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Approach The Quran

How Can I Approach The Quran as a Non-Muslim?

Short Answer:  There are three important dimensions you need to take into account as you read the Quran. The real starting point to understand the Quran is that is not like the Bible. It is a direct divine revelation, with verses that have historical context. We believe God’s messengers were human beings and Allah is …

Deserting Sins Is Difficult... Here Are Some Useful Tips

Deserting Sins Is Difficult... Here Are Some Useful Tips

Before we can speak of deserting sins, we need to have a good idea of what we mean by “sins.” From the Islamic point of view, a sin is a conscious and willful act that violates Allah’s rights (i.e. His commandments) or the rights of a fellow being. On the other hand, we cannot consider a …

It’s Original Mercy…Not Sin

It’s Original Mercy…Not Sin

So this is not a matter of original sin, with which we have enslaved ourselves to the whims of Satan, and rendered ourselves further incapacitated by its insinuations. It is rather the original mercy man has completely forgotten.

Why Muhammad Didn't Die for Muslims' Sins

5 Reasons Why Muhammad Didn't Die for Muslims' Sins

Why did not Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) die for the sins of Muslims? Is not he the mercy to all? Indeed, Prophet Muhammad is a mercy for all peoples; yet he did not die for anybody’s sin. The simple reason is that Islam does not recognize the concept of the original …

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Do Muslims Believe in Original Sin?

Salam (Peace) Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. The short answer is yes, you’re right. Muslims do not believe in the form of original sin which includes inherited sin. Muslims do not believe that the original sin is passed from one generation to the next at birth, nor …

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Does Islam Teach Innocence or Original Sin?

Short Answer:  There is no original sin in Islam. It is when man contradicts God’s commandments or His will that man commits sins. Adam, the first man and prophet, made such a mistake, which led to his expulsion from the Garden of Eden. But Adam repented and prayed to God for forgiveness, which God granted …

How Does Islam View Salvation?

How Does Islam View Salvation?

Salvation in Islam is a very different concept. While it does offer deliverance from the fire of hell, it also rejects some of the basic principles of Christianity and states clearly that salvation is attained only through submission to the Most Merciful God

Muslims Baptized

Do Muslims Get "Baptized" Like Christians Do?

Short Answer: Not exactly. There are some differences in the way Islam and Christianity view the body and soul, and in the way they view water and its purifying properties. But, Muslims do ritually purify themselves of sin with water fairly often in wudu, or the ablution one makes before prayer, and ghusl, or the whole-body shower one …

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Was Adam Punished for Disobeying Allah?

Short Answer: In fact, there was never a punishment for Adam because he repented for his sin in the Garden. His removal from the Garden was not a punishment, but a natural consequence of his choice. However, we may learn from Adam’s test and experience. The main lesson is to control ourselves and realize what is beneficial …

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Adam or Eve: Who Sinned First?

Salam Dear Rawa, Thank you very much for this question which reflects your deep research and great desire to know and understand things. In fact, it took me some time to review all the literature available on this hadith you referred to, which is mentioned in both Al-Bukhari and Muslim. Some Muslim scholars have tried …

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