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Islam’s Morally Grotesque Doctrine of Substitutionary Atonement

Sam Shamoun

In a debate with Dr. Steve Latham concerning the issue of salvation, Muslim dawagandist Paul Bilal Williams made the following comment regarding Jesus’ vicarious sacrifice:

“The Christian idea that guilt can be removed from a wrongdoer by someone else being punished instead is morally grotesque.” (Salvation in Christianity and IslamPart 1

It is obvious that Williams isn’t very knowledgeable when it comes to the teachings of his false prophet since if he were well versed in Islam he would know better than to make such statements which will now be used against Muhammad.

According to the sound ahadith, Muhammad actually taught that his god would ransom “believers” from hell by sending Jews and Christians there to suffer for the sins committed by Muslims! 


Abu Musa' reported that Allah's Messenger said: When it will be the Day of Resurrection Allah would deliver to every Muslim a Jew or a Christian and say: That is your RESCUE from Hell-Fire. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6665*

Abu Burda reported on the authority of his father that Allah's Apostle said: No Muslim would die but Allah would admit IN HIS STEAD a Jew or a Christian in Hell-Fire. 'Umar b. Abd al-'Aziz took an oath: By One besides Whom there is no god but He, thrice that his father had narrated that to him from Allah's Messenger. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6666*

Abu Burda reported Allah's Messenger as saying: There would come people amongst the Muslims on the Day of Resurrection with AS HEAVY SINS AS A MOUNTAIN, and Allah would FORGIVE THEM and He would PLACE IN THEIR STEAD the Jews and the Christians. (As far as I think), Abu Raub said: I do not know as to who is in doubt. Abu Burda said: I narrated it to 'Umar b. 'Abd al-'Aziz, whereupon he said: Was it your father who narrated it to you from Allah's Apostle? I said: Yes. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6668*

Superiority of the believers in the Oneness of Allah and the punishment of the Jews and Christians 

8) Narrated Abu Musa: Allah’s Messenger said: On the Day of Resurrection, my Ummah (nation) will be gathered into three groups. One sort will enter Paradise without rendering an account (of their deeds). Another sort will be reckoned an easy account and admitted into Paradise. Yet another sort will come bearing on their backs heaps of sins like great mountains. Allah will ask the angels though He knows best about them: Who are these people? They will reply: They are humble slaves of yours. He will say: Unload the sins from them and put the same over the Jews and Christians: then let the humble slaves get into Paradise by virtue of My Mercy

(This Hadith IS SOUND and mentioned in Mustadrak of Hakim). (110 Hadith Qudsi (Sacred Hadith), translated by Syed Masood-ul-Hasan, revision and commentaries by Ibrahim m. Kunna [Darussalam Publishers and Distributors], pp. 19-20; capital and underline emphasis ours)

These hadiths unashamedly and unambiguously bear witness to the fact that Allah is going to ransom Muslims from judgment by condemning Jews and Christians to hell in their place! According to Muhammad, Allah is going to actually place all the sins of the Muslims upon the Jews and Christians so as to punish them for the evil and wicked acts committed by Muhammad’s followers! 

Thus, instead of the sinless Son of God ransoming men from eternal wrath by his death on the cross, Muhammad believed that Allah will actually accept the sacrifice of fallible, imperfect beings as an adequate substitute for the crimes committed by Muslims! 

This further shows that Muhammad had no problem with Allah actually punishing people for their own personal sins as well as for the transgressions committed by others. After all, the Jews and Christians are not only going to be sent to hell for the evil deeds of Muslims but also for their own sins, especially for the crime of rejecting Muhammad as a prophet and messenger. 

With the foregoing in perspective, Williams is now going to have to do the honest thing and reject the false prophet Muhammad and abandon Islam altogether for teaching such a morally repugnant doctrine. 

Williams must apply his criticism against Christianity to Islam and therefore speak out against Allah for being a reprehensible moral monster that tortures people for the sins committed by others. 

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