If God is Just, why is life unfair?

Question – One of God’s names is The Just. But even though I try my best to be a good person and to be kind to people, I get hurt by others and suffer a lot of hardship in my life. Where is justice in that? Life doesn’t seem very fair to me.

Answer – Is life unfair? Of course it’s unfair. Where is the justice in this world? A man can murder and steal, and still live a luxurious life, full of wealth and fame, and then eventually die without any worldly punishment. On the other hand, a man can live a peaceful life, being nothing but kind, patient, and helpful, and eventually die without any recognition or appreciation. Truly, there is no justice in this world, and the Quran even confirms that. God Almighty says regarding the day of Judgment: “On This Day every soul will be recompensed for what it earned. No injustice today!” Quran 40:17

In other words, in the hereafter, there is no injustice, which implies that perhaps prior to that, in this life, there is injustice. But does that mean that God himself is unjust? No. Read more to know.

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How is it a person’s fault if he or she was born non-Muslim?

Question- It seems unfair that people who were born non-Muslim will go to Hell fire on the day of judgement, while I will go to paradise just for being born Muslim, they didn’t get the same chance that I got.

Answer- First of all, regarding yourself as a Muslim: who says that just because you are a Muslim you’ll automatically enter paradise? It is true that most religions teach people that if they merely believe, they will enter paradise, and by that, they will attain salvation in the hereafter. Islam, on the other hand, considers faith to be essential, but not sufficient by itself. So, one can be a Muslim; believing that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger, and still enter Hell-fire. That is because salvation, in Islam, is like a bird that flies with two wings: one is faith and the other is good deeds. The expression: “Those who believe and do righteous deeds” is mentioned multiple times in the Quran. The two are always associated with each other. So, regarding those who have not received the message, and do not know about Islam, or those who have only heard a distorted version of Islam, you should not worry about them. Allah is just.

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Atheism – The First Questions, what is the Source of this World?

One of the most wonderful books I have ever read is a book called “There is a God”, by Anthony Flew, who was a professor of philosophy at Oxford University. Anthony Flew was perhaps the most notorious atheist throughout the world. Through his work related to the philosophy and religion, he must have been responsible for converting tens or even hundreds of thousands to Atheism. However, in 2004, he turned the tables and astonished everyone when he wrote a book called ‘There is a God’, in which he declared that he now believes in the existence of God.

When you ask an atheist: ‘where did we come from?’ They merely answer: ‘We came into being by chance’. The word chance here is quite amusing really, because, not only did we not come by chance, but there is not a single thing in the world that came by chance.

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Why is disbelief in God the biggest sin according to Islam?

I was once approached by someone who told me, ‘I am an atheist; I do not believe in God. But I am a very kind and good person. I volunteer in many charitable organizations, and I give to the poor; so, given all that, when I die, will I go to Hell? Is this the justice of you people – just because I don’t believe in God, I should enter Hell?’

An Atheist claim is that, he does all of his good deeds such as volunteering and giving to charity for the good of mankind, not in the hope of reaching Heaven, nor out of fear of going to Hell. So what is he complaining of, then? He should be pleased that he will not be going to heaven, and not be bothered if he is going to hell. After all, he is doing all of his good deeds for the sake of mankind, so he should feel secure in his knowledge of that and it should be sufficient for him.

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What is a True Revelation? If God did send us a revelation how would we know if its true?

I was conversing with someone and I was told, “science has proven now that we live in a galaxy with about 5 billion stars like our sun and there are billions and billions of galaxies in the observable universe. Hopefully, the next few religious texts that come up will include this fact.”

The poor representation of God by many religious texts has caused a lot of people to lose faith in them. This is a natural reaction to our modern mindset which opposes superstition and wants to see the truth. It is as clear as day to many that those religious texts could not have been authored by God and were written by Men. This realization is desirable in order to recognize the real revelation of God. But in the process of denial we make the common mistake of generalizing all religions into one and see all religious texts from the same perspective as being “old, outdated & man-made”. The first thing I would ask you is not to club the Quran along with the religious texts you are familiar with. Let us be fair. Why should we judge something of which we have no knowledge?

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Can’t we believe in God without following a religion?

I know many people who believe in the existence of a Creator but they do not belong to any religion. Does Belief in God Necessitate Belief in Religion? Would God abandon us without communicating? Certainly, it would not be wise of Him to abandon us in this world; to leave us to our own devices;

You don’t abandon your creations of art and Music, so why will God abandon his? Read more or watch to know if you can pray to God in your own way or if you should follow a religion.

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The perplexing Question- Who created God?

Logically deducing the answer to the perplexing Question ‘Who Created God?’. If we say that everything has a source, and that this source itself has a source, and if we keep up this pattern; each source consecutively coming from a previous source, then the pattern would carry on perpetually. Therefore, logically, this pattern must come to an end; or rather ‘a beginning’ it must reach a source that has no source. And that is what we call ‘the primary source’. The primary source must have existed before the beginning of time, because if it came to existence after the beginning of time, then that source itself must have had a beginning and hence wouldn’t remain as the Primary Source.

Read the transcript or watch the video by Fadel Soliman.

