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A severe warning for disclosing one's sins


Kindly translate the following Hadith and provide the reference:

كُلُّ أُمَّتِي مُعَافَاةٌ إِلاَّ الْمُجَاهِرِينَ وَإِنَّ مِنَ الإِجْهَارِ أَنْ يَعْمَلَ الْعَبْدُ بِاللَّيْلِ عَمَلاً ثُمَّ يُصْبِحُ قَدْ سَتَرَهُ رَبُّهُ فَيَقُولُ يَا فُلاَنُ قَدْ عَمِلْتُ الْبَارِحَةَ كَذَا وَكَذَا وَقَدْ بَاتَ يَسْتُرُهُ رَبُّهُ فَيَبِيتُ يَسْتُرُهُ رَبُّهُ وَيُصْبِحُ يَكْشِفُ سِتْرَ اللَّهِ عَنْهُ


Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration in their Sahih. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6069 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2990)



Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said

All the people of my Ummah will be pardoned for their sins except the ‘mujahirin’. And (mujahirin are those) that commit a sin during the night and tell the people in the morning that he has done such and such, whereas Allah has concealed it. He spends the night in the condition that his Rabb has concealed him, but he awakens exposing the concealment of Allah


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar