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Q: Is ‘evil’ considered one of Allah’s creations? If the answer is yes, why did Allah create it, knowing that Allah is not a source of evil as the Holy Quran reveals? But, if Allah created evil, how could we then interpret His saying in the Holy verse: “Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the daybreak from the evil of that which He created”? 

A: Allah (The Most Exalted) has created the world with its laws and systems in a way that He made good for man, whereas, matter being limited in its nature requires the existence of negativities. This is because nothing is purely good, but, there are also negativities that man called ‘evil’ because they are harmful to him in certain aspects, while, on the contrary, they may also be good in other aspects. Therefore, the theologists say that the existence of evil is not an absolute one, which means that it is considered evil if we look at it from a certain side and considered good if we look at it from another side.