Can Someone Else Take Your Punishment?

Muslims tells us that no one can be punished for another’s sins.


Yet, this is not what Islam teaches.

Allah will place the sins of the Muslims on the Christians and Jews.

Abu Burda reported on the authority of his father that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: No Muslim would die but Allah would admit IN HIS STEAD a Jew or a Christian in Hell-Fire. ‘Umar b. Abd al-‘Aziz took an oath: By One besides Whom there is no god but He, thrice that his father had narrated that to him from Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him). (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6666)

 Abu Burda reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: There would come people amongst the Muslims on the Day of Resurrection with AS HEAVY SINS AS A MOUNTAIN, and Allah would FORGIVE THEM and He would PLACE IN THEIR STEAD the Jews and the Christians. (As far as I think), Abu Raub said: I do not know as to who is in doubt. Abu Burda said: I narrated it to ‘Umar b. ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, whereupon he said: Was it your father who narrated it to you from Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him)? I said: Yes. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6668)
On one hand, Sura 2:62 says the Jews and Christians will have their place with their Lord, but contradicts it when it says that, o the other hand, the sins of the Muslims are placed on Jews and Christians.


[Also, since Allah leads astray who he wills, there is nothing that dawah (islamic preaching) can do to change what Allah has already done. There is also nowhere in the Kuran directing Muslims to dawah in fact, it says not to dispute with Christians but to say that they believe in what (the revelation) was sent down to them.

The Kuran tells them repeatedly to believe in the books, angels, prophets and the last day. I have yet to have a Muslim that can follow these commands without saying, either the books are lost or corrupted. Yet its a command till the day of resurrection.

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