How should we understand the sentence "Good and evil are from Allah."?
Submitted by on Mon, 19/04/2021 - 11:47
Dear Brother / Sister,
Good: Legitimate deed, useful deed. Good deed. Evil: Bad deed. wrong.
Good and evil are from Allah. He is the one who creates the good and the evil. However, he consents to good, but not to evil. Moreover, what we call good and evil is about whether the deed is in accordance with Allah's orders and consent. That is, it is not related to the deed itself, but to its attribute.
That is to say, speaking, seeing, hearing, walking… They are all deeds. Allah is the creator of all those deeds, whether good or evil. If the deed is in accordance with Islam, it will be called as good; otherwise, it will be called as evil. Does a person who believes in the oneness of Allah not regard Him as the sole creator of all those deeds?
A person only desires to do something and uses his partial will to do it. And Allah is the creator of the outcome. If the truth is not accepted like that, the following contradiction will arise: When the same deed is good, it is created by Allah, otherwise... otherwise... How do we end the sentence?
Let us give only one example: Allah is the creator of the deed of seeing. The factory of eye belongs to Him. So does the factory of light... Moreover, He is the owner of all the visible things. So, no matter what a person looks at, it is Allah Who creates the deed of seeing. If the thing he looks at is halal, this glance becomes "good", if the thing he looks at is haram, it becomes "evil".
He is the creator of both good and evil.
Questions on Islam
- While the attribution of evil to Allah is not available in the hadiths and verses, why did it become one of the principles of belief?
- Can you explain the subject of the creation of good and evil by Allah and attributing of evil to the soul?
- Why does evil exist? Why did Allah create evil?
- Does “Chance” have the chance to exist? What is the effect of Qadar (fate) in games of chance?
- What are the opinions about the verse “What comes to you of evil, is from yourself”?
- First Topic: Divine Determining, the power of choice (partial free will); the creation of good and evil; the responsibility of man.
- If the God is goodness itself why does evil exist?
- Will you give information about showing consent to qadar and not cursing time?
- Does the Lord of the Quran make plans (set traps)? How can we answer those who make these claims by using some verses as excuses?
- There are some people who claim that belief in qadar does not exist in the Quran and that it was added to hadiths afterwards. What is the source of belief in qadar?