Indeed Allah is able to to do ALL things!!

Bismillah, Alhamdulillah, was Salaatus Salaam Ala Rasool Allah

I was attending a halaqa this past weekend, and I must say had loads of fun and felt like I learned a lot. It’s been over maybe 2 months since I have been in a serious dedicated mode of learning. The halaqa was about Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)’s Asmaa Was Sifaat, not the theoretical or theological aspect of it but the more of the tazkiya, practical, and incorporating these matters in your ibaada (worship) part of it. There was one thing mentioned in class that really struck me and completely blew me away with the intellectuality and thought of a scholar and Imaam of this ummah. Masha-Allah, this shaykh‘s works, words, and thought keep on intriguing me more and more as I learn more and more about him.

So I want to jump right into the dilemma. We all know that Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is able to do all thing or Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) has power over all things. No one questions Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)’s ability to do all things except for the perverted philosophers. Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) says,

أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

“…indeed Allah is able to do all things…” (Surah At Talaaq (65) V. 12)

The above wording of the verse is mention in the Quran multiple times. And Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) here is described by himself as Qadeer, which is used by Allah  (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) 40-50 times in the Quran and majority of the time in the above manner. Insha-Allah I will post my notes up regarding the Names of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) – Al Qadir, Al Qadeer, and Al Muqtadir. And it is true Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is able to do all things. Or is it??

The dillemma(or so called dilemma): If Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is able to do all things, then can Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)

– make a square that has 3 sides or a triangle that has 4 sides?

– create a rock that is so heavy that He (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) cannot lift it??

– create a being more powerful than it???

the questions can go on and on and on and on. If soemone came to you, how would you respond to these??? Think about it?? Can you respond to these questions??

Interestingly many people use these (nonsensical) questions to question Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)’s ability. Why do I say it is nonsensical, well you will find out soon.

A common answer is YES! Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) can do everything as He is able to do all things. This in and of itself is true, because this is what the Quran says, “Indeed Allah is able to do all things”  And it is a position held by scholars of the past, it was populary held by Dawood Ad Dhahiree (d. 270 AH) and the school that followed him in this matter.

Then another answer also very common is “Allah is abe to do all things and does things that befit His Majesty!” Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) does only those things that befit His Majesty! This is the second opinion represented popularly by Ibn Atiyya (d. 542 AH) and the school that followed him in this matter.

Is there a third opinion, of course there is a third opinion and its is the opinion I thought was the most amazing, and a bit out of the box. And the person that held this opinion was none other than the the ‘Aalim, the Imaam, Shaykh ul Islam Ahmad ibn Taymiyya al Harraanee al Hanbalee (d. 728 AH). Ibn Taymiyya said that Allah is definitley able to do all things, but questions like these and others that are mentioned above are not even things to begin with. a trianle with four sides or a square with three sides is not a thing nor are the others that are mentioned above. I would say utterly nonsensical on the questioner’s part and brialliant and genius with regards to the answerer and answer. May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) have mercy on Ibn Taymiyya!!

Masha-Allah everytime I hear such awesome statements from the scholars, it does nothing but affirm my reliance upon them. And as the Prophet (Sal Allahu layhi Wa Sallam) said,

“The scholars are inheritors of the Porphets”

and I affirm with full conviction and certainty that the schoalrs are indeed the inheritors of the Prophets not the rulers or ministers or worshippers or warriors and definitely not the scientists.

May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) have Mercy on Ibn Taymiyya and all the scholars of this religion.

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is All Powerful and is able to do all things and He (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is the one that created the Heavens and the Earth, He (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is not only able but also has control over all things. Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is the one that created the Sun and the Moon and He (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is the one that controls its rising and setting and its visibility and invisibility. He (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is the one who commanded us to sight it and only through His Will will we be able to sight it and see it.

May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) give us guidance, the weak amongst us and the strong amongst us, the rich amongst us and the poor amongst us, the educated ones amongst us and the ignorant amongst us. Indeed everyone is in need of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala)’s Guidance and Mercy, as He (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is the All Powerful and All Able.

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) Knows best!


5 Responses to “Indeed Allah is able to to do ALL things!!”

  1. 1 Ali September 26, 2006 at 2:27 am

    ok i got arrested for something did allah make that happen or not…

    and now that i got arrested i lost my family and car and inheritance and am going to have a record and my mind has changed since the incident i have no more hapiness for eternity, did allah do this? I did the dumb thing by crashing into a cop car i would never want that though, if allah didnt do it than he has no power over anything

  2. 2 danishhasan September 26, 2006 at 5:18 am

    Yes Allah willed that to happen, you can look at all these things as pure evil or make them seem that way, but nothing in this world is pure evil. There is always benefit in everything that happens, even if it seems bad. I fyou want I can inshaAllah put a post up in this topic from excerpts from books on Islamic beliefs in this issue inshaAllah. let me know.

  3. 3 atiq October 25, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    allah has all the powers and he is the v.v.v.v…..1000…….. times mercifull he listens every prayer. he exists everywhere no one has power to see him in other words he didn,t give power to see. but inshallah he will succeed every human at the time of result.

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  5. 5 Rizna binth shabir December 5, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Thanx a lot for ur infmtn…i lv islamic aqeeda so i read articles as well informations abt it., ur article ws amazing… jazakallahukair…

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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

1. Impermissible to break fast during Ramadhan 2. Prohibited to fast for a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleedin 3. Obligatory to break it when it is required to save a person’s life 4. Recommended to break fast for one who is ill and fears harm from fasting. 5. Recommended to break fast when one is traveling 6. Permissible for one to break fast who begins a journey while fasting 7. Permissible for a pregnant or nursing (breast feeding) woman 8. Change of condition of a person doesn’t obligate one to refrain from eating and drinking the rest of the day. 9. Prohibited to fast a voluntary fast instead of an obligatory one.

Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
7. Disliking of the day of Friday
8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
9. Impermissibility of fasting on the two Eids
10. Completing of a voluntary fast is not Wajib



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