Allah, Taqdeer and Shaitan
Young man: Who are you? Can you answer my questions?
Scholar: I am one of Allah’s (SWT) slaves and In Sha Allah, I will be able to answer your questions.
Young man : Are you sure? A lot of Professors and experts were not able to answer my questions.
Scholar: I will try my best, with the help of Allah (SWT).
Young Man: I have 3 questions:
1. Does God exist? If so, show me his shape.
2. What is Taqdeer (fate)?
3. If the Shaitan (Devil) was created from fire, why in the end will he be thrown into Jahannum (Hell), that is also created from fire? It certainly will not hurt him at all, since the Shaitan and Jahannum are both created from fire. Did God not think of it this far?
Suddenly, the Scholar slapped the young man in the face very hard.
Young Man: (Feeling pain) Why are you getting angry at me?
Scholar: I am not angry at you. The slap is my answer to your three questions.
Young Man: How can that be? I really don’t understand!
Scholar: How does it feel now that I’ve slapped you?
Young Man: Of course, I feel pain.
Scholar: So do you believe that pain exists?
Young Man: Yes.
Scholar: Show me the shape of the pain then?
Young Man: I cannot.
Scholar: That is my first answer. All of us feel God’s existence without being able to see His shape. Last night, did you dream that you will be slapped by me?
Young Man: No.
Scholar: Did you ever think that you will get a slap from me, today?
Young Man: No.
Scholar: That is Taqdeer. My hand that I used to slap you, what is it created from?
Young Man: It is created from skin.
Scholar: How about your face, what is it created from?
Young Man: Skin.
Scholar: How do you feel after I slapped you?
Young Man: In pain, ofcourse.
Scholar: Even though the Shaitan and Jahannum were created from the fire, if Allah (SWT) wants, inshallah, the hell will become a very painful place for the Shaitan.