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The Evil Deeds that Lead One to Hell by Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah)


Sheikh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked:

“What are the deeds of the people of Hell and what are the deeds of the people of Paradise?”

He replied,

“The deeds of the people of Hell are:


• associating partners in worship with Allaah
• disbelieving in His Messenger
• kufr (ingratitude, disbelief)
• hasad (malicious envy)
• lying
• treachery
• oppression and wrongdoing (dhulm)
• promiscuity
• backstabbing
• cutting off the ties of kinship
• cowardice at the time of jihad
• miserliness
• inconsistency between what is in one’s heart and the face one shows to people
• despairing of the mercy of Allaah 
• feeling secure from the plan of Allaah 
• panicking blindly at the time of crisis
• pride and extravagance at the time of plenty
• abandoning one’s duties towards Allaah 
• transgressing His limits
• violating His sanctity
• fearing a created being instead of the Creator
• showing off
• going against the Qur’aan and Sunnah in word or deed
• obeying a created being in some act of disobedience to the Creator
• blindly supporting falsehood
• mocking the signs of Allaah 
• rejecting the truth
• withholding knowledge and testimony that should be revealed
• witchcraft and magic
• disobeying one’s parents
• killing any soul forbidden by Allaah  except for reasons of justice
• consuming the wealth of the orphan
• riba (usury)
• desertion from the battlefield
• slandering the reputation of innocent, chaste, believing women”

(Yaqadhat uli al-I’tibar, p.222)

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) mentioned all the sins that will lead one to Hell.


Muslim reports from ‘Iyadh bin Himaar that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, during a lengthy khutbah:

“..the people of Hell are five:

1] the weak who lack the power to (avoid evil);


2] the (carefree) who pursue (everything irrespective of whether it is good or evil) and who have no concern for their families or their wealth;


3] the dishonest people whose greed cannot be concealed even in the case of minor things;


4] and those who betray you, morning and evening, with regard to your family and your property.


5] He also mentioned misers, liars and those who are in the habit of abusing people and using obscene, foul language”.

(Muslim in Kitaab al-Jannah wa Sifaat Na’imihaa Baab as-Sifaat allaatee yu’raf bihaa fid-dunyaa ahl al-Jannah wa ahl an-Naar, 4/2197 no. 2865)


Related links:

 Did you know Hell can Speak and See?

         ¶ The Weak and Destitute Will Form the Majority in Paradise


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