(This answer is from a Sunni perspective)
Muslims unanimously agree that ALL the Prophets (may peace be upon them all) were free from any error with regard to conveying the message. In the case of the Prophet Muhammad (saws), Allah says in Surat an-Najm:
Your companion [Muhammad] has not strayed, nor has he erred,
Nor does he speak from [his own] ...
There's an important concept in Shi'a called "Iṣmah" which is attributed to prophets, Imams and Fatima Zahra -the daughter of prophet Muhammad (PBUH)-. There are philosophical reasons behind this quality.
They're incapable of making errors and mistakes.
They're impervious to the temptation to sin.
Why? They're special selected humans by God who guide ...
Here is a hadith which says that our Prophet (pbuh) said that we must obey the ruler of the country we reside in unless ofcourse the rule goes against islam:
the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “It is
necessary upon a Muslim to listen to and obey the ruler, as long as
one is not ordered to carry out a sin. If he is ...
Prophets, according to the Qur'an, are infallible. This doesn't mean that they can't commit sin, rather it means that they won't because they are of the highest spiritual and intellectual consciousness.
As for mistakes, they don't make mistakes in religious matters either, however there have been debates regarding mistakes in non-religious matters.
Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin. (Quran 4:48)
So everything is forgivable by Allah, except Shirk (association of others with Allah in worship). Thus, by being Muslim, everything is ...
Let me answer you somewhat fundamentally. Allah is the Just so never choose what to create or what to let not created, He creates just whatever that is creatable and having cause for its creation (addressing the Causality). Now let do some Q/A:
Is it possible for a creature to have intellect but not desire? Yes. the examples are angels. (Angels have the ...
Narration ‘Backbiting is worse than Zina’ - The Sunni Perspective
There are various similar reports of this hadeeth by Al-Bayhaqi and also Ibn Abi Ad-Dunya.
This Hadeeth is Dha’eef [weak] as stated by Shaykh Al-Albaani may
Allaah have mercy upon him in “Dha’eef Al-Jaami’”.
Moreover, Al-Haythami stated in “Majma’ Az-Zawaa’id” that in its chain
Shirk, Associating partners with Allah (SWT), is the greatest sin. Shirk is not 'When you worship other than God', because the root word of Shirk means to associate.
The people of Makkah, and all the previous nations, had no problem with توحيد الربوبية, which means they believed in Allah (SWT) as the creator, but their problem was توحيد الالوهية, which is ...
First, I don't know of any serious community leader "demanding" this privilege in the West. By and large this is something Western Muslims take in their stride as a necessary consequence of living here. In fact all the scholars that I know in the West counsel patience and information, not demands for privilege.
Secondly, you frame your question about ...
Lets start with touching, as that sounds like the most innocent of actions you've described in your question:
It is haraam for a man to touch the hand of a girl who is not his
mahram, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said: “For one of you to be stabbed in the head with an iron
needle is better for him than for him to ...
To Answer your "why execute" question :
A person who leaves his Islam after accepting it is executed in a country ruled by Sharia or Islamic state (I stress, Islamic state) by the decision of the ruler of the land in consultation with the scholars who examine the evidences and conditions of apostasy. Obviously, this ruling can only be implemented by the ...
When one repents over his misdeeds it is necessary that he should make the utmost effort to keep himself away from that sin.
If the sin is about non-performance of duties like Salāt (daily
prayers), Siyyam (Ramzan fasting), Zakat (poor tax) and Hajj
pilgrimage, then, after expressing repentance he should perform Qaza
(repeat to make good) of those duties.
All these answers are missing something fundamental: In Islam, a sin is any act of disobedience against the commands of Allah, which may entail punishment in the Hereafter.
In contrast, a good deed (if done sincerely and accepted by the Almighty Allah) will entail reward in the Hereafter.
The crucial piece is that sins vs. good deeds are weighed, and the ...
You are correct when you say that there are some sins that Allah doesn't forgive. And that is Shirk(ascribing partners with Allah)
Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives
what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others
with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin. (Quran 4:48)
This would ...
Allah say in Quran:
On the Day We will say to Hell, "Have you been filled?" and it will
say, "Are there some more,"(Surat Qāf,verse 30)
... "I will surely fill Hell with jinn and people all
together.'"(Surat As-Sajdah,verse 13)
This verses emphasize that the promise of Allah will happen, and Allah will fill Hell with jinn and people; and of ...
