Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by NATO AIR, Jan 10, 2005.
i thought this was interesting.
The Cow (Baqarah) 2
We shall test you with a bit of fear and hunger, plus a shortage of wealth and souls and produce. Announce such to patient people (155)
The whole answer comes from this verse
Allah examine each one in this life and the one who always keep in touch with Allah in all this examinations and keep in thanking Allah cause he don’t know what is better for him
No ones know
Qur'an surat Ibrahim (Abraham) 14
So your Lord announced: " If you act grateful, I shall give you even more, while if you are thankless, then My torment will be severe." (7)he will be rewarded,,,
and if there is no bad their won't be good
I wanna ask,, when you know your true friends and the people who care about you??
I'm confused---could you try to paraphrase this or explain what you mean ??
Basically it appears that the verse is saying what Job's lesson was saying. God is inscrutable. That it is important to thank Allah for what you have rather than expect from him what you don't have.
It also says that God awards those that are thankful, but those that take it for granted will be punished.
I think you just posted the short Islamic version of the article above.
Why is it God's fault?
When faced with a tragedy such as this, or any for that matter, why does God get the blame? It reallly depends whether you believe in 'good' AND 'evil'. You really can't have one without the other.
Since my son died, God & I haven't been on the best of terms. But that's between Him & me. But, when sin entered the world, certain events were set in motion; and Satan became the ruler of the world. So we have tragedies, sickness, death, uncertainty, problems...... God cannot interfere. He has to let this world 'run it's course' until He returns to claim His faithful. It's just that simple.
I don't necessarily think that an earthquake can be considered "evil". To me that is something that happens. We know about them and sometimes cannot avoid the damage but it was from no forethought and therefore cannot be evil.
Oh and good to see ya Joz, we missed you.
What I have trouble understanding is this. You say God is too busy with the "big picture" to worry about a few thousand people dying in a tsunami, but he has time enough to pass out "tests of faith" to individuals...seems a contradiction to me.
Wow, thank you.
How can you not call it evil? The same as floods, tornados, hurricanes, car accidents, disease. Sure they just 'happen' but why?
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