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    Sin and Society

    Sins are of three kinds:

    1. Those causing injury to others, such as the taking of property and the denial of rights, as well as envy, etc.

    2. Those causing injury to the sinner only, like wine drinking and adultery and fornication, if their harm is limited.

    3. Those combining both form of injury, e.g. where a public official seizes people's money and spends it on fornication or wine drinking. Or where somebody has unlawful sexual relations with another in order to gain promotion over people and do them harm, as sometimes happens with those who fancy women and boys.

    [from "Public Duties in Islam", by Shaykh Ibn Taymiya (rahimahullah), p 94]


    "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"

    "...Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds" (6:162)