Why did God not create this universe on justice
Submitted by on Thu, 06/10/2011 - 11:04
Dear Brother / Sister,
The term justice is generally used for giving and distributing living creatures necessary rights and duties that they need according to their conditions in an appropriate way. It would be injustice to demand from an ant to carry the load of a camel, expecting from a cow to fly or a human to run like a rabbit.
All kinds of balances that exist in the universe are a reflection of God’s infinite justice. Giving the camel a tall neck enables it to drink water from deep holes and graze over high places and having it equipped with a system that lets it resist drought under hot desert conditions for long; creating the snake without any hands or arms to let it enter its place easily; giving the elephant a long trunk that it needs so much and let it obtain its food easily. Such similar subjects are all reflections of God’s justice, which is full of wisdom.
Likewise, ecological balances, astronomic, geologic, ontological and all cosmic balances are a proof of God’s infinite justice. Multifaceted balances of the solar system that were discovered with millimetric calculations by Copernicus prove the infinite justice of God like the sun.
Are the following not an indication of absolute justice along with infinite knowledge, wisdom and power: balancing the light of the sun, the frequency of air and the amount of oxygen and hydrogen in order to ensure the vital life functions like seeing, hearing, breathing and cleaning the dirty blood to work?
Although these realities are obvious, the claim of a person who says, “I believe that the world is wholly based on injustice” will be refuted by the whole world.
When a person sees a different pattern in the corner of a building designed by Sinan, who is an excellent architect, with wonderful patterns, is it more reasonable for that person to regard it as a mistake of Sinan or as something based on a reason that he does not know?
Similarly, although we see the divine justice that shines like the sun everywhere, is it possible to attribute some mistakes in this world in which human beings are subjected to testing and trial because they are left free with their free will to Allah?
On the contrary, the cause of all of the mistakes and the oppression that are available on earth is man.
In the following verse, this erring aspect of man is emphasized:” Mischief has appeared on land and sea because of (the meed) that the hands of men have earned that (Allah) may give them a taste of some of their deeds: in order that they may turn back (from Evil).” (ar-Rum, 30/41)
The cause of all of the states especially like the current state of Africa and Somalia is man himself. As we can see it in the media, along with the oppression of the imperialist forces, the wrong policies that the people in Somalia carried out for years caused civil wars. Due to the civil war, people had to leave their homes. It caused misery.
There exists definitely the wisdom of qadar behind the troubles that people caused across the country by disregarding the brotherhood of belief and violating the orders and prohibitions of Allah because the punishment of the believers are usually given in this world. Besides, the disasters that are sent due to the faults of the majority affect not only the oppressors but also the oppressed people. That is a mystery of testing. However, in the same place where people oppress others, qadar acts justly.
We should not forget that one of the greatest names of Allah is al-ADL (the utterly just). It is emphasized in many verses like the following ones that Allah never does injustice to His slaves: “Allah never do injustice to those who serve Him” (Aal-i Imran 3/182; al-Anfal 8/51; Hac 22/10); “never will they fail to receive justice in the least little thing” (an-Nisa 4/49)
Therefore, it does not comply with belief to attribute oppression to Allah. It is necessary to repent it at once.
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