Original Sin Or Original Mercy?

Our existence doesn’t revolve around sin, in general, or an original sin, in specific. To the Creator Allah

Our existence doesn’t revolve around sin, in general, or an original sin, in specific.

To the Creator Allah Almighty, we –mankind- are honored.

He says:

And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference.” Quran.com/17/70

And He says:

It is He who created for you all of that which is on the earth.” Quran.com/2/29

He created everything for us; and He created us for Him, to learn about Him, connect with Him, love Him and get closer to Him… more so than any other creation.

Yes we sin, but sin is not our identity. Rather, struggling against sin could truly refine our identity, faith, perseverance and commitment to Him. That’s why it’s essential in this journey. If we haven’t experienced sin, how then will we know the value of the pure, righteous life prescribed to us through revelation and its impact on our heart, mind, soul and body? If we don’t have a choice, how then will we prove our love and commitment? If we’re programmed to love and obey our Creator, then there is no challenge. But it is in choosing Him over anything else in His creation and committing to His path against all struggles and temptations that we truly prove our faith and sincerity.

From the beginning of time, Allah created our father Adam (peace be upon him) and made him vicegerent on Earth and gave him the ability to learn and gave him the ability to make choices.

Satan whispered to Adam. So Adam practiced his free will and made a mistake; He slipped. But he realized his mistake, so he also practiced his free will and immediately asked His Most Merciful Creator for forgiveness. And He forgave him!

But Satan caused them to slip out of it and removed them from that [condition] in which they had been. And We said, “Go down, [all of you], as enemies to one another, and you will have upon the earth a place of settlement and provision for a time. Then Adam received from his Lord [some] words, and He accepted his repentance. Indeed, it is He who is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.” Qur’an 2:36-37

This is our journey. So long as we are seeking Allah, learning from Him and about Him, not neglecting Him or associating anything or anyone with Him, then He will forgive and He will forgive… He named Himself The Oft Forgiver, Hider of Faults, Accepter of Repentance…. for us!

Allah the Almighty has said:

O Son of Adam, as long as you invoke Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O Son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and you then asked forgiveness from Me, I would forgive you. O Son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the Earth, and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it [too].” [nawawi]

Our ultimate purpose and honor in this temporary world is to seek knowledge of our Eternal Creator, commit to Him and get closer to Him and experience His Names and Attributes through all life situations that He puts us through.

He knows each and every single one of us. He made us and made this heart and mind and He is most knowing of what goes into it. He is closer to you than this screen you’re looking at right now to read these words.

The personal and intimate relationship that we create with Him in this world and take with us for eternity in the afterlife is truly the deepest and most powerful relationship we could ever experience in this world. No one will know your heart like the One who made it, no one will show you mercy like The Source of Mercy Himself, no one will understand you like The One who gave you the ability of understanding in the first place. The One who has been with you every second of every single day from the time you were merely a drop of fluid and to the time you go to your grave and beyond.

He doesn’t have or NEED to beget children. You matter to Him more than any child could ever be to a father. He wants you personally to come to Him with your full heart. And when you submit to Him, seek Him, live the pure upright life that He revealed to you for your own benefit, you will experience meaning and satisfaction that you can never find in anything else in this world; and no matter how many times you sin. He will forgive and He will forgive…

Allah Says,

O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” Quran.com/39/53

 

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