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Title: Islamic view of God's Omnipotence
Post by: Abdullah Tahmeed on March 30, 2015, 05:58:32 AM
What is the islamic view of omnipotence? Can Allah make a square circle? Or he can do anything what is logically possible?

Christians believing trinity says God can do logically impossible(3=1). However what is the islamic view based on Quran and Hadiths?
Title: Re: Islamic view of God's Omnipotence
Post by: submit on March 30, 2015, 08:12:54 AM
Manifestation of plural gods = 1 used by Christianity is a recipe that is similarly used by Hinduism. To solidify such claim is really easy, simply by saying God is omnipotence thus He can do anything.
And making such claim, any concept of religion can be invented as God can do anything.
For e.g. The black space of universe is God. For a portion of God's mercy manifested and form the universe. Evidence: NASA says universe will always expand eternally, and forever. As such one shall worship the black space of universe for the universe is an everlasting God being equal and a partner to the Almighty God.

As for covenant of Noah, Abraham, Israelite, Muslims. Its is all about a unique and singular God, no lesser deities, partners, equals,  manifestations etc.

Title: Re: Islamic view of God's Omnipotence
Post by: shabeer_hassan on April 04, 2015, 10:48:23 AM

30:26 To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. All are subservient to Him.
86: 5. So let man see from what he is created!
6. He is created from a water gushing forth
7. Proceeding from between the back-bone and the ribs,
8. Verily, (Allâh) is Able to bring him back (to life)!
9. The Day when all the secrets (deeds, prayers, fasting, etc.) will be examined (as to their truth).
10. Then will (man) have no power, nor any helper.
57: 29. So that the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) may know that they have no power whatsoever over the Grace of Allâh, and that (His) Grace is (entirely) in His Hand to bestow it on whomsoever He wills. And Allâh is the Owner of Great Bounty.
82: 19. (It will be) the Day when no person shall have power (to do) anything for another, and the Decision, that Day, will be (wholly) with Allâh.

Creator & Creations:
The God Islam introduces is not the one sitting in heaven
enjoying the mischief of the universe and taking rest on the seventh
day after performing the Herculean task of creating the universe
in six days. Islam does not teach that everything, all animate
and inanimate things are hidden in the being called God. It
is Allah who created the universe and He maintains it. The power
of God is behind every phenomenon in the universe. He is behind
the order and symmetry of all universal systems. The influence of
His being extends to every thing from the movements in the atom
to the attraction between stars. But he is not hiding in any one of
them. God is beyond the universe. But the power of God extends
to the entire universe. According to Islam there are two kinds of
reality, the Creator and the creations. Allah is the Creator and all
others His creations. There is no one, nothing equal to God but
His creations are also real. Islam does not agree with the ``Advaida
philosophy’’ that the universe is unreal and imaginary. The being
of Allah is complete and final. He is One, no one is like Him. He
is Omnipotent, Infallible, Greatest and Creator of the entire universe.
He is most Gracious and most Merciful endowed with most
perfect qualities and absolute. His creations which are real depends
upon him.
According to the school of thought which treats the world as
`Maya’ (unreal) creation is an unfortunate incident emanated from
`Brahmav’. If that had not happened, the world would not have
been here. In the opinion of Paul (Romer 5:12), Christianity is
founded on the assumption that all creations became sinful and
evil due to the sin of the first man. If it is so all the efforts of man
will lead him away from the straight path of God.
Islam does not approve of these two theories. Universe is the
creation as well as a gift from God. It is the realization of divine
law that is taking place in nature. The act of creation is neither a
mistake nor a mishap on the part of God. On the contrary it was
preplanned and with a great purpose. There is clear and definited
divine purpose behind the creation of everything, be it a small
rubble or giant cloud, smallest atom or biggest star, amoebae or
blue whale, animate or inanimate things. Qur’an declares that it
is not for nothing that these are created (Qur’an 21:16)
Man, a Special Creation:
Islam teaches that among all the creations of God man has
distinctive and special characteristics. He has an individuality
which is absolutely different from that of any other animate or
inanimate things. There is certainly a great purpose behind the
creation of man. Man is the `Khalifa’ on earth, the only living
being with necessary powers and independent judgement. He
can make use of the universe and influence nature as well. Quite
apart from other living beings whose existence is in accordance
with nature, man is the only creation endowed with the responsibility
of independent power of discrimination. Qur’an (33:72)
introduces man as having undertaken a great responsibility
(Amanath) which the skies, the earth and the mountains refused.
While all others in nature fulfill their obligation and carry
out divine orders man is the only creation who has been given the
freedom to accept or reject such orders. This is what is meant
when man is described as the ``Khalifa’’ on earth having been
given charge of certain responsibilities. Man gets the opportunity
to decide his own future through the constructive use of the skills
which will ensure success in life or through destructive use which
will result in failure in life.
Islam views man as one who makes history. It disagrees with
the philosophy of Marx that history makes man. Man cannot be
treated as a two legged animal destined to lead a life merely on
the basis of the laws of nature. In the eyes of Islam man is capable
of bringing about total change of history.