Allah’s Mercy and the Mercy Showed by People
Answered by Ustadh Torab Torabi
Question: Hi , I would like to ask if this is the correct understanding:
As we know Allah is uncreated. His attributes as well.
I also understand that the mercy showed by humans is created and not like the Mercy of Allah which is uncreated. Now with this said should I avoid to go into details regarding this matter as it might bring up a wrong train of thought ?
Answer: Asalaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh.
I pray that Ramadan has proven to be a blessed month for you and your family.
Everything that you have stated is true. Allah is Eternal, He has no beginning and no end. He is the uncreated Creator and Master of the heavens and the earth. He is unparalleled and there is none unto like Him. And as you mentioned, the attribute of Mercy in Allah is uncreated and is absolutely different from the attribute of mercy that we attribute to human beings.
Please read this succinct answer by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra: Understanding Allah’s Attributes
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