Ibn Qayyim رحمه الله said:

“Sins have many side effects. One of them is that they steal knowledge from you.”

[Ad da, Page:65]

Al-Hasan Al-Basree رحمه الله said:

“Verily, a man commits a sin and never forgets it and he won’t cease to be afraid of it until he enters Paradise.”

[Az-Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad, Page: 338]

Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه لله said:

No slave of Allah commits a sin except that a blessing from Allah is removed from him equal to that sin.

[Tareeq, Volume: 1, Page: 271] 

Sufyaan Ibn ’Uyaynah (d.198H) رحمه الله said:

“He whose sin is due to desire, then have hope for him; and he whose sin is due to pride, then fear for him. Because Adam (alayhis-salaam) sinned due to desire, and he was forgiven; and Iblis sinned due to pride, and he was cursed.”

[Related by Imaam adh-Dhahabee in Siyar A’laamun-Nubalaa (8/471)]

Ibn al-Qayyim: Some of the Salaf said: 

“I committed one sin and due to it, I was prevented from Qiyaam al-Layl one year”

[Tareeq, Page: 408]

Ibn Mas’ood رضي الله عنه said: 

“Indeed, I consider that the man forgets the knowledge which he knew he has because of the sin he commits”

[Az-Zuhd 1/129] 

Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله said:

“If you sin it will create a defect in you that may never be removed.”

[al-Fawaa-id, Page: 340] 

Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله said: 

“Enough as a punishment for sins is that it prevents you from worshiping Allah, even if you wanted to.”

[ad-Daa’, Page: 87] 

Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله said:

“Sins make the face ugly.”

[‘Ajawaab as-Saheeh’ 4/306]

Imaam Ibn ul-Qayyim رحمه الله said: 

“Sins are wounds and one wound may cause death.”

[al-Fawā’id, Page: 65]

Ibn Al Qayyim رحمه الله said:

“Man almost forgets the knowledge he has gained because of the sins he has committed.”

[Al-Fawā’id Page: 248]

Ibn Taymiyyaah رحمه الله said:

“Sins cause harm & repentance removes the cause.”

[Majmoo-ul-Fataawaa, 10/255]

The Salaf used to say:

“Sins lead to kufr, kisses to intercourse, songs to Zina, a sight to falling in love, and a disease to death.”

[Ad-Da’, Page: 62]


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