List of 3 Sins Allah Will Not Forgive

As Muslims, we continuously commit many sins because the devil persuades us. But there are three major sins that Allah will never forgive here or hereafter.

These three sins are committing shirk with Allah, destroying another’s rights, and disrespecting or disobeying parents. We must understand the gravity of committing these sins and their negative impact on our relationship with Allah and our fellow human beings.

Today, we will discuss these three unforgivable sins and explore why they are considered so sinful in Islam. So, let’s begin this journey of exploration and gain a deeper understanding.

List of 3 Sins Allah Will Not Forgive According to Islam

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Three major offenses stand out among the sins Allah will not forgive in Islam.

1. Committing Any Types of Shirk

3 Sins Allah Will Not Forgive - Committing Any Types of Shirk

Committing direct shirk, or associating partners with Allah, counts among the most serious offenses. Directly worshiping anyone or anything other than Allah is considered a grave violation of the core principle of oneness in Islam.

This practice is seen as a direct violation of the fundamental principle of Tawhid, the belief in Allah’s unity and oneness. Allah SWT warns us in Surah: An-Nisa, Ayah:48 (4:48),

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِۦ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ ۚ وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِٱللَّهِ فَقَدِ ٱفْتَرَىٰٓ إِثْمًا عَظِيمًا

“Indeed, Allah does not forgive associating others with Him ˹in worship˺, but forgives anything else of whoever He wills. And whoever associates others with Allah has indeed committed a grave sin.”

Also, Allah SWT will never forgive any alteration of Quranic verses. The Quran is considered the literal word of Allah, and any attempt to change or distort its meaning is a grave offense. Altering the Quranic verses not only undermines the integrity of the scripture but also misguides people who rely on it for guidance.

Allah SWT says,

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَكْتُمُونَ مَآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ مِنَ ٱلْكِتَـٰبِ وَيَشْتَرُونَ بِهِۦ ثَمَنًۭا قَلِيلًا ۙ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ مَا يَأْكُلُونَ فِى بُطُونِهِمْ إِلَّا ٱلنَّارَ وَلَا يُكَلِّمُهُمُ ٱللَّهُ يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَـٰمَةِ وَلَا يُزَكِّيهِمْ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ

“Indeed, those who hide Allah’s revelations, trading them for a fleeting gain consume nothing but fire into their bellies. Allah will neither speak to them on the Day of Judgment, nor will He purify them. And they will suffer a painful punishment.”

Furthermore, committing witchcraft, practicing magic, or any other ritual prayer will directly go under the Shirk. It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira (Ra) that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) observed:

“Avoid the seven noxious things. It was said (by the hearers): What are they, Messenger of Allah? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Associating anything with Allah, magic, killing of one whom God has declared inviolate without a just cause, consuming the property of an orphan, and consuming of usury, turning back when the army advances, and slandering chaste women who are believers, but unwary.” [Sahih Muslim: 89, Mishkat al-Masabih 52]

2. Destroying Other’s Rights

Destroying Other’s Rights

Another major sin Allah won’t forgive is consuming orphan property, which involves destroying other rights. Consuming orphan property deprives the orphans of their rightful inheritance and violates the sanctity of their rights.

It’s a clear violation of the boundaries set by Allah, and it’s a sin that carries severe consequences in both this world and the hereafter. If we look at the previous reference narrated by Abu Huraira (Ra), we can clearly understand the severity of the crime and its repercussions.

“… consuming the property of an orphan, and consuming of usury…” [Sahih Muslim: 89, Mishkat al-Masabih 52]

Also, if you don’t pay Zakat, you’re destroying the rights of the poor. Zakat is an obligatory act of worship in Islam, requiring Muslims to give a portion of their wealth to those in need. Neglecting this duty means denying others their rights and perpetuating inequality.

Moreover, committing adultery in old age, killing people without proper reason, and committing fornication also goes under this type of sin. Adultery in old age violates the sanctity of marriage and betrays the trust of one’s spouse.

Taking someone’s life without just cause is a violation of their rights and disrupts the balance of justice. By committing fornication, one not only disrespects one’s own body but also violates the rights and dignity of others involved.

3. Disrespecting & Disobeying Parents

Disrespecting & Disobeying Parents

If you disrespect or disobey your parents, Allah won’t forgive you for these sins. The Quran emphasizes the importance of honoring and obeying parents, stating they deserve kindness and compassion.

This sin not only displeases Allah, but it also disrupts the harmony and stability of the family unit. One shows a lack of gratitude for their countless sacrifices by disrespecting or disobeying parents. According to Surah: Al-Isra, Ayah: 23 (17:23) Allah SWT says, 

۞ وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوٓا۟ إِلَّآ إِيَّاهُ وَبِٱلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ إِحْسَـٰنًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ ٱلْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَآ أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَآ أُفٍّۢ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًۭا كَرِيمًۭا

“For your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And honour your parents. If one or both of them reach old age in your care, never say to them ˹even˺ ‘ugh,’ nor yell at them. Rather, address them respectfully.”

Also, the Messenger of Allah said,

“There are three at whom Allah will not look on the Day of Resurrection: The one who disobeys his parents, the woman who imitates men in her outward appearance, and the cuckold.” [Sunan Nasai, Vol. 3, Book 23, Hadith 2563]

Unforgivable Sins: The Consequences You Must Know

Committing shirk, destroying other’s rights, and disrespecting and disobeying parents are the three sins Allah will not forgive. These sins have severe consequences, not only in this life but also in the Hereafter.

We must strive to avoid committing these sins and instead focus on actions that will please Allah and benefit humanity. We should also reflect on these three sins, understand their severity, and strive to improve ourselves by seeking Allah’s forgiveness and repentance.

May Allah guide us to the straight path and help us avoid the sins that He will not forgive. Ameen.

Omar Abdullah

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