Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to start out by saying that I do not want to start any fights or turmoil with one another, but I would like everyone to look deep down inside and question their beliefs to find the truth that everyone is looking for.

That truth is Islam.

The Christian concept of Original Sin has no justice of God and thus cannot be a correct concept. The idea that Adam made a mistake, a “sin”, in which all of his children will inherit this sin, and thus be born sinful is simply terrible due to the fact that someone else’s action is what makes me wrong. God is All-Mighty and All-knowing. In Islam one of the 99 names of Allah(SWT) is Al-Muqsit, meaning The Just. Hypothetically, if one of your friends stole something, a sin, and he/she has a child, is it truly justice that due to the mother/father’s sin the child is going to be sinful. No, not at all. Every person is accountable for his own actions because simply put he or she does these actions. It is simple logic.  Every single person knows inside of themselves that they are different from their parents and different from their parents parents. So it makes no sense to bear a burden that was not our own faults.

If you can understand this, then you can also see the beauty in Islam and its guiding principles.

In the Quran it states, “That no burdened person(with sins) shall bear the burden(sins) of another. And that man can have nothing but what he does(good or bad), And that his deeds will be seen. (Surah Najm- 53:38-40).

It also states, “Whoever is guided is only guided for [the benefit of] his soul. And whoever errs only errs against it. And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. And never would We punish until We sent a messenger.” (Surah Isra- 17:15).

The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Each child is born in a state of “Fitrah”, then his parents make him a Jew, Christian or a Zoroastrian, the way an animal gives birth to a normal offspring. Have you noticed any that were born mutilated?” (Collected by Bukhari and Muslim).

Always remember that Allah(SWT) is the All Merciful and loves it when man turns back to him for repentance. Please see some of my other posts on how Allah(SWT) is so merciful that it is unfathomable how merciful He is.

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