Source: Amaal Yubghiduha-Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) by Dr. Salih bin Abdullah al-Sayyah & Sharh al-Aqida al-Wasitiyyah by Shaikh Bin Uthaimeen.

1-The Greater Sins: Polytheism, disobedience to one’s parents, breaking the tie of kinship, spent-thrifty, stinginess, killing, unlawful sexual intercourse, breaking a covenant, follow or do that of which you have no knowledge.

Almighty Allah said in Surat al Isra:

Verse 22: “Set not up with Allâh any other ilâh (god),  (O man)! (This verse is addressed to Prophet Muhammad (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) , but its implication is general to all mankind), or you will sit down reproved, forsaken (in the Hell-fire).”

Verse 23: “And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.”

Verse 24: “And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: “My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was small.”

Verse 25: “Your Lord knows best what is in your inner-selves. If you are righteous, then, verily, He is Ever Most Forgiving to those who turn unto Him again and again in obedience, and in repentance.”

Verse 26: “And give to the kindred his due and to the Miskîn (poor) and to the wayfarer. But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift.” [Tafsir. At-Tabarî, Vol. 10, Page 158 (Verse 9: 60)].

Verse 27: “Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatîn (devils), and the Shaitân (Devil ­ Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord.”

Verse 28: “And if you (O Muhammad (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam)) turn away from them (kindred, poor, wayfarer, etc. whom We have ordered you to give their rights, but if you have no money at the time they ask you for it) and you are awaiting a mercy from your Lord for which you hope, then, speak unto them a soft kind word (i.e. Allâh will give me and I shall give you).”

Verse 29: “And let not your hand be tied (like a miser) to your neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach (like a spendthrift), so that you become blameworthy and in severe poverty.”

Verse 30: “Truly, your Lord enlarges the provision for whom He wills and straitens (for whom He wills). Verily, He is Ever All-Knower, All-Seer of His slaves.”

Verse 31: “And kill not your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Surely, the killing of them is a great sin.”

Verse 32: “And come not near to the unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a Fâhishah [i.e. anything that transgresses its limits (a great sin)], and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allâh forgives him).”

Verse 33: “And do not kill anyone which Allâh has forbidden, except for a just cause. And whoever is killed (intentionally with hostility and oppression and not by mistake), We have given his heir the authority [(to demand Qisâs, Law of Equality in punishment or to forgive, or to take Diya (blood money)]. But let him not exceed limits in the matter of taking life (i.e he should not kill except the killer only). Verily, he is helped (by the Islâmic law).”

Verse 34: “And come not near to the orphan’s property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength. And fulfill (every) covenant. Verily! the covenant, will be questioned about.”

Verse 35: “And give full measure when you measure, and weigh with a balance that is straight. That is good (advantageous) and better in the end.”

Verse 36: “And follow not (O man i.e., say not, or do not or witness not, etc.) that of which you have no knowledge (e.g. one’s saying: “I have seen,” while in fact he has not seen, or “I have heard,” while he has not heard). Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those you will be questioned (by Allâh).”

Verse 37: “And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance. Verily, you can neither rend nor penetrate the earth, nor can you attain a stature like the mountains in height.”

Verse 38: “All the bad aspects of these (the above mentioned things) are hateful to your Lord.”

2- Disbelief and disbelievers:

Almighty Allah said:

“But if they turn away, then Allâh does not like the disbelievers” [Al-Imran 3:32]

“Verily, He likes not the disbelievers.” [Ar-Rum  30:45]

3-Mischief and Mischief-makers:

Almighty Allah said:

“And Allâh likes not mischief.” [Al-Baqara 2:205]

“Verily, Allâh likes not the Mufsidûn (those who commit great crimes and sins, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupts)” [Al-Qasas 28:77]

4- Betrayal:

Almighty Allah said:

“Verily, Allâh does not like anyone who is a betrayer of his trust, and indulges in crime” [An-Nisa’a 4:107]

“Certainly Allâh likes not the treacherous.” [Al-Anfal 8:58]

5- Committing Sins:

Ibn Omar (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhuma) Narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah likes for people to do what He has permitted and He does not like for people to commit sins.” [Ahmad]

6- Arrogance:

Almighty Allah said:

“Verily, Allâh does not like such as are proud and boastful”  [An-Nisa’a 4:36]

“Nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allâh likes not each arrogant boaster” [Luqman 31:18]

7- Laying on one’s belly:

Takhfah ibn Qais al-Ghafari narrated: “I was lying down on the my belly in the Mosque when someone shook me with his foot and said, ’Lying down this way is disliked (disapproved) by Allah.’ I looked up and saw that it was the Messenger(Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam).”[Abu Dawoud,at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Ahamd]

8- To Be glad (with ungratefulness to Allâh’s Favours ):

Almighty Allah said:

“Do not be glad (with ungratefulness to Allâh’s Favours). Verily! Allâh likes not those who are glad (with ungratefulness to Allâh’s Favours)” [Al-Qasas 28:76]

