Hadeeth Twenty Five: He does not Take Sins Lightly
Sahl ibn Sa‘d (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that Allaah’s Messenger
of sins which are treated as being minor, just like a people who encamp in the
centre of a valley, so someone brings a stick of firewood and someone else
brings a stick until they are therefore able to bake their bread. Likewise sins
which are treated as being minor and for which the person is taken to account
will destroy him.
it is just as the noble companion ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood said: The believer
sees his sins as if he were sitting beneath a mountain which he feared was about
to fall upon him, whereas the wicked sees his sins like a man who finds a fly
settle upon his nose, so he does this (one of the narrators said: He brushes it
away from his nose).
Muslim should realise the greatness of hid Lord, the One free and far removed
from all imperfections, and His tremendous Power and Might, and he should not
think of the sin as being small or great! Rather he should think of it with
regard to the One he is disobeying!
sins which are ignored by the weak hearted cause their destruction by removing eemaan
and fear of Allaah from their hearts!
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 Reported by
Ahmad (5/331) and at-Tabaraanee in al-Kabeer (no. 5872) and as-Sagheer
(no.904) and others and its chain of narration is saheeh.
 Reported by al-Bukhaaree (Eng. Trans. 8/214/no.320).