Did the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commit sin?
My question is about the Prophet(
). Some muslims believe that he was sinless while others say he was not. I personally dont think he was sinless cause he was just a human. Can u tell me which is true using Quran or Hadith, please? Thank you very much. Allahu Akbar
Praise be to Allaah.
Firstly: the use of the word “sin” in the
Secondly: with regard to sins, the Messengers, including Muhammad
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), never committed any sin intentionally as an
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
The view that the Prophets were protected from major sins (kabaa’ir)
(Majmaa’ al-Fataawaa, 4/319).
This question was posed to the Standing Committee on
Some people, including the heretics, say that the Prophets and
Yes, the Prophets and Messengers made mistakes, but Allaah did not
(Fataawaa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, no. 6290, 3/194).
Thirdly: before they were given their Mission
But after they received their Mission, the correct view is that they
Shaykh al-Islam [Ibn Taymiyah] said:
Most of the reports from the majority of scholars state that they were
(Majmoo’ al-Fataawaa, 4/320).
They are infallible with regard to conveying the Message
Shaykh al-Islam [Ibn Taymiyah] (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
The aayaat which indicate the Prophethood of the Prophets also indicate
(Majmoo’ al-Fataawaa, 18/7)
Fourthly: mistakes which are committed unintentionally
With regard to worldly matters: this happened to the Messenger of
It was reported that Raafi’ ibn Khudayj said: The Prophet
We note that the Messenger
With regard to unintentional mistakes concerning matters of religion:
The most correct view among the scholars is that the way this happened
He was sometimes faced with issues concerning which there was no
This also happened to him concerning the prisoners of
Anas said: the Messenger of Allaah
“It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war
Narrated by Ahmad (13143).
We may note that in this case, the Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not have any clear text so he made
Cases like this are few in the Sunnah. We have to believe that the
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid