Evil of any form can make people question their religious beliefs. Traditional Muslim beliefs often attribute the origin of evil to the refusal of Iblis, or the Devil, to bow down to Adam, as told in the Qur’an.
What is meant by 'fitra'?
A sense of right and wrong learned from a book
The belief that the devil is always tempting humans
An inner sense of right and wrong given by Allah
What is natural evil?
The hurt that is caused by human choices
The hurt that follows when the forces that shape the world come into play
Actions that God tells people to do
Who, or what, is Iblis?
A good presence
Iblis is Shaytan, or the Devil, who tries to tempt humans to do evil
The freedom for humans to do wrong
The Devil was forced to leave Heaven because he refused to prostrate before whom?
What are Muslim beliefs about life?
That it is pointless
That it is full of suffering
That it is a test
What is meant by 'free will'?
God has given all human beings the right to make their own choices
God forces people to do what he wants
People simply following what their genetic nature makes them do
How should Muslims respond to evil?
Ask someone else to bear it for them
Ignore it and hope it goes away
Ensure justice is done
What is moral evil?
How do Muslims respond to suffering and evil?
They believe that you just have to ignore suffering and evil
They believe it makes Allah happy
Muslims believe that this life is a test from Allah, and they must endure evil and suffering as a part of this test
What does pre-destination mean?
Everything happens because people want it to
Everything happens because it is planned out
Everything happens because it is part of Allah's plan and will