Man Has God like Powers??


Assalamu'alaikum wrb.

Brother, in one of your article, "Does Islam Believe in Evolution?", i saw you wrote "the faculty of God like knowledge and will, which, if rightly used, would give man superiority over other creatures". What I don't get it is why you wrote in the article "God like knowledge"? Whereas God (Allah) is far more superior than anything.

Maybe the writer is trying to say that God likes those who gain knowledge and strive
If you strive in the way of Allah,He will open up the pathways for you (29:69)
And Allah knows best

Lol yeah, but I think he should not write it like that. It could cause some misconceptions.

I wish he edit it, where is Osama Abdullah, btw?

As'salamu Alaikum dear brothers,

I am currently very busy these days.  Too many things to take care of.  Anyway, here is the exact quote and URL:

"Behold! thy Lord said To the angels: 'I am about To create man, from sounding clay From mud moulded into shape; 'When I have fashioned him (In due proportion) and breathed Into him of My spirit, Fall ye down in obeisance Unto him.'   (The Noble Quran, 15:28-29)"

"Among other passages where the creation of Adam is referred to cf. the following: 2:30-39; 7:11-25.  Note that here the emphasis is on three points: (1) the breathing of Allah's Spirit into man, i.e., the faculty of God-like knowledge and will, which, if rightly used, would give man superiority over other creatures; (2) the origin of evil in arrogance and jealousy on the part of Satan, who saw only the lower side of man (his clay) and failed to see the higher side, the faculty brought in by the Spirit of Allah; (3) that this evil only touches those who yield to it, and has no power over Allah's sincere servants, purified by His grace (15:40, 42).  Adam is not here mentioned by name, but only Man, whose symbol is Adam (see also 87:1-6)" [2]

"God gives man the faculty of consciousness.   Scientists still do not understand how consciousness comes about in human beings.   For example, humans are conscious of their mental processes.  Humans know that they exist, they have a 'spirit' "  [A quote brother Frank once sent to me; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him]

1- The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an.
 Author:  Abdullah Yusuf Ali.
 Published by:  Amana Publications, 10710 Tucker Street, Suite B, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2223 USA.
 Telephone:  (301) 595-5777.
 Fax:  (301) 595-5888.
 ISBN:  0-91597-59-0 (HC).

2- The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an [1], foot note #1968, page 625.

I don't see anything wrong here.  We do carry some of the Attributes of Allah Almighty in us.  We are generous, Allah Almighty is THE Generous.  We are merciful, Allah Almighty is THE Merciful.  We are compassionate, Allah Almighty is THE Compassionate.  We are forgiving, Allah Almighty is THE Forgiver, and so on.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah


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