We all are aware of ‘Sins’, minor and major, avoiding and abstaining one’s self from sins is a must for each and every person.
Some very common ones nowadays are….watching obscene and gibberish stuff [including T.V. serials, movies, music videos and other such nonsensical prorgammes], listening to music, inter-mingling with the opposite sex, having girl friends & boyfriends [& so called ‘friendship relationships’’ with the opposite sex], wearing exposing clothes [i.e. not covering themselves properly and revealing their beauty to strangers.], going to pubs and discs and behaving like animals, drinking, gambling, backbiting, eating haraam wealth, working for riba interest based banks [as well as multiplying money through bank’s interest] etc. etc. the list goes on… there is no end to it……….
The point is that the one who is indulging himself into sin; there is bad news for him/her. Mentioned below are ‘10 very critical Effects of Sin’, [the last one being the most dangerous]
I want every reader to put himself and check about his/her life… in what activities are they indulged in, to put himself in front….. and make an analysis….whether he/she can be affected or not because of their activities………………….! May Allah save us all from sins and from their effects …Aameen…..!
1 – Being deprived of knowledge: Knowledge is the light which Allah causes to reach the heart, and sin extinguishes that light. When al-Shaafa’i sat before Maalik and read to him, he admired him because of the intelligence, alertness and understanding that he saw in him. He said, “I think that Allaah has caused light to enter your heart, so do not extinguish it with the darkness of sin.”
2 – Being deprived of provision: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘A man is deprived of provision because of the sins that he commits.’” (Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 4022, classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah, in Musnad Ahmad, narrated that Thawbaan)
3 – Sense of Alienation: A sense of alienation that comes between a person and his Lord, and between him and other people: One of the salaf said: “If I disobey Allah, I see that in the attitude of my riding beast and my wife.”
4 – Things become difficult for him: Things become difficult for him so that he does not turn his attention towards any matter but he finds the way blocked or he finds it difficult. By the same token, for the one who fears Allah, things are made easy for him.
5 – The sinner finds darkness in his heart: The sinner will find ‘darkness’ in his heart which he will feel just as he feels the darkness of night. So this darkness affects his heart as the physical darkness affects his vision. For obedience is light and disobedience is darkness. The stronger the darkness grows, the greater becomes his confusion, until he falls into innovation, misguidance and other things that lead to doom, without even realizing, like a blind man who goes out in the darkness of the night, walking alone This darkness grows stronger until it covers the eyes, then it grows stronger until it covers the face, which appears dark and is seen by everyone.
‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abbaas said: “Good deeds make the face light, give light to the heart, and bring about ample provision, physical strength and love in people’s hearts. Bad deeds make the face dark, give darkness to the heart, and bring about physical weakness, a lack of provision and hatred in people’s hearts.”
6 – Deprivation of worship and obedience: If sin brought no punishment other than that it prevents a person from doing an act of worship which is the opposite of sin, and cuts off access to other acts of worship, that would be bad enough. So the sin cuts off a third way and a fourth way and so on, and because of the sin he is cut off from many acts of worship, each of which would have been better for him than this world and everything in it. ….So he is like a man who eats food that is bound to cause a lengthy sickness, and thus he is deprived of many other foods that are better than that. And Allah is the One Whose help we seek.
7 – Sin breeds sin….. until it dominates a person and he cannot escape from it.
8 – Sin weakens a person’s willpower: It gradually strengthens his will to commit sin and weakens his will to repent until there is no will in his heart to repent at all….. so he seeks forgiveness and expresses repentance, but it is merely words on the lips, like the repentance of the liars, whose hearts are still determined to commit sin and persist in it. This is one of the most serious diseases that are most likely to lead to doom.
9 – He will become desensitized and will no longer find sin abhorrent,so it will become his habit, and he will not be bothered if people see him committing the sin or talk about him.
For the leaders of immorality, this is the ultimate shamelessness in which they find great pleasure, such that they feel proud of their sin and will speak of it to people who do not know that they have done it, saying, “O so and so, I did such and such.” Such people cannot be helped and the path to repentance is blocked for them in most cases.
10 – [The most dangerous] - Hearts turned upside down & Shaytaan takes over him: When there are many sins.. they leave a mark on the heart of the person who commits them, so he becomes one of the negligent. As one of the salaf said, concerning the Qur’anic aayah –
“Nay! But on their hearts is the Raan (covering of sins and evil deeds) which they used to earn” [Surah al-Mutaffifeen 83:14]
This means sin after sin.
How this starts is that the heart gets stained by sin, and if the sin increases then the stain grows bigger until it becomes the raan (covering of sin and evil deeds), then it increases until it becomes a seal, and the heart becomes covered and sealed. If that happens after a person had been guided and had understood, then his heart is turned upside down, and at that point the Shaytaan gains control over him and directs him as he wants.
My dear brothers and sisters….. get rid of all sins to be safe from these evil- consequences. Live your life in accordance to the Qur’an and Sunnah…….rather than regretting on the Day of Judgment….. REPENT NOW!... and Purify yourself …..don’t deceive yourself and don’t follow the accursed Shaytaan……it will cause nothing but destruction……!
May Allah guide us all to the straight path and help us all to abstain from all kind of SINS!
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