Ruling on someone who severs the ties of kinship or commits perjury

Q 4: What is the ruling on someone who severs the ties of kinship, or commits perjury? Please, provide the relevant legal evidence.

A: Severing ties of kinship and perjury are major sins. Allah (Exalted be He) says, If you avoid the great sins which you are forbidden to do, We shall expiate from you your (small) sins, and admit you to a Noble Entrance (i.e. Paradise). The evidence on the gravity of cutting kinship ties is Allah's saying, Would you then, if you were given the authority, do mischief in the land, and sever your ties of kinship? Such are they whom Allâh has cursed The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Shall I inform you of the most grievous major sins?” He repeated it three times. He then said, “Associating anything with Allah; ingratitude to parents; false testimony or false utterance.” The Messenger of Allah was reclining, and then he sat up and repeated it so many times that we said, “If only he stops that.” Related by Ahmad, Al-Bukhari, (Part No. 25; Page No. 301) and Muslim.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.