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Chapter 286
ﻢﻴﺘﻴﻟا لﺎﻣ ﻢﻳﺮﺤﺗ ﺪﻴآﺄﺗ بﺎﺑ
Prohibition of devouring the Property of an Orphan
Allah, the Exalted, says:
Verily, those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans, they eat up only fire into their bellies, and they
will be burnt in the blazing Fire!
'' (4:10)
And come not near to the orphan's property, except to improve it.
'' (6:152)
And they ask you concerning orphans. Say: `The best thing is to work honestly in their property, and if you
mix your affairs with theirs, then they are your brothers. And Allah knows him who means mischief (e.g., to
swallow their property) from him who means good (e.g., to save their property)
.'' (2:220)
َلﺎَﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱢﻲﺒﱠﻨﻟا ﻦَﻋ ُﻪْﻨَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ةﺮْﻳﺮُه ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋَو
، ِتﺎَﻘِﺑﻮُﻤﻟا َﻊْﺒﱠﺴﻟا اﻮُﺒِﻨَﺘْﺟا
لﺎﻗ ؟ ﻦُه ﺎَﻣو ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮُﺳَر ﺎﻳ
ﺎِﺑ ﱠﻻإ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا َمﱠﺮﺣ ﻲﺘﻟا ِﺲْﻔﱠﻨﻟا ُﻞْﺘَﻗَو ُﺮْﺤﱢﺴﻟاَو ، ِﻪﱠﻠﻟﺎِﺑ كْﺮﱢﺸﻟا
ُﻞْآأَو ، ﱢﻖﺤﻟ
ِﻢﻴِﺘﻴﻟا لﺎﻣ ُﻞْآأَو ، ﺎَﺑﱢﺮﻟا
ِتﻼِﻓﺎﻐﻟا تﺎَﻨِﻣﺆُﻤﻟا ٍتﺎَﻨﺼْﺤُﻤﻟا ُفﺬﻗو ، ِﻒْﺣﱠﺰﻟا َمْﻮﻳ ﻲﱢﻟﻮﱠﺘﻟاو
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "
Keep away from the seven
.'' It was asked: "What are they, O Messenger of Allah?'' He (PBUH) replied, "
Associating anything with
Allah in worship (i.e., committing an act of Shirk), sorcery, killing of one whom Allah has declared inviolable
without a just cause, devouring the property of an orphan, the eating of usury (Riba), fleeing from the battlefield and
accusing chaste believing women, who never even think of anything touching their chastity
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
All the sins mentioned in the Hadith are major sins but Shirk is the greatest of all. The reason behind
this is that it will never be pardoned, and one who commits it, will abide in Hell for all eternity. So far as the other
major sins are concerned with Allah, He may forgive them if He so wills; otherwise one who is guilty of such sins
will have to suffer the torments of Hell. He will, however, be sent to Jannah after suffering the punishment if he is a