How is a working explanation made? (emphasis mine)

16:25 That they may bear their own burdens [i.e., sins] in full on the Day of Resurrection and some OF THE BURDENS OF THOSE whom they misguide without [i.e., by lack of] knowledge. Unquestionably, evil is that which they bear. — Saheeh International

34:25 Say, "YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED about what we committed, and we will not be asked about what you do." — Saheeh International 34:26 Say, "Our Lord will bring us together; then He will judge between us in truth. And He is the Knowing Judge." — Saheeh International

One will not be asked for what they used to do, yet one will be responsible for errors done by one who he has misled? I don't understand.

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    – AbduRahman
    Commented Nov 10, 2022 at 13:47
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    One will bear the burden of whom they misguide (without reducing their burden in the slightest), and the disbelievers will not be asked what the Muslims do and vice versa because neither group caused the other to do what they did (they didn't misguide them).
    – The Z
    Commented Nov 10, 2022 at 14:48
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    @AbduRahman done
    – Vbscript
    Commented Nov 10, 2022 at 16:59

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I don't get the confusion. I will try to explain how I have understood it.

  1. Everyone is responsible for their deeds (good and bad)
  2. If a person is involved in misleading another person, he gets extra punishment.
  3. If a person becomes a source for someone else's guidance, they get extra rewards.
  4. In case we invite someone else to Islam (for example - Christians) and they don't accept it; we can move on. It is not our duty to debate with them until everyone comes to same conclusion. We can just move ahead. They will get return for their deeds and we will get return for our deeds.
  • Verse 16:25 is concerned with points 1 and 2.
  • Verse 34:25 - 26 is concerned with point 4.

Note: In case you choose to down-vote my answer, you are most welcome. But leave a comment explaining your down-vote. I will not argue with you. I am posting this I have faced down-votes earlier in this forum without any explanation.

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    Although fourth point is explained well, 34:25 has a different context.
    – AbduRahman
    Commented Nov 10, 2022 at 17:14
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    @AbduRahman You are correct. Here it is intended as a warning to mushrikoon. Commented Nov 11, 2022 at 1:03

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