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The questions are:

1) If Allah Almighty created us, Who created Allah?

2) Allah Almighty is All Knowing, so how are we tested when the results are known in advance?

Allah Almighty created us for worship, to worship Him Alone.

The questioner says he has problems with his faith, and understands that Islam directs him to seek answers and think.

Today while praying Tarawih, I couldn't stop thinking about what I asked, and then suddenly the answer came to me. As for the first point, Allah mentions in Surat al Ikhlas that He is the one and only creator, and using this and the basic information given to us by Allah, I came to the conclusion that Allah wants us to trust Him that He is the one and only creator. We should trust Allah and obey Him unconditionally. As for the second part about Allah knowing the outcomes of our lives and still testing us remains to be unanswered. I've looked up many sources, but all come up with the same answer (Allah knows our faiths, but gives us freewill to choose our paths). This is the part that doesn't make sense to me (see original post). I appreciate all helpful comments, but please don't bother commenting about how sick in the head someone is by asking questions. Those are the type of answers that push away non-muslims from Islam. @123 AbduAllah - I asked a valid question and you belittled it without answering it. I ask you, What have you accomplished? God forbid on the day of judgement when Allah(SWT) asks you:'Why did you send away someone in need of help?' What will be your answer? I am saying this to you because I am concerned about you, and not belittling you. I say this to everyone: Please don't answer posts unless you have the information that the OP requires. You are not helping anyone. Hopefully Allah will answer all our questions in time :)

answered 10 Aymanazmi's gravatar image

I have re-edited your question to include what you asked about, respectfully to Allah Almighty, as you say you are sincere to understand. I will answer in a separate answer now In Sha Allah.

(Jun 30 at 15:58) 123 AbduAllah ♦ 123%20AbduAllah's gravatar image

Regarding the first part. Here is the instructions from Islam, clear and simple (these are the ONLY answers to this question- the only Allah Almighty gave to us humans):

There is a person to whom the Shaytaan whispers this question, “Who created Allaah?” Will this have any effect on him?

Praise be to Allaah.

This insinuating whisper will not have any effect on him. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us that the Shaytaan comes to a person and says to him “Who created such and such? Who created such and such?” until he says, “Who created Allaah?” The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) has told us of the best medicine for dealing with that, which is to seek refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan and to put a stop to that.

So if any such thing occurs to you or crosses your mind, say “A’oodhu Billaahi min al-Shaytaan ir-rajeem (I seek refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan)” and give up this thought and ignore it completely. Then it will go away by Allaah’s Leave.

answered 55018 123%20AbduAllah's gravatar image
edited Jun 30 at 16:01

Regarding the second part of the question, you are speaking about destiny, having a free will, while Allah is the Creator and Controller. This is the Qadar (destiny) issue which he have to submit to, as a Muslim is one who submits to the Will of Allah. I quote the following:

What is the meaning of belief in al-Qadar (the divine will and decree)?. Praise be to Allaah.

Qadar means that Allaah has decreed everything that happens in the universe according to His prior knowledge and the dictates of His wisdom.

Belief in al-Qadar includes four things:

1 – The belief that Allaah knows all things, in general and in detail, from eternity to eternity, whether that has to do with His actions or the actions of His slaves.

2 – The belief that Allaah has written that in al-Lawh al-Mahfooz (the Book of Decrees).

Concerning these two matters Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Know you not that Allaah knows all that is in the heaven and on the earth? Verily, it is (all) in the Book (Al‑Lawh Al‑Mahfooz). Verily, that is easy for Allaah” [al-Hajj 22:70]

In Saheeh Muslim (2653) it is narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Allaah wrote down the decrees of creation fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth.”

And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The first thing that Allaah created was the Pen, and He said to it, ‘Write!’ It said, ‘O Lord, what should I write?’ He said: ‘Write down the decrees of all things until the Hour begins.” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 4700; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.

3 – The belief that whatever happens only happens by the will of Allaah – whether that has to do with His actions or the actions of created beings.

Allaah says concerning His actions (interpretation of the meaning):

“And your Lord creates whatsoever He wills and chooses”

[al-Qasas 28:68]

“and Allaah does what He wills”

[Ibraaheem 14:27]

“He it is Who shapes you in the wombs as He wills”

[Aal ‘Imraan 3:6]

And He says concerning the actions of created beings (interpretation of the meaning):

“Had Allaah willed, indeed He would have given them power over you, and they would have fought you”

[al-Nisa’ 4:90]

“If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it”

[al-An’aam 6:112]

All events, actions and happenings occur only by the will of Allaah. Whatever Allaah wills happens, and whatever He does not will does not happen.

4 – The belief that all things that happen are created by Allaah in their essence, their attributes and their movements.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Allaah is the Creator of all things, and He is the Wakeel (Trustee, Disposer of affairs, Guardian) over all things”

[al-Zumar 39:62]

“He has created everything, and has measured it exactly according to its due measurements”

[al-Furqaan 25:2]

And Allaah tells us that the Prophet of Allaah Ibraaheem (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to his people:

“While Allaah has created you and what you make”

[al-Saaffaat 38:96 – interpretation of the meaning]

If a person believes in all these things then he believes correctly in the divine will and decree (al-qadar).

Belief in al-qadar as we have described it above does not contradict the idea that a person has free will with regard to actions in which he has free choice. He can choose whether to or not to do things that he is able to do of acts of worship or sinful actions. Sharee’ah and real life both indicate that people have this will.

With regard to sharee’ah, Allaah says concerning man's will (interpretation of the meaning):

“That is (without doubt) the True Day. So, whosoever wills, let him seek a place with (or a way to) His Lord (by obeying Him in this worldly life)!”

[al-Naba’ 78:39]

“so go to your tilth, when or how you will”

[al-Baqarah 2:223]

And He says concerning man’s ability (interpretation of the meaning):

“So keep your duty to Allaah and fear Him as much as you can”

[al-Taghaabun 64:16]

“Allaah burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned”

[al-Baqarah 2:286]

These verses confirm that man has a will and the ability to do what he wants and not to do what he does not want.

With regard to real life, everyone knows that he has a will and the ability to do what he wants and not to do what he does not want. And he can distinguish between the things that happen when he wants them to, such as walking, and those that happen without him wanting them to, such as shivering. But the will and ability of man are subject to the will and decree of Allaah, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“To whomsoever among you who wills to walk straight.

And you cannot will unless (it be) that Allaah wills the Lord of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)”

[al-Takweer 81:28-29]

But the entire universe is the dominion of Allaah, and nothing can happen in His dominion without His knowledge and will.

And Allaah knows best.

See Risaalat Sharh Usool al-Eemaan by Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen.

End of Quote.

In the end this is a vast topic, which the only way out of it is to give to it, being that Allah is All Knowing and EVERYTHING PROVES that.

May Allah guide you to Him safely.

answered 55018 123%20AbduAllah's gravatar image

Thank you for the work you put in.

(Jun 30 at 16:31) Aymanazmi Aymanazmi's gravatar image

You are most welcome and may Allah bless.

(Jun 30 at 16:32) 123 AbduAllah ♦ 123%20AbduAllah's gravatar image
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