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#1 blip


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Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:32 PM

Why does Allah test us?

2:143 (Y. Ali) Thus, have We made of you an Ummat justly balanced, that ye might be witnesses over the nations, and the Messenger a witness over yourselves; and We appointed the Qibla to which thou wast used, only to test those who followed the Messenger from those who would turn on their heels (From the Faith).

2:155 (Y. Ali) Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil),

3:142 (Y. Ali) Did ye think that ye would enter Heaven without Allah testing those of you who fought hard (In His Cause) and remained steadfast?

3:152 (Y. Ali)......Then did He divert you from your foes in order to test you but He forgave you: For Allah is full of grace to those who believe.

3:166 (Y. Ali) What ye suffered on the day the two armies Met, was with the leave of Allah, in order that He might test the believers,

5:94 (Y. Ali) O ye who believe! Allah doth but make a trial of you in a little matter of game well within reach of your hands and your lances, that He may test who feareth him unseen:

18:7 (Y. Ali) That which is on earth we have made but as a glittering show for the earth, in order that We may test them - as to which of them are best in conduct.

18:12 (Y. Ali) Then We roused them, in order to test which of the two parties was best at calculating the term of years they had tarried!

20:131 (Y. Ali) Nor strain thine eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to parties of them, the splendour of the life of this world, through which We test them:

21:35 (Y. Ali) Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial.

29:2 (Y. Ali) Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, "We believe", and that they will not be tested?

29:3 (Y. Ali) We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false.

34:21 (Y. Ali) But he had no authority over them,- except that We might test the man who believes in the Hereafter from him who is in doubt concerning it: and thy Lord doth watch over all things.

47:4 (Y. Ali)......Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been Allah's Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others.

47:31 (Y. Ali) And We shall try you until We test those among you who strive their utmost and persevere in patience; and We shall try your reported (mettle).

49:3 (Y. Ali) Those that lower their voices in the presence of Allah's Messenger,- their hearts has Allah tested for piety, for them is Forgiveness and a great Reward.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 05:05 PM


God tests people to see who wants to be guided and worship Him as He has commanded, to test our thankfulness, to differentiate the believers from the disbelievers, to see who is the best in deed etc. However, if you still ask why, then God has also told that creates as He pleases and we he no say in the matter. He won't be questioned but we will.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 05:23 PM

Greetings Younnes

Why does God have to or want to (in your own words) "see who wants to be guided and worship Him"??

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:45 PM

Greetings Younnes

Why does God have to or want to (in your own words) "see who wants to be guided and worship Him"??

We don't know why, nor does it really matter why Allah created us to be tested. The simplest answer is that it was His decision to make and He did.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:03 PM

Allah has indeed said that He would give success as well as problems and failures to every human, in the case of Muslims He tests your IMAAN (means how much you believe in Him). For example, you are a very religious Muslim and you are a small textile merchant and one day if your shop catches on fire, you lose profit. You start to lose the belief in God and think I prayed to Him 5 times and this is what I get. In this case, Allah is testing you. Correct thing to do is you should still thank Allah and your Imaan should not vary. You should instead ask for help from Allah and plead Him to save you and incline yourself more into prayers and not change the other way.

Edited by infogirl, 07 May 2013 - 08:17 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:22 AM

God is free to create whatever god wants. There are no boundaries or reasons that attach the creator, because that means the creator is limited or less powerful than the "reasons or "rules". All creations and concepts are information that can be destroyed and generated again , any time. New things can be created and we are all controlled by the ruler, the desicion maker. Even i am typing this now because im made to do it. Free will and our "own" seeming thoughts are just illusions. We are completely helpless and there is no escape. Most people find comfort in structure and rules, the painful truth is that those are creations too and are powerless, like us. God is not a person, nor is it any creation, it doesnt consist of information. It doesnt vanish and appear like all information does. Its the source of everything that is and it's like nothing but not completely nothing since out of nothingness cant come anything. I dont even like using the word god or Allah since its widely used and causes people to think of certain images that might resemble a man or any other created being or creature.