Meaning: One should not exult in what he has, i.e. be arrogant and proud of one’s wealth, etc “Verily, Allah likes not those who exult.” Ibn Abbas  (R(Rahimahullaah), “This mean, those who rejoice and gloat.” Muhajid said,”It means those who are insolent and reckless, and do not thank Allah for what He has given them.” [Ibn Kathir]

9-  An Aged adulterer

10-  An  arrogant  poor man

11-   A  Rich Oppressor:

Abi Dharr (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah likes three types of people and hates three types:  the three whom He love: A man who fights in the cause of Allah patiently until he dies; and you find that written in Allah’s Book in Surat as-Saff (61:4), the other one is a man who has a bad neighbour who harms him and he bears that patiently until Allah suffices him with a life or death, the third man whom Allah loves is a man who travels with a group of people, and when it was the end of the night they got tired, the y stopped for rest and slept except that for him who got up and purified himself and then offered prayer (salat) hoping for the reward of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala)” And the three whom He dislikes are:  the aged adulterer, an arrogant poor man, a rich oppressor,” [An-Nisa’i al-Tirmithi, and Ahmad, authenticated by al-Albani in Sahih at-Targhib wat-Tarib no.2569]

12 Hypocrisy:

Al-Bara’ (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated: ‘I heard the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) saying,None loves the Ansar (supporters) but a believer, and none hates them but a hypocrite, So Allah will love him and loves them, and He will hate him who hates them.’” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

13- Hating the Ansar:

Al-Bara’ (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated: ‘I heard the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) saying,None loves the Ansar (supporters) but a believer, and none hates them but a hypocrite, So Allah will love him and loves them, and He will hate him who hates them.’” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

14- Indulging in the loose, obscene, evil talk:

  • ‘Aishah (Radia-Allaahu ‘anha) narrated: “Verily, Allah does not like indecency, or indulging in evil or loose talk.” [Muslim]
  • Abu ad-Darda (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Nothing will be heavier on the Day of Resurrection in the scale of the believer than good manners. Allah hates one who speaks foul or coarse language.” [At-Tirmidhi]
  • ‘Abdullah bin Amr (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Verily, Allah does not like indecency (and obscenity); hates the one who speaks bad words and indulges in obscene, evil talk.” [Ahmad]

15- Jealousy without Doubt:

Jabir bin ‘atik narrated that the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said:There are kinds of jealousy which Allah loves and Allah hates. The one which Allah loves is jealousy and feeling angry regarding doubtful matters and the one which Allah hates is jealousy (feeling angry) regarding undoubtful matters. There are kinds of pride and arrogance which Allah loves and Allah hates. The one which Allah loves is pride at the time of fighting (with enemy) and at the time of giving charity. Whereas the one which He (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) hates is pride and arrogance at the time of oppression.” [Abu Dawoud (hasan). An-Nisa’I and Ahmad]

16-Arrogance when oppressed:

Same as the above hadith

17- Speaking in pretentious manner by rolling or twisting the tongue like a cow:

‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet said: “Verily, Allah hates an (pretentious) eloquent person who rolls his tongue as a cow rolls its tongue (while eating).” [Abu Dawoud and At-Tirmidhi]

18- Trangression:

Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) said:

“Don’t transgress (the limits). Truly Allah likes not the transgressors.”  [Al-Baqarah 2:190]

19- Opressors, Wrong Doers:

Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) said:

“And Allah does not like the Dhalimun (polytheists and the wrong-doers).” [al-Imran 3:57]

20- Uttering Evil:

Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) said:

“Allah does not like that evil should be uttered in public except by him who has been wronged.” [An-Nisa’ 4:148]

21- Talking too much:

22- Asking too many questions:

23- Wasting property:

Al-Mughira bin Shu’bah (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said:Allah has disliked that a) you talk too much about others, b) ask too many questions (in religion), or c) waste your property.”

Verily Allah hates your three matters:

(1) Qil and Qal (sinful and useless talk like backbiting, or that you talk much about others); (2)Asking too many questions (in disputed religious matters); (3) and wasting one’s wealth (by extravagance).” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

24- Yawning:

Abu Huraira  (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah loves sneezing and dislikes yawning; so if someone sneezes and then praises Allah, then it is obligatory on every Muslim who hears him (praising Allah), to say Tashmit to him (i.e. to say: ‘May Allah be merciful with you (yar-hamukallah)’ But as regards yawning, it is from Satan, so one should try his best to stop it as much as possible, because when anyone yawns, Satan laughs at him.” [Al-Bukhari]

25- Extravagance:

Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) said:

“and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allah) likes not Al-Musrifun (those who waste by extravagance).” [Al-A’raf 7:31]

26- Being Proud:

Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) said:

“Truly, He likes not the proud.” [An-Nahl 16:23]

27- Hating Ammar Bin Yaaser:

Khalid bin al-Walid narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If anyone shows enmity toward Ammar, Allah will be his enemy, and if anyone hates him, Allah will hate him, and if anyone abuses him, Allah will abuse him.” [Ahmad]

28- Doing evil in the haram

29-Remaining in Jahiliyyah

30-Shedding Blood:

Ibn Abbas (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said:The most hated persons with Allah are three:

1) A person deviates from the right conduct (i.e. an evil – doer) in the Haram (sanctuaries of Makka and Madina);

2) A person who seeks that the tradition (way) of the Jahiliyyah (period of ignorance) should remain in Islam;

3) And a person who seeks to shed somebody’s blood without any right.” [Al-Bukhari]

The Impact of believing in Alttribute of Allah: “Hatred” or “Dislike”

1-The attribute of “Hatred” or “Dislike” is affirmed for Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) in the book and Sunnah as in shown clearly from the aforementioned evidences.

