if it be plain and unadorned, whilst the building of one who builds but also destroys will almost never rise up.
Infallible Imam (a.s)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 70, p. 286, no. 8; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 861

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مُجاهَرَةُ اللّه‏ِ سبحانَهُ بالمعاصِي تُعَجِّلُ النِّقَمَ.

Openly and candidly disobeying Allah – glory be to Him – hastens His wrath.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9811; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 861

الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): المُذِيعُ بالسيّئةِ مَخذُولٌ، والمُستَتِرُ بالسيّئةِ مَغفورٌ لَهُ.

The one who commits an evil deed openly is disgraced [by Allah], and the one who hides his evil deed [feeling ashamed of it] is forgiven by Allah
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 356, no. 67; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 861

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أشَدُّ الذُّنوبِ ما استَخَفَّ بهِ صاحِبُهُ.

The worst and gravest of sins is that which its perpetrator takes lightly.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, p. 364, no. 96; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 861

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أعظَمُ الذُّنوبِ عِندَ اللّه‏ِ ذنبٌ أصَرَّ عَليهِ عامِلُهُ.

The worst of sins in the sight of Allah is the sin which its perpetrator commits persistently
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3131; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 861

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الذُّنوبُ كُلُّها شَديدةٌ وأشَدُّها ما نَبَتَ عَليهِ اللَّحمُ والدمُ.

All sins are severe [in requital], but the severest of them are those that result in the growth of [polluted] flesh and blood
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 270, no. 7; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 861

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لِكُلِّ ذَنبٍ تَوبَةٌ إلّا سُوءَ الخُلُقِ، فإنّ صاحِبَهُ كُلَّما خَرَجَ من ذَنبٍ دَخَلَ في ذَنبٍ.

The repentance of every sin is acceptable, except for ill-nature, for indeed the ill-natured person is such that every time he manages to get out of one sin, he plunges into another
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 48, no. 3; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 862

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ مِن عَزائمِ اللّه‏ِ في الذِّكرِ الحكيمِ ... أنّهُ لا يَنفَعُ عَبداً ـ وإن أجهَدَ نفسَهُ وأخلَصَ فِعلَهُ ـ أن يَخرُجَ مِنَ الدنيا لاقياً رَبَّهُ بِخَصلةٍ مِن هذهِ الخِصالِ لَم يَتُبْ مِنها: أن يُشرِكَ بِاللّه‏ِ فيما افتَرَضَ علَيهِ مِن عبادَتِهِ، أو يَشفِيَ غَيظَهُ بهَلاكِ نَفْسٍ، أو يَعُرَّ بأمرٍ فَعَلَهُ غيرُهُ ، أو يَستَنجِحَ حاجةً إلى الناسِ بإظهارِ بِدعَةٍ في دِينِهِ ، أو يَلقَى الناسَ بَوَجهَينِ ، أو يَمشِيَ فيهِم بِلِسانَينِ.

One of the firm decisions of Allah in the Wise Reminder (the Qur'an) … is that it will be of no avail to man to strive with his soul and to act sincerely, if upon leaving this world to meet his Lord he is still guilty of any of the following sins for which he has not repented: that he associated anything else with Allah in his obligatory worship, or appeased his own anger by killing someone, or exposed acts committed by others, or sought fulfilment of his needs from people by introducing an innovation in his religion, or was two-faced in his encounters with people, or mingled among them deceitfully.
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 153; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 862

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مِنَ الذُّنوبِ التي لا تُغفَرُ قولُ الرَّجُلِ: يالَيتَنِي لا اُؤَاخَذُ إلّا بهذا!

Among the sins that are unforgivable is when a man says, ‘I wish I would only be punished on account of this one sin [deeming the sin so small that he thinks he can bear the punishment].
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
al-Khisal, p. 24, no. 83; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 862

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كُلُّ الذُّنوبِ مَغفورَةٌ سِوى عُقوقِ أهلِ دَعوَتِكَ .

All sins are forgivable except insolence towards fellow Muslims
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 303; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 862

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اتَّقوا معاصيَ اللّه‏ِ في الخَلَواتِ ، فإنّ الشاهِدَ هُو الحاكِمُ .

Be on your guard against committing acts of disobedience to Allah in secret, for verily the Witness is the Judge Himself
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78,p. 70, no. 25; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 863

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَنِ ارتَكَبَ الذنبَ في الخَلإ لم يَعبَأِ اللّه‏ُ بهِ .

Allah could not care less about the one who goes out of his way to commit a sin in private [thinking he can hide from Allah].
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 46, p. 247, no. 35; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 863

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ المؤمنَ لَيَرى ذَنبَهُ كَأَ نَّهُ تحتَ صَخرَةٍ يَخافُ أن تَقَعَ علَيهِ ، والكافِرَ يَرى ذَنبَهُ كأنّهُ ذُبابٌ مَرَّ على أنفِهِ.

The believer sees his sin as a big boulder which he fears may fall on him, while the disbeliever sees his sin as a fly that has brushed past him
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Amali al-Tusi, p. 527, no. 1126; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 863

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ إبليسَ رَضِيَ مِنكُم بالمُحَقَّراتِ .

Verily Iblis [Satan] is well-pleased with you when you commit petty sins
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 363, no. 93; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 863

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لا تَنظُرُوا إلى صِغَرِ الذَّنبِ ولكنِ انظُرُوا إلى مَنِ اجتَرَأتُم.

Do not look at the pettiness of the sin, rather look at Who it is you have dared to defy
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 168, no. 6; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 863

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أعظَمُ الذُّنوبِ عِندَ اللّه‏ِ سبحانَهُ ذَنبٌ صَغُرَ عِندَ صاحِبِهِ.

The worst of sins in the sight of Allah is the sin which its perpetrator deems insignificant
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3141; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 863

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا مُصيبَةَ كاستِهانَتِكَ بالذنبِ ورِضاكَ بالحالةِ التي أنتَ علَيها.

