The Book of Major Sins by Imam at-Tamimi
The Book of Major Sins by Imam at-Tamimi
The Book of Major Sins by Imam at-Tamimi
The Book of Major Sins by Imam at-Tamimi

The Book of Major Sins by Imam at-Tamimi

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Some of the major tribulations of human existence come about as a result of committing sins and spreading evil in the world. Islam recognizes that the human being is imperfect, fallible, and prone to committing sins. This is part of the human’s innately weak nature as a mortal creature, and Allah forgives all sins, if He wills. However, if we have the ability to find out what the major sins are, and we have the knowledge and the wherewithal to avoid committing them, then we are held accountable. The Book of Major Sins is a useful handbook for every Muslim who wishes to please Allah and to avoid His wrath by learning what Allah has proscribed for him or her and making every effort to keep away from major sins.


ISBN: 9789960955049
AUTHOR: Muhammad ibn Sulayman at-Tamimi
TRANSLATOR: Ibraheem as-Selek
BINDING: Hardback
PAGES: 116


Shaykh Muhammad ibn Sulaymân at-Tamimi was a leading revivalist of the 12th H (18th CE) century who is famous for his call to return to the original teachings of Islam, as based on the Qur’an and the authentic Hadith of the Prophet’s Sunnah. As a reformer, he refuted innovations and deviations from these teachings. He focused on purification which started with the internal correction of basic beliefs and the purity of intention. He rejected the blind following practiced by many adherents of the different schools of thought, and he rebuffed the division this caused among the Muslims.

Upholding tawheed (the fundamental Islamic teaching of monotheism) was his primary concern. Though the Shaykh mostly instigated change through religious instruction and debate rather than physical acts, he also caused great controversy at the time by supporting his belief in tawheed with appropriate actions. The Sheikh encouraged Muslims to pull down structures built over graves for the purpose of venerating or seeking the intercession of the pious people who were buried there. The Shaykh also participated in cutting down supposedly ‘magical’ trees which people visited to get blessings and ask for cures.

The Shaykh’s preaching earned him enemies, who mainly opposed him in the name tradition or politics. Throughout these difficulties, the Shaykh continued to be a lecturer and teacher, and he also served as a judge.

Shaykh Muhammad was born to a religious family in a town near Riyadh. He memorized the entire Qur’an before he had reached the age of ten. Later, he travelled to further his studies in the religious centres of Makkah, Madinah and Basra before returning to his Saudi hometown around the year 1152H (1740CE). The Shaykh died in 1206H (1792CE).

His children, grandchildren and students continued on with his message of revival, purification, and return to the Islamic fundamentals. There have been many scholars among his descendents, who are known by the family name Âl al-Shaykh, or ‘House of the Shaykh’.

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