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Sin is what troubles the conscience

Question

Please give the reference for this hadith;

‘Sin is that which agitates the conscience.’

 

Answer

Sayyiduna Nawwas ibn Sam’an (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that he asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) about piety and sin, to which he said:

‘Piety is [mainly made up of] good character, and sin is that which troubles the heart and you dislike that others become aware of it.’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 6463)

 

‘Allamah Qurtubi (rahimahullah) mentions that the heart that is referred to here is that which has acquired the light (nur) of Iman and the knowledge of Islam.

A sinner’s conscience is not considered in this case.

(Al-Mufhim, Hadith: 2460)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar