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Submitted by Hafiz AHMED (Sudan), Oct 22, 2006 at 07:15

Dear Lactantius,

I didn't claim that prophet Muhammed(P.B.U.H.) was sinless, but as I told you making a single sin doesn't make you a sinner it just makes you a human being, and as in Hadith(my translation)

(if you people didn't sin, God would have replaced you with people that will sin and ask for forgiveness,and then God will forgive them)

and it is true that Quran didn't mention that Jesus have ever sinned,but he wasn't the only prophet that Quaran didn't mention any of their sins: also Ismail, "Loot"(I don't know the English correspondent ),and others.

There is this concept in Islam that prophet Muhammed should be your example in your life, He knew and fully understood how the after-life would be -with all its hardness-so he was the example,and surely asking for forgiveness is an irrefutable evidence for pureness and good tempers and morals.

imagine a person that make sins and never asks for forgiveness, and imagine an other like him who asks for forgiveness, and imagine an other who was preforgiven but with his consciousness and high level of knowledge with his Lord glory he asks for forgiveness far beyond the others to worship his lord and present an example for his followers.

also there is a big difference in our points of view -this so much looks like when two people look at a certain home from different directions- the conceptt of the saviour is rejected in Islam, everybody is responsible for his own deeds-considering that people will sin-and only God can forgive you.

there is a story in Arabic I would like to translate, and I will publish it here,inshaallah (if God allows it).

thanx, Salam (this is the greeting of people in paradise in Islam,may God make us of them ).

Submitting....

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