Why is there no inherited sin in Islam?
It goes back to Adam and Eve's disobeying of Allah by eating of the tree in paradise. They were able to remove the sin from themselves and re-enter into Allah's favor and grace by turning back to him in repentance, and that is what it is about: repenting for what we have done in the past. This is what distinguishes between human beings, Adam (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَمُ) being the first, and the evil among the Jinns.
Satan refused to bow to Adam (at Allah's command) and when he was questioned about it, instead of recognizing his error and sin, he became arrogant. As a result of his arrogance, he became cursed (by Allah), and he entered into Kufr by challenging Allah and questioning His decision. Adam (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَمُ) on the other hand, when he committed the sin along with Eve, took the words of repentance which Allah taught them, used them to purify themselves of sin and went back into Allah's grace. That is why from the Muslim perspective there is no inherited sin. All of their sins had been washed away with their repentance.< Back to Questions