Muslims: Allah doesn't test someone more than they can bear?

If Allah does not test someone more than they can bare, why are there so many people hungry and dying of poverty? Everyone needs these basic necessities of life, food, water, and shelter in order to live! Why does God allow them to suffer like this if He's all merciful? Why are people in the Middle East being butchered, and killed, children dying in front of their own mother and fathers, parents being killed/tortured in front of their children? why are children becoming orphans, why does God test people in these ruthless ways? Why does he not allow the basic necessities of lives to people in some countries in Africa? Someone please shed some light on this.

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  • E
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Yolo...allah is NOT the God of the Bible nor do Muslims read it......and seems neither do you

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  • Some of that are forms of TEST/TRIAL and others might be a form of punishment.

    Quran 67:2 [He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving -

    This life is ONLY a test.......enjoyment/bliss is for next life.

    The Prophet ﷺ said, “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the ***** he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that,” [Bukhari].

    These are means of purification, considering the person stays patient in the religion, of course!



    2:214 Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said,"When is the help of Allah ?" Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near.

    2:155-157 And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient,Who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return."Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.


    EDIT: Quran 2:286 Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity.

    a simple example, if you can't sit up, because you are paralyzed or can even pray lying

    Narrated 'Imran bin Husain: I had piles, so I asked the Prophet about the prayer. He said, "Pray while standing and if you can't, pray while sitting and if you cannot do even that, then pray Lying on your side."

    Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 20 :: Hadith 218

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  • Fred S
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    Because of little thing called corruption and greed.Compare mankind with a pyramid.The one on top get all the wealth from the one below them.And they will try their best to stay there.

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  • 7 years ago

    God is the devil in disguise, God was murdered a long time ago when fairies and unicorns roamed the land.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Sh! You're not supposed to ask that! :P

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