The hatred of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) could be for an action as mentioned in Surat at-Tawbah (9:46):

وَلَـكِن كَرِهَ اللّهُ انبِعَاثَهُمْ

“But Allah was averse to their being sent forth.”

And in His statement in surat al-Isra’ (17:38):

كُلُّ ذَلِكَ كَانَ سَيٍّئُهُ عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ مَكْرُوهاً

“All the bad aspects of these (the above mentioned things) are hateful in the sight of your Lord.”

The hatred (dislike) of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) could also be for a person who does a certain thing. As mentioned in the Hadith narrated by Abu Hurairah (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) that the Allah’s Messenger (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Verily, when Allah hates a slave, He calls jibril and says: ‘I hate so-and-so, and you also should hate him’” [Reported by Muslim]

2- One should beware of the actions the actions that cause Allah’s hated for him. One has to be cautious of all what he (the slaves) says or does.

3- The Muslim should believe that the dislike of Allah for a matter does not mean that the matter will occur. Bear in mind that Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) may hate a thing while willing it by His Divine Will and Decree. He (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) causes a thing to happen despite His Dislike for it (such as mischief in the land). One may ask: ‘How can a thing which Allah is not pleased with and that He dislikes, occur?’

Shaikh Bin ‘Uthaimeen (Rahimahullaah) said: “no one can compel Allah to cause a mater that is disliked by Him, but he (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) willed Kufr to occur despite His dislike of it, for a great purpose and wisdom that are behind its existence. Of these wisdoms:

A) Had it not been for the existence of Kufr, belief would not have been known.

B) Had it not been for Kufr, man would not know the value of the blessing of faith and belief in Allah.

C) Had it not been for the existence of Kufr, enjoining the Ma’ruf and forbidding the Munkar would not be established, because people would be all performing the Ma’ruf (there would not be no Munkar)

D) Had it not been for Kufr, Jihad would not be established.

E) Had it not been for the existence of Kufr, the creation of Hell-Fire would be in vain, because Hell-Fire is the abode for the disbelievers.

F) Had it not been for the existence of Kufr, all people would be one nation, not knowing what is Ma’ruf and Munkar.

G) Had it no been for the existence of Kufr, the allegiance to Allah would not be known, because one of the conditions required for the allegiance of Allah is to hate His enemies and to love His allies.

The same can be said regarding good health and sickness. Good health is loved by man and Allah’s Mercy is clearly shown in it; while sickness is hated (disliked) by man, and could be a punishment from Allah for him, but in spite of that He (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) wills it because of the great interests and purposes behind it.

When Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) blesses one’s body, wealth, children, house and means of transportation, he may become arrogant and feel that he is in no need of worshipping and obeying Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala); as Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) said on Surat al-Alaq (96:6-7):

أَن رَّآهُ اسْتَغْنَى .  كَلَّا إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَيَطْغَى

“Nay! Verily, man does transgress all bounds (in disbelief and evil deed, etc.). Because he considers himself self-sufficient.”

This is really a great mischief! If Allah wills to return this person to his proper position, He (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) afflicts him in order for him to return to Allah (in obedience).

Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) said in Surat ar-Rum (30:41):

ظَهَرَ الْفَسَادُ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِي النَّاسِ لِيُذِيقَهُم بَعْضَ الَّذِي عَمِلُوا لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ

“Evil (sins and disobedience of Allah, etc) has appeared on the land and the sea because of what the hands of men have earned (by oppression an devil deeds, etc) that Allah may make them they may taste a part that which they have done, in order that return (by repenting to Allah, and begging His Pardon).”

Actually, when you think correctly in this way about Allah’s decrees, you will know Allah’s wisdom behind decreeing any good or evil and will realize that Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) creates what He hates and decrees for a great wisdom and purpose that you may or may not encompass.

Accordingly, if one asks how something could be hateful to Allah while at the some time He wills it, the answer would be: there is no doubt in that, just like a medicine which is bitter in taste and which has unpleasant smell; however, the patient takes it with a good and peaceful heart, because of the health that is hoped for by taking it.

Look at the father who holds his son for the doctor to vaccinate him or he might even do that to himself while he is pleased, although he hates piercing his son with a needle. Why is he pleased with that pain for his son? Because of the great benefit that is behind doing that, which is consequent upon it and which is the cure for his son.

4- Another impact of belief in the Attribute of “dislike” is to place all our hopes, fear and all our affairs with Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala), because everything occurs by His Will and this belie will strengthen the tawakkul (putting the trust) in Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala).


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