There is no greater tribulation than your indifference towards your sins and your satisfaction with your current state of affairs.
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 286; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 864

الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لاتَستَقِلُّوا قليلَ الذُّنوبِ، فإنّ قليلَ الذُّنوبِ يَجتَمِعُ حتّى يكونَ كثيراً.

Do not deem your petty sins as insignificant, for verily petty sins accumulate and become grave sins.
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
Amali al-Mufid, p. 157,no. 8; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 864

الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّغائرُ مِنَ الذنوبِ طُرُقٌ إلى الكبائرِ ، ومَن لَم يَخَفِ اللّه‏َ في القَليلِ لَم يَخَفْهُ في الكثيرِ .

Petty sins lead the way for grave sins, and he who does not fear Allah with regard to small things will not fear Him when it comes to grave things
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 353, no. 55; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 864

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لَمّا سُئِلَ عن أكبَرِ الكبائرِ ـ: الأمنُ مِن مَكرِ اللّه‏ِ ، والإياسُ مِن رَوحِ اللّه‏ِ ، والقُنُوطُ مِن رَحمَةِ اللّه

Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.), when asked about the gravest of the grave sins, said, 'Feeling secure from Allah's plan, giving up all hope of Allah's munificence, and despairing of Allah's mercy
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, no. 4325; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 864

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الكبائرُ سَبعٌ: قَتلُ المؤمِنِ مُتَعَمِّداً ، وقذفُ المُحصَنَةِ ، والفِرارُ مِنَ الزَّحفِ ، والتَّعَرُّبُ بعدَ الهِجرَةِ ، وأكلُ مالِ اليتيمِ ظُلماً ، وأكلُ الرِّبا بعدَ البَيِّنَةِ ، وكُلُّ ما أوجَبَ اللّه‏ُ عليهِ النارَ .

There are seven grave sins: intentionally killing a believer, falsely accusing a chaste woman of fornication, fleeing from the midst of a battle, returning to a state of renegation after belief [This includes apostasy as well as a mere return to one’s previous state of heedlessness and complacency after having believed (ed.)], unjustly usurping the property of the orphan, devouring usury after knowledge of its prohibition, and everything else that Allah has threatened to requite with obligatory punishment in the Fire
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 277, no. 3; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 865

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لا كبيرَ مَع الاستِغفارِ ، ولا صغيرَ مع الإصرارِ.

No petty sin remains when persisted upon, and no grave sin remains when repented for’ [i.e. the petty sin can be cancelled with persistence and furtherance in it, hence becoming a grave sin, and the grave sin can be annulled with repentance].[
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 355, no. 62] ; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 865

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في قولِهِ تعالى: «...ولَم يُصِرُّوا ...»ـ: الإصرارُ أن يُذنِبَ العَبدُ ولايَستَغفِرَ ، ولا يُحَدِّثَ نفسَهُ بالتوبةِ فذلكَ الإصرارُ.

Imam al-Baqir (AS) with reference to Allah’s verse in the Qur’an: "those who do not knowingly persist in what they have committed”, said, ‘Persistence in sinning is when a person commits a sin, and does not seek forgiveness for it, and moreover, it does not even occur to him to repent for it – that is persistent sinning.
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 6, p. 32, no. 40; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 865

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن تَلَذَّذَ بمعاصِي اللّه‏ِ أورَثَهُ اللّه‏ُ ذُلاًّ.

Whoever takes pleasure in committing acts of disobedience to Allah, Allah will bring disgrace down upon him
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8823; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 865

الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إيّاكَ والابتِهاجَ بالذنبِ ، فإنّ الابتِهاجَ بهِ أعظَمُ مِن رُكوبِهِ .

Beware of enjoying the sin, for verily that enjoyment is worse than the actual perpetration of it
Imām `Alī ibn Husayn (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 159, no. 10; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 865

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): الذَّنبُ شُؤمٌ على غيرِ فاعِلِهِ ، إن عَيَّرَهُ ابتُلِيَ ، وإنِ اغتابَهُ أثِمَ ، وإن رَضِيَ بهِ شارَكَهُ .

The sin is also a [source of] misfortune for people other than the perpetrator, for if someone was to expose that sin, he too is afflicted, and if he was to talk about him behind his back, he is also committing a sin, and if he is content thereof and does not bother with others' actions, then it is as if he also partook in the sin
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Firdaws, v. 2, p. 249, no. 3169; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 866

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما جَفَّتِ الدُّموعُ إلّا لِقَسوَةِ القُلوبِ ، وما قَسَتِ القُلوبُ إلّا لكَثرَةِ الذُّنوبِ.

Tears only dry up and fail to flow as a result of hard-heartedness, and the hearts only harden as a result of an abundance of sins
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ellal al-Shara’ie, p. 81, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 866

الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الذُّنوبُ التي تَحبِسُ غَيثَ السماءِ: جَورُ الحُكّامِ في القَضاءِ ، وشَهادَةُ الزُّورِ ، وكِتمانُ الشهادَةِ.

The sins that prevent rain from falling are: the judges' unjust rulings, the giving of false testimony and the concealing of one’s testimony.
Imām `Alī ibn Husayn (a.s.)
Nur al-Thaqalayn, v. 5, p. 597, no. 24; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 866

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّه ما مِن سَنَةٍ أقَلَّ مَطَراً مِن سَنَةٍ ، ولكنّ اللّه‏َ يَضَعُهُ حيثُ يشاءُ ، إنّ اللّه‏َ عزّوجلّ إذا عَمِلَ قَومٌ بالمعاصِي صَرَفَ عَنهُم ما كانَ قَدَّرَ لَهُم مِنَ المَطَرِ.

When the rainfall is less from year to year, it is only because Allah sends it down as and when He wishes, such that when a people commit acts of disobedience to Him, Allah - Mighty and Exalted - withholds the rain that He had ordained for them
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 329, no. 12; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 866

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا أذنَبَ الرجُلُ خَرَجَ في قَلبِهِ نُكْتَةٌ سَوْداءُ ، فإن تابَ انمَحَتْ ، وإن زادَ زادَتْ حتّى تَغلِبَ على قَلبِهِ فلا يُفلِحُ بَعدَها أبداً.

