What is Sin?

What is sin?

It is the glory of God not honored.
The holiness of God not reverenced.
The greatness of God not admired.
The power of God not praised.
The truth of God not sought.
The wisdom of God not esteemed.
The beauty of God not treasured.
The goodness of God not savored.
The faithfulness of God not trusted.
The commandments of God not obeyed.
The justice of God not respected.
The wrath of God not feared.
The grace of God not cherished.
The presence of God not prized.
The person of God not loved.
That is sin.

― John Piper

Any Muslim who reads this awesome Christian quote, finds some of the divine attributes of Allah (God) mentioned in the Qur’an in the quote. The attributes are also known as the ’99 Names of Allah’. For example:

Al – Majeed – The Glorious
Al – Quddus – The Most Holy
Al -Kabeer – The Greatest
Al – Muqtadir – The All Powerful
Al – Haq – The Truth
Al – Hakim – The Perfectly Wise
Al – Wadud – The Loving One
Al – Musawwir – The Shaper of Beauty
Al – Mumin – The Inspirer of Faith
Al – Adl – The Just
Al – Muntaqeem – The Avenger
Al – Rahman – The Most Compassionate
Al – Shahid – The Witness
and so on…

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