Why Muslims reject the doctrine of atonement

Salvation
Doctrine of atonement denied in the Quran? Surah 6:164. Say: “Shall I seek for (my) Cherisher other than Allah, when He is the Cherisher of all things (that exist)? Every soul draws the meed of its acts on none but itself: no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another. Your goal in the end is towards Allah. He will tell you the truth of the things wherein ye disputed.” Christian response This verse tells us we cannot bear the sins of each other. Christians will agree with that. Only God can be our Protector and Intercessor and therefore only God can atone for our sins. How can someone else’ righteousness be imputed into us? Christians believe that we are righteous because of Jesus Christ and not by our…
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The clothing of righteousness (Islam)

Salvation
On the day that sin entered the world, the eyes of both Adam and Eve were opened, and they realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves in an attempt to hide their shame, because before they sinned they were not ashamed though they were naked (Taurat, Genesis 3:7 cf Qur’an, Surah Al A’raf 7:22). However, God did not accept the coverings they had made for themselves; for nothing that man could do to cover the shame of his sin before God! Allah says in the Qur’an, “O ye Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness – that is the best. Such…
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God will be our intercessor (Islam)

Salvation
006.070YUSUFALI: Leave alone those who take their religion to be mere play and amusement, and are deceived by the life of this world. But proclaim (to them) this (truth): that every soul delivers itself to ruin by its own acts: it will find for itself no protector or intercessor except Allah: if it offered every ransom, (or reparation), none will be accepted: such is (the end of) those who deliver themselves to ruin by their own acts: they will have for drink (only) boiling water, and for punishment, one most grievous: for they persisted in rejecting Allah. There is no sacrifice we can give that is sufficient for God. Only God can be our intercessor. What is the role of this intercessor? It is one who stands in the gap…
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Praying for the dead (Islam)

Salvation
Muslims believe that when a person dies, he continues to benefit from the prayers of those still living. This means that a person benefiting from the actions of another person is not contrary to the teachings of Islam. According to the teaching of Muhammad, it is the duty of all true Muslims to pray for the dead (Durru ‘l-Mukhtar pg 135). See also Mishkat, book 5 chapter 3. God most certainly exalts the degree of a virtuous servant in Paradise, and the virtuous servant says, “O my Lord, from whence is this exalted degree for me? And God says, “It is on account of your children asking pardon for you.” A dead person in the grave is like one over his head in water, who calls to somebody to take…
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Performing Hajj on behalf of someone

Salvation
A person who goes to the Hajj returns with all his sins forgiven. The Prophet (may peace be upon him) said, ” He who performs Hajj and neither spoke indecently not did he act wickedly would return free of sin as on the (very first) day his mother born him. ” (Al-Bukhari : Ch. Hajj : 1650Muslim : Ch. Hajj : 2403) Muslims believe that it is possible to perform the Hajj on behalf of someone else. Islam teaches that whoever is able to perform Hajj and then something detains him from performing it, whether illness or old age, should charge someone to perform Hajj on his behalf. The Prophet allowed a person to perform the Hajj on behalf of another person. Al-Fadl bin `Abbas reported that a woman from…
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Why animal sacrifices during hajj

Salvation
Muslims believe that animals are sacrificed during the Hajj to commemorate the sacrifice of Abraham of his son. However, there is no adequate explanation for the sacrifice of animals? Why is there a need for blood sacrifice? The blood does not reach God. “It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah: It is their peity that reaches Him” Surah 22:37 [Suah 22:37] Daging-daging unta dan darahnya itu sekali-kali tidak dapat mencapai (keridaan) Allah, tetapi ketakwaan dari kamulah yang dapat mencapainya. If piety alone, why is there a need to shed blood? Explain to the Muslim the symbolism of animal sacrifices as taught in the Torah. (Lev 16:3, 6 NIV)  “This is how Aaron is to enter the sanctuary area: with a young bull for a sin offering…
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