10 Major Sins in Islam

In Islam, major sins are referred to as “Kaba’ir” (singular: “Kabira”), which means the gravest sins. The following are some examples of major sins in Islam:

1. Associating partners with Allah (Shirk)

The biggest sin in Islam is to associate partners with Allah. It is considered as the only unforgivable sin.

“Indeed, whoever associates partners with Allah, Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and his abode is the Fire.” And the wrongdoers have no helper. [Al-Maida 5:72]

2. Murder

Taking someone’s life without a just cause is a major sin in Islam.

“And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is Hell, in which he will abide forever, and upon him is the wrath and curse of Allah, and a great punishment is prepared for him.” An-Nisa 4:93

3. Adultery or Fornication

Engaging in sexual intercourse outside the bounds of marriage is considered a major sin in Islam.

4. Consuming Interest (Riba)

Usury or interest-bearing transactions are considered a major sin in Islam.

“O you who believe! Fear Allah and give up what interest remains (from now on) if you are (truly) believers. And if you do not, then take notice of the war from Allah and His Messenger.” Al-Baqarah 2:278

Using usury is a major sin that must be avoided.

5. False Testimony (Shahadah Zoor)

Giving false testimony or lying under oath is a major sin in Islam.

6. Stealing

Taking something that belongs to someone else without their consent is considered a major sin in Islam.

7. Consuming Intoxicants

Drinking or consuming any type of intoxicant is considered a major sin in Islam.

8. Disrespecting Parents

Disrespecting or disobeying one’s parents is considered a major sin in Islam.

9. Oppression

Oppressing someone else or depriving them of their rights is considered a major sin in Islam.

10. Envy

Feeling envious or jealous of someone else’s blessings or possessions is considered a major sin in Islam.


A sorcerer is one who deals with things that harm people through jinn and worships them instead of Allah.

And sometimes they do this by creating illusions, so that they make things appear to be something other than what they really are. So a rope or a stick can be seen as a snake, or a rock can be seen as an egg, or a person can be seen as something other than what he really is. etc. Such a person is one of the infidels and if proven before the judge, it is obligatory on the ruler of the Muslims to execute the sorcerer.

It is proven on the authority of Ameerul Momineen Umar that he wrote to his governors in Syria and other places and ordered them to put to death every man or woman who practiced sorcery because of the evil and danger they posed.


These are the sins that doom a person to Hell, because they are so evil. We ask Allah to keep us safe and sound.”

these sins are not the only ones considered major in Islam, and there may be others depending on the interpretation of Islamic scholars. It is advised for Muslims to avoid all sins, major and minor, and to seek forgiveness from Allah for any sins committed. islamqa


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