Big fire start from a small spark. So, don’t belittling a small sin. Because small sin will drag you to the bigger one. More and more, until you drown in your sins.
A hadith from Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (may Allah blesses him), that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
إِيَّاكُمْ وَمُحَقَّرَاتِ الذُّنُوبِ ، فَإِنَّهُنَّ يَجْتَمِعْنَ عَلَى الرَّجُلِ حَتَّى يُهْلِكْنَهُ
“Beware of trivial sins, for they will accumulate until they destroy a man”.
Abdullah ibn Mas’ud says:
وَإِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ضَرَبَ لَهُنَّ مَثَلا ، كَمَثَلِ قَوْمٍ نَزَلُوا أَرْضَ فَلاةٍ ، فَحَضَرَ صَنِيعُ الْقَوْمِ ، فَجَعَلَ الرَّجُلُ يَنْطَلِقُ فَيَجِيءُ بِالْعُودِ ، وَالرَّجُلُ يَجِيءُ بِالْعُودِ ، حَتَّى جَمَعُوا سَوَادًا فَأَجَّجُوا نَارًا ، وَأَنْضَجُوا مَا قَذَفُوا فِيهَا
And the Messenger of Allah ﷺ gave an example, likening them to people who stopped to camp in the wilderness, and they wanted to prepare some food, so one man went and brought a stick, and another man brought a stick, until they had gathered a huge pile and lit a fire, and whatever they put in the pot was cooked as a result [Ahmad, al-Albani says that this hadith is saheeh].
Beware of sins, both minor and major, for most fires start due to minor causes and one sin leads to another.
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