Praise be to Allaah.
One of the basic principles
of Islam is to believe in the wisdom of the Lord in what He creates
and commands, and in what He wills and decrees, in the sense that He
does not create anything in vain and He does not decree anything in
which there is not some benefit for His slaves. So everything that exists
is His will and decree. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Allaah is the Creator of all
things” [al-Ra’d 13:16]
His perfect wisdom decrees
that He creates opposites, so He has created angels and devils, night
and day, purity and impurity, good and ugly, and He has created good
and evil. He created His slaves with differences in their bodies and
minds, and in their strengths. He has made some rich and some poor,
some healthy and some sickly, some wise and some foolish. By His wisdom,
He tests them, and He tests some by means of others, to show who will
be grateful and who will be ungrateful. Allaah says (interpretation
of the meanings):
We have created man from Nutfah (drops) of mixed semen (sexual discharge
of man and woman), in order to try him, so We made him hearer and seer.
Verily, We showed
him the way, whether he be grateful or ungrateful” [al-Insaan
has created death and life that He may test you which of you is best
When the sound believer
sees disabled people, he recognizes the blessing that Allaah has bestowed
upon him, so he gives thanks for His blessing, and He asks Him for good
health. He knows that Allaah is Able to do all things.
People are incapable
of comprehending Allaah’s wisdom. He cannot be questioned as to what
He does , while they will be questioned. Glorified and exalted be He.
Whatever you understand of His wisdom, believe in it, and whatever you
cannot understand, say, “Allaah knows best and is most wise, and we
know nothing except that which You have taught us, and He is the All-Knowing,
Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Barraak.