AIl sins are awful, but some are more awful than others. *Adultery is the most awful of sins, because it ruins marriages and distorts lineages.* And it is even worse if committed against a female neighbour.
*It was narrated on two authentic books [i.e. Sahīh al-Bukhāri and Muslim], the* hadeeth of Ibn Mas’ūd said: I asked Allāh’s Messenger [ﷺ]: “O Messenger of Allāh! Which sin is the greatest?” ⎯ He [ﷺ] replied: “To make any rival with Allāh when it is He who created you.” ⎯ I asked, “Then what?” ⎯ He [ﷺ] said, “To kill your child for fear that he will eat with you.” ⎯ I asked, “Then what?” ⎯ *He [ﷺ] said: “To commit fornication with the wife of your neighbour.”*
Al-Bukhāri on his book “at-Tārīkh al-Kabīr” ⎯ narrated the hadeeth of al-Miqdād bin al-Aswad, that the Prophet [ﷺ] said:
*“It is less serious for a man to fornicate with ten women than for him to fornicate with his neighbour’s wife.*
And it is less serious for a man to steal *from ten houses than for him to steal from his neighbour’s house.*
This is because such sins include a *violation to the rights of the neighbour.*
Narrated by Muslim ⎯ “The Chapter of *Faith” [pg. 90 – 91] – (86); Abū Dāwood ⎯ “The Chapter of Divorce” [2/294] – (2310).*
*Narrated by al-Bukhāri ⎯ “al-Adab al-Mufrad” [pg. 51] – (103); Ahmad [6/8]; Tabarāni ⎯ “al-Kabīr” [20/256 – 257] – (605); Haythami ⎯ “al-Majma’u” [8/168] ⎯ commented on that hadeeth: “The narrators in the chain are reliable [i.e. rijāluhu thiqāt].*
Let fear Allaah brothers! And remember when Allaah soul will be forceful remove from our body!
May Allah accept it from you and us. Aameen