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Single Idea 6811

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 2. Divine Nature]

Full Idea

Praise be to Allah, Lord of Creation, The Compassionate, the Merciful, King of Judgement-day!

Gist of Idea

Allah is lord of creation, compassionate, merciful, king of judgement-day


Mohammed (The Koran [c.622], Exord)

Book Reference

Mohammed: 'The Koran', ed/tr. Dawood,N.J. [Penguin 1968], p.15

A Reaction

The Muslim concept of God confronts directly a clear theological difficulty, a difficulty faced by any judge: the conflict between mercy and justice. Christianity seems to emphasise mercy, and Islam emphasises justice.