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How to be free from sin
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Islamic concept of salvation differs from that of other religions and from Christianity in particular, because Islam rejects the concept of Original Sin and declares man to be responsible only for his own sins. He, therefore, needs to free himself from his own sins in order to attain salvation. In this article, the Promised Messiah(as) answers all-important question, why does man commits sin, and how can he free himself from it.


The Promised Messiah(as) writes that man is by his very nature averse to things he believes to be harmful, and if he commits sin, it is only because he does not truly believe in the existence of God and in the Day of Reckoning. Had he possessed the same certainty about the accountability of sin, as he does, for instance, about the harmfulness of a poison or a snake, he would never even think of transgressing Divine commandments.


The Promised Messiah(as) also argues that a true religion must be judged by its ability to lead its followers to certainty about the existence of God. The holy author makes a detailed comparison between Islam and other major religions, and concludes that Islam alone can lead man to perfect awareness and , consequently , to freedom from sin.


The first English translation was published in Review of Religions in 1902. This edition was published in UK in 2008.
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Islamic concept of salvation differs from that of other religions and from Christianity in particular, because Islam rejects the concept of Original Sin and declares man to be responsible only for his own sins. He, therefore, needs to free himself from his own sins in order to attain salvation. In this article, the Promised Messiah(as) answers all-important question, why does man commits sin, and how can he free himself from it.

The Promised Messiah(as) writes that man is by his very nature averse to things he believes to be harmful, and if he commits sin, it is only because he does not truly believe in the existence of God and in the Day of Reckoning. Had he possessed the same certainty about the accountability of sin, as he does, for instance, about the harmfulness of a poison or a snake, he would never even think of transgressing Divine commandments.

The Promised Messiah(as) also argues that a true religion must be judged by its ability to lead its followers to certainty about the existence of God. The holy author makes a detailed comparison between Islam and other major religions, and concludes that Islam alone can lead man to perfect awareness and , consequently , to freedom from sin.

The first English translation was published in Review of Religions in 1902. This edition was published in UK in 2008.
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SKU 200
Isbn 9781853729782
Language English
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