named her Mary, and I commend her and her offspring to Thy protection from Satan the
81. M. Where does the Qur'an accuse the prophets of sin?
1C. In very many places, as for example:(a) Adam is accused of
sin in Surahs XX., Ta Ha, 119, and in II., Al Baqarah, 33, 34. He sinned in disbelieving God's word
and in disobeying His command, and also in believing what Satan said and in obeying him. From the
82. M. But Ar Razi says that Adam sinned before he became a prophet, hence this cannot be
counted as a sin committed by a prophet. Moreover, Ar Razi states that Adam repented and was
forgiven, and that his sin was not imputed to him.
C. How does Ar Razi know that Adam sinned before becoming a prophet? Besides, you accused us
Christians of holding irrational views and ideas contrary to the Qur'an in thinking that "God
chose sinful men as prophets." Baizawi agrees with Ar Razi in acknowledging that Adam sinned.
The very fact of his repentance proves his sin,