As we all know that Allah intervenes in whatever we do, He is looking at us and nothing can happen without His will. In that case, does Allah own the events like children dying in a bomb as well? And if He does, then isn't it that He does nothing and just watches other people in pain? When we say that Allah loves you more than mother etc. A mother would never watch her children dying in this way.

Then there are people who say that Allah wants you to do something about it etc. My question becomes humans have limitations. I cannot go to Syria into a war zone even if I wanted to, but Allah can do anything! Then why is He silent and letting it happen. And please I want a good answer, not something like "God works in mysterious ways and we can't know anything for sure" or "This place is a test not real etc." the pain that these children and their families face are REAL. Period.

So, kindly let me know your answers on this.

  • The answer is that it is a test. What more do you want? That doesn't make the pain any less real. In fact, if the pain wasn't real, there would be no test. But, the pain is the test.
    – The Z
    Dec 28, 2019 at 15:19
  • please tell me again why a 3 year old is getting gang raped and burned afterwards in India? What kind of a sick minded test is that? Feb 5, 2020 at 23:17
  • The world is test and temporary. So the suffering and pleasure of earth are nothing compare to eternal pleasure of heaven and and eternal suffering of hell. So what's the point of test in earth if Allah keeps helping everyone?
    – Hegao
    Oct 24, 2020 at 21:05

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No, not really. Whilst Allah is Sustainer and Creator of all that it exists, this does not mean that men and women are not responsible for their actions. The Qu'ran says, 'you will certainly be tried.' And then, to be judged.

The question of how Allah sustains the world is an interesting question and is a key question in Islamic philosophy. One of the main conceptions is the Occasionalism of Al-Ghazali who suggested that Allah sustained the very physical laws that makes nature what it is, and hence the very existence of the universe and all life that exists within it possible.


In a nutshell:

Here is Donya (world), in where we are to be tested by common/natural conditions, not solely with miracle or ... Otherwise, e.g. wouldn't Allah make gravity which can be the cause of falling, etc. So, as I remarked, we are living here to be tested in natural status ...

another part of your query/response: ? "When we say that Allah loves you more than mother etc. A mother would never watch her children dying in this way." ??? E.g. a mother who is very kind, she let doctor to inject her child (by ampoula, also is painful, but knows that it will be better for him/her ... although the root is a test ...

P.S., about dying by bomb: we think it is bad, whereas logically it can be much better for him/her, why? he/she will be dyed in one second, and will be moved to eternity (God willing in the heaven ...) ...

And many other reasons which needs to explain ...

Good luck.


This is more of a chat question, however a very interesting question nevertheless. I, too, have thought about this often, and have come to a conclusion that I see fit personally. You may accept it, or deny it.

Allah (SWT) is all-mighty. He is considered the all-wise and most noble. However, Allah (SWT) does not always intervene in what we do. He is always there and watches us, however He does not always intervene. In the Qur'an, we read stories of the tribes of Prophet Moses and Jesus (PBUT), and it is specifically said that Allah sends these adhab (terrors) to the tribes for not being believers (if you do not know the two stories, I advise that you read them).

However, I believe your question may be targeting more on the side of mosque shootings (God forbid), where people are doing Salat (prayer) and are believers. Allah does not decide that "I am going to kill these people today". Allah is all-merciful as well, he would never want to kill people, and Allah loves us more than our mothers, as you said. Some people are just crazed deviants from the light of Allah, and they do these things. Allah will not have mercy on those who cheat, lie, and kill the innocent, and rather the innocent believers of Islam!

In short, Allah does not intervene in these bombings and shootings. It is the crazed deviants that commit these ill deeds.

Again, a very interesting and intriguing question. Let me know what you think.

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