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Oneness of God

Question There are a few questions that are really bothering me for which I haven’t found answers. How can we know that our concept of God is true? I mean how do we know (besides revelation that God is Omnipotent or omniscient)? If we cannot assume that our concept of God is true, then how … Read more »

Further on the Existence of God

Question How can you be sure that our inherent knowledge of God, of good and evil and our conscience are not something that we are taught and learn from our environment? What generally happens suggests a person grows up in an atheist family will not believe in a deity whereas if they grow up in … Read more »

Why Did God Create Heaven & Hell?

Question Why did Allah create paradise and hell? Answer In order to get to the bottom of this, let us consider and appreciate the whole of God’s creation and what His plan appears to be. Perhaps, if we reflect upon the creation of the universe and indeed of our own self, we may find wisdom … Read more »

Is God Everywhere?

Question In your answer to my question concerning the meaning of Surah Al Hadid, verse 3 you gave the following translation: He is before as well as after everything; and over and under everything and [,therefore,] He is aware of everything. Does the above imply that God is everywhere? I was of the understanding that … Read more »

Does everything in creation have a purpose?

Question Asalaamualaykum In Islam we believe that Allah creates everything with a purpose. Why then does Allah create certain animals like rats, flies, crocodiles and other creatures which don’t seem to have much of a purpose and are more of a nuisance.Some of these creatures breed too much that we have to kill them? It … Read more »

Does failure in tests of adversity warrant damnation?

Question I had sent this question to you earlier, though not through this service. It is one that has perturbed me immensely. Islam teaches that life is a test that will consist of both prosperity and adversity, and that in a state of the former, we are tested for our gratitude and of the latter, … Read more »

Religion and science

Question What is your opinion regarding the roles of Religion and Science in mans life? Do you believe that they are two separate entities, which should never interfere with each other? Or do you think the sciences should have an “Islamicized” goal (without necessarily hindering the findings of scientific endeavor). Further, what is your opinion … Read more »

God’s omniscience and Man’s freedom

Question In one of your responses to an earlier question you wrote: “God is testing man, by giving him free will to choose between right and wrong. It does not matter, if the results are already known to the Almighty or not. The thing that matters is that whether or not man is free to … Read more »

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