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Road to Return #05 – Are All Sins Equal?
Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
Series: Yahya Ibrahim - Road to Return
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Not all scenes are the same. And there are two categories really that there are let Matt speak about. There are those scenes that are referred to as the major scenes. And there are other scenes that are referred to as minor scenes. It's not a really good translation of the word Kabira. And salvia because it makes you think, Oh, it's minor. It's not something important. In fact, major scenes and minor scenes, it's not about that the major are bigger scenes, and the minor or smaller scenes that is in the right understanding of major and minor,
major sins and minor sins, it doesn't mean these are bigger, and these are smaller. It just means that the major sins are things that are known and told to us in the holding on, told to us in the Hadith, the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so they're very clear, they're very apparent, and they're listed for us in different places in the hall. And, and in the sooner the minor scenes are scenes that are still big things, they still have great consequences. We don't overlook them and say all these are just minor, but they are ones that aren't spelled out in the Quran. It's not listed if there's a punishment for it or not. But that ruler mad the scholars and
the Sahaba have told us that these are things that should not be done, because they have a root or a reason that can lead you to a major scene in Islam. So major and minor doesn't mean one is bigger, and one is lesser, when we speak about scenes, all of the scenes in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala will be things that were were ashamed of. There are two important distinctions Of course, as well in sins. One type of sin is just personal between a person and a lot. So you know, you missed your prayer. It doesn't really involve anybody else. Your prayer is between you and Allah. It's a personal obligation as somebody who is more or less obligated to Allah accountable to Allah.
However, the second type of sins are scenes that are relating to other people that affect other people. You took somebody else's property, may Allah protect us from this Allah mean, you know, you slandered someone, meaning you said something about someone that wasn't true. You gossip you spoke about someone, they're nothing outside their presence in a way that they wouldn't want you to say, these kinds of things. And you didn't give them the chance to rebut and defend what you said about them. So you've gossiped about them. It's called veba. So there are two types of sins. Both of them, of course, both types of sins are serious crimes, whether it's in front of Allah alone between you
and him, or involving other people. But one of the things that I want to remind you of are the words of the great mom, Sophia, Anna 30. He used to say, let in and look Allah, for me to meet a lot with a lot of scenes that are just private between me and Allah. It's better for me than to meet Allah with just one mistake, that I hurt another person with it, because Allah is gracious and forgiving and merciful. Allah Subhana Allah is the one who promised us His forgiveness. But other people, they may say to us, hey, I don't forgive you. You didn't give it back to me. You didn't make it up to me, you continue to slander me, you said those things. And everybody thought that about me and it hurt
me in my life and my future, and I'm not going to forgive you, I'm not going to just accept it. So that puts you in a much worse place than if you had made your mistake just between you and Allah. May Allah Subhana Allah protect us from both types of errors from the major sins and the minor sins from the things that are between us and Allah and the sins that are between us and other people. It's important to understand the concept of sin. Before we can continue our discussion. I want you also to know that there are many many different words that are used in the Quran and used in the Hadith to give us different levels of sins because not all scenes are of the same level. That will
be our next discussion in sha Allah.