Islamic Perspectives

Avoid the Seven Noxious Things

It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh ) said: Avoid the seven noxious things. It was said (by the audience): What are they, Messenger of Allah? He replied:
1. Associating anything with Allah,
2. Magic,
3. Killing of one whom God has declared inviolate without a just cause,
4. Consuming the property of an orphan,
5. Consuming of usury,
6. Turning back when the army advances,
7. And slandering chaste women who are believers, but naive.
    [Sahih Muslim : Book 1, Number 0161]

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 September 2016 on page no. 20

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