We are all here in this world to pass our test, and the other world will be the result of our deeds in this world, right??

Then if God gave us the chance of test here in this world. Why did he gave others the ability to take away that chance from us?? Specially when people can kill a child before he even gets the ability to think?!!

Yes, you may say that's also part of the test!! But what about that other dead guy who loses the chance to grow up and do good deeds and have a higher degree in the other world?

  • Oops! Well done, you asked indeed a significant question which I hear it from many people. Actually it is heard that many people ask why does He let people kill each other. A nice answer would be so helpful. / Although my brief answer is that: it is considered as a part of the testing of humans. – اللهم صل علی محمد و آل محمد Jun 28 '15 at 8:24

God decided to create and send humans to earth (by sending Adam to earth) in a form that some of them being enemy of some others. So because of this form of creating humans so they naturally create each other.

[Allah] said, "Descend from Paradise - all, [your descendants] being enemies to one another. And if there should come to you guidance from Me - then whoever follows My guidance will neither go astray [in the world] nor suffer [in the Hereafter]. http://tanzil.net/#20:123

Such nature is needed for testing humans. At end of this verse God talks about guidance and testing humans.

Humans have worldly greed. One of them is defeating the enemy. Humans love to kill his enemy. But when God says you should not kill that enemy of yourself, this is a test of God. Without such natures testing humans will not be possible.

Regarding a child killed and losing the possibility of higher ranks after death we are not sure that they really lose that rank. Perhaps God recovers this losing of possibility of reaching higher ranks and grants that ranks to that killed child without even worshiping God in worldly life.

In fact, this question has an assumption about God (God will not let killed children to have higher ranks at hereafter) that it is not known to be true.

O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah; indeed, Allah is Accepting of repentance and Merciful. http://tanzil.net/#49:12

There are different hadiths saying such children will enter paradise.


Will the children killed by prophet Khizr a.s. enter the paradise?

  • thanks, I read your ref too!! But without even worshiping God in worldly life then isn't it unjust for that child to be judged?? based on things he didn't do!! then we would all may want to be killed in childhood to at least not go to hell. – user4710 May 3 '14 at 6:05
  • @Bludream no it is not unjest. because no human has the right to go paradise even with obeying God. "unjust" is applicable only when there is a right. from our creation to paradise all is mercy of God. not our right. tanzil.net/#29:21 God wanted to you remain alive and that child not remain alive! any problem? tanzil.net/#21:23 – Battle of Karbala May 3 '14 at 10:54
  • If that's so, then why does he even care to test us?? He knows already what we do and we don't have to judge any of his actions! Then isn't it pointless to take a test from us??? – user4710 May 3 '14 at 13:54
  • @Bludream this is a separate issue. please ask it in a new question. comments are not suitable. – Battle of Karbala May 3 '14 at 14:00
  • @Bludream asking new question is better. because other users can use your Islamic research too. do you eat cakes yourself alone? :) – Battle of Karbala May 3 '14 at 14:07

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