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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysRamadan · 1 decade ago

why does Allah(SWT) allow pain and suffering in the world?

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST EXPLANATIONS OF WHY ALLAH ALLOWS PAIN AND SUFFERING THAT I HAVE SEEN: A MAN WENT TO A BARBERSHOP TO HAVE HIS HAIR CUT AND HIS BEARDTRIMMED. AS THE BARBER BEGAN TO WORK. THEY BEGAN TO HAVE A GOOD CONVERSATION. THEY TALKED ABOUT SO MANY THINGS AND VARIOUS SUBJECTS. WHEN THEY EVENTUALLY TOUCHED ON THE SUBJECT OF ALLAH. THE BARBER SAID: 'I DON'T BELIEVE THAT ALLAH EXISTS.'WHY DO YOU SAY THAT?'ASKED THE CUSTOMER.'WELL, YOU JUST HAVE TO GO OUT IN THE STREET TO REALIZE THAT ALLAH DOESN'T EXIST. TELL ME, IF ALLAH EXISTS, WOULD THERE BE SO MANY SICK PEOPLE? WOULD THERE BE ABANDONED CHILDREN? IF ALLAH EXISTED, THERE WOULD BE NEITHER SUFFERING NOR PAIN I CAN'T IMAGINE A LOVING ALLAH WHO WOULD ALLOW ALL OF THESE THINGS.'THE CUSTOMER THOUGHT FOR A MOMENT, BUT DIDN'T RESPOND BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT TO START AN ARGUMENT. THE BARBER FINISHED HIS JOB AND THE CUSTOMER LEFT THE SHOP. JUST AFTER HE LEFT THE BARBERSHOP, HE SAW A MAN IN THE STREET WITH LONG, STRINGY, DIRTY HAIR AND AN UNTRIMMED BEARD. HE LOOKED DIRTY AND UNKEMPT THE CUSTOMER TURNED BACK AND ENTERED THE BARBER SHOP AGAIN AND HE SAID TO THE BARBER: 'YOU KNOW WHAT? BARBERS DO NOT EXIST.''HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT?' ASKED THE SURPRISED BARBER 'I AM HERE, AND I AM A BARBER. AND I JUST WORKED ON YOU!'NO!' THE CUSTOMER EXCLAIMED. 'BARBERS DON'T EXIST BECAUSE IF THEY DID, THERE WOULD BE NO PEOPLE WITH DIRTY LONG HAIR AND UNTRIMMED BEARDS, LIKE THAT MAN OUTSIDE.'AH, BUT BARBERS DO EXIST! THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE DO NOT COME TO ME.' 'EXACTLY!' AFFIRMED THE CUSTOMER.'THAT'S THE POINT! ALLAH, TOO, DOES EXIST! THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE DO NOT GO TO HIM AND DON'T LOOK TO HIM FOR HELP THAT'S WHY THERE'S SO MUCH PAIN AND SUFFERING IN THE WORLD.'

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    mY eYEs ArE bLEeDiNg

  • Fatima
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Tq for the story. Always been a fan of heart warming stories.

    All difficulties, pain n suffering should be taken as a test by Allah towards human kind. Even our prophets went through pain and suffering , what more us?

  • Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Raheem was-salaat was-salaam `ala Nabiyyina wa Habeebina wa Mawlana Muhammadin wa `ala alihi wa sahibihi ajma`een

    In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

    Yes this is very true this is probably the best example i can even come up with too.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Thank for sharing..

    Sufferings are Allah's tests..

    we should hold strong the rope of faith during those times and come out successful..

    salam

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Allah (swt) allow's pain in the world to see if we have the power to live through it...it's a test

  • 1 decade ago

    MashAllah, thats a very good way to set an example to others. Nice one.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well it is very simple really. There is no such deity as alah or any other god!!! Get a life and treasure it because it is the only one you have!!

    In the news today ........................ a bunch of muslims, blew themselves up along with a whole other big bunch of muslims!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Then life wouldn't be challenging. Sh*t happens. May Allah help you deal with it.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    As a test in this life.

  • 1 decade ago

    sallaam, jazaak allah khayran for this wise interesting story!

    really, people should cling to god for every second in their lives!may god help us to get peace and happiness.AMeN!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    MashAllah that's a very nice story and very true.

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