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All praise is due to Allaah, Lord of all the worlds. May peace and blessings be upon the Messenger, his household and Companions. 

Allaah does not command men but to do what will bring them benefits in this world and the Hereafter. Hence sins are among the greatest evils that affect men in this world and the next. Sins had actually removed many blessings and caused many afflictions.

The effects of sins appear in the individuals and the society; they affect the heart and the body and bring about calamities whose gravity is known to none but Allaah.

Among the evil impacts of sins is deprivation of blessings. The Prophet said, "Indeed man may be deprived of his provision because of a sin that he has committed." Ibn Abbaas said, "Surely, good deed puts illumination on the face; light in the heart; blessings in the wealth; strength in the body and love in people's hearts. Sin also has a darkness on the face and in the heart; weakness in the body; reduction in the provision and hatred in the hearts' of the people."

When sins become widespread in a society, its affairs become difficult and the members of that society find all gates of good and wellbeing closed in their faces. For Allaah says:

وَمَن يَتَّقِ ٱللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُۥ مَخْرَجًا

“…And whoever fears God-He will make a way out for him.” (At-Talaq:4)

Whenever sins become widespread among the Muslim society, they will be the cause of its humiliation in the sight of other nations. The Messenger of Allaah said, "And the ignominy and humiliation are made the lot of those who disobey my order." 

The strength of the society and its glory lie only in recognition of Allah and implementing His laws, abstinence from destructive sins and enjoying others to abstain from it. This is because honor and glory belong only to Allah and He gives them to those who obey His orders. The glorious Qur’an declared:

مَن كَانَ يُرِيدُ ٱلْعِزَّةَ فَلِلَّهِ ٱلْعِزَّةُ جَمِيعًا ۚ

Whoever desires honor-all honor belongs to God…” (Al-Faatir:10)

When Cyprus was conquered, Aboo Dardaa started weeping and he was asked, "What is making you weep on a day that Allaah gives glory to Islaam and Muslims?" He said, "How despicable are men to Allaah when they neglect His Commands! This conquered nation was a powerful nation who used to wield enormous authority, but when they abandoned the Command of Allaah, their fate is what you see now."

Among the impacts of sins is that they create all kinds of evil in the sea, air, harvest, fruits and homes. Allaah says:

ظَهَرَ ٱلْفَسَادُ فِى ٱلْبَرِّ وَٱلْبَحْرِ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِى ٱلنَّاسِ لِيُذِيقَهُم بَعْضَ ٱلَّذِى عَمِلُوا۟ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ

Corruption has appeared on land and sea, because of what people's hands have earned, in order to make them taste some of what they have done, so that they might return.” (Ar-Rum:41)

The dualism of sins and their adverse evil effects could clearly be seen in the forthcoming tradition. In this tradition Hadith), the blessed Prophet of Islam; Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) addressed the Muhajirun (early Muslims who migrated from Makkah to Madina) and said:

"O you Muhaajiroon! There are five things I seek refuge with Allah that they should not affect you: When adultery appears among a people and it is so widespread that they do it publicly, Allaah will afflict them with epidemic and pains that were unknown to their predecessors; when a people cheat in dry measure and scale, they will be afflicted with years of drought, hardships and unjust rulers; when a people refuse to pay Zakat due on their wealth, they will be denied rain from the heaven and if not because of animals they will not have rains; when a people fail to fulfill covenants of Allaah, He will impose an enemy on them who will seize some of their wealth, and when people's leader fail to judge by what Allaah has revealed in His Book, Allaah will create enmity among them."

Among the impact of sins is the spread of psychological diseases among people, fear and distress. This is because; sins expose the heart to diseases and perversion. So the effect of the sins on the hearts is the effect of diseases on the body and the only remedy for the heart diseases is to abandon sins and to repent. Allaah says:

إِنَّ ٱلْأَبْرَارَ لَفِى نَعِيمٍ

وَإِنَّ ٱلْفُجَّارَ لَفِى جَحِيمٍ

“The virtuous will be in bliss. While the wicked will be in Hell.” (Al-Infitaar: 13-14)

Ibn Al-Qayyim said in his comments on the above verse: "Do not ever think that the delight and the fire in this verse are restricted to that of the Hereafter alone. It is rather meant for the three stages that man passes through: this world, the world between his death and the Hereafter and his last abode in the Hereafter. Some men will be in delight while others will be in blazing fire. Is there any delight in this world greater than that of the heart? Is there any torment greater than fear, sorrow and distress? That is why the upright and pious people are free from sorrow and distress1. Allaah says:

فَمَنْ ءَامَنَ وَأَصْلَحَ فَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

"So whoever believes and does righteous good deeds, upon such shall come no fear, nor shall they grief." (Al-An'aam 6:48).




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