When a man commits a sin, a black spot appears on his heart. If he repents, it is effaced, but if he continues committing it, the spot increases and grows until it engulfs the whole heart, and he can never again prosper
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, p. 327, no. 10; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 866

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما أنعَمَ اللّه‏ُ على عبدٍ نِعمَةً فَسَلَبَها إيّاهُ حتّى يُذنِبَ ذَنباً يَستَحِقُّ بذلكَ السَّلبَ .

Allah never bestows bounties on His servant only to take them away again until and unless he commits a sin, whereby he becomes deserving of Allah's deprivation
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, p. 339, no. 21; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 867

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ الرَّجُلَ يُذنِبُ الذنبَ فَيُحرَمُ صلاةَ الليلِ ، وإنّ العَمَلَ السَـيِّءَ أسرَعُ في صاحِبِهِ مِنَ السِّكِّينِ في اللَّحمِ .

Indeed the servant commits a sin, and as a result he is deprived of the Night Prayer. And verily the evil deed pierces into and affects the one who committed it faster than a sharp knife can pierce into meat
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 272, no. 16; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 867

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن يَموتُ بالذُّنوبِ أكثَرُ مِمَّن يَموتُ بِالآجالِ .

There are more people who die as a result of their sins than who die because they have reached their appointed time
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Amali al-Tusi, p. 701, no. 1498; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 867

الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا كَذَبَ الوُلاةُ حُبِسَ المَطَرُ ، وإذا جارَ السُّلطانُ هانَتِ الدَّولةُ ، وإذا حُبِسَتِ الزكاةُ ماتَتِ المَواشي.

When the governors [of a place] are dishonest, rainfall is withheld [from that place], and when the sultan is unjust the whole country is abased, and when the alms-tax is not paid, livestock die as a result
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Amali al-Mufid, p. 310, no. 2; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 867

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): ثلاثةٌ مِنَ الذُّنوبِ تُعَجَّلُ عُقوبَتُها ولا تُؤَخَّرُ إلى الآخِرَةِ: عُقوقُ الوالِدَينِ ، والبَغيُ على الناسِ ، وكُفرُ الإحسانِ.

There are three sins whose punishment is hastened in the life of this world and is not delayed until the Hereafter: insolence to one's parents, intimidation of others and ingratitude for a favour
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Amali al-Mufid, p. 237, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 867

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): في كِتابِ أميرِ المؤمنينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثلاثُ خِصالٍ لا يَموتُ صاحِبُهُنّ حتّى يَرى وَبالَهُنَّ: البَغيُ، وقَطيعَةُ الرَّحِمِ، واليَمينُ الكاذِبةُ.

The perpetrator of any of the following three misdeeds will not die before seeing their evil consequences in this world. They are: intimidation of others, cutting off one's blood relations and taking false oaths
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Amali al-Mufid, p. 98, no. 8; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 868

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لِكُلِّ داءٍ دواءٌ ، ودواءُ الذُّنوبِ الاستِغفارُ.

There is a remedy for every ailment, and the remedy for sins is seeking forgiveness
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Mustadrak al-Wasa`il, v. 5, p. 316, no. 5972; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 868

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لِلمؤمنِ اثنانِ وسَبعونَ ستراً ، فإذا أذنَبَ ذنباً انهَتَكَ عَنهُ سِترٌ ، فإن تابَ رَدَّهُ اللّه‏ُ إلَيهِ وسَبعةً مَعهُ.

The believer is given seventy-two veils of which one is torn off every time he sins. When he repents however, Allah returns the veil to its original state and grants him seven more in addition
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nawadir al-R`awandi, no. 6; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 868

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لا يَزالُ البَلاءُ في المؤمنِ والمؤمنةِ في جَسَدِهِ ومالِهِ وولدِهِ حَتّى يَلقَى اللّه‏َ وما علَيهِ مِن خطيئةٍ .

As long as a believing man or woman is in a state of physical, financial or domestic affliction when he dies, he meets Allah with a clean slate
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 67, p. 236, no. 54; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 868

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما مِنَ الشِّيعةِ عَبدٌ يُقارِفُ أمراً نَهَينا عَنهُ فيَموتُ حتّى يُبتَلى ببَلِيّةٍ تُمَحَّصُ بها ذنوبُهُ ، إمّا في مالٍ ، وإمّا في ولدٍ ، وإمّا في نفسِهِ ، حتّى يَلقَى اللّه‏َ عزّوجلّ وما لَهُ ذنبٌ ، وإنّه لَيَبقى علَيهِ الشيءُ مِن ذنوبِهِ فَيُشَدَّدُ بهِ علَيهِ عِندَ مَوتِهِ .

No servant from amongst our followers (shi`aa) who commits an act that we have forbidden dies without first being afflicted with a severe calamity which expiates his sins, be it with regard to his wealth, his children or his own soul, such that he meets Allah with a clean slate. Moreover, if any of his sins remain even after that, then they are expiated by the pain and difficulty at the time of death.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
al-Khisal, p. 235, no. 10; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 869

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا أرادَ اللّه‏ُ بعَبدٍ خيراً عَجَّلَ عُقوبَتَهُ في الدنيا ، وإذا أرادَ بعَبدٍ سوءاً أمسَكَ علَيهِ ذُنوبَهُ حتّى يوافِيَ بها يومَ القيامةِ .

When Allah wishes good for His servant, He hastens his punishment to the life of this world, and when he wishes bad for a servant, He suspends the punishment of his sins to face him on the Day of Resurrection
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 81, p. 177, no. 18; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 869

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): السُّقمُ يَمحُو الذُّنوبَ.

Illness wipes away sins.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 67, p. 244, no. 83; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 869

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): حُمّى ليلةٍ كَفّارةُ سَنَةٍ.

The fever of a single night is expiation for a whole year's sins
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 81, p. 186, no. 39; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 869

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا ابتَلَى اللّه‏ُ عَبداً أسقَطَ عنهُ مِنَ الذُّنوبِ بقَدْرِ عِلَّتِهِ.

