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Ibn Al-Qayim described the consequences of disobedience.

Learning these consequences will help us resist committing sins in shaa Allah. Print them out and hang them in your room, next to your computer screen, and in any place you frequently disobey Allah.

These are the consequences of disobedience:

1- The prevention of Knowledge. Knowledge is a light, which Allah throws into the heart, and disobedience extinguishes this light. Imam Al-Shaafi’e said,

“I complained to Wakee’ about the weakness of my memory, so he ordered me to abandon disobedience. And informed me that the knowledge is light. And that the light of Allah is not given to the disobedient.”

2- The prevention of Sustenance. Just as Taqwa brings about sustenance, the abandonment of Taqwa causes poverty. There is nothing that can bring about sustenance like the abandonment of disobedience.

3- The prevention of obedience (to Allah). If there were no other punishment for sins other than that it prevents one from obeying Allah then this would be sufficient.

4- Disobedience weakens the heart and the body. Disobedience does not stop weakening the heart until its life ceases completely, rendering the body dead.

5- Disobedience reduces the lifespan and destroys any blessings. Just as righteousness increases the lifespan, sinning reduces it.

6- Disobedience sows its own seeds and gives birth by itself until separating from it and coming out of it becomes difficult for the servant.

7- Sins weaken the heart’s will and resolve so that the desire for disobedience becomes strong and the desire to repent becomes weak bit by bit until the desire to repent is removed from the heart completely.

8- Every type of disobedience is a legacy of a nation from among the nations which Allah (swt) destroyed. Sodomy is a legacy of the People of Lut, taking more than one’s due right and giving what is less is a legacy of the People of Shu’ayb, seeking greatness in the land and causing corruption is a legacy of the People of Pharaoh and pride/arrogance and tyranny is a legacy of the People of Hud. So the disobedient one is wearing the gown of some of these nations who were the enemies of Allah.

9- Disobedience is a cause of the servant being held in contempt by his Lord. Al-Hasan al-Basree said, “They became contemptible in (His sight) so they disobeyed Him. If they were honorable (in His sight) He would have protected them. Allah the Exalted said, “And whomsoever Allah lowers (humiliates) there is none to give honor.” (22:18).”

10- The servant continues to commit sins until they become very easy for him and seem insignificant in his heart and this is a sign of destruction. Every time a sin becomes insignificant in the sight of the servant it becomes great in the sight of Allah. Ibn Mas’ood (rAa) said, “Indeed, the believer sees his sins as if he was standing at the foot of a mountain fearing that it will fall upon him and the sinner sees his sins like a fly which passes by his nose so he tries to remove it by waving his hand around.”

11- Disobedience inherits humiliation and lowliness. Honor, all of it, lies in the obedience of Allah. Abdullah ibn Al-Mubarak said, “I have seen sins kill the hearts. And humiliation is inherited by their continuity. The abandonment of sins gives life to the hearts. And the prevention of your soul is better for it.”

12- Disobedience corrupts the intellect.
The intellect has light and disobedience extinguishes this light. When the light of the intellect is extinguished it becomes weak and deficient.

13- When disobedience increases, the servant’s heart becomes sealed so that he becomes of those who are heedless. The Exalted said, “But no! A stain has been left on their hearts on account of what they used to earn (i.e. their actions).” (83:14).

14- Sins cause the various types of corruption to occur in the land like corruption of the waters, the air, the plants, the fruits and the dwelling places. The Exalted said, “Mischief has appeared on the land and the sea on account of what the hands of men have earned; that He may give them a taste of some of (the actions) they have done, in order that they may return.” (30:41).

15- The disappearance of modesty which is the essence of the life of the heart and is the basis of every good. Its disappearance is the disappearance of all that is good. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “Modesty is goodness, all of it.” A Poet said, “And by Allah, there is no good in life or in the world when modesty goes.”

16- Sins weaken and reduce the magnification of Allah, the Mighty, in the heart of the servant.

17- Sins are the cause of Allah forgetting His servant, abandoning him and leaving him to fend for himself with his soul and his Shaytan and in this is the destruction from which no deliverance can be hoped for.

18- Sins remove the servant from the realm of Ihsaan (doing good) and he is prevented from (obtaining) the reward of those who do good. When Ihsaan fills the heart it prevents it from disobedience.

19- Disobedience causes the favors (of Allah) to cease and make His revenge lawful. No blessing ceases to reach a servant except due to a sin and no retribution is made lawful upon him except due to a sin. Allah the Exalted said, “Whatever misfortune afflicts you then it is due to what your hands have earned and (yet) He pardons many.” (42:30). And the Exalted also said, “That is because never will Allah change the favor He has bestowed on a people until they change what is with themselves.” (8:53).


A note from the guest author:

Imam Ali (rAa) said: “No calamity has descended except by disobedience, and no calamity is repelled except by repentance.”

The woman that was killed two days ago in Baghdad was because of the sins of her sister on the other side of the globe. The man that was killed yesterday in Jerusalem was a result of his Muslim brother’s sin in the country next to his. The whole status of our Muslim Ummah is the result of accumulating sins for the past 100 years. It has to stop because if the disobedience goes on at this rate we will never rise up again. It’s a Divine Law and there is no way around it.


