Anyone who contemplates and thinks deeply about why blessings are withdrawn an Affliction and curses are brought about will certainly realize their causes, disbelieving in Allah the almighty and committing numerous sins and crimes as well as being far from the path of Allah the Almighty, and being an enemy to his allies and Prophets we may not be able to keep a clean sin-free slate, but the more we are aware of the effects of sinning in Islam.
The more we hopefully are able to stay away from sins as much as humanly possible, here are six ways that sins affect us to prevent ourselves from sinning further.
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The first is denied provision from Allah. one of the silent effects of sinning in Islam is that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala may deny the sinner his Provisions as a form of chastisement. the messenger of Allah (S.A.W) said nothing extends one’s lifespan but righteousness nothing averts the Divine decree but supplication and nothing deprives a man of provision but the sin that he commits. many times we may not see the effects or Consequences of the sins that we commit because these effects can be silent and subtle.
A person will not see how it affects their faith, till they are being called to account on the day of judgment. when it will be too late to seek forgiveness.
The second is it influences others to sin. Many people commit sins as a result of an external influence. An alcoholic May influence someone in their home to start drinking alcohol without actually offering it to them. This is even quite common when children pick up sins from their parents. You may not be aware of it but you committing a sin in front of another person may be the reason the person commits that sin to, and silently you have influenced someone else towards sinning.
The messenger of Allah (S.A.W) said whoever calls to guidance then he receives the reward similar to the reward of whoever follows him, without that diminishing anything from their Rewards, and whoever calls to misguidance then he receives of sin similar to the sins of those who followed him, without that diminishing anything from their sins.
The third is the heart becomes hardened. The progression that sinning takes in a person’s life is similar to that of a thief. First the thief may start with something small in school in the neighborhood or even at home. if they’re not correct or punished they gradually get Bolder and Rob people shops Banks Etc. but since a person may feel remorseful the first time, they may repent but find themselves going back to the sin, and they will continue to go back to the sin till they no longer feel and remorse. then they move to that frame of mind where they justify their sin without seeing the need for repentance, because the more you commit a sin the less you feel bad doing it.
Someone who genuinely wants to leave a sin behind will repent after every misdeed and will seek the help of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and strive to keep themselves away from what brings them to the sin. This is the way to keep our hearts from being hardened by sins.
The fourth is The Sinner draws away from Allah. A person becomes immersed in his sins that they are not moved when the Quran is recited. They abandon the obligatory acts of worship and they lose their connection with Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.
When the believer commits a sin a black spot appears on his heart if he repents and give up that sin and seeks forgiveness his heart will be polished, but if the sin increases the black spot increases, that is that “RAAN” That Allah mentions in surah Al-Mutaffifin, Nay! but on the hearts “RAAN” is a covering of sins and evil Deeds which they use to earn,
The fifth is sins bring bad Deeds. When you commit a sin, it is written as a bad deed for you, until you repent, and the more you sin the more bad Deeds you have till your scale of Deeds is filled with more bad Deeds than good.
Sometimes you find Muslims who are unaware or heedless of this consequence and a person continues to accumulate these sins because they have refused to remember that the more you go against what Islam stipulates, the more your sins become. When we want to reduce our sins we need to take account of what we do on a regular basis our habits Etc and take note of what may be considered as a sin. the worst part is making a sin a habit, such that you are amassing it on a consistent basis, and the final one.
is going out of the fold of Islam. Many sins only count as bad Deeds, on the scale of the sinner. but there are some sins that may take a person out of the fold of Islam even without them realizing it. imagine a person who visits a sorcerer even when they know that it is a form of shirik in Islam. if this person does not sincerely repent to Allah wa’tala then they continue to commit that sin till they basically believe in the sorcerer more than they believe in Allah wa’tala and his messenger