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In the Qur'an it says that Shaitan disobeyed Allah and we should make sure we do not fall in the trap of Shaytan as Adam (AS) and Hawwa did. Why doesn't Allah make sure we do not do things which he doesn't want us to do since he has power over all things? I know this is a test and we are supposed to learn from Shaytan's mistake but at the same time I don't understand why Shaytan has been allowed to have so much power. The good people will be rewarded and the bad punished but why did Allah make bad people? Why didn't Allah just make good people?

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Firstly, it should be pointed out that this question(s) is counted as basic inquiry which indeed can help the people (users) how to behave. In other word, I’d like to express that paying heed to the issue of test will give us a strong patience. Regarding your question as you asked:

but at the same time I don't understand why Shaytan has been allowed to have so much power (?)

The answer is that this is completely related to the wisdom or philosophy of Allah. In truth, it seems that:

Whereas Shaytan who has the main role of deceiving the humans, consequently he ought to has such strong power. Otherwise how would be the examination of us? Since human naturally is clean, therefore there is a necessity of something to tempt the human to do the sins, accordingly Allah chose the Satan as that. Although Allah would choose something else instead of Satan if he (Satan) didn’t has such power.


Regarding your anther question as you asked

The good people will be rewarded and the bad punished but why did Allah make bad people?

The answer is that Allah didn’t create bad people. Actually, basically, humans have been created clearly and we cannot accuse Allah why He created bad people. In fact, they have become bad people by themselves based on their free options (which in other word have deceived by Satan (of course according to their free will, not in force)


And eventually concerning your last inquiry as you asked

Why didn't Allah just make good people?

To some extent, its answer is relevant to the previous question and answer. Actually Allah has create all of us clear and in good nature, but they themselves choose the wrong way by their will not Allah created …


Conclusion:

As you yourself mentioned regarding the issue of TESTING, according to the wisdom of Allah created Satan (although he himself choose the wrong way), then Allah gave him a high power to be the means of testing the humans that who will select the right path or not. In the meanwhile, as another significant point:the testing of Human would be meaningless if all of people were good, on the other hand Allah would take them to the paradise directly instead of ... (Note: I solely explain it from an aspect quite briefly due to...

I finally indeed appreciate you for asking such significant basic question which can be the question of any people. God Bless You.


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Allah (swt) didn't make good or bad people, he gave us free will. That is why we're among one of his best creations. We were granted free will and the ability to choose from right or wrong. (And Allah knows best)

  • Yh but why does Allah allow us to do bad things as well as good? – Zohal Nov 20 '15 at 13:30
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    Again, because we have free will. Which means we control ourselves. Whether good or bad. Also, Allah made heaven and hell because of that partly. If Allah gave us the ability to only do good then we wouldn't have free will and there would be No use for earth and this test. Allah gave us this test as a chance to get into his heaven. – Imaan Nov 20 '15 at 13:32
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    ...my question is why did Allah (swt) create human that he will throw in hell? Why not only create those that he will throw in jannah? And yes we have free will but still everything happens by the will of Allah. – Zohal Nov 20 '15 at 13:34
  • God knows the future of what the free-will creatures choose. Free will does not stop becoming free because God knows what will happen. For example, I know that my child will choose to eat chocolate cake over a bowl full of stinking dead mice. If I were to set them both before my child, it is safe to say that she will not eat the dead mice. Knowing this is not taking away the freedom of my child since she is freely choosing one over the other. Likewise, for God to know what a person will choose does not mean that the person has no freedom to make the choice. It simply means that God knows what – Imaan Nov 20 '15 at 13:50
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    So why does He make them? Just so He has some to punish too? I don't get it. And everything happens with Allah's will so it Allah's will that they do not get enough good deeds? – Zohal Dec 27 '15 at 13:54
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You asked a very good question. One that requires thinking outside the box and questioning the general acceptance.

The actual answer to your question is - We do not know.