  1. In your fourth point you have written that disobedience weakens the heart and renders the body dead, I have disobeyed Allah and I have used magic and done shirk to stay alive because my heart and I was going to die in a few days. Do you know any Islamically legal way to cure and to stay alive except that of shirk and magic. Please tell me as it would be of great help from you.


    • Salaams!
      You have taken the first step towards Allah by acknowledging your disobedience to Allah.
      The beauty of belief is that your sincere repentance and Istighfaar wipes put your past disobedience’s provided you change your ways to become obedient of Allah now and in the future.
      You have stayed alive because Allah kept you alive to give you the opportunity for tauba and Istighfaar and return to Him Subhanawataala, obviously He loves you and wants to forgive you so make the effort to change your ways.
      He Subhanawataala says in the Quran “ la Taknatu mer Rahmatullah”.
      To remove magic read Surah Baqara in that is the treatment of magic and recite repeatedly Surah Iklaas and in that is the removal of shirk.
      Make the list of people places and things that took you to the path of disobedience and shun them.
      In summary change your companions seek the righteous. My duas are with you🙏


      • assalamualaikum,
        I am in big problem now.
        Let me begin from the beginning,
        I started practicing Islam from July 2016, I reached high level of iman Alhamdulillah. I even had a dream of prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
        and I was asked to do tijarat(business) in the dream.
        Masha Allah when I started doing business I could feel the angels around me helping me. You can imagine the level of iman and spirituality I had reached.I started getting huge success in the business
        Now the problem happened in March 2018 where I asked Allah whether I should talk to a girl about marriage or not and Allah replied that I should not talk but I disobeyed Allah and I talked to her. So after the disobedience my heart started to get weakened as the light of Allah which is in the heart got extinguished and I started to smell fragrance of the angel of death because of weak heart. When I smelled the fragrance I was very terrified and told the whole story to my friend who is a magician which I didn’t know previously. My friend who is a magician indulged me in the shirk and magic and put the light of Satan in my heart so that I could be alive. During this magic process I even smelled of jahannum angel smell of a burning fire. After this magic process I am still alive till date but the problem is that the light of my heart has been replaced by a satanic light. Now I do not feel peace while praying. I think my duas are not accepted my repentance is not accepted I have lost connection with Allah as the light of Allah is extinguished from the heart.
        Please help me how I can get light of Allah again in my heart and how can I remove the satanic light so that I can be saved from hellfire.
        Please help me.
        This is my whole story
        I only told you a part of my story in the comment above. Please tell if there is any hope of my heart getting life again with legal Islamic ways.


      • One more thing I forgot to tell you that I tried apologising to Allah and I ended up removing the effect of magic with the grace of Allah but I was again going to die in a few moments but I asked Allah to give me life and Allah increased my life hours it happened around 4 o clock in the morning when I prayed tahajjud but as I was afraid that angel of death may come again so I called my magician friend again in morning that day and have fallen again into his trap of magic and shirk and now again though I have life and I am alive but I do not feel peace in my heart, even tears do not flow from my eyes as heart is under magic effect.
        Now the end of the story and my current situation is if I try to remove the effect of black magic and shirk then I fear my heart will again become and angel of death will come again and take my life
        So I need an Islamic solution to give life to the heart which does not involve shirk.
        I have searched on internet a lot but not find anything which can work in my situation.


      • Salaams, Please start with recitation of the Quran everyday, and whenever you feel the effects of magic. Also cleanse your house physically and spiritually by removing objects and things which reflect the disobedience of Allah. Read Surah Al Imran ayah 145 and you will understand that the time of death is fixed and no one and nothing can change it.


  2. Referring to this article-“Imam Ali (rAa) said: “No calamity has descended except by disobedience, and no calamity is repelled except by repentance.”

    The woman that was killed two days ago in Baghdad was because of the sins of her sister on the other side of the globe. ..”

    What lies and devil message you are spreading to the World! On this count any Non believer can have sex with your sister and mother because of your sin or family sin..?
    This shows how stupid and dangerous religion is..!


    • I think you misunderstood the guest authors intent. From what I understand is that every pebble makes far spreading ripples, the same is with sins they spread far and wide and affect everyone.
      As far as getting vendetta by having sex with others whom you think may have wronged you is not addressed in this article, I am not sure how you came to this conclusion/


  3. Asalaam o alaikum Br Faizal,
    We are one Ummah…..if we do not oppose oppression or approve of it, we eventually are responsible for it being extended to our brethren.
    “To correct wrong and promote goodness”: Is that not what Islam is all about?
    We do not live in a bubble, everything we do or not do has a ripple affect.
    If a woman is raped in Iraq or a child is mowed down by a gun, perhaps we were too tied up to notice when the slide into chaos began, or perhaps we did not care? or we were too afraid of losing our assets and not afraid enough of Him Subhanawataala on the Day of Judgement?
    Allah knows best!


  4. I thought God only holds those responsible for their own sins. A woman being raped in Iraq, or a innocent child being mowed down by a gun has something to do with my disobedience get the facts straight. Explain please.


    • U Are right faizal, I guess they are just trying to give us an example/metaphor… I myself am not sure but yes, Allah only punishes those who commuted their sin and no one else for it… I guess they are trying to say because we keep sinning it has caused corruption in the world


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