Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Who Created Allah?"

[a friend shared this note in FB]

Taken from
Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah
Shaykh Al-Albaani

Translated by
Abbas Abu Yahya

Shaykh al-Albani refutes this doubt by researching the following Ahadeeth:
On the authority of ‘Aa’ishah-Radi Allaahu anha - who said that the Messenger of Allaah-
sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘If the Shaytan comes to one of you and says: ‘Who created
you?’ say ‘Allaah.’ Then he will say: who created Allaah? So if one of you finds this situation then say: ‘I have believed in Allaah and His Messengers.’ This doubt will then leave you.’
Narrated by Ahmad graded Hasan by Albani [saheehah 116]

In another narration also in Saheehah (Hadeeth No.117), the Prophet-sallAllaahu alayhi wa
sallam- said: ‘The Shaytan comes to one of you and says: ‘Who created this? Who
created that? Who created this? Until he says who created your lord? So if this
reaches you then seek refuge in Allaah and it will end.’
Narrated by Bukhari, Muslim and Ibn Sunni.

In the wording narrated by Abu Hurairah, the Messenger of Allaah-sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-
‘The people will question one another so much that one of them will say: So Allaah
created the creation, then who created Allaah Azza wa Jal? So if they say this, then

<< Say: He is Allaah, The One.Alla ahus-Sama d, He does not beget nor was he
begotten, and there is none like unto Him. >>
Then he should spittle to his left three times and seek refuge from the Shaytan.
Narrated by Abu Dawood & Ibn Sunni and graded Hasan by Albani.

Then Shaykh Albani comments by saying:
Fiqh al-Hadeeth:

These authentic Ahadeeth indicate that it is obligatory for the one Shaytan whispers
to, by saying ‘who created Allaah?’, that he turns away from debating with him and
responds with what was mentioned in the previous Ahadeeth, the summary of which

I have believed in Allaah and His Messengers. ‘He is Allaah, The One,Al la ah us-Sa ma d,
He does not beget nor was He begotten, and there is none like unto Him.’ Then he
should spittle to his left three times and seek refuge from the Shaytan. This (then)
stops him from being carried away by the whisperings of Shaytan.

I truly believe that whoever does this sincerely, out of obedience to Allaah and His
Messenger, these whisperings will definitely leave him and his Shaytan will be defeated
due to the saying of the Messenger of Allaah-sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-: ‘Then this doubt will
leave you.’

This noble prophetic teaching is more beneficial and more definitive against
whisperings than intellectual debate in this issue, since it is very rare that such a debate
will be beneficial. What is sad is that the majority of people are neglectful of this
noble prophetic teaching! So take heed O Muslims, learn the Sunnah of your Prophet
and implement it, in it is cure and honour for you.’

[Silsilah Saheehah: 118]

All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace
and blessings be upon our final
Prophet Muhammad, his
family, his companions
and all those who

follow his

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“Where did God come from?”

Responding to the question you raised, Sheikh Yusuf Estes, a prominent Muslim scholar and director of, states the following:

“I like your question and may Allah always make us of those who seek true knowledge to better understand our purpose of this life, Ameen.

This question has to be evaluated on its merits and restated according to Islamic understandings.

First and foremost, Muslims do not compare Allah to His creation. Therefore, the question can be answered as such due to the fact that Allah is completely Exalted and far above mortal description; He is not “like” His creation.

Allah tells us in His Book that He is “As-Samad” (The eternally Besought of all). He is also the “Al-Awwal” (First) and the “Al-’Akhir” (Last) He is without beginning or end. This is how He always was and always is, and always will be, so to speak.

Second, Islam is clear on the issue of asking questions about Allah, warning people against being influenced by such question which could plant doubt into someone’s mind or drive him away from the Right Path.

Let us consider the Hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) wherein he mentioned that the Shaytan (Satan) will come to you and trouble you with questions like: “Who created this or that?” To which you would logically respond: “Allah.” Until he would come to the question: “Then who created Allah?” At which point the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) instructed us to say: “I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed devil.” And then leave off this train of thought. (Reported by Muslim)

You might also consider similar questions that the enemies of Islam have used for centuries to weaken one’s faith in the existence of Allah.

To illustrate:

When the disbelievers come to you and ask you if you believe in God, you would logically reply: “Yes.”

Then they would ask you: “Can your God do anything?” You would say: “Yes.”

Then they would ask you: “Can your God make something huge?” You would say: “Of course.”

They would say: “Can your God make something so big that nothing can move it?” Then you would say: “Yes.”

Then they would say: “You mean that your God could make something so big that nothing could ever move it?” Again, you say: “Yes.”

Then they say: “So big that even your God can’t move it?” Now you have a problem.

Either you answer: “Yes.” They will say: “Then that means your God cannot do everything. Because now there is something that your God cannot do. He cannot move the object.”

But if you answer: “No.” They will simply say: “Then this is something that your God cannot do.”

This is a similar problem to the one you have mentioned. This is the idea of a god that is having problems with his own creation. The concept of Allah in Islam is that He is never compared to His creation. He merely says: “Be.” And it is. So, Allah does not operate like a human or anyone or anything within His creation. Within the laws of creation is the rule that nothing moves except that there is a fulcrum, a lever and a force. Allah does not have to use a fulcrum and lever to move anything. One of His attributes is that He is “Al-Qawiyy” (The All Powerful).

So, He is the Power. He does not come under the rules of His creation. He makes the rules. He operates within His own rules; He changes His rules as He pleases, and according to the way He deems fit. That is the understanding of the Muslims.

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1 comment:

  1. seriously... bahayanya tipu daya shaytan terhadap manusia yang ingin mencari kebenaran. sejak adam diciptakan Allah di syurga, ketika diajar "asma" yakni nama2 yang telah diciptakan Allah... yelah manusia mempunyai sifat ingin tahu yang tinggi, pabila semua kebenaran dan haq itu dipunyai, maka syaitan akan menghasut manusia sedaya yang boleh untuk menyesatkan hambanya...