When Allah afflicts a servant with illness, sins shed away from him in proportion to the severity of his ailment
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Da`aim al-Islam, v. 1, p. 218; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 869

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في المَرَضِ يُصيبُ الصَّبِيَّ ـ: كفّارةٌ لوالِدَيهِ.

The illness that afflicts a child is expiation for his parents' sins
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 81, p. 186, no. 40; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 870

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ الهَمَّ لَيَذهَبُ بِذُنوبِ المُسلِمِ .

Verily distress takes away the sins of the Muslim.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Da`awat, p. 120, no. 285; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 870

الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما أحَدٌ مِن شيعَةِ عَليٍّ أصبَحَ صَبيحةً أتى بِسيّئةٍ أو ارتَكَبَ ذنباً إلّا أمسى وقد نالَهُ غَمٌّ حَطَّ عَنهُ سَيِّئَتَهُ ، فكيف يَجرِي علَيهِ القَلمُ؟!

When anyone from among the followers (shi`aa) of Ali commit a sin or perpetrates an evil deed in the morning, it is expiated by any distress he may undergo by nightfall. So how can the Pen ever write down his evil deeds?!
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 68, p. 146, no. 94; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 870

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إذا عَمِلتَ سيّئةً فَاعمَلْ حَسَنةً تَمْحوها.

Maintain the prayer at the two ends of the day, and during the early hours of the night. Indeed good deeds efface misdeeds. That is an admonition for the mindful.”[Qur'an 11:114
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 870

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أربَعٌ مَن كُنَّ فيهِ وكانَ مِن قَرنِهِ إلى قَدَمِهِ ذُنوباً بَدَّلَها اللّه‏ُ حَسَناتٍ: الصِّدقُ، والحَياءُ، وحُسنُ الخُلُقِ، والشُّكرُ.

Four qualities, when possessed by a person, cause Allah to transform his evil deeds into good deeds, even if he is sinful from head to toe. They are: honesty, modesty, good character and thankfulness.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 107, no. 7; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 870

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ حُسنَ الخُلُقِ يُذِيبُ الخَطيئةَ كما تُذِيبُ الشمسُ الجَليدَ ، وإنّ سوءَ الخُلُقِ لَيُفسِدُ العَمَلَ كما يُفسِدُ الخَلُّ العَسَلَ

Verily good character melts away evil deeds as the sun melts away ice, and verily bad character corrupts one's actions like vinegar corrupts honey.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 395, no. 74; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 871

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مِن كفّاراتِ الذُّنوبِ العِظامِ: إغاثَةُ المَلهوفِ ، والتَّنفيسُ عنِ المَكروبِ.

Among the things that expiate grave sins are: bringing solace to a grief-stricken person, and providing relief to an anguished person
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 24; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 871

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنَّ للّه‏ِِ عزّ ذِكرُهُ ملائكةً يُسقِطونَ الذُّنوبَ عن ظُهورِ شِيعَتِنا كما تُسقِطُ الرِّيحُ الوَرَقَ مِنَ الشَّجَرِ في أوانِ سُقُوطِهِ ، وذلكَ قولُهُ عزّوجلّ: «يُسَبِّحُونَ بحَمدِ رَبِّهِم ويَسْتَغْفِرُونَ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنوا»214 واللّه‏ِ ماأرادَ بهذا غَيرَكُم .

Verily Allah, Exalted be His Remembrance, has angels who strip off sins from the backs of our followers (shi`aa) like the wind strips the leaves off the trees in autumn, and this is in accordance with His words in the Qur'an, "they glorify the praise of their Lord and seek forgiveness on behalf of those who believe.” By Allah this verse refers to none other than you [my followers].
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 59, p. 196, no. 61; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 871

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): جاءَ رَجُلٌ إلى رسولِ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) فقالَ: يارسولَ‏اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ، كَثُرَت ذُنُوبي وضَعُفَ عَمَلِي ، فقالَ رسولُ‏اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أكثِرِ السُّجودَ فإنّه يَحُطُّ الذُّنوبَ كما تَحُطُّ الرِّيحُ وَرَقَ الشَّجَرِ .

A man once came to the Prophet (SAWA) and said, 'O Prophet of Allah, my sins have increased and my [performance of] good deeds has weakened', to which the Prophet (SAWA) replied, 'Prostrate yourself to Allah frequently for verily this strips off sins as the wind strips off the leaves from the trees.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Amali al-Saduq, p. 404, no. 11; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 871

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): العُمرَةُ إلى العُمرَةِ كَفّارَةُ ما بَينَهُما ، والحجّةُ المُتَقَبَّلَةُ ثوابُها الجَنَّةُ ، ومِنَ الذُّنوبِ ذنوبٌ لا تُغفَرُ إلّا بعَرَفاتَ.

The voluntary pilgrimage (`Aumra) expiates all sins committed since the preceding voluntary pilgrimage, and the reward for an accepted obligatory pilgrimage (Hajj) is Paradise. There are certain sins that can only be forgiven on the plains of `Aarafa [part of the obligatory pilgrimage].
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 99, p. 50, no. 46; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 872

الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن لم يَقدِرْ على ما يُكَفِّرُ بهِ ذُنوبَهُ فَلْيُكثِرْ مِنَ الصَّلاةِ على محمّدٍ وآلِهِ فإنّها تَهدِمُ الذُّنوبَ هَدماً.

Whoever is not capable of performing actions to expiate his sins should abundantly send blessings on Muhammad and his household for verily this completely eradicates sins.
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Amali al-Saduq, p. 68, no. 4; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 872

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): المَوتُ كفّارةٌ لِذُنوبِ المؤمنينَ.

