Do the ahadith that mention forgiveness of sins as a result of doing some virtuous deed only include minor sins being forgiven?

Question:

As salaamu ’alaykum,

Is it true that ALL the Ahadith which, encourage to indulge in a particular virtue whether it’s dhikr, salaah, fasting, sadaqah, visiting the sick, giving salaam, etc, and all your sins will be forgiven it only refers to minor, and not major?

It’s been said only sincere tawbah with the three, or four conditions will major sins be forgiven by the will of Allah of course.

 

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Wa ‘alaykum as salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh,

Those ahadith which mention that doing such an act will forgive all of the persons sins are referring to minor sins. For the major sins, a person must do sincere tawbah to Allah.

والله اعلم

And Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.

Mahmood Memon

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani