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SIN. In the Qur'an several words are used for sin, a breach of the laws and norms laid down by a religion, including dhanb, 1thm, khati'ah, and sayyi'ah. A sin may be one of omission or commission; technically, any violation of a religious law or ethical norm would be a sin, but the sin for which one will be held accountable is, as a rule, the one intentionally committed. If sin is violation, the question arises whether all sins are alike or whether it is possible to grade them. The question ...more

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