Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Surah Al-Isra’, Verse 15

مَّنِ اهْتَدَى فَإِنَّمَا يَهْتَدى لِنَفْسِهِ وَمَن ضَلَّ فَإِنَّمَا يَضِلُّ عَلَيْهَا وَلاَ تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَى وَمَا كُنَّا مُعَذِّبِينَ حَتَّى نَبْعَثَ رَسُولاً

{15. Whoever is guided is only guided for the benefit of himself. And whoever goes astray, then he goes astray at his own loss. And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give a warning).}

Allah (SWT) tells us that whoever follows the truth, he will gain the good consequences of that for himself.

And whoever deviates from the way of guidance, he is wronging himself and will have to bear the consequences.

Then Allah (SWT) says that no one will have to bear the sins of another, and he does not wrong anyone besides himself.

There is no contradiction between this verse and:
{And verily, they shall bear their own loads, and other loads besides their own} [29:13] and:

{and also of the burdens of those whom they misled without knowledge} [16:25] For those who called others to do evil will bear the sin of their own deviation as well as the sin of those whom they led astray, without detracting the least amount from the burden of those people, and none of this burden shall be removed from them. This is the justice and mercy of Allah (SWT)  towards His servants.

As Allah (SWT)  says:
{And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning).}

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