Sins beneath Shirk and Kufr don’t necessitate punishment


‘Every sin that a Muslim perpetrates which isn’t repented for is a must they get punished for it in the worldly life or in the Hereafter’.

Is this view of Ahlus-Sunnah or the Mu’tazilah?


This view is that of the Mu’tazilah: That punishment has to be carried out.

And the view of Ahlus-Sunnah is that: A person is liable for punishment, if Allah wills He will punish him, and if He wills He will forgive him.

Answered by:
Shaykh Abu Hamza Hassan bin Muhammed Ba Shu’ayb – may Allah preserve him –


Translated by:
Abu Ibrāhim Nāsir bin Rāshid Al-mamry