Authentic Hadith About Exposing Sins In Islam 

Authentic Hadith About Exposing Sins In Islam

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) tells us to keep secrets in the hadith about exposing sins, forgiving others, and being a rock for our family. Plus, they warn us about signs of the day of judgment that the world is ending soon.  If you ignore the hadiths, it’s like trying to follow a map with half the directions missing. We can not follow Islam correctly without Hadith. Let’s explore these beautiful hadiths.

Hadith About Exposing Sins

Narrated Abu Huraira:

I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying. “All the sins of my followers will be forgiven except those of the Mujahirin (those who commit a sin openly or disclose their sins to the people). An example of such disclosure is that a person commits a sin at night and though Allah screens it from the public, then he comes in the morning, and says, ‘O so-and-so, I did such-and-such (evil) deed yesterday,’ though he spent his night screened by his Lord (none knowing about his sin) and in the morning he removes Allah’s screen from himself.”

(Sahih al-Bukhari 6069)

In Arabic

رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ‏ “‏ كُلُّ أُمَّتِي مُعَافًى إِلاَّ الْمُجَاهِرِينَ، وَإِنَّ مِنَ الْمَجَانَةِ أَنْ يَعْمَلَ الرَّجُلُ بِاللَّيْلِ عَمَلاً، ثُمَّ يُصْبِحَ وَقَدْ سَتَرَهُ اللَّهُ، فَيَقُولَ يَا فُلاَنُ عَمِلْتُ الْبَارِحَةَ كَذَا وَكَذَا، وَقَدْ بَاتَ يَسْتُرُهُ رَبُّهُ وَيُصْبِحُ يَكْشِفُ سِتْرَ اللَّهِ عَنْهُ ‏”‏‏.‏

Hadith About Exposing Others Sins

Hadith About Exposing Others Sins

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:

Do you know what is backbiting? They (the Companions) said: Allah and His Messenger know best. Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: Backbiting implies you are talking about your brother in a manner which he does not like. It was said to him: What is your opinion about this that if I find (that failing) in my brother which I made a mention of? He said: If (that failing) is found (in him) what you assert, you backbit him, and if that is not in him it is slander.

(Sahih Muslim 2589)

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

whoever covers (the faults of) a Muslim, Allah will cover (his faults) on the Day of Judgement.”

(Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1426)

Signs of the Day of Judgement Hadith

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, 

“The Hour will not be established till the sun rises from the west, and when it rises (from the west) and the people see it, then all of them will believe (in Allah). But that will be the time when ‘No good it will do to a soul to believe then. If it believed not before..”‘ (6.158) The Hour will be established (so suddenly) that two persons spreading a garment between them will not be able to finish their bargain, nor will they be able to fold it up. The Hour will be established while a man is carrying the milk of his she-camel, but cannot drink it; and the Hour will be established when someone is not able to prepare the tank to water his livestock from it; and the Hour will be established when some of you has raised his food to his mouth but cannot eat it.

(Sahih al-Bukhari 6506)

Hadith Signs of the Last Day

Ali bin Abi Talib narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“When my Ummah does fifteen things, the afflictions will occur in it.” It was said: “What are they O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “When Al-Maghnam (the spoils of war) are distributed (preferentially), trust is usurped, Zakah is fine, a man obeys his wife and disobeys his mother, he is kind to his friend and abandons his father, voices are raised in the Masajid, the leader of the people is the most despicable among them, the most honored man is the one whose evil the people are afraid of, intoxicants are drunk, silk is worn (by males), there is a fascination for singing slave-girls and music, and the end of this Ummah curses its beginning. When that occurs, anticipate a red wind, collapsing of the earth, and transformation.”

(Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2210)

Is It Haram to Not Follow Hadith

Think about it this way: All sayings from the Prophet (hadiths) are meant to guide us on how to live a good Muslim life. If you ignore them, you might miss out on very important things. The Quran is our main guidebook, but the hadiths fill in all the details.


In short, we should not ignore our mistakes and should not tell anyone about our sins. This is a great sin as we read in the hadith. “All the sins of my followers will be forgiven except those of the Mujahirin (those who commit a sin openly or disclose their sins to the people)”. So be careful, JzakAllah. Also, read hadith about lies and hadith about Zina and forgiveness.

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