We are living within the realms of our universe. God is not bound to time and existence as we are. So we are only capable of thinking so much. We do not know why God created us is the real answer. Most people try and give their own reasons but most of them contradict God's characteristics. God has no needs, wants, desires, requirements so if he is perfect then why create?

In Islam, everything is pre-destined by God:

“No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but it is inscribed in the Book of Decrees (Al‑Lawh Al‑Mahfooz) before We bring it into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allaah - [al-Hadeed 57:22]

This indicates that whatever will occur in humanity has already been decided and written before we came into existence.

Your question about why God created bad people is a question which nobody can justifiably answer without trying to divert the question onto other related aspects of creation.

Let me give you an example. God knew that there will be this little boy who will grow up, take charge of Germany and kill millions and millions of Jews. God knew this will happen before he decided to create. Therefore God is the creator of both good and evil. So by that we can conclude that God is the ultimate creator of everything. So then the question arises, WHY?. Why did this perfect God who does not desire, require, want, need anything decide to create?

Some people would argue life is a test for heaven and hell. But how can it be a test if God is the one who has decided the outcome of eternity? What is he testing? It cannot be human choice because ultimately we are not given one. Can he be testing his own powers? That would indicate imperfection.

Moses Maimonides summed it up best:

"Does God know or does He not know that a certain individual will be good or bad? If thou sayest 'He knows', then it necessarily follows that the man is compelled to act as God knew beforehand how he would act, otherwise God's knowledge would be imperfect.…"

Anyone who argues God needs, wants, requires or desires anything then that would immediately contradict God's attributes and would indicate imperfection. Those are human characteristics, which is why we're imperfect.

Shi'a belief:

God has not set a definite course for human history. Instead, God may alter the course of human history as is seen to be fit. Shiite states that matters relating to the human destiny is of two kinds: definite and indefinite. To explain the definitive one, Shiite argues that God has definite power over the whole of existence, however, whenever He wills, He can replace a given destiny with another one; and that is what is called indefinite destiny. - (Wikipedia).

Overall, we can argue many reasons as to why God made us in the first place, regardless of whether they were good or bad. But we definitely cannot put our fingers on this one. We simply don't know enough.

Sometimes saying we don't know something is better than fighting a lost battle.

Oh and by the way.. that little boy's name was Hitler.

  • <comments deleted> Comments are intended for constructive criticism and seeking clarification, not for argument and debate or extended discussion of tangential points. – goldPseudo Aug 18 '18 at 4:08
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Who said that Allah made it? Please just one minute think wise. Children of bad parents now are best people in town and otherwise. If I force you to do worst thing, do you accept? Many of questions are wrong because we think every question we made is correct. Sometimes answer can be find in question. People has choice. God bless you.

  • I don't understand what your are saying but Allah has made everything. I know the children of bad people are not always bad and that is not relate to my question. – Zohal Oct 18 '15 at 16:18
  • I am so sorry that my answer was not related to your question.because changing is easy when you are just thinking but in real life is different. Changing and monitoring that changes is the only important thing in this world. by reading Quaran we have seen many people came but the result of them was negative. Some of them changes but at the end they return to negative. Bani Israiel Story. – Yasser Oct 18 '15 at 16:52
  • How you can identify bad people or bad people? If bad people does not be then good people cant be identified. You can learn good things by many mistakes. Its like giving me negative vote cant stop me to find the true. Why god? You want to find answer of question which only he knows. Others try answer but you igonre because its not like you want. Thanks – Yasser Oct 19 '15 at 7:05
  • That is a good point that you cannot identify good unless there is bad to compare it with however my question is that why does Allah let us do thing which He know will anger Him or things which He dislikes? For example why does Allah let us steal or kill? Why does Allah not stop us doing these things instead of punishing us later? Allah created us and is able to control us so why does He not use His power to make sure we only do that which makes Him happy? Our purpose is to worship Allah then why doesn't Allah only allow us to worship him and not do anything else? – Zohal Oct 19 '15 at 12:21

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