Do They Bear Another’s Burdens Or Not?

Exposing More of Muhammad’s Blunders

The Quran and ahadith of Muhammad claim that no sinner will ever bear the sins of another:

Say: ‘Shall I seek after a Lord other than God, who is the Lord of all things?’ Every soul earns only to its own account, no soul laden bears the load of another. Then to your Lord shall you return, and He will tell you of that whereon you were at variance. S. 6:164 Arberry

45 The Book of Oaths (qasamah), Retaliation and Blood Money

(41, 42) Chapter: Can Anyone Be Blamed For The sin Of Another?

It was narrated from Al-Aswad bin Hilal – who met the Prophet – from a man from Banu Tha’labah bin Yarbu, that:

some people from Banu Tha’labah killed a man from among the companions of the Messenger of Allah. A man from among the companions of the Messenger of the Allah said: “O Messenger of Allah, these are Banu Tha’labah who killed so and so.” The Messenger said: “No soul is affected by the sin of another.” Shu’bah (one of the narrators) said: “That means: No soul is responsible for the sin of another, and Allah knows best.”

Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

Reference: Sunan an-Nasa’i 4836

In-book reference: Book 45, Hadith 131

English translation: Vol. 5, Book 45, Hadith 4840 (sunnah.com https://sunnah.com/nasai/45/131)

And yet these same sources contradict themselves by stating that a sinner does and shall bear the sins of another!

And recite thou to them the story of the two sons of Adam truthfully, when they offered a sacrifice, and it was accepted of one of them, and not accepted of the other. ‘I will surely slay thee,’ said one. ‘God accepts only of the godfearing,’ said the other. ‘Yet if thou stretchest out thy hand against me, to slay me, I will not stretch out my hand against thee, to slay thee; I fear God, the Lord of all Being. I desire that thou shouldest be laden with MY SIN and thy sin, and so become an inhabitant of the Fire; that is the recompense of the evildoers.’ Then his soul prompted him to slay his brother, and he slew him, and became one of the losers. S. 5:27-30 Arberry

Book of Tribulation

(10) Chapter: Standing firm during times of tribulation

It was narrated from Abu Dharr that the Messenger of Allah said:

“What will you do, O Abu Dharr, when death overwhelms the people to such an extent that a grave will be equal in value to a slave?” I said: “Whatever Allah and His Messenger choose for me, or Allah and His Messenger know best.” He said “Be patient.” He said: ‘What will you do when famine strikes the people so that you will go to the place where you pray and will not be able to return to your bed, or you will not be able to get up from your bed to go to the place where you pray?” He said: “I said: ‘Allah and His Messenger know best, or whatever Allah and His Messenger choose for me.” He said: “You must refrain from forbidden things.” He said: “What will you do when killing befalls the people so that Hijaratuz-Zait*is covered with blood?” I said: “Whatever Allah and His Messenger choose for me.” He said: “Stay with those whom you belong to.” He said: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, should I not take my sword and strike those who do that?’” He said: “Then you will be just like the people. Rather enter your house.” I said: “O Messenger of Allah, what if they enter my house?” He said: “If you are afraid that the flashing of the sword will dazzle you, then put the edge of your garment over your face, and let him carry his own sin AND YOUR SIN, and he will be one of the people of the Hellfire.”

Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

Reference: Sunan Ibn Majah 3958

In-book reference: Book 36, Hadith 33

English translation: Vol. 5, Book 36, Hadith 3958 (sunnah.com https://sunnah.com/ibnmajah/36/33)

‘Alqama b. Wa’il reported on the authority of his-father: While I was sitting in the company of Allah’s Apostle, a person came there dragging another one with the help of a strap and said: Allah’s Messenger, this man has killed my brother. Allah’s Messenger said to him: Did you kill him? And the other man said: (In case he did not make a confession of this, I shall brine, a witness against him). He (the murderer) said: Yes, I have killed him. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Why did you kill him? He said: I and he won striking down the leaves of a tree and he abused me and enraged me, and to I struck his head with an axe and killed him, whereupon Allah’s Messenger said: Have you anything with you to pay blood-wit on your behalf? He said: I do not possess any property but this robe of mine and this axe of mine. He (the Holy, Prophet) said: Do you think your people will pay ransom for you? He said: I am more insignificant among my people than this (that I would not be able to get this benefit from my tribe). He (the Holy Prophet) threw the strap towards him (the claimant of the blood-wit) saying: Take away your man. The man took him away, and as he returned, Allah’s Messenger said: If he kills him, he will be like him. He returned and said: Allah’s Messenger, it has reached me that you have said that” If he killed him, he would be like him.” I caught hold of him according to your command, whereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Don’t you like that he should take upon him (the burden) of your sin AND THE SIN OF YOUR COMPANION (your brother)? He said: Allah’s Apostle, why not? The Messenger of Allah said: If it is so, then let it be. He threw away the strap (around the offender) and set him free. (Sahih Muslim, Book 016, Number 4164 https://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=016&translator=2&start=0&number=4164)

