A Kabīrah (pl. Kabāʾīr كبائر) is a major sin.
kaba'ir n.f. (pl. of kabirah) 4:31, 42:37, 53:32
The word al-Kaba'ir, which is in the plural, literally means ‘the great/major (ones, i. e. sins)’. In the Qur'an the word is used to indicate an atrocity or a grave offense which is considered as a major sin in Islam.
- Black magic
- consuming the property of an orphan
- devouring usury
- turning the back when army advances
- falsely accusing a chaste woman of a sexual offensive act