Death acts as a penance for the sins committed by believers
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Amali al-Mufid, p. 283, no. 8; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 872

Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.) narrates from his father that Amirul Momineen (a.s.) said, “One who recites Qul huwallaahu ah’ad eleven times after Morning Prayer won’t commit any sin on that day even if the Shaitaan wants him to.”
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 76

The narrator asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) the meaning of the verse ‘If you shun the great sins which you are forbidden, We will do away with your small’ [Surah Nisa 4:31]. Imam (a.s.) replied, “One who keeps away from such sins due to which Allah throws one in Hell, Allah will forgive his sins and make him enter a good place (Paradise). There are seven greater sins, which condemn a person to Hell – killing an innocent, disobeying parents, taking interest, apostasy, accusing a virtuous woman of adultery, usurping the property of orphans and running away from Jihad.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 175

Imam Reza (a.s.) says regarding the verse ‘If you shun the great sins which you are forbidden, We will do away with your small, [Surah Nisa 4:31]. “One who abstains from those sins for which Allah has promised Hell, Allah will forgive his (lesser) sins.”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 175/176

“Isa bin Maryam (a.s.) passed by a community. He asked them, ‘Why are you people crying?’ They replied, ‘We are crying over our sins’. He remarked, ‘If they give up these sins they would be forgiven’.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 180

Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Surely an angel descends carrying a scroll in the beginning of day and night and writes the deeds of men. Hence one should do good deeds in the beginning of day and night. God willing, you will be forgiven during the other times also if Allah wills, because Allah, the Mighty and Sublime says: ‘Therefore remember Me, I will remember you’ [Surah Baqarah 2:152]. And He says: ‘and certainly the remembrance of Allah is the greatest’.[Surah Ankaboot 29:45]”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 217/218

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “A person who laughs while committing a sin will enter Hell weeping.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 283

The narrator asked Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) regarding greater sins. Imam said, “Greater sins are five and Allah makes Hell obligatory for those who commit them as per the words of Allah: Surely Allah does not forgive that anything should be associated with Him [Surah Nisa 4:48]. Allah has also said: (As for) those who swallow the property of the orphans unjustly, surely they only swallow fire into their bellies and they shall enter burning fire [Surah Nisa 4:10]. Allah has also said: O you who believe! when you meet those who disbelieve marching for war, then turn not your backs to them[Surah Anfaal 8:15] nor accuse a chaste woman of adultery nor should you kill a believer purposely.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 294

The narrator asked Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) regarding a greater sin. Imam (a.s.) replied, “Every such deed for which Allah has promised Hell is a greater sin.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 294

“Surely whenever a believer intends to commit a sin, he is deprived of his sustenance.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 305

“One who intends to perform a sin, should avoid it because it might happen that Allah watches him committing a sin and says: I swear by My honor, I will never forgive you.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 305

“It is not that the amount of rain is increasing year by year. The Almighty Allah sends rain wherever He feels. If the people of an area commit sins, Allah sends the rain destined to fall in that area elsewhere in a forest, ocean or a mountain. The Almighty Allah deprives the earth of rain because of the sins committed by the people. He diverts the rain to a place where sins are not committed.” Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) said, “O those who see! Gain lesson from this. We have seen in the book of Amirul Momineen (a.s.) that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said: When extra-marital sex becomes common, the number of deaths increase suddenly. When cheating increases much, Allah involves people in drought and loss. When people stop paying Zakat, the Almighty Allah stops abundance of crops and yield from earth. When injustice spreads, people start helping each other in unjust causes and when promises are broken, Allah leaves them at the mercy of their enemies. When relations are broken, wealth is handed over to evil people. When people are not called towards good and are not stopped from doing evil and when the virtuous among our Ahle Bait (a.s.) are not obeyed, the Almighty Allah will give their control to evil people. At that time, virtuous people will pray but their prayers will not be accepted.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 317/318

Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “There are five things from which you should seek Allah’s refuge. When people of a community start sinning openly, epidemic plagues, which were not destined for them earlier, become common. When people start cheating in weight, they have to face drought and oppression of an unjust ruler. When Zakat is not paid, rainfall is reduced and they would not have received rain had there been no animal among them. When the oaths of Allah and promises to His Messenger are broken, the Almighty Allah gives their control to their enemies. He takes away whatever is present with them. When people act without obeying Allah’s commands, He sends His chastisement on them.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 318

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “One who is committing sins secretly, it is harmful for that individual himself. However if he is sinning openly and is not being restrained, it is harmful for everyone.” Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said, “It is an insult of Allah’s religion. The sinners and their followers are like enemies of Allah.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 329

“Surely Allah will not send chastisement on all because of the sins of some people until they commit sins secretly and others are not aware of it. However if they sin openly and are not restrained from it, everybody will be deserving of divine chastisement. If an unjust king kills someone out of oppression and enmity or does any other injustice, you should not remain over there. If you are, helping the victim becomes obligatory for you. However there is no responsibility upon you until the innocence of the victim is proved. People of Bani Israel were careless about prohibited deeds. Once a person sinned in front of his brother who advised him not to do so but he turned a deaf ear to his words. This sin did not affect their friendship in any way. At last, Allah put the love of that sin in their hearts and these verses are revealed for those persons: Those who disbelieved from among the children of Israel were cursed by the tongue of Dawood and Isa, son of Maryam; this was because they disobeyed and used to exceed the limit. They used not to forbid each other the hateful things (which) they did; certainly evil was that which they did.” [Surah Maidah 5:78-79]
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Iqbal al-A`amal, page 329/330

لِكُلِّ دَاءٍ دَوَاءٌ، ودَوَاءُ الذُّنُوْبِ الاِسْتِغْفَارُ.

