The Bible teaches that ALL MEN are sinners. (Romans 3:23) This includes prophets too. ALL.
JESUS alone was sinless.
Most Muslims believe that all the prophets were sinless. Is there a basis for such a belief?
Unfortunately the Quran does not suggest this. On the contrary, the Quran does admit that the prophets sinned.
“And Adam disobeyed his Lord and erred.” Sura 120:121
NUH sinned and asked for forgiveness.
“My Lord, forgive me and my parents.” 71:28
IBRAHIM sinned and prayed,
“And who I aspire that He will forgive me my sin on the Day of Recompense.” 26:82
MUSA sinned and prayed and said,
“My Lord, indeed I have wronged myself, so forgive me.” 28:16
“And David became certain that We had tried him, and he asked forgiveness of his Lord and fell down bowing and turned in repentance. 38:24
“He said, “My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom” 38:35
All the prophets sinned. even according to the Quran!
MUHAMMAD was a sinner.
Quran and Hadith is clear about this.
“So be patient, [O Muhammad]. Indeed, the promise of Allah is truth. And ask forgiveness for your sin..” 40:55
“That Allah may forgive for you what preceded of your sin.” 48:2
“So know, [O Muhammad], that there is no deity except Allah and ask forgiveness for your sin and for the believing men and believing women. And Allah knows of your movement and your resting place.” 47:19
Even if we were to ignore his actions that we consider evil – having sex with a 9 year old, breaking oaths with his wives, torturing a man for money – Islam’s sources itself admit he was a sinner.
In Sahih Bukhari 6307; Book 80 Hadith 4
Narrated Abu Huraira: “I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “By Allah! I ask for forgiveness from Allah and turn to him in repentance more than seventy times a day.”
Who needs to ask for forgiveness? Who needs to repent? Those who are sinless or those who are sinners? It makes no sense to say that one who is sinless repents and asks for forgiveness!
More than 70 times a day!?!? This works out to once every 20 minutes! WHAT WAS HE ACTUALLY DOING???
Is lying a sin in islam? Is hatred sin? Is plotting murder a sin? Is hiring an asassin a sin? Is deception a sin? Is murder a sin?
Here is one hadith that shows Muhammad guilty of all of the above.
“Narrated Jabir : The Prophet said, ‘Who is ready to kill Ka’b bin Ashraf (i.e. a Jew).’ Muhammad bin Maslama replied, ‘Do you like me to kill him?’ The Prophet replied in the affirmative. Muhammad bin Maslama said, ‘Then allow me to say what I like.’ The Prophet replied ‘I do (i.e. allow you).’”
Sahih Bukhari 4:52:271
The Prophet used to say, “O Allah! I seek refuge with You from laziness and geriatric old age, from ALL KINDS OF SINS and from being in debt; from the affliction of the Fire and from the punishment of the Fire and from the evil of the affliction of wealth; and I seek refuge with You from the affliction of poverty, and I seek refuge with You from the affliction of Al-Mesiah Ad-Dajjal. O Allah! Wash away MY SINS with the water of snow and hail, and cleanse my heart from ALL THE SINS as a white garment is cleansed from the filth, and let there be a long distance between me and MY SINS as You made East and West far from each other.” (Sahih Bukhari Book 75 Vol 8 Number 379)
What about Jesus? The Bible says He knew NO sin.
Quran says: “Jesus… distinguished in this world and the Hereafter..” 3:45 Not a single other prophet was spoken of in this manner.
In the announcement of the birth of Jesus, He is described as pure, righteous, faultless, holy, in the various English translations of Sura 19:19. (See Sahih International, Muhsin, Pickthall, Yusuf Ali)
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, “When ANY human being is born. Satan touches him at both sides of the body with his two fingers, EXCEPT Jesus, the son of Mary, whom Satan tried to touch but FAILED, for he touched the placenta-cover instead.” (Sahih Buhari Book 54 Number 506)
Do you know where your belief that the prophets are sinless came from? Not the Quran. It came from a scholar only in the 12th century AD, by the name of Abdulrazak who began teaching this falsehood 500 years after Muhammad!
So as not to contradict their own Quran, Muslims now say that the prophets didn’t sin but they made MISTAKES. 🙂 And that they were protected from MAJOR SINS but they were susceptible to minor sins as human beings. Moses killed a man! Is this just a little mistake and a minor sin?
The Bible is not afraid to speak the truth about the prophets and even detail their sins. Muslims try to cover up the sins of their prophets. What is there to hide? The fact is all men are sinners and need the grace of Almighty God who is perfect.
ONLY JESUS WAS SINLESS.
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11 thoughts on “Were All The Prophets Sinless?”
I am having a conversation with a Muslim right now and this was EXACTLY the information I needed! This is the best post of 2022 so far! Thanks for sharing brother and God bless you and give you even more wisdom in Jesus’s name. Amen!
Thank you. God bless you.
How’d it go brother, i know some of them are kind of ignorant but all the more love they need halleujah
Fine writing in many ways, but when you accuse prophets of God comitting incest, murder and black magic, then, well be sure you have crooked Jewish scribes involved.
Moses committed murder.
This is found in both Quran and the Bible.
All men are sinners, prophets or not. The only one sinless is Jesus Christ.
According to the Bible, Jesus was rehabbed by a prostitute called Mary Magdalene.
Jesus commanded does who don’t believe in him to killed in Luke 19:27.
He even called an Arab woman a dog.
1. You said, “Jesus was rehabbed by a prostitute called Mary Magdalene.”
What is rehabbed?
Jesus healed her and she became one of his followers.
2. Luke 19:27 is part of a parable Jesus told. In it, a nobleman ordered the killing.
Neither Jesus nor his disciples ever killed anyone nor ordered anyone to be killed unlike Muhammad and his followers who slaughtered many.
