Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The wisdom behind the creation of dangerous animals


What is The wisdom behind the creation of dangerous animals ?

Praise be to Allaah. 

There are two aspects to the
answer to this question: general and specific. The general answer is
that the Muslim believes that Allaah is All-Wise and All-Knowing, and
He does not create anything in vain; all of His actions are based on
Wisdom. If the wisdom behind any of His actions is hidden from the believer,
then he should still adhere to this principle, and not think of his
Lord in bad terms. 

The specific answer is that the wisdom behind the creation
of these things is to manifest the perfect nature of Allaah’s creation
and control of all things. Even though the created things are so many,
He provides for them all. He also tests people by means of these 
(dangerous creatures), rewards those who are afflicted by them and makes
manifest the bravery of those who kill them. By creating them, He tests
His slaves’ faith and certainty: the believer accepts the matter and
submits, whilst the doubter says, “What is the point of Allaah creating
this?!” He also demonstrates the weakness and incapability of man, whereby
he suffers pain and sickness because of a creature which is far smaller
than he is. One of the scholars was asked about the wisdom behind the
creation of flies. He said, so that Allaah may humiliate the noses of
the tyrants with them. Because of the existence of harmful creatures,
it becomes apparent how great is the blessing in the creation of beneficial
things, as it is said that contrast with the opposite demonstrates the
nature of things. The study of medicine has demonstrated that many beneficial
drugs are derived from the venom of snakes and the like. Glory be to
the One Who has created benefits in things that to all outward appearances
are harmful. Moreover, many of these dangerous animals are food for
other creatures which are beneficial, and this forms the ecological
cycle in the environments where Allaah has created them.

 But the Muslim has to believe that everything
that Allaah does is good, and that there is no pure evil in what He
creates. In everything that He creates there has to be some aspect of
good, even if it is hidden from us, as is the case with the creation
of Iblees, who is the head of evil. But there is wisdom and a purpose
behind his creation, for Allaah tests His creatures by means of him,
to distinguish the obedient from the disobedient, those who strive from
those who are negligent, the people of Paradise from the people of Hell.

 We ask Allaah to bless us with strength
of faith and understanding of our religion. May Allaah bless our Prophet
Muhammad and grant him peace.


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