Every distress has its specific remedy, and the remedy of sins is asking for God’s mercy.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 540; Page No. 79

أَرْبَعٌ حَقٌّ عَلَى اللَّهِ تَعَالى أَنْ لا يُدْخِلَهُمُ الْجَنَّةَ؛ وَلا يُذيقَهُمْ نَعيمَها: مُدْمِنُ خَمْرٍ؛ وَآكِلُ الرِّبا؛ وَآكِلُ مَالِ الْيَتِيْمِ بِغَيْرِ حَقٍّ؛ وَالْعَاقُّ لِوَالِدَيْهِ

Four people will not be allowed to Paradise by the Exalted God, and will not taste heavenly pleasure: tipplers, usurers, seizers of orphan’s properties, and those cursed by their parents.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 648; Page No. 94

أَرْبَعَةٌ يُبْغِضُهُمُ اللَّهُ تَعَالى: الْبَيَّاعُ الْحَلّافُ؛ وَالْفَقِيرُ المُخُتَالُ؛ وَالشَّيْخُ الزَّانِي؛ وَالاِمَامُ الْجَائِرُ

Four people would earn the Exalted God’s anger: an oft-swearing seller, a poor selfish man, an old adulterous person and an oppressive leader.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 649; Page No. 94

اَعْذَرَ اللَّهُ اِلى امْرِي‏ءٍ أَخَّرَ أَجَلَهُ حَتَّى بَلَغَ سِتِّيْنَ سَنَةً

He whose death is left off to live for sixty years, will be spared any excuses (for his sins) by God.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 888; Page No. 126

لَوْ أنَّ العِبَادَ لَمْ يُذْنِبُوْا لَخَلَقَ اللَّهُ خَلْقَاً يُذْنِبُونَ ثُمَّ يَغْفِرُ لَهُمْ وَهُوَ الغَفُوْرُ الرَّحِيْمُ

If God’s servants didn’t commit sins, He would create a people who would commit sins to be forgiven by Him, for He is the most Merciful and Forgiving.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 991; Page No. 140

لَوْ لَمْ تُذْنِبْ لَجَاءَ اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ يُذْنِبُونَ فَيَغْفِرَ لَهُمْ وَيُدْخِلَهُمُ الجَنَّةَ

If you didn’t commit sins, God would create a people who would do so in order to be forgiven and thus sent to Paradise.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1020; Page No. 144

لَوْلَمْ تُذْنِبُوْا لَخَشيْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ بِأَشَدَّ مِنْ ذلِكَ العُجْبَ العُجْبَ

If you didn’t commit sins, I would be worried about you as to something worse… self-conceit… self-conceit.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1021; Page No. 144

هَلْ مِنْ أحَدٍ يَمْشي عَلَى الماءِ إلاّ ابْتَلَّتْ قَدَمَاهُ؟ كَذلِكَ صَاحِبُ الدُّنْيا؛ لا يَسْلَمُ مِنَ الذُّنُوْبِ

Is there anybody to walk on water without getting wet? That’s why a man of the world will not be safe from sins.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1063; Page No. 150

اِنَّ الْعَبْدَ لَيُذْنِبُ الذَّنْبَ فَيَدْخُلُ بِهِ الْجَنَّةَ يَكُونُ نَصْبَ عَيْنَيْهِ تَائِبَاً فَارَّاً حَتَّى يَدْخُلَ بِهِ الْجَنَّةَ

It happens that a servant (of God) commits a sin, but he is given entrance to Paradise for he minds it time and again and remains penitent thereof.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1068; Page No. 151

لأَنْ يُطْعَنَ في رَأْسِ أحَدِكُمْ بِمِخْيَطٍ مِنْ حَدِيْدٍ خَيْرٌ لَهُ مِنْ أنْ يَمَسَّ اِمْرَأَةً لا تَحِلُّ لَهُ

It is better to nail on your head than to touch a woman not legitimate for you.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1083; Page No. 153

“For the person who recites ‘Subhanallah’, Allah plants a tree in Paradise.” On hearing this a man from Quraish stood up and said, “If it is this way, then there must be many trees for us in the Paradise?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) replied, “Yes, but you must beware that you don’t set fire from here to burn them all down.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 1, Tradition 4, page 13; Odatool-Daee page 235

On the Day of Judgement there would be people whose good deeds will be as heavy as the mountains of Tahama. Inspite of this it would be ordered that they be tossed into the fire of Hell.” Upon this someone said, “O! the Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.s.), were these people performing salaat (prayers)?”, “Yes, they used to pray, and fast, and also spend a part of the night in worship. But, whenever they chanced upon something which gave them pleasure, they used to rush to it without thinking whether it was right or wrong
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 1, Tradition 6, page 14

Hazrat Musa (a.s.) passed by a person from his followers who was in prostration. After completing his chore Musa (a.s.) returned to find him still in prostration. He said, “If I had the power to grant your wish I would surely have granted it.” Allah revealed to Musa (a.s.) that, “Even if this man prostrates for Me till his head gets detached from his neck, I will not accept his deeds, till he abstains from that which I dislike and does that which pleases Me. Otherwise sin hinders the supplications from acceptance.”
Prophet Musa (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 1, Tradition 10, page 15; Odatool-Daee page 125

“Abstaining from sins is the basis of religion. Hence, refrain from sins in order to become the most pious worshipper. Adorn yourself with piety. Do not perform a single good deed without piety. Surely that deed is most acceptable by Allah which is accompanied by piety, even though it may be trifle. As Allah says, “Allah accepts the good deeds only from the pious people.”
Infallible Imam (a.s)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 1, Tradition 11, page 15; Odatool-Daee

Sulaiman bin Khalid says; “ I asked Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) regarding the Quranic verse (And We will proceed to what they have done of deeds, so We shall render them as scattered floating dust. (Surah Furqan 25:23) He said, “By Allah, even if their deeds are as white as Egyptian cotton, but if they find sin and lewdness they do not abstain from it.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 1, page 16; Odatool-Daee

If one avoids the Greater Sins, the Lesser sins shall be overlooked. Allah, the Almighty, by His grace, excuses the Lesser sins. As it is mentioned in the following verse of the Holy Qur’an “If you shun the Greater Sins which you are forbidden, We will do away with your smaller sins and cause you to enter an honourable place of entering.”
Allāh (s.w.t.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 17; Surah Nisa 4: 31

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) called the attention of Ibne Masud and imparted some advice to him. He said in this regard. “Never imagine a sin to be trifle and small and abstain from the Greater Sins, because, on the Day of Judgement, when the slave beholds his sins, tears of blood and puss shall flow from his eyes. At that moment Allah shall say, “This is the day when everyone shall see his good or bad deeds, and wish there be a great distance between them and their sins.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 21; Behaarul Anwaar vol.17

