Ibn Al Hasan (A.R.) once remarked: “I am grieving for forty years over a sin committed by me.” Someone enquired, “What sin is that which has caused great concern and grief in you?”
He replied, “Once I was visited by a friend and in order to entertain him, I bought fish which we subsequently ate. After the meal, I scraped some sand from my neighbour’s wall without his permission, to wash my hands. I am still crying over that sin.”
The questioner expressed surprise over the fact that such a small fault has created so much of anguish and concern. So Ibn Al Hasana explained that according to the Prophet (peace and blessing upon him) the biggest sin before Allah is that little slip or error which man regards as trifle and unimportant and therefore thinks it unnecessary to seek forgiveness.
On the other hand, if he acknoweldges his wrongs considering them to be quite serious, he would certainly feel guilty and ashamed of his actions and this would induce him to repent, seek Allah’s forgiveness through which he receives pardon and in this way obliterates all trace of the sin.
Source: Death by Husainiyah Publications
For this hadith just learning another one helps one on the diyn.
A wonderful lesson. Too many of us cherish “just this one little fault.” It’s this privileged sin that puts us in Hell.
Mashallah , that was such a minor sin and he felt so bad subhanullah , it shows what kinds of things we should repent for in this dunia. no matter how small !
its really an eye opener 4 every1
this lesson is really an eye opener. May allah forgive us of all our sins and lead us to jannat ul firdaus by his mercy.
very good story keep it up
Bro and Sis,
We should be very careful about wronging our fellow human beings and any creature of Allah. Allah will forgive if that Creature forgives. Let us not slander, steal, lie, be jealous, hate because of jealousy.
Go and ask for forgive from that person you have wronged before is too late.
The story reminds us that, A sin, what ever it is minor or major we have seek pardon from Almighty.
JAZAKUN LLAHU KHAERAN FOR THIS LESSON.
This is truelly a good story , which teaches one alot .
It’s true. This story is like a snap for our bad habit
this story has a effect on me everytime i read it, inshallah there will be a day when this stops
Mashallah……. Very nice