Al-Kaba'ir – 70 Major Sins
b Imam Muhammad ibn 'Uthman Al-Dhahabi
rendered into English by Mohammad Moinuddin Siddiqui

      01. Associating anything with Allah
      02. Murder
      03. Practising magic
      04. Not Praying
      05. Not paying Zakat
      06. Not fasting on a Day of Ramadan without excuse
      07. Not performing Hajj, while being able to do so
      08. Disrespect to parents
      09. Abandoning relatives
      10. Fornication and Adultery
      11. Homosexuality(sodomy)
      12. Interest(Riba)
      13. Wrongfully consuming the property of an orphan
      14. Lying about Allah and His Messenger
      15. Running away from the battlefield
      16. A leader's deceiving his people and being unjust to them
      17. Pride and arrogance
      18. Bearing false witness
      19. Drinking Khamr (wine)
      20. Gambling
      21. Slandering chaste women
      22. Stealing from the spoils of war
      23. Stealing
      24. Highway Robbery
      25. Taking false oath
      26. Oppression
      27. Illegal gain
      28. Consuming wealth acquired unlawfully
      29. Committing suicide
      30. Frequent lying
      31. Judging unjustly
      32. Giving and Accepting bribes
      33. Woman's imitating man and man's imitating woman
      34. Being cuckold
      35. Marrying a divorced woman in order to make her lawful for the husband
      36. Not protecting oneself from urine
      37. Showing-off
      38. Learning knowledge of the religion for the sake of this world and concealing that knowledge
      39. Bertrayal of trust
      40. Recounting favours
      41. Denying Allah's Decree
      42. Listening (to) people's private conversations
      43. Carrying tales
      44. Cursing
      45. Breaking contracts
      46. Believing in fortune-tellers and astrologers
      47. A woman's bad conduct towards her husband
      48. Making statues and pictures
      49. Lamenting, wailing, tearing the clothing, and doing other things of this sort when an affliction befalls
      50. Treating others unjustly
      51. Overbearing conduct toward the wife, the servant, the weak, and animals
      52. Offending one's neighbour
      53. Offending and abusing Muslims
      54. Offending people and having an arrogant attitude toward them
      55. Trailing one's garment in pride
      56. Men's wearing silk and gold
      57. A slave's running away from his master
      58. Slaughtering an animal which has been dedicated to anyone other than Allah
      59. To knowingly ascribe one's paternity to a father other than one's own
      60. Arguing and disputing violently
      61. Witholding excess water
      62. Giving short weight or measure
      63. Feeling secure from Allah's Plan
      64. Offending Allah's righteous friends
      65. Not praying in congregation but praying alone without an excuse
      66. Persistently missing Friday Prayers without any excuse
      67. Unsurping the rights of the heir through bequests
      68. Deceiving and plotting evil
      69. Spying for the enemy of the Muslims
      70. Cursing or insulting any of the Companiions of Allah's Messenger

Damas Cultural Society 2006