Many verses in the Quran state that Allah can do everything. The thing is, I don't know if Allah can make another God that's greater than Allah.

So my question is: is it kufr to think that Allah can't make another God greater than him ? Or can Allah actually make a God that's greater than him ?

  • Why shouldn't HE be able to do so?
    – Medi1Saif
    Jun 2, 2021 at 17:17
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    Where do these ideas come from guys? :) Yes Allah is capable of everything, but he doesn't want everything. I don't think Allah will "create" some creature and make it greater than him. "He is the First and the Last, the Most High and Most Near,1 and He has ˹perfect˺ knowledge of all things." https://quran.com/57/3. Jun 2, 2021 at 17:22
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    This question is just like the question “can Allah create a rock He himself cannot lift”? It’s baseless. Jun 2, 2021 at 18:43

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Allah S.W.T can do everything, but He will not do something that does not befit Him, or goes against His Attributes. It is like asking if Allah can have a son. Or even more absurdly, can Allah be God and not be God?

The question is essentially invalid at first place. A God by definition is the creator of everything. So if something is created, then it can't be God. And if a "god" does something which goes against his attributes, then it ceases to be "god". So, the question "Can Allah make another God?" has a contradiction, hence meaningless.

It is certainly a kufr thought to think of, but kufr doesn't apply to the person for just having the mere thought...

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that some people from amongst the Companions of the Apostle (may peace be upon him) came to him and said: Verily we perceive in our minds that which every one of us considers it too grave to express. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Do you really perceive it? They said: Yes. Upon this he remarked: That is the faith manifest.

Book: The Book of Faith - كتاب الإيمان, Global Id: 10355 (0) English reference: Book 1, Hadith 239

This indicates that if someone gets a kufr thought but resists it and drives it way, then it is a sign of faith. It is only an act of kufr if someone actually believes in those thoughts. The best thing to do is to not continue thinking about these thoughts when they come up, especially that they are invalid.

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    Other things you mentioned are possible but Allah can't create another God. I mean one of the attribute of God is being uncreated. So you can't create uncreated being.
    – Hegao
    Jun 2, 2021 at 18:52

Allah can do whatever he want to do. But Allah will not do something which is not fitting with his attributes. For Example: If someone ask if Allah can sleep or If he can eat?. They are not fitting with the attributes of Almighty Allah. So, Definitely "NO".


The power [qudrah] of Allāh does not relate to impossibilities [muhāl], only to those things which are possible.

It is impossible that there be another god, and so the power of Allāh does not relate to this.

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