The Seven Sins In Islam Every Muslim Must Avoid

The Seven Sins In Islam Every Muslim Must Avoid

Nov 11th, 2020    |    Education, Islam

Islam is a complete code of life with pre-defined laws, jurisdiction, limitations, rewards, and punishment. Unquestionably, every sin is destructive and leads towards hell however the following destructive seven sins in Islam are strictly prohibited in Islam. Additionally, they are unpardonable and have a lot of punishment in this world and afterworld.

Destructive Seven Sins In Islam

Before Islam, human beings were living a very uncivilized life. They don’t follow any rules and laws and do a lot of unforgivable sins regularly with no hesitation. Islam enlightened their life with the message of Allah as Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U.H) teach them civilization according to the Holy Quran. Understand deeply about seven sins in Islam to stay safe.

Shirk (Polytheism)

The Arabic word ‘Shirk’ linguistically means ‘to share or append, not being single or one’. Allah is very merciful and great. In Islam, there is strict punishment against every sin however every sin is forgivable except shirk. It’s a direct or indirect association with God or any characteristics of God.

O Prophet “Say (to the Mushrikin), “Indeed, He (Allah) is but one God, and indeed, I am free of what you associate [with Him].”


Allah has the ultimate power, and He has created the entire universe. Unquestionably, He provides us food, shelter, and even life, and above all loves us more than the mother. 

Muslims believe in the afterlife. We know that we are accountable to Allah on the day of judgment. Unquestionably, we must seek help from Allah only. He is almighty and powerful and can lead us on the righteous path.

“Proclaim, “Call upon those whom you assume (gods) besides Allah – so they do not have any power to relieve the misfortune from you nor to avert it.”


Killing /Murder

Islam believes in humanity and peace. There are clear instructions regarding Haqooq Ullah and Haqooq Ul Ibad in Islam. Muslims believe in brotherhood. They used to treat other Muslims as their brother and completely care about other Muslims in every way.  Killing is one of the most serious crimes in this world.

In Islam, it’s the most powerful sin which is strictly prohibited and unforgivable. Muslims are used to protect others and saving a single life in Islam is highly rewarding. Besides, killing non–Muslims and it does not allow even animals however there are certain terms and conditions about non- Muslims.

“And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is Hell; he shall abide in it, and Allah will send His wrath on him and curse him and prepare for him a painful chastisement.”

(Surah an-Nisā’ 4:93)

Islam believes in humanity and serving human beings, however, not allowed anyone to cross the limitation of Islam. Jihad has a lot of rewards and an important part of Islam.

Salah (Obligatory Prayers)

Salah or salat (Arabic: ٱلصَّلَاة‎ aṣ-ṣalāhArabic: ٱلصَّلَوَات‎ aṣ-ṣalawāt, meaning “prayer”, “supplication”, “blessing” and “commendation” There are certain special rituals and obligatory prayers in Islam. Of course, Salah is compulsory for every Muslim five times a day. It’s the most important religious part of Islam even it’s the only ritual that creates a difference between Muslims and Non- Muslim.

“In Gardens (Paradise) they will ask one another, About Al‑Mujrimoon (polytheists, criminals, disbelievers) (and they will say to them): ‘What has caused you to enter Hell?’ They will say: ‘We were not of those who used to offer the Salah (prayers)’”

(Al-Muddaththir 74:38-43)

There are multiple physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of Salah. Above all, Muslims must remember and worship Allah regularly. Salah is the best way to connect yourself with God. In Salah, you thank Allah for all the blessings, also pray for more blessings and seek forgiveness too.

“O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient”.

The first question on the day of accountability will be about prayer (Salah). Besides, there is a special reward for the Salah, but on the contrary, there is too much punishment for leaving/missing Salah.

Major Benefits Of Salah

The Salah has a lot of health, spiritual and other benefits. Let’s find out some major benefits of Salah.

  • Mental Relaxation
  • High Reward
  • Key Of Heaven
  • Source Of Forgiveness
  • Source Of Blessings
  • Attachment With Allah
  • Shield against Evils
  • Shield Against Hell Fire
  • Make You More Pious
  • Distinguishing Between A Believer And A Non-Believer (kafir).
  • Sunnah Of Holy Prophet (P.B.U. H)
  • Create Obedience Towards Allah
  • Discipline


Zina (Sexual Activity) of every kind is strictly prohibited in Islam. Importantly, there is too much strict punishment for Zina in this world and afterworld. Zina creates a dis-balance and vulgarity in Islamic society, and that’s why it is considered the most destructive sin in Islam. Additionally, the punishment of the Zina is much more on the day of Judgement.

“And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is evil as a way”.

Haqooq Ul Ibad

Islam also focuses mainly on the rights of Allah and the rights of People (Haqooq Ul Ibad). Additionally, Haqooq Allah is still forgivable and Allah will be merciful regarding its own rights, but there is no mercy or forgiveness for Haqooq Ul Ibad from Allah.

Consequently, there is too much strict punishment for creating a problem for other human beings. Undoubtedly, Muslims are also obliged to complete the rights of others, including Non- Muslims. In fact, Islam also doesn’t allow us to hurt animals, and that’s why it’s highly important to follow Haqooq Ul Ibad. Besides, also learn about Haqooq Ullah and Haqooq Ul Ibad in detail through Islamic education.


Islamic also explains rules regarding finance, economic development, social society, and every field of life. Riba or interest is strictly prohibited in Islam. It’s a major Islamic sin which is a major source of destruction of financial institutions and the economy of the country.

Additionally, it also creates a burden on poor people and businesses. Besides, Islam is also strictly against Riba, and there is a strict punishment on the day of judgment.

“O you who believe, fear Allah and give up what remains of your demand for riba if you are indeed believers. If you do it not, take notice of war from Allah and His Messenger.”

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