Allah needs you to sin, so Allah can forgive you

Abu Sirma reported that when the time of the death of Abu Ayyub Ansari drew near, he said: I used to conceal from you a thing which I heard from Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and I heard Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Had you not committed sins, Allah would have brought into existence a creation that would have committed sin (and Allah) would have forgiven them. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6620)

Abu Ayyub Ansari reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: If you were not to commit sins, Allah would have swept you out of existence and would have replaced you by another people who have committed sin, and then asked forgiveness from Allah, and He would have granted them pardon. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6621)

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) having said: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if you were not to commit sin, Allah would sweep you out of existence and He would replace (you by) those people who would commit sin and seek forgiveness from Allah, and He would have pardoned them. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6622)

Muhammad’s statements that humans must commit sins since Allah needed to display forgiveness presuppose the validity of the philosophical argument that God being love implies that God is a multi-personal Being since genuine love can only exist and be truly expressed between at least two parties. Muhammad realized that in order for Allah to truly be forgiving he must have a way of expressing it, which necessitated the creation of rational beings.

Yet Muhammad’s statements clearly prove that Allah was in need of sinful human beings to exercise his divine prerogative of forgiveness so he created them.

Thus, Muhammad’s claims place Muslims in a dilemma, since Muhammad’s position basically admits that Allah is not self-sufficient but is totally dependent upon his creatures in order to express his attributes and characteristics.

This proves to us that Allah is not an all-sufficient deity, and can therefore not be the one true God.

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