This narration is found in some of the other works of ahadith:

Jami` at-Tirmidhi

Chapters on the description of the day of Judgement, and Ar-Riqaq, and Al-Wara’

Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: “Do you know who the bankrupt is?” They said: “O Messenger of Allah! The bankrupt among us is the one who has no Dirham nor property.” The Messenger of Allah said: “The bankrupt in my Ummah is the one who comes with Salat and fasting and Zakat on the Day of Judgement, but he comes having abused this one, falsely accusing that one, wrongfully consuming the wealth of this one, spilling the blood of that one, and beating this one. So he is seated, and this one is requited from his rewards. If his rewards are exhausted before the sins that he committed are requited, then some of their sins will be taken AND CAST UPON HIM, then he will be cast into the Fire.”

Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

English reference: Vol. 4, Book 11, Hadith 2418

Arabic reference: Book 37, Hadith 2603 (sunnah.com http://sunnah.com/urn/677230)

41 Types of Blood-Wit (Kitab Al-Diyat)

(1646) Chapter: The Imam Enjoining A Pardon In The Case Of Bloodshed

Narrated Wa’il ibn Hujr:

I was with the Prophet when a man who was a murderer and had a strap round his neck was brought to him. He then called the legal guardian of the victim and asked him: Do you forgive him? He said: No. He asked: Will you accept the blood-money? He said: No. He asked: Will you kill him? He said: Yes. He said: Take him. When he turned his back, he said: Do you forgive him? He said: No. He said: Will you accept the blood-money? He said: No. He said: Will you kill him? He said: Yes. He said: Take him. After repeating all this a fourth time, he said: If you forgive him, he will bear the burden of his own sin AND THE SIN OF THE VICTIM. He then forgave him. He (the narrator) said: I saw him pulling the strap.

Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani)

Reference: Sunan Abi Dawud 4499

In-book reference: Book 41, Hadith 6

English translation: Book 40, Hadith 4484 (sunnah.com http://sunnah.com/abudawud/41/6)

45 The Book of Oaths (qasamah), Retaliation and Blood Money

(6, 7) Chapter: Mentioning The Differences Reported In The Narration Of ‘Alqamah Bin Wa’il

It was narrated that Wa’il said:

“I saw the Messenger of Allah when the heir of a victim brought the killer, leading him by a string. The Messenger of Allah said to the heir of the victim: Will you forgive him?’ He said: ‘No., He said: ‘Will you accept Diyah?’ He said: ‘No.’ He said: ‘Will you kill him?’ He said: ‘Yes.’ He said” ‘Take him away (to kill him).’ When he took him and turned away, he turned to those who were with him, and called him back, and said to him: ‘Will you forgive him?’ He said: No.’ He said: ‘Will you accept Diyah?’ He said: No.’ He said: ‘Will you kill him?’ He said: ‘Yes.’ He said: ‘Take him away.’ Then the Messenger of Allah said: ‘If you forgive him, HE WILL CARRY YOUR SIN AND THE SIN OF YOUR COMPANION (the victim).’ So he forgave him and left him, and I was [sic] him dragging his string.” 

Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

Reference: Sunan an-Nasa’i 4724

In-book reference: Book 45, Hadith 19

English translation: Vol. 5, Book 45, Hadith 4728 (sunnah.com https://sunnah.com/nasai/45/19)

And:

45 The Book of Oaths (qasamah), Retaliation and Blood Money

(6, 7) Chapter: Mentioning The Differences Reported In The Narration Of ‘Alqamah Bin Wa’il

‘Alqamah bin Wa’il narrated from his father that he was sitting with the Messenger of Allah when a man came leading another man by a string. He said:

“O Messenger of Allah, this man killed my brother.” The Messenger of Allah said to him: “Did you kill him?” He said: “O Messenger of Allah even if he did not confess I would have brought proof against him.” He said: “Yes, I killed him.” He said: “How did you kill him?” He said: “He and I were chopping firewood from a tree and he insulted me, so I got angry and struck him with the ax on the forehead.” The Messenger of Allah said: “Do you have any wealth with which you can pay the Diyah to save yourself?” He said: “O Messenger of Allah, I do not have anything but my ax and my clothes.” The Messenger of Allah said to him: “Do you think your people will pay to save you?” He said: “I am too insignificant to them for that.” He threw the string to the man and said: “Here, thank him.” When he turned to go, the Messenger of Allah said: “If he kills him, he will be like him. “They caught up with the man, and said: “Woe to you! The Messenger of Allah said: ‘If he kills him, he will be like him. “So he went back to the Messenger of Allah and said: “O Messenger of Allah, I have been told that you said: ‘if he kills him, he will be like him. ‘But I only took him because you told me to. He said: ‘Don’t you want him TO CARRY YOUR SIN AND THE SIN OF YOUR COMPANION (the victim)?‘ He said: ‘Yes, if that is the case.’ He said: ‘And that is how it is.”‘

Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

 Reference: Sunan an-Nasa’i 4727

In-book reference: Book 45, Hadith 22

English translation: Vol. 5, Book 45, Hadith 4731 (sunnah.com https://sunnah.com/nasai/45/22)

Muhammad even went as far as to teach that Allah will torture Jews and Christians in hell for the sins committed by Muslims!