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Intellectual suicide-Religion or Atheism?

Why shouldn’t I be an atheist? What’s wrong with that? Religion scholars from all faiths keep proving the existence of God logically using reason. Nazism and Fascism were also products of reason. The human mind errs, reason could err. Can someone prove to us the existence of God without using reason?

What evidence is there that God exists? All this and more in this Episode 2-“Intellectual suicide-Religion or Atheism?” of Islamophobia Series Season 2 by Fadel Soliman. Read the transcript or watch it.

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Is Questioning Blasphemy?

A young man once asked me – “Sometimes when I ask questions regarding the existence of God, His attributes and His actions, some elders tell me that thinking about such topics can be considered as blasphemy. And this worries me because I think about these things a lot.”

If we question or think, do we become disbelievers? On the contrary, contemplation is required so that faith is not merely inherited. Prophet Mohammad, Peace be on him, contemplated the universe. Prophet Abraham contemplated the universe. And God commands us to contemplate the universe and attempt to crack the code or solve the riddle; the riddle that is: “How did creation begin?”

Read the transcript or watch the beautiful video by Fadel Soliman

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Explanation of Quran 47:4- what are wars in Islamic perspective

Contrary to the claims of Islamophobes, Islam is a Peaceful religion for many sensible non Muslims. Islamophobes raise the curtains on misinterpretation of Islam by pointing to pseudo Scholars, Jehadis and circulating few footages of beheadings by Muslims due to vested vengence in social media building up fear against the religion of Islam. A mind which is afraid to investigate fails to see the truth. Jihad in Islam stands for struggle to achieve Peace and Quran verse 47:4 is an example of what ethical warfare is. This article covers context of Quran 47:4, what is the Best way for a soldier to Kill, instruction for generous treatment of prisoners of war, their release and the search for a true ending to a war.

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Shooting at Munich Mall – Germany, not a terrorist attack

As I stood watching news of shooting at Munich mall, contradicting versions of it were being reported by various channels. The world news channels were inching on their feet to report it as an “islamist terrorist” attack, stretching references to this possibility. It was almost like “they wanted” this to be an Islamist terrorist attack! It was really funny to watch a news anchor on a channel asking a reporter; what is a typical Friday evening in Munich like? and began her “psychological analysis” of the situation! In contrast the German news channels showed the maturity and refrained from any untoward references to any community or religion that could make the report sound conclusive.

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Clarifying Verses of war & violence in Quran, Islam

Islam is a peaceful religion, believe me. The least you could do before you could verify by reading the Quran yourself, is disbelieve in those who say Islam is violent. The laws of Islam are universal humane laws that are practical to people at all times. Islam does not condone unjust war or any violence. They lie who say that Islam spreads hate. It is they who spread violence and hate. And Prophet Muhammad like Jesus blessings of God be on them is not a warlord but a mercy unto mankind. The religion that educates humans to refuse the worship of all man made objects, gods, heroes & so called ‘Sons’ and ‘Daughters’ of God.

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British Prime Minister, Theresa May dismisses white peoples fears on Islam

British Prime Minister, Theresa May quoted 49:13 ‘O mankind, indeed We have created you from a male and female and made of you nations and tribes that you may know each another’. She further smashed centuries old myths prevalent in western societies saying that Islam dose not compel religion on people but awards a very clear choice. This has come from her only after a few weeks of the reporting by Sir John Chilcot on Iraq Inquiry also called as Chilcot report, laying bare the incompetence of Bush, Blair and Howard which has led to the utter destruction of a nation and has undoubtedly heightened the security situation in the entire world.

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Myth of Muslims not befriending non Muslims

I think sharing wholesome and pure meals across tables and marrying women from Jews & Christians with dignity strongly puts the idea of not befriending non Muslims, at bay. In a certain context Quran educates Muslims to observe prudence but the myth that has evolved on this issue of not befriending non Muslims is foreign to Islam. As there has been long standing association of non Muslim families & communities who essentially lived within the Islamic world. Muslims and non Muslims did thrive and flourish side by side for generations many to this day are known as Coptic Christians in Arabia.

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Islamic wars countered offensives and oppression for civilian liberties

Prophet Muhammad made a magnanimous decision to pardon the people of Makkah for their crimes against early Muslims which encouraged them to embrace faith avoiding their exile. Islamic wars always ended in this fashion, remember what commander An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub known as Saladin (1137–1193) did to the Crusaders, yes he imitated the final Prophet of God, Muhammad in extending amnesty to those of the crusaders who had butchered Muslims in Jerusalem. Yes, its all about glad tidings from Muslims for all people, so it was before all that corruption that we see today.

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Quran cancels Terrorism & violence

The brute findings in the conflicted middle east are but, raw human instincts to avenge losses sparked by the sinister political ambitions. There is no terrorism or violence of any sort in the narrative of the Quran. It is a word of God, who Muslims know as Allah. He is the same God of the old people, God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, Jesus and also is the God of Muhammad, blessings on all. This very same God hasn’t changed His plans now to become unjust for anyone in the whole world. At the first death of a human by a gruesome murder, God ordained retribution and declared it as a major sin.

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