Verily, a person shall be kept imprisoned in Hell for a hundred years for each of the sins (that he commits).”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 21; Al-Kafi

So the intercession of intercessors shall not avail them. (Surah Muddassir 74:48)
Allāh (s.w.t.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 22

Then evil was the end of those who did evil, because they rejected the communications of Allah and used to mock them.” (Surah Rome 30:10)
Allāh (s.w.t.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 22

“There is no man who does not have a white spot in his heart. When he commits a sin a black spot emerges from this spot. If he repents, the blackness goes away but if he sinks in sin and continues to sin the blackness keeps on increasing till it surrounds the whiteness of the heart completely. When the white spot is totally covered by the blackness, the owner of this heart will never revert towards goodness. This tradition is in consonance with the utterance of Allah: “By no means! But on their hearts is the stain of the (ill) which they do.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 22; Surah Mutaffefeen 83:14

A man resolves to perform a sinful action but does not act upon it, but sometimes does commit it; Allah sees him and says: “By My Glory, after this I shall never forgive you.”Allama Majlisi (r.a.) writes in the explanatory note of the above tradition: “The purport of this tradition of Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) is that, the Imam has commanded us to fear all types of sins because every sin seems to be such that it may not qualify being overlooked.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 23

Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) was explaining the following verse of the Holy Qur’an: “Allah is the guardian of those who believe. He brings them out of the darkness into the light.” (Surah Baqarah 2:257) He said, “It means Allah takes them away from the darkness of the sins to the light of repentance. Because they were having ‘Wilayat’ of all the just Imams (all twelve of whom are appointed by Allah). The next portion of the same verse is, “and (as to) those who disbelieve, their guardians are Shaitans who take them out of the light into the darkness.” The Imam further explained, “It only means those who followed the light of Islam initially but later started following each an every usurper (leader) not authorised by Allah. They left the light of Islam and entered into the darkness of disbelief (Kufr). Thus Allah ordained upon the disbelievers the fire of Hell.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 33

“Certainly the Almighty Allah and His messenger disown such a person who willfully neglects prayers
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 34

All those sins are Greater (the doer of which) is promised the fire (Hell).”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 34

All those sins are Greater (the doer of which) is promised the fire (Hell).”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 34

Sadooq (a.r.) has recorded in Oyoone Akhbaar that Imam Zadeh Hazrat Abdul Azeem the son of Abdullah Hasani said, “I heard from Abu Ja’far the second, Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s.) who heard from his respected father Imam Reza (a.s.) who quotes Imam Musa al-Kazim (a.s.) that he said, “A person by the name of Umroo bin Abeed entered into the presence of Abu Abdillah Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.). After taking his seat he recited the following verse of the Qur’an: “And those who shun the great sins and indecencies...” (Surah Shuara 42:37) Then he (Umroo bin Abeed) paused. “Why have you become silent?” asked the Imam (a.s.), “I would like to derive the Greater Sins from the Holy Qur’an.” he replied. The Imam said, “O Umroo, the Greatest of the Greater Sins is Shirk (to attribute partners) with Allah. The Almighty Allah says, “Certainly whoever associates (others) with Allah, then Allah has forbidden to him the Garden (Paradise)...” (Surah Maaidah 5:72)
Imām Mūsā ibn Ja‘far al-Kāżim (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 35; Oyoone Akhbaar

The failure to perform any obligatory religious act is a Greater sin. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) says: “One who wilfully avoids the prayers is away from the protection of Allah and His Messenger.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 38

When Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) concluded his hadith the narrator, Umroo bin Abeed rose up and while going out stopped and said: “Certainly, one who does not follow the guidance of the Imams (a.s.) and gives his own opinion is doomed.” It means that those who refuse to follow the Imams (a.s.) are on the wrong path.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 39

Ibne Mehboob has mentioned in his ‘Sahih’ that he and his companions had written a letter to Imam Reza (a.s.) enquiring about the number of the Greater Sins. Also the method of determining their “greatness”. The respected Imam (a.s.) replied thus: “The Greater Sins are those, the performers of which have been promised (Hell) fire. If any believer abstains from these or repents for the same Allah will forgive these sins. There are seven such sins, which have been promised (Divine) punishment. 1. To kill one whose murder is prohibited. 2. To disobey parents. 3. To accept usury. 4. To return to ignorance after migration (Hijrat). 5. To accuse a chaste woman of adultery. 6. To consume wrongfully the property of orphans. 7. To flee from the battlefield.
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 39; Wasaaelush Shia

Abu Samit has narrated from Imam as-Sadiq (a.s.) that he said: The Greater Sins are; 1. To associate others (attribute partners) to Allah. 2. Killing anyone whose killing is prohibited by Shariat. 3. Wrongfully acquiring the property of orphans. 4. To disobey parents. 5. To accuse falsely a chaste woman of adultery. 6. To flee (cowardly) from the battlefield. 7. To deny any of the obligations of religion promulgated by Allah.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 39

In the Oyoon-e-Akhbaare Reza (a.s.) there is a tradition quoted by Fazl ibne Shazaan. He quotes from reliable authorities that Imam Reza (a.s.) wrote to Mamun a letter prohibiting the following sinful acts, as they were Greater Sins: 1) To kill those whose murder is prohibited by Allah. 2) Adultery. 3) Stealing. 4) Drinking of Wine. 5) To disobey the parents. 6) Fleeing from the battlefield (in Jihad). 7) Usurping property of the orphans. 8) Eating dead animals (animals not slaughtered in the Islamic way) blood and pigs without any compulsion. 9) Accepting usury when it is obvious. 10) Consuming prohibited (Haraam) wealth. 11) Gambling. 12) Cheating in business by under-weighing. 13) To accuse chaste women of adultery. 14) Homosexuality. 15) To despair of the Mercy of Allah. 16) Not fearing the Divine retribution. 17) Not acknowledging the bounties of Allah. 18) Cooperating with oppressors. 19) To associate with the oppressors. 20) Taking a false oath. 21) To obstruct the rights (of someone) without (any valid reason or compulsion). 22) Lying. 23) Pride (arrogance). 24) Squandering wealth. 25) Expenditure in ways not permitted by Allah. 26) To betray trust. 27) To consider Hajj of the Holy Kabaa unimportant. 28) To fight the friends (devotees) of Allah. 29) To enjoy vain preoccupations (like music). 30) To persist in sins.
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 40

