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You said that every child of Adam is a sinner. Does that mean we are born with sin?

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Asked by hemant mehta, 05 Jun '12 04:17 pm
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No. Muslims believe that every child is born in a pure, natural state. Left to their own, children will grow up instinctively seeking the one true God, Allah. However, environmental influences and parents turn a child away from the pure, natural state. A saying of the prophet, on whom be peace and the blessings of God, confirms this. It says that each child is born in a natural state just as, for example a baby animal is born without any brand on its body; then the owner brands it with his own mark. Similarly, parents too would give a newborn their own religious identity (see Sahih al-Bukhari, Arabic-English, vol.8, no.597 and Sahib Muslim, Eng. Trans. vol 4, no. 6423).

The saying "every child of Adam is a sinner" means that every human being is a sinner, sin being an inevitable outcome of a fallible human nature. No matter how righteous a person is, he or she may at times disobey God through ignorance or forgetfulness. The prophet, on whom be peace, meant to emphasize that the best ...more
Answered by hazir jawab, 05 Jun '12 04:18 pm

 
  
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No sir
Answered by jameel ahmed, 15 Jun '12 01:10 pm

 
  
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No
Answered by Shatabdi Express, 05 Jun '12 04:21 pm

 
  
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Yes
Answered by anil garg, 02 Jul '12 09:29 pm

 
  
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