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List of Unforgivable Sins in Islam Muslim Must Avoid

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Sin in Arabic is called itsm and ‘ishyaan. Sin with this understanding has the meaning of turning away from the master’s command, making mistakes and omissions. A sinner does not follow his wits but instead follow his lust and anger and at that time he might fall into a sinful act and when he has betrayed himself.


Sin is a satanic trap wherein the inside is fire and the outer part is accompanied by a sense of pleasure and impulse which is spontaneity makes people neglectful and drowned that the repayment of the divine punishment awaits him. One of hadith from At-Tirmidzi will explained about that :

“From Anas bin Malik Radhiyallahu Ta’ala ‘anhu said:” I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “O son of Adam, as long as you pray to Me and as long as you wish Me, I will forgive sins that is on you and I do not care. O son of Adam, if your sins were so numerous to the clouds of heaven, then you ask forgiveness of Me, then I will forgive you.


O son of Adam, if if you come to Me with the sins of the earth, then you meet with me in a state of no shirk to Me at all, then I will come to you with the forgiveness of the earth as well.’

The above hadith describes how great the Almighty nature possessed by Allah SWT over all the sins that man has done. Although the sin committed by man is very large earth or sky-high, but if the man repent in truth to Allah SWT, then Allah will surely forgive those sins.

The true meaning of repentance is that the man regrets, leaves, and promises not to repeat the sinful deeds he once committed. And then, are there any sins that people commit, but Allah will not forgive those sins? The answer is there. This is as the saying of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in a hadith from Bukhari and Muslim:

“Abandon seven (sins) that destroy!” They (the Companions) asked, “O Messenger of Allah, what is it?” He replied, “Shirk to God; magic; kill the soul that Allah forbid except with haq; consuming usury; eat the orphan’s wealth; turned away from the war that raged; accused of adultery against free women who keep the honor, the faithful, and the clean of the fornication.”

For more detail of the sin, here is the list of sin that, unfortunately, unforgivable by Allah swt.

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1. Shirk

Shirk, or mushrik means polytheist, or idolatrous. Mushrik is a person who commits the sin of shirk (derived from the word syarikah: fellowship) is to associate or make a counter-law or a teaching other than the doctrine / law of God.

Individual idolatry is done by following the teachings in addition to the teachings of God consciously and voluntarily (justify the teachings of shirk in qalbu, run it in action and try to uphold or keep the teachings of shirk). This is explained in An-Nisaa verse 116 :

Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for He Wills. And he who associates with Allah has certainly gone astray’

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2. Adultery

Zina is an act of mixing of men and women without any marriage bond. This is a very big sin, and as a punishment then the perpetrators will get punishment from Allah both during their time in the world and when they are in the Hereafter. Al-Qur’an surah Al-Israa verse 32 and An-Nuur verse 30 will explained that:

And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is evil as a way.’

‘Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do.’

Adultery is not only about sexual intercourse. Accusing someone, especially woman of shaleha to commit adultery must not be a good aspect and let the accuser apologize to the woman, and if if the woman have apologized, so may repent to God because his sin has been abolished. But if shaleha women do not give forgiveness, he/she should not repent to Allah SWT and his/her sin does not want to be deleted. This is implied in An-Nuur verse 4 to 6:

And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses – lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly disobedient, Except for those who repent thereafter and reform, for indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. And those who accuse their wives [of adultery] and have the testimonies [swearing] by God that indeed, he is of the truthful.

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3. Magic

The next unpardonable sin is magic. Magic belongs to a very great sinful act, because magic is one of the deeds of the devil and the one who does it belongs to the pagans. Al Baqarah verse 102 has explained about magic :

And they followed [the] Solomon. It was not Solomon who disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut. But the two angels do not teach anyone unless they say,


“We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practicing magic].” And [yet] they learn from them that the separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah. And the people learn what they do and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel has no knowledge of any of themafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew.’

See also : Islamic Ways to Break Black Magic

4. Usury

Riba, or usury, is the determination of interest or excessive amount of the loan upon repayment based on a certain percentage of the principal amount borrowed to the borrower. Riba is a meaningful language ziyadah (additional).

In another sense, linguistic usury also means growing and enlarging. Meanwhile, according to technical terms, usury means the taking of additional property or capital in a vanity.

There are some opinions in explaining usury, but in general there is a common thread which asserts that usury is an additional take, either in a transaction of sale and borrow-borrow in vanity or in contradiction with the principles of muamalat in Islam. Allah SWT has spoken related to those who consumed usury, namely Al-Baqarah verse 275:

Those who consume interest can not stand on Satan into insanity. That is because they say, “Trade is [just] like interest.” But God has permitted trade and has forbidden interest. So whoever has received an admonition from his Lord and desists may have what is past, and his affair rests with Allah.


But whoever returns to [dealing in interest or usury] – those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide eternally therein. Allah destroys interest and gives increase for charities. And God does not like every sinning disbeliever.’

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5. Eat the treasures of orphans

The unforgivable sin of God despite repentance is to steal the orphan’s treasures. For this one sin, the one who has eaten the orphan’s property will certainly pay back all the treasures he has eaten. If he has used the property that is not hers, so the property must be returned to those who have the authority and apologize to the orphans.

This is one sin that will not be forgiven despite repentance, and he can only repent to Allah if his deeds have been forgiven by the orphan. If only if orphans do not give forgiveness, so it is the same he wants to repent Allah SWT how many times his sins will never be deleted.

To eat the treasures that the orphans have in the vanity of the way is included in the act of dzalim, and that is a very great sin. This is as the word of Allah in surah An-Nisaa verses 2 and 10:

And give to the orphans their properties and do not substitute the defective [of your own] for the good [of theirs]. And do not consume their properties into your own. Indeed, that is ever a great sin.’


‘Indeed, those who devour the property of orphans unjustly are only consuming into their bellies fire. And they will be burned in a Blaze.’

6. Kill the soul that Allah SWT forbid

The purpose of the subtitle is, human beings both Muslims and non-Muslims are forbidden to be killed without any justified reason by the Shari’a. Islam is very concerned with honor, life and religion by imposing death sentence on those who disturb it such as committing adultery, murder and apostasy. In surah Al-An’aam verse 151 explained that :

Say, “Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited to you. [He commands] that you not associate anything with Him, and to parents, good treatment, and do not kill your children out of poverty; and do not approach immoralities – and do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed] except by [legal] right This has He instructed you that you may use reason.”‘

In Surah Al-Ma’idah verse 32 elaborated the same thing :

Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul except for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers have come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, along the land, were transgressors.’

7. Perjury or Lying

False oath or perjury, in Arabic means al-yaminul ghamus. The notion is a deliberate lie oath, whether in a case that has already happened, or is happening, or that will happen, either by a rejection or determination.

For example, swear by saying, “By Allâh! I did not do it “, when he realized he had done it; Or say, “By Allâh! I have done it “, but he did not do it. There are some verse that explain about perjury, such as :

Indeed, those who exchange the covenant of God and their [own] oaths for a small price will have no share in the Hereafter, and Allah will not speak to them or look at them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them; and they will have a painful punishment.’ (Ali-Imran : 77)


That [has been commanded], and whoever honors the sacred ordinances of God – it is best for him in the sight of his Lord. And permitted to you are the grazing livestock, except what is recited to you. So avoid the uncleanliness of idols and avoid false statement,’ (Al-Hajj : 30)

That was the list of unforgivable sin in Islam. Actually there are still more explanation about that, which we can found in Al-Qur’an and Hadith. We hope we always avoid all of the sin in the list and keep ourselves in Allah’s path.

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