The Greater Sins are those (sins) the doer of (those who commit them) are promised the fire of Hell by Allah
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 44

Abeed bin Zorara relates from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) that he said: “The Greater Sins as mentioned in the book of Ali (a.s.) are seven: 1) To disbelieve in the existence of Allah. 2) To kill a believer wrongfully. 3) To disobey parents 4) Accepting usury when it is clear (obvious). 5) To wrongfully acquire any property belonging to orphans. 6) To flee from the battlefield in Jihad. 7) Reverting to disbelief after accepting Islam. The narrator asked, “Are all these the Greater types of sins? “Yes”, The Imam (a.s.) replied. Then asked the narrator, “Which is the Greater sin, acquiring of a single Dirham (silver coin) from an orphan forcefully or neglecting prayers?” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Neglecting prayers is comparatively a Greater sin.” “Why did you not include the neglecting of prayers among the Greater Sins?” In reply Imam (a.s.) asked, “What was the first Greater sin that I mentioned?” Disbelief in Allah.” He said, “The leaving of the prayers unattended is the same as disbelief.” Hence he had not mentioned the neglecting of prayers as a separate Greater sin.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 2, page 44,45; Wasaaelush Shia

The greatest of the Greater Sins is to attribute partners to Allah
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 3, page 48; Wasaaelush Shia

Abu Basir inquired from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.), the exegesis of the following ayat: “... and avoid false words.” (Surah Hajj 22:30) The Imam (a.s.) replied, “ (It means) singing.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Sixteenth Greater Sin ,page 11; Surah Hajj 22:30

In explanation to the ayat, “And they who do not bear witness to what is false, and when they pass by what is vain, they pass by nobly.” (Surah Furqan 25:72) Imam Muhammad at-Taqi (a.s.) remarked, “ (Vain means) singing.” In yet another tradition, when Muhammad Ibne Uthman inquired about the meaning of this ayat, Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s.) answered, “It includes the evil words of one who is singing.”
Imām Muhammad al-Taqī (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Sixteenth Greater Sin ,page 11; Surah Furqan 25:72

“... and when they pass by what is vain, they pass by nobly.” (Surah Furqan 25:72) “And who keep aloof from what is vain.” (Surah Mominoon 23:3) Both the above verses describe the qualities of a believer. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) and later Imam Reza (a.s.), have both explained the term “vain words” as follows: “Vain words imply music and singing and the true worshipers of Allah refrain from these.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Sixteenth Greater Sin ,page 11; Al Kafi

Listening to music, songs and useless words cultivate hypocrisy in the heart, in the same way as algae grows in water
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Sixteenth Greater Sin ,page 12; Al Kafi

Singing and music is a nest for the bird called hypocrisy
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Sixteenth Greater Sin ,page 12; Al Kafi

Do not even enter houses, the inhabitants of which are deprived of divine mercy
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Sixteenth Greater Sin ,page 12; Al Kafi and Mustadrakul Wasael

The house where music is played is not safe from sudden disasters. Supplications at such a place are not answered. Angels do not enter this place
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Sixteenth Greater Sin ,page 12; Al Kafi and Mustadrakul Wasael

Singing creates hypocrisy and causes poverty.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Sixteenth Greater Sin ,page 12; Mustadrakul Wasael, chapter 78

When the singer shall rise from his grave on the Day of Judgement, he will be blind, deaf and dumb.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Sixteenth Greater Sin ,page 12; Jameal-Akhbaar

One who respects a speaker, becomes his slave. If the speaker calls towards Allah the listener worships Allah, but if he calls towards shaitan, the listener has worshipped shaitan
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Sixteenth Greater Sin ,page 13; Furu Al Kafi

Whenever a person begins singing, two satans mount on his shoulders and continue to hit their heels upon his chest, till the time he sings the song
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Sixteenth Greater Sin ,page 13

The following tradition has been recorded from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) in the book Tafseer Minhajus Saadeqeen According to this tradition there are five types of sins which bring about five types of calamities. “When the people of a community break promises and oaths, Allah makes their enemies to reign upon them. When people order against the revealed Divine commands, poverty (certainly) is widespread. When immorality is practised openly deadly diseases certainly increase. When people short-weigh and short-measure then there is a decrease in agricultural output. (Decrease in livelihood) and there is less rainfall.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-Fourth Greater Sin ,page 147; Tafseer Minhajus Saadeqeen

Hazrat Imam Zainul Aabedeen (a.s.) says in Dua Abu Hamza Thumali: “All praise be to Allah Who responds to my call. Whereas when He calls me, I am lazy in my response. All praise be to Allah Who gives me whatever I ask Him. Though when He asks me for a loan I am stingy. (All the good deeds are a loan to Allah. He shall repay men on the Day of Qiyamat). And all praise for that Allah who sees my infamies but acts magnanimously (He does not send immediate punishment). He is so forgiving as if I have not committed a single sin.”
Imām `Alī ibn Husayn (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-Fourth Greater Sin ,page 151

Shaykh Sadooq (r.a.) has narrated a tradition from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) that he said, “Any action of Khayanat with the Imam is ‘Soht’.” There are many types of ‘Soht’. ‘Soht’ includes that which is received from the tyrant rulers, bribe to Qazis, payment for prostitution, wine, alcoholic nabid (a kind of wine), and interest. “To bribe a Qazi (for giving a favourable judgement) is to disbelieve in Allah the Almighty.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-Fifth Greater Sin ,page 158; Khisaal of Sadooq

A similar kind of tradition is to be found in the book Al Kafi, Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) says: “‘Soht’ means the payment for corpse, for dogs and wine. It also denotes the fee paid to a prostitute, the bribe given to a judge and the payment to a Kahin.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 2, The Twenty-Fifth Greater Sin ,page 158; Wasaelush-Shia