Allah accepts repentance from any Muslim so long as his soul has not left his body. I.e, as long as he is still alive. That being said however, Allah will stop accepting repentance from any Muslim once the sun rises from the west and sets in the east. This is one of the major sins of al akhira (the day of judgement), in which every Muslim's book ...
To Answer the Question:
In Islam all throughout history there have been many different opinions on Islamic Jurisprudence. Within Sunni School of thought there are 4 major Jurisprudence schools; Hanafi, Sha'fi, Maliki, Hanbali. In the Shia(Twelver) School of Thought there is only 1 school of jurisprudence known as Ja'fri.
These are the 5 Madhabs of Islam.
I think you are referring to the hadith about the seven sins that doom a person to hell (السبع الموبقات).
اجتنبوا السبع الموبقات، قالوا: وما هن يا رسول الله؟ قال: الشرك بالله،
والسحر، وقتل النفس التي حرم الله إلا بالحق، وأكل الربا، وأكل مال
اليتيم، والتولي يوم الزحف، وقذف المحصنات الغافلات المؤمنات.
“Avoid the seven sins that doom a ...
My answer is with regard to someone who knows the relevant information about a set of ahadith, i.e. their isnads and the opinions of the muhadditheen (the scholars of hadith) about their status, and still rejects those ahadith.
Al-Ghazali in "faysal at-tafriqa" (available in a somewhat pricey translation by Prof. Sherman Abdulhakim Jackson) explicitly ...
Infallibility of the Prophets and Messengers: عصمة الأنبياء or عصمة الرسل is an agreed upon aqeedah of the Muslims, athough there is difference of opinion in the details, for example whether they are protected from minor sins and unintentional mistakes, whether they were infallible from birth or only after receiving prophethood etc.
وقال جمهور من الفقهاء ...
Perhaps you may look at the act in a more significant manner. Meaning... looking at anyone, regardless of the sex or sexual preference, is not haraam. A man looking at a man, a woman looking at a man, a boy looking at a man ... these acts of looking are not haraam in any way.
It is the MANNER in which one looks, that can become haraam. So, we can conclude, ...
Preservation of life is perhaps the most crucial objective of the Shari`ah. If one were to organize the aims of Islam and shari`ah into a pyramid, this would be sitting at the top.
Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind ...
ALLAH will never ask you about something you never do.
عن أبي عبد الله الصادق(ع): "إنّ المؤمن ليهمّ بالحسنة ولا يعمل بها
فتكتب له حسنة، وإنْ هو عملها كتبت له عشر حسنات، وإن المؤمن ليهمّ
بالسيئة أن يعملها فلا يعملها فلا تكتب عليه" (الكافي ج2 ص429)
Abu Abdullah al-Sadiq (AS): "The believer does not matter with good
works is recorded him well, ...
Many people can be affected by bad/illicit thoughts and temptations and you're not alone in that.
We should remember that the conditions of our heart (desires, temptations, thoughts etc.) do indeed influence the way we think and act. Its through our heart that we are tempted to do sins. Allah says in Surah an-Naas:
Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of ...
إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ
ذَٰلِكَ لِمَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ افْتَرَىٰ
Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him,
but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who
associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous
This is two sins. One is the original sin and another is minimizing God position. A real believer does not minimize the value of God by such plan.
Also this is a deception from Satan to catch believers. By this deception, humans commit more and more sins by planning to ask forgiveness later. This period keeps extending and becomes harder and harder after ...
"دنب" originally means: "following something constantly" which is why tail is called "دنب" because it constantly follows the animals.
sin is called "ذنب" because the negative impact of committing sins constantly follows the sinner.
"اثم" originally means: "deceleration, slowing down and delay"
sin is called "اثم" because it decelerates our move in the ...
You are correct in what you thought, in Islam there is no such thing as original sin. Every human being are born on pure human nature without sin, it is only when a human being comes of age that he/she become accountable for their actions.
From what you mention in your question, your teacher is mistaken. It is possible that he confused some concepts, for ...
I'll try to answer your question from an other perspectiv or at least point at some facts and beside this share some hopefully logical issue's and thoughts that came into my mind.
Most sunni scholars say if you perform a deed in the (deep) belief that this is a sunnah of the Prophet or the way our Prophet used to do it you may gain thawab (rewards) if it ...