I am from a culture where people say they follow Islam, but they keep saying strange things to me which don't seem to fit in with what I am reading in the Quran.
For example, one of the things people in this culture say is, if someone has a child with a disability, that child has a disability because the parents have sinned, and that disability in that child will be a punishment for the parents for the sin which they have committed in the past.
I then point the following verse out to the people who have such beliefs:
Say, "Is it other than Allah I should desire as a lord while He is the Lord of all things? And every soul earns not [blame] except against itself, and no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord is your return, and He will inform you concerning that over which you used to differ."
They then say to me "don't be stupid", you don't understand. So am I the one who is right or are they right? i.e. do children have to suffer because of a disability, inorder to punish parents for a sin they may have committed in the past?