1. ISRAAF (EXTRAVAGANCE)🔥
“But waste not by excess: for Allah loveth not the wasters (Al-Musrifun (those who waste by extravagance)).”
(Surah Al An’am 6:141)
Excessive spending and lavishness in everything is the core of evil and leads to greater evil. It makes one forget the hereafter and preparing for it. Such acts would be a cause of humiliation and disgrace on the Day of Judgment.
That is why Almighty Allah has prescribed zakah (obligatory alms) and sadaqah (voluntary charity) in order to bless the wealth and to curb extravagance in eating, drinking, clothing and in everything we do.
2. ISTIKBAAR (PRIDE)🔥
“verily He loveth not the arrogant (proud).”
(Surah Al Nahl 16:23)
And the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) says,
“ Pride is to completely disregard the truth and scorn (looking down upon) the people”
Sometimes a person might be deceived by his/ her knowledge, wealth and property, lineage and ancestry, or worship and be arrogant and boastful.
Pride is among the greatest means of damage to a person’s wealth and circumstances. It distances one away from Allah’s love and “ He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride shall not enter paradise .”
[Sahih Muslim, Book: 001, Hadith: 0166]
3. MUKHTAL FAKHOOR (ARROGANT BOOSTER)🔥
“for Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster.”
(Surah Luqman 31:18)
Being arrogant and boastful are a deadly combination – beauty, knowledge, wealth and noble lineage should be taken as gifts from Almighty Allah and one should be humble and grateful for them rather than make them a means of pride and oppression.
Servants of Allah cannot be true to themselves as long as they are flattering themselves, walking in an arrogant manner and looking down on people who are inferior to them and not mix with them. The one who is arrogant in this world will be disgraced on the Day of Judgment.
Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) says,
“ The arrogant will be gathered on the Day of Judgment in the form of small ants. Humiliation will surround them from everywhere.”
4. UDWAAN (TRANSGRESSION)🔥
“for Allah loveth not those given to excess (Transgression).”
(Surah Al Ma’idah 5:87)
5. ZULM (EVIL, WRONGDOING)🔥
“ but God loveth not those who do wrong (Zalimun (oppressors, polytheists and wrong doers)).”
(Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:57)
This is a reprehensible trait whose existence spoils the Iman and darkens the heart. The wrongdoers are those who have chosen the tempting transient life instead of the hereafter. All acts of wrongdoing such as stealing, breach of trust, embezzlement, usurping the rights of others, and bribery, have serious consequences in the hereafter.
In a Hadith, Abu Dharr (RadiAllahu Anhu) reported Allah’s Messenger (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) as saying that Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said:
“My servants, I have made oppression unlawful for Me and unlawful for you, so do not commit oppression against one another.”
[Sahih Muslim, Book: 032, Hadith: 6246]
6. KHIYAANAH (DECEITFULNESS)🔥
“for Allah loveth not the treacherous.”
(Surah Al Anfal 8:58)
The treacherous one is two-faced and inconsistent in words and deeds. Acts of treachery lead to betrayal, disloyalty, perfidy, deception and hypocrisy which in turn soil the Iman.
7. IFSAAD (MISCHIEF-MAKING)🔥
“And Allah loveth not those who do mischief.”
(Surah Al Ma’idah 5:64)
This is a comprehensive term which includes great crimes, sins, oppression, carrying false tales, hypocrisy, tyranny and all kinds of mischief. All these acts are despicable and stain the Iman.
Hasten today to adopt the qualities that Almighty Allah loves and don’t rest until they become second nature to you; hasten today to abandon all the qualities Allah does not love and don’t relent until you hate them with all your heart. The Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said:
“Faith wears out in the heart of any one of you just as clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your hearts.”
[Al-Haakim in Al-Mustadrak and Al-Haythami in Majma Az-Zawaa’id]
Therefore the key is supplication, resorting to Allah and sincere desire to please Him followed by action, so we say,
“O Allah make Iman beloved to us and beautify it in our hearts.” (Musnad Ahamd)
8. PUBLICITY OF EVIL🔥
“Allah does not like that evil should be uttered in public except by him who has been wronged. And Allah is Ever All-Hearer, All-Knower.”
This is very common in our Ummah now, people commit sin openly and also when they do certain sins in private, they come and announce it with pride. These people call upon Allah’s wrath.
9. OBSCENE WORDS AND ACTS🔥
Ahmed narrated: Allah’s Messenger (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said:
“Allah hates obscene words and acts.”
“ Verily, Allah likes not any treacherous ingrate to Allah [those who disobey Allah but obey Satan].”
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