THE DOCTRINE OF ORIGINAL SIN

Greetings of peace,

This post is an answer to a new friend whom I recently met and respect , a devout Christian  passionate about sharing his religion with others , who challenged me to provide some proofs regarding why Muslims don’t accept the doctrine of  original sin; a doctrine ( including the concept of trinity ) that  was  added by the Church at the Council of Nicaea some 325 years after Jesus left the earth.  Notice I say left the earth and not died, but that is a topic for another day. Back to the doctrine of original sin, let’s take a look at the following passages from The Bible:

(Deuteronomy 24:16)

“The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers, every man shall be put to death for his own sin.”

(Jeremiah 31:30): “But every one shall die for his own iniquity…”


(Ezekiel 18:20): “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father; neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”

After reading the above verses,  would you not agree that The Bible itself teaches that each of us is responsible for our own actions?

Let us ponder what the Quran has to say :

“And no bearer of burdens shall bear another’s burden”. (Quran 35:18)

Sahih International Quran 35:18

And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. And if a heavily laden soul calls [another] to [carry some of] its load, nothing of it will be carried, even if he should be a close relative. You can only warn those who fear their Lord unseen and have established prayer. And whoever purifies himself only purifies himself for [the benefit of] his soul. And to Allah is the [final] destination.

Sahih International translation of Quran Surat 2 Ayat 48 :

And fear a Day when no soul will suffice for another soul at all, nor will intercession be accepted from it, nor will compensation be taken from it, nor will they be aided.

Quran 2 Al-Baqarara : 48
So it would seem that The Bible and Quran are in agreement on this topic. And as we go along further on this journey of truth-seeking, we’ll see that this happens more often than not.

Please stay tune to our weekly Islam4mankind Radio program live every Thursday at lamagica1220am  from 1:10 to 2 pm , we are focusing on the stories of the prophets . We will do a show about the Original sin or original goodness .

Let’s us now watch few videos about the subject matter and then go back to our conversation .




To seek forgiveness, one must sincerely repent directly to The One from whom Forgiveness emanates, Allah.

Adam and Eve were responsible for their own sin. They  both repented and they were both forgiven by Allah. There is no need for anyone to die for anyone . You can never establish justice by injustice ( Killing an innocent man for the sins of others is the ultimate injustice )

Allah does not forgive that anything should be associated with Him, but He forgives anything other than this to whomsoever He pleases; and whoever associates anything with Allah, he devises indeed a great sin. (4.48)

 “And they plotted to kill Jesus and God planned too.  And God is the Best of the planners.” (Quran 3:54)

“And because of their boasting, “We killed Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of God.” But they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of Jesus was put over another man, and those who differ therein are full of doubts.  They have no (certain) knowledge; they follow nothing but conjecture.  For surely, they killed him not.  But God raised him (Jesus) up unto Himself.  And God is Ever All-Powerful, All-Wise.” (Quran 4:157-158)

And behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, why callest thou me good? There is none good but one that is God: but if thou will enter into life, keep the commandments. (Matthew 19: 16-17)


So, Jesus showed to the Jewish person who was asking him (Matthew 19:  16-17) that the keeping of the commandments is the only way to God and a key to salvation. God affirms what Jesus, and all His apostles say about that matter. Allah  says in the Quran : “whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has Faith, verily, to him will We give a new life a life that is good and pure, and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their action (16: 97).


 So, one will be saved according to his deeds, and not according to something else. 


Everyone is responsible for his deeds and no one will save the other. Allah reveals in the Quran 82:17-19: 


“And what will explain to thee what the Day of Judgment is? 18. Again, what will explain to thee what the Day of Judgment is? 19 (It will be) the Day when no soul shall have power (to do) ought for another: for the Command, that Day, will be (wholly) with Allah (82: 17-19)”


Is Jesus God or a Son Of God ? 


Let us please take a look at the Bible , there are several references that illustrate that Jesus may peace and blessing be upon him is a Prophet and messenger of Allah that was born miraculously from virgin Mary ( please read surat Mariam ( Mary the mother of Jesus ) chapter 19 in the Quran.
Let us now open the bible and check the following references  : John 5:37; 1 Timothy 6:16; Exodus 33:20 we shall see whether Jesus ever claim to be God or his Son ? 

YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD HIS VOICE NOR SEEN HIS FACE. (John 5: 37)

NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN HIM. AND NO ONE CAN SEE HIM.(1 Timothy 6: 16)

NO ONE CAN SEE ME AND STAY ALIVE. (Exodus 33: 20)

Based on these and other Biblical texts, I sincerely and honestly ask: “How can we claim that Jesus is God knowing this Bible testimony that no one has ever seen God, nor heard His voice?”
Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only. (Matthew 4: 10)
Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is One Lord. (Mark 12: 29)

1) There is only one God: “There is no god save Allah” (47.19).(2) He is the “creator of everything” (6.102).(3) Before starting the creation, God was alone; eternity is strictly God’s: “He is the first and the last” (57.3).(4) He is the supreme ruler of the universe: (5) God is unique and dissimilar to anything: “There is nothing like Him” (42.11).(6) He is subtle and out of the reach of anyone’s senses: “Vision cannot grasp Him, but He grasps all vision; and He is the Subtle One, the Aware One” (6.103).

112:1 Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;   Qul huwa Allahu ahadun   112:2Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;   Allahu alssamadu   112:3 He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;   Lam yalid walam yooladu   112:4 And there is none like unto Him.   Walam yakun lahu kufuwan ahadun   

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