3. No, Jesus didn’t call an Arab woman a dog. He spoke to a Canaanite woman and used a proverb that talked about not throwing children’s food to dogs.
It was not an insult unlike Allah who insulted unbelievers as dogs (7:176), apes (2:65), asses (74:50) and swine (5:60).
Do you have a problem with allah’s insults?
The informations were really helpful. Unfortunately it is far from constructive criticism and really one- sided.
Muslims like to say all prophets are without sins because compared to the bible they surely are. Talking about sins everyone directly thinks about murder, adultry, incest … which is commited by gods beloved chosen prophets in the bible as role models.
In Islam role models clearly dont teach this behaviour. The only prophet that commited a bigger sin is Moses. In contrast to bible the big difference is he didnt do it on purpose but it was an accident.
To mock on someone asking forgiveness a lot of times from God the almighty because they are so religious is disrespectful.
You said, “sin means murder, adultery, incest…”
Actually sin is simply disobedience to God.
Adam didn’t murder or commit adultery or incest. What was his sin?
Muhammad did commit murder, adultery, incest…He was immoral.
He repeatedly asked for forgiveness, not because he was religious but because he had no assurance of forgiveness.
The fact is all humankind are sinners, and this includes all prophets.
Old testament came from Prophets who lied, fornicate, incested, cheated, killed and they predicted coming of Jesus. Seems God cannot find good men. Would anyone follow a priest who does this and yet claim he has spirit of God? We arrest and punish such men.
Jesus warned abt false prophets coming after him. Which means a true prohet is coming. Otherwise, he would have said there is no more prophet to come. Major signs of a true prophet, he will praise Jesus as Messiah, he will make true prophecies etc. Islam is only faith that makes believing in Jesus as a prophet as core rule.
On this false prophet topic, false.prophet is someone who claims to meet or spoke to God and claim new laws. This fit perfect with St Paul eh. He changed the laws which Jesus himself followed ie circumcision, sabbath. He claimed he met God on his way, no witnesses. Jesus apostoles rejected Paul in Acts. Paul made Jesus God with New Testament. Jesus clearly in many places said he was sent by The Father, The father is the only true God, he is going to your god and his god. Yet, Christians deny Jesus words and read Church intrepreation rather than whats in Bible.
Read Council of Nicea 325 Ad. Meeting at Nicaea in present-day Turkey, the council established the equality of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in the Holy Trinity and asserted that only the Son became incarnate as Jesus Christ. 300 years later, Jesus made coequal. Who gave this authority to give authority and position to God?
Between, why Bible only has Gospels of John, Mathew, Luke and Mark? Aside the FACT these are unknown writers by admision of Christian scholars. Where is Gospel of Jesus? Peter? Jason? Mary? Any other apostles who lived with him? Strange to take words of people who claim eyewitnesses.
In Islam, prophets make mistakes as every human and not sin. Ur example of Moses. He killed in self defence and without realising his own strength and that too before prophethood.
Seeking forgiveness from Allah with repentance is a virtue. Human beings are not perfect. Forgiveness is a critical aspect of Islam as everybody makes mistakes in life and unintentionally commits sins.
Do you know God in Aramaic is Allaha? Jesus would have said Allaha everytime. Arabic is sister language of Hebrew and aaramaic. Another thing hidden from my Christian brothers and sister.
Dun take my word. Go and read. Learn. Satam tricks when you dun research. Truth will always stay clear of falsehood. I wish everyone guidance to the Truth.
As for the content owner of the false narrations above, go and study. You neither know your faith or mine.
1. All men are sinners from the time of Adam. This includes all prophets.
Even your false immoral prophet lied, fornicated, committed incest, cheated and killed, and you follow him as the perfect role model. So what is your issue?
We do not follow the immoral examples of any man including prophets. They are examples of sin to avoid.
2. Jesus warned about the coming of false prophets. Muhammad was clearly a false prophet who created a self-serving religion.
It is funny you accuse Paul of being a fraud when it was Muhammad who had no witnesses for anything. He had nothing and no one to prove a single thing he claimed.
Did Paul demand for 20% of the booty like Muhammad did? Did Paul give “revelations” that he could marry any woman he desired like Muhammad did?
Did Paul say that the earth belongs to him and his partner Allah? If you need references for all this, let me know.
3. We do believe that Jesus was sent by the Father. He is the eternal Word that came to the earth in the flesh. We do believe that the Father is the only true God
as opposed to impostors like allah who sat in the kaabah with the 359 other mute idols like it until Muhammad decided to make it his god.
Do you believe the Father is the only true God? Then you have rejected allah as God because allah is father to no one.
4. Council of Nicea did not ESTABLISH or invent that Jesus is divine. They ASSERTED the truth that Jesus is divine to counter heresies that had risen.
The Bible already teaches that Jesus is divine. Read John 1:1.
5. Yes, the four gospels are the only true gospel accounts. They were written by the followers of Christ, including eyewitnesses like Matthew and John.
You said “strange to take the words of people who claim eyewitnesses.” You mean like Muhammad?
A matter is established by the word of two or three witnesses. We have four. You have one.
6. Muslims have learnt to hide behind the word “mistake”. Sin is sin. Did Adam sin or did he just make a mistake? Islam has taught you to trivialize sin.
Sin is any act of disobedience to God. Small sin or big sin is still sin.
7. God in Aramaic is allaha. So? You think your allah of the kaabah is the God of the Jews and Christans? Allaha is just a generic word that means god.
It is not the same as your “allah” which comes from two words – al and ilah, meaning “the god”.
Allaha or elohim do not mean “the god”, like the word allah.
Elohim is translated as god. And in fact, it is a plural noun. Not a proper noun like the name of the Meccan idol, Allah.