What are Major Sins in Islam Part-4
Laughing at others
“O you who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former)”…
Nor let some women laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former)
1. Laughing and making fun of one another is prohibited in Islam. Because it causes friction and enmity in society.
2. Laughing at others is indication that one person considers himself superior to other and that shows defect in his personality.
3. Men and women are mentioned separately, because this disease is prevalent in both.
Defamation And Sarcasm
“Nor defame, nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames:
Ill seeming is a name connoting wickedness ,(to be used of one) after he has believed.
And those who do not desist (and repent) are indeed doing wrong.
1. Defaming each other, using sarcastic tines and giving each other offensive nicknames, any activity which causes pain to heart of Muslim brother is prohibited in Islam.
2. Most of these are defects of tongue and Muslim must always guard his tongue.
3. Ponder on this Quranic advice and see, how people address each other, call ach other by bad names and their tempers fly at slightest provocation……how away they are from what Islam wants to see as a pious and true Muslim.
Suspicion & Spying
“O you who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible); for suspicion in some cases is a sin…
And spy not on each other”
1. After defects of tongues, defects of hearts are mentioned.
2. Muslims should not be suspicious of each other and do not assume worst motives.
3. They should also not spy on each other, wanting to find their secrets.
4. Islamic society is based on mutual trust, goodwill and God gearing.
“Nor speak ill of each other behind their backs…
Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? No, You would abhor it…
Fear God: for God is oft-returning, Most Merciful.
1. Back biting and speaking ill of others behind their backs is condemned in the strongest possible terms.
2. The simile is that of eating flesh of one’s dead brother. Which no civilized person would ever like.
3. But when one speaks ill of his brother behind his back, it is as if he has already eaten his flesh after he is dead.
4. There cannot be any stronger simile for back biting than this.