Book of Major Sins - Imam Al Hafidh Shamsuddin Adh-Dhahabi
Title: Book of Major Sins - Kitab Al Kabaer
Author: Imam Al Hafidh Shamsuddin Adh-Dhahabi
Publisher: Daar Ibn Hazm
Binding: Hardcover, 166 pages.
Language: Arabic only
The major sins are those acts which have been forbidden by Allah in the Quran and by His Messenger (SAW) in the Sunnah (practise of the Prophet), and which have been made clear by the actions of of the first righteous generation of Muslims, the Companions of the Prophet (SAW
'Abdullah ibn 'Abbas said: 'Seventy is closer to their number than seven,' and in this book Imam Dhabi goes through the 70 Major Sins Supported by the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
About the Author:
By the well known Classical Author, Muhammad Ibn `Uthman ibn, Shams al-Din al-Dimashqi al-Dhahabi al-Shafi`i (673-748 AH), the imam, Shaykh al-Islam, head of hadith masters, critic and expert examiner of the hadith, encyclopedic historian and biographer, and foremost authority in the canonical readings of the Qur'an. Born in Damascus where his family lived from the time of his grandfather `Uthman, he sometimes identified himself as Ibn al-Dhahabi - son of the goldsmith - in reference to his father's profession.