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What is your view of the problem of suffering?

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Asked by azam khan, 07 Oct '13 11:52 am
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The monotheistic faiths must consider the problems of suffering and evil within the context of God's power and mercy. In Islam, there are two views of suffering, both of which resemble views held by its sister faiths, Judaism and Christianity. Suffering is either the painful result of sin, or it is a test.

In the latter view, suffering tests belief; a true Muslim will remain faithful through the trials of life. But suffering also reveals the hidden self to God. Suffering is built into the fabric of existence so that God may see who is truly righteous. In other words, God not only allows the various agonies and struggles of life, but has a purpose for them. Suffering opens up the soul and reveals it to God. God uses suffering to look within humans and test their characters, and correct the unbelievers.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 07 Oct '13 11:54 am

 
  
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I can only view, can't do anything
Answered by munna, 07 Oct '13 12:01 pm

 
  
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I can only view, can't do anything
Answered by Stone Heart, 07 Oct '13 11:54 am

 
  
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