[Muharramat] Forbidden Matters Taken Lightly


Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 59 | Size: 1 MB

Some Muslims who are either ignorant or of weak faith still commit many acts which Allah never allowed. Ignorance is not an excuse for doing Muharramat, hence is the importance of such books which deal in detail with many Muharramat that should be consciously learnt and consequently never committed.

The author. Sheikh al-Munajjid. has dealt with matters such as calling for help from sheikhs, saints and things other than Allah; worshipping the dead and circumambulating their graves; invoking prophets, using magic and fortune-telling and believing in astrologists and planets, etc.

As such, this book of prohibitions in beliefs and worship acts is a must to almost every Muslim, if he/she is really practicing Islam and wants to be safe and free of great sins.



– Shirk: associating partners in worship with Allaah
– Grave-worship
– Sacrificing to anything other than Allaah
– Allowing what Allaah has forbidden and forbidding what Allaah has allowed
– Magic, fortune-telling and divination
– Astrology, or believing that the stars and planets have an influence on people’s lives and events
– Believing that certain things can bring benefit when the Creator has not made them so
– Showing off in worship
– Superstitious belief in omens
– Swearing by something other than Allaah
– Sitting with hypocrites and wrongdoers to enjoy their company or to keep them company
– Lack of composure in prayer
– Fidgeting and making unnecessary movements in prayer
– Deliberately anticipating the movements of the imaam (when praying in congregation)
– Coming to the mosque after eating onions or garlic, or anything that has an offensive smell
– Prohibititions that are Taken too Lightly
– Zinaa – fornication and adultery
– Sodomy (homosexuality)
– Not allowing one’s husband to have marital relations for no legitimate reason
– Asking one’s husband for a divorce for no legitimate reason
– al-Zihaar
– Having intercourse with one’s wife during her period
– Having intercourse with one’s wife in her rectum
– Not treating co-wives fairly
– Being alone with a non-mahram woman
– Shaking hands with a non-mahram woman
– A woman wearing perfume when going out or passing by non-mahram men
– A woman travelling without a mahram
– Deliberately looking at a non-mahram woman
– Seeing one’s womenfolk behaving in an immoral fashion and keeping silent
– Making false claims about a child’s lineage, or denying one’s own child
– Consuming riba (usury or interest)
– Concealing a product’s faults at the time of sale
– Artificially inflating prices
– Trading after the second call to prayer on Friday
– Gambling
– Theft
– Offering or accepting bribes
– Seizing land by force
– Prohibititions that are Taken too Lightly Page
– Accepting a gift in return for interceding
– Hiring someone and benefitting from his labour, then not paying him his wages
– Not giving gifts equally to one’s children
– Asking people for money when one is not in need
– Seeking a loan with no intention of repaying it
– Consuming haraam wealth
– Drinking khamr – even a single drop
– Using vessels of gold and silver, or eating or drinking from them
– Bearing false witness
– Listening to music and musical instruments
– Gossip and backbiting
– Slander
– Looking into people’s houses without their permission
– Two people conversing privately to the exclusion of a third
– Isbaal – wearing clothes that come down below the ankles
– Men wearing gold in any shape or form
– Women wearing short, tight or see-through clothes
– Wearing wigs and hairpieces, whether made from natural or artificial hair, for men and women
– Men resembling women and women resembling men, in dress, speech and appearance
– Dyeing one’s hair black
– Having pictures of animate beings on clothing, walls or paper, etc.
– Lying about one’s dreams
– Sitting or walking on graves, or answering the call of nature in a graveyard
– Prohibititions that are Taken too Lightly
– Not cleaning oneself properly after passing water
– Eavesdropping on people who do not want to be heard
– Being a bad neighbor
– Writing a will for the purpose of harming one of the heirs
– Playing backgammon
– Cursing a believer or someone who does not deserve to be cursed
– Wailing (at time of bereavement)
– Striking or branding the face
– Abandoning a Muslim brother for more than three days with no legitimate reason

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