State of a Muslim who dies insisting on committing a major sin

Question: Allaah (Exalted be He) says: The fornicatress and the fornicator, flog each of them with a hundred stripes. He (Exalted be He) also says: And those who accuse chaste women, and produce not four witnesses, flog them with eighty stripes He further says: And (as for) the male thief and the female thief, cut off (from the wrist joint) their (right) hands as a recompense for that which they committed, a punishment by way of example from Allaah. And Allaah is All-Powerful, All-Wise.

What is Allaah’s ruling on the Day of Resurrection on those who commit these major sins and die without repenting or being subject to the above-mentioned punishments?

Answer: The `Aqeedah (Creed) of Ahl Al-Sunnah Wa Al-Jamaa`ah (adherents to the Sunnah and the Muslim mainstream) in this regard is that any Muslim who dies persisting in committing one of the major sins like Zinaa (sexual intercourse outside marriage), Qadhf (falsely accusing a chaste person of illegal sexual intercourse outside marriage) or theft… read more here.

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