Superiority of the believers in the Oneness of Allah and the punishment of the Jews and Christians

8) Narrated Abu Musa: Allah’s Messenger said: On the Day of Resurrection, my Ummah (nation) will be gathered into three groups. One sort will enter Paradise without rendering an account (of their deeds). Another sort will be reckoned an easy account and admitted into Paradise. Yet another sort will come bearing on their backs heaps of sins like great mountains. Allah will ask the angels though He knows best about them: Who are these people? They will reply: They are humble slaves of yours. He will say: UNLOAD the sins from them AND PUT THE SAME OVER the Jews and Christians: then let the humble slaves get into Paradise by virtue of My Mercy.

(This Hadith IS SOUND and mentioned in Mustadrak of Hakim). (110 Hadith Qudsi (Sacred Hadith), translated by Syed Masood-ul-Hasan, revision and commentaries by Ibrahim m. Kunna [Darussalam Publishers and Distributors], pp. 19-20; capital and underline emphasis ours)

432. Abu Musa al-Ash’ari reported that the Messenger of Allah said, “On the Day of Rising, Allah will hand over a Jew or a Christian to every Muslim and say, ‘HERE IS YOUR REDEMPTION FROM THE FIRE.” [Muslim]

In another variant from him is that the Prophet said, “Some of the Muslims will be brought on the Day of Rising WITH SINS THE SIZE OF MOUNTAINS and Allah will forgive them.” (Al-Imam Abu Zakariya Yahya bin Sharaf An-Nawawi Ad-Dimashqi, Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous), 51. Chapter: On Hope)

(20) CHAPTER. Disbelievers are sent to Hell as SACRIFICE to the Muslims

1937. Abu Musa narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: “When it is the Day of Resurrection, Allah will deliver every Muslim a Jew or Christian and say: ‘THAT IS YOUR SACRIFICE FROM HELL-FIRE.’” (The Translation of the Meanings of Summarized Sahih Muslim (Arabic–English), Compiled by Al-Hafiz Zakiuddin Abdul-Azim Al-Mundhiri [Darussalam Publishers & Distributors, First Edition: February 2000], Volume 2, 62– The Book Of Repentance And Allah’s Great Mercy, pp. 1033-1034)

And here is a different translation of the above hadith, along with a couple of others from Sahih Muslim:

Chapter 8: THROWING OF NON-BELIEVERS IN HELL-FIRE FOR BELIEVERS AS DIVINE GRACE AND MERCY

Abu Musa’ reported that Allah’s Messenger said: When it will be the Day of Resurrection Allah would deliver to every Muslim a Jew or a Christian and say: That is your RESCUE from Hell-Fire. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6665 https://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=037&translator=2&start=0&number=6665)

Abu Burda reported on the authority of his father that Allah’s Apostle 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. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6666)

Abu Burda reported Allah’s Messenger 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? I said: Yes. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6668)

This next one is even more heinous and sadistic since it has Allah laughing over the fact of his torturing Jews and Christians in hell in place of Muhammadans:

In a slightly more detailed version, Abu Musa leads us to an explanation of the reason for God’s laughter:

The Prophet said: “On the Day of Resurrection our Lord, to Him belong glory and greatness, shall be revealed to us, laughing (yataglla dahikan). And He will say: ‘Rejoice, you Muslims! For I have replaced each one of you destined to go to Hell with a Jew or a Christian’.”17 (Livnat Holtzman, “‘Does God Really Laugh?” – Appropriate and Inappropriate Descriptions of God in Islamic Traditionalist Theology,’” Laughter in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times (Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture), ed. Albrecht Classen [De Gruyter, Berlin/New York; 1st  edition, 2010], Chapter 2, p. 172)

17 Al‐Agurri, Kitab al‐sariah, 295, hadith no. 641; Al‐Agurri, Kitab al‐tasdiq, 76. (Ibid.)

Talk about a travesty of justice!

In light of such blatant contradictions, the real miracle of Islam is that there are people who have been deceived into thinking it actually is a miracle!

All bold, capital, and/or underline are my emphasis.

FURTHER READING

Original Sin in Islam Revisited

Blame it on the Gecko! Muhammad’s Skewed Understanding of Original Sin

Original Forgiveness – Did Original Sin Really End with Adam? Pt. 1

Original Forgiveness – Did Original Sin Really End with Adam? Pt. 2

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