This brief article examines a few of the confusing concepts of sin and salvation in Quran. Sakshi Research Team compiles those verses.
An Imperfect Creation? Then why are we blamed?
Quran says that truly man was created very impatient (Surah 70: 19-24). Man is created weak (Surah 4: 28). Man is created to be in distress (Surah 90:4). Quran says many are the Jinns and men Allah have made for hell (Surah 7:179).
Satan Responsible? Then why are we blamed?
Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 55, Number 641: Narrated Said bin Al-Musaiyab: Abu Huraira said, "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'There is none born among the off-spring of Adam, but Satan touches it. A child therefore, cries loudly at the time of birth because of the touch of Satan, except Mary and her child." Then Abu Huraira recited: "And I seek refuge with You for her and for her offspring from the outcast Satan" (3.36). What does the touch of Satan means? Read Surah 7:17. It is nothing but sin.
Allah’s Misguidance? Then why are we blamed?
Quran says “those whom Allah wills to guide, He open their breast to Islam; Those whom He wills to leave straying – He makes their breast close and constricted, as if they had to climb up to the skies; thus does Allah lay abomination on those who refuse to believe (Surah 6:125).
Allah’s wants us to sin? Then why are we blamed?
The Islamic scholar Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips quotes an interesting commandment from Prophet Mohammed. It goes like this: The Prophet Muhammad informed his followers of this important fact of life in of his statements quoted by both Abu Ayyoub and Abu Hurayrah: “If you did not commit sins, Allah would sweep you out of existence and replace you by another people who would commit sins, ask Allah’s forgiveness and He would forgive them. (Collected by Sahih Muslim Volume 4, page 1436-7 Nos, 6620).
But then we should exceed in good works? Funny yaar…
Surah 7: 8-9 says: “The balance that day will be true (to a nicety) those, whose scale (of good) will be heavy, will prosper; those whose scale will be light will find their souls in perdition for that they wrongfully treated our signs”.
Even if our good works exceed, Allah will sent us to hell? Too funny yaar…
Surah 19: 70-71: And certainly we know best those are most worthy of being burned therein. Not one of you but will pass over it; this is with thy Lord, a decree which must be accomplished.
Even if we reach heaven, Allah may not allow us to stay there forever? Ridiculously funny yaar…
Surah 11: 106-108: “Those who are wretched shall be in the Fire: There will be for them therein (nothing but) the heaving of sighs and sobs: They will dwell therein for all the time that the heavens and the earth endure, except as thy Lord willeth: for thy Lord is the (sure) accomplisher of what He planneth. And those who are blessed shall be in the Garden: They will dwell therein for all the time that the heavens and the earth endure, except as thy Lord willeth: a gift without break.” (Similar verses are there in Surah 6:128, 19:71, 72, 3:185).