Download PDF: [S] To Think Little of your Sins
Hadrat Sayyiduna ibn Mas’ud – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that, “There is no doubt that a Muslim thinks of his sin like a person who is sitting below a mountain with the fear that it does not fall on his head. And a Faajir thinks of his sins like a fly which sits on his nose and when he moves his hand towards it, it flies away from his nose.” (Sahih Bukhari)
When we look at the two examples mentioned below which are found in the Sahih Bukhari, we will under the essence in meaning of these words.
Hadrat Sayyiduna Aanis – may Allah be pleased with him – mentions that, “You people perform such deeds which is even thinner (or smaller) than a piece of hair in your eyes. Yet, in the time of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – we used to think of these actions as deeds which will lead to our destruction.” (In other words, they never thought of minor sins as minor sins but as major sins unlike in our period). (Sahih Bukhari Shareef)
Will those people not learn who read such words?
The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has stated that, “Protect yourself from thinking nothing of sinning because when it gathers on a person, it leads to his destruction.” (Ar Roud)