In the Quran it says that God will not forgive shirk but that other sins he will to whoever he wants. Following are the verses?
4:48 God does not forgive that partners be set up with Him, and He forgives other than that for whom He pleases. Whoever sets up partners with God has indeed invented a great sin.
4:116 God does not forgive that partners be set up with Him, and He forgives other than that for whom He pleases. Whoever sets up partners with God has indeed strayed a far straying.
Now in sura Al Furkan it says that even those who worship other than God will be forgiven if they repent before death overtakes them.(Can someone please bring up verses that I am mentioning but not actually citing).
So, according to the above the only sin that won't be forgiven for sure if you die without having repented prior to death is shirk.
But then in other places in the Quran it says that those who die as disbelievers will not be forgiven.(can someone please post these verses as well, I am not very good in finding them, I don't have a computer, I have only the phone).
As you see above it says in couple of places that only shirk can't be forgiven if not repented from before death and then in another place it is contradicted by verses that say that if you die as a nonbeliever you won't be forgiven, so its same as shirk.
Can someone post and explain what I posted above?
To explain this, i need to quote from another post of mine, kindly read that first:
Ofcourse it would contradict as long as Mercifulness = forgiveness or overlooking of faults on the basis of nothing what so ever.
Thats not what I think Mercifulness is, because there is already a word for that, its called "stupidity".
Think about this case, Person A punches you unnecessarily. You think you are being Merciful by not holding him accountable for it ? You are promoting unsocial behavior that is detrimental to the welfare of humanity. This person, without learning any lesson, would not stop before punching another human being.
Now think of another case where Person B punches you unnecessarily. For the sake of the explanation, lets assume that the person had a very bad day. Random people got into fights with him, beat him up. That happened over and over again. Till the time you arrived in the scene, he is not he anymore. He is a victim of mental/physical torture. When you mess with him, he punches.
It may not be possible for a person to prove his case in the court the way I laid it down. However, in the court of God, there isnt any lack of evidence. God knows what is in the heart of a person, God would know for certain that his behavior, although anti-social is more of a result of the abuse he had to withstand prior to the crime he committed. Mercifulness will be to consider his case and be compassionate. To be honest, compassion towards this guy would be pure JUSTICE.
----------- Student of Allah
So, crimes that we end up doing can be overlooked if we can give Him a reason for that. May be by becoming a better person, repenting ...trying to fix what we broke. But it will not be overlooked for those who consciously out of their desire to take partners beside God..... chooses to set partners beside God.
How can this be contradictory ? He is willing to forgive as long as you are willing to be good. If you repented already, then you are no longer setting partners by definition. See if the following verse help you understand it :
25:68 And those who do not call on any other god with God; nor do they take the life which God has made forbidden, except in justice; nor do they commit adultery. And whoever does will receive the punishment.
25:69 The retribution will be doubled for him on the Day of Judgment and he will abide in it in disgrace.
25:70 Except for the one who repents and believes and does good works, for those God will replace their sins with good, and God is Forgiving, Merciful.
25:71 And whoever repents, and does good, then he shall repent towards God a true repentance.
So, a person who GENUINELY changes his way for the good, that person has forgiveness from SHIRK too. But the one who does not.... for example, the one who glorifies Bukhari's words and goes against God's words to follow Bukhari.... if that attitude is maintained till death.... the person failed the test.
MANY parts of Qur'an will contradict unless you put together everything and derive the meaning. Why would you isolate for example 25:68-71 from 4:48 while trying to derive meaning ? We have to see it as a BOOK ...as a whole, not individual sections.
So.... when you read a LAW or a RULE or a FACT... you can read it this way:
- God may chose to forgive the sin of a person, unless it is shirk. *
* Even shirk is forgiven if the person repents as soon as truth has arrived to her/him.
To end my random-style post:
Both ideas are true at the same time. God does not forgive shirk. Afterall, if the person changes his way...he is not counted with those who do shirk.
------------ Student of Allah