Muslim dating   FREE Sign up   Sign in   Search   Blog / Forum   Help / Faq  
 
Muslim Blogs > Tedovic's blogs > WHY GOD CREATED MAN?
WHY GOD CREATED MAN? Sort by:
Author
Tedovic
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 12
Posted on Sun, Aug 06, 2006 20:25

In the beginning, there was God and nothing else. Then God created the Angels to carry certain tasks not fit for the Almighty, or tasks where the presence of God is devastating(H.Quran 7:143). However, one of the Archangels who was given power and authority,i.e. Satan, started the ideas to rebel against God. He thought he was powerful enough. Since these ideas simply internal thoughts, none of the Angels were aware of Satan's haughtiness. God of course, was fully aware(H.Q.2:30) There were 2 choices to defuse Satan's coup: 1. banish Satan from angelhood, and 2. expose Satan's rebellion before effecting retribution. It was the will of God to expose Satan first. Without exposing Satan, the angel population would have wondered, "Why God banish Satan, when he did nothing wrong. So in order to expose Satan, God decided to create a creature from clay, namely Adam or a man. Then He asked the angels to fall prostrate before Adam (H.Q.2.34). They all prostrate and not Satan. Thus, Satan was exposed as a rebel! Thus, sisters and brothers can anyone relate the story above with the relationship of a husband and a wife. Comments and ideas welcome. Hopefully, the story partly answers the topic.."GOD ALREADY HAD SATAN....." in the other blog. TQ Wassalam.

Available only
to logged in members

Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
aries76
Available only
to logged in members

total posts: 35
Posted on Mon, Aug 07, 2006 08:08

Assalamu Alaikum, How this story relate to husband and wife? - I don`t know! - swollow your pride and say hello to each other i.e.good manners at greetings? Are you implying that maybe a man should not be too proud to feel inferior to his wife and that he should obey his wife?! But God states women and men are equal and that we should respect one another. I think this (obeying) is milked to all it`s worth in the wrong way - it`s abused - because many men/women use religion to abuse women and not defend them. I think in the natural course of things in a good marriage a woman and man will get pleasure in doing what ever to please each other whether it`s compromising or listening to the other, obeying, providing or whatever. I would have thought if there was such a commandment to obey the husband literally, a husband should know that it would be for his own advancement if he rises above these petty allowances. The last thing he should do is abuse it because then he is abusing his own soul. Not that it`s important to know but I thought angels are created with pure light and they never disobey God, and Satan was created with fire, so Satan is not a fallen angel as many believe? - I just COPIED this article from the web. By Fethullah Gulen, Oct 2005 The jinn we know as Satan was created from fire. Before his obedience and sincerity were tested through Adam, he had been in the company of angels, acting and worshiping as they did. Unlike angels, however, who cannot rebel against God (At-Tahrim 66:6), Satan was free to choose his own path of conduct. When God tested him and the angels by commanding them to prostrate before Adam, the seeds of his self-conceit and disobedience blossomed and swallowed him. He replied in his vanity, (I am better than him. You created me from fire, whilst him you did create of clay) (Saad 38:76). Why was Satan created? Satan was created for important purposes. If Satan, who continually tries to seduce us, did not exist, our creation would be meaningless and futile. God has innumerable servants who cannot rebel and thus do whatever they are told. In fact, the existence of an absolute Divine Being Who has many beautiful names and attributes requires, not because of some external necessity but because of the essential nature of His names, that His names be manifest. God gave us free will so that we could know good from evil. In addition, He gave us great potentials. Our development of these potentials and our struggle to choose between good and evil make us experience a constant battle in our inner and outer worlds. Just as God sends hawks upon sparrows so that the latter will develop their potential to escape, He created Satan and allowed him to tempt us so that our resistance to temptation will raise us spiritually and strengthen our willpower. Just as hunger stimulates human beings and animals to further exertion and discovery of new ways to be satisfied, and fear inspires new defenses, Satan`s temptations cause us to develop our potentials and guard against sin. Although Satan is evil and serves various important purposes, God?s creation involves the whole universe and should be understood in relation to the results, not only with respect to the acts themselves. Whatever God does or creates is good and beautiful in itself or in its effects. For example, rain and fire are very useful but can cause great harm when abused; therefore, one cannot claim that the creation of water and fire is not totally good. It is the same with the creation of Satan. His main purpose is to cause us to develop our potential, strengthen our willpower by resisting his temptations, and then rise to higher spiritual ranks. Satan only whispers and suggests; he cannot force you to indulge in evil and sin. You must use your free will, which makes you human and gives you the highest position in creation, properly, and to further your intellectual and spiritual evolution. Otherwise, you must complain about being honored with free will and therefore about being human.


Reply / add comments   Quote   Report abuse    0 up Bookmark and Share
Follow - Email me when people comment