How does Islam view man?
slam affirms that every human being stands free to benefit from divine dispensations. The road to the truth is a free and open highway which anyone may tread on his own accord. No one has a monopoly on the truth.
Islam affirms that every human being stands free to benefit from divine dispensations. The road to the truth is a free and open highway which anyone may tread on his own accord. No one has a monopoly on the truth. Everybody is innately endowed with the same rights and privileges which God has granted to all without discrimination. Islam insists that everything in the heavens and everything in the earth and what is between was created for the benefit of all mankind.
Indeed , God has done all this and even more! He has implanted His own rightly guided religion (Fitrah) into every human as their birth right, an inalienable and sacred right. The true religion is innate with which all humans are equipped. Behind the dazzling maize of religious diversity, Islam stands an innate religion inseparable from human nature. This is the primordial religion, the one and only true religion from inception of creation to the end of time.
The right religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His Will): nor did the people book dissent therefrom except through envy of each other, after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the signs of Allah, Allah is swift in calling to account(Al Qur'an, 3:19).
Everyone possesses it unless acculturation and indoctrination, misguidance, corruption or dissuasion have conditioned him otherwise. In a famous tradition (hadith), the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:
Every newborn child is born on the innate nature (Islam -complete surrender to Allah). Then his parents change him into Judaism, Christianity, or Magianism.
Islam entertains no idea of "the fall of man", no concept of Original Sin. It holds no man to stand in an innate, inescapable predicament out of which he cannot pull himself and for which is not responsible. Man is innocent by birth.
Indeed, he is born with a thousand given perfection, with faculties of understanding, and an innate sense with which to know the One True God – his Creator. In this, all men are equal, since it follows from their existence from their creation. This is the basis of Islamic Universalism. The fact is that the true teachings of Christ (pbuh) also hold the same tenets that there is no Original Sin, no fallen man and Adam’s (pbuh”) progeny is free of such a burden. The idea of crucifixion for the redemption of the alleged Original Sin is not only incompatible with the human intellect and understanding of justice, but is also contradictory to the very teachings of the Bible itself:
The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him(Ezekiel, 18:20).