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If God loves unconditionally, how can sin exist?

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If God loves unconditionally, how can sin exist?

Indeed, Allah, the Compassionate, loves all His creatures but not unconditionally. If we accept the unconditional love of Allah to all creatures, irrespective their piety, then can we talk of Allah’s wisdom and justice. Allah two different kinds of mercy A) Common, B) Particular. The first category includes everyone but the second is exclusive of the most virtuous and pious ones. For sure, Allah loves the sinner servants to return to Allah and make themselves purified of the major and minor sins. But it does not necessarily imply that Allah’s love towards them is similar to the individual who lived his whole life with purity, sincerity and honesty. Even the Human beings can not have unconditional love to their kids and friends. For unconditional love runs counter to one’s sagacity and wisdom. It can be interred this way that Love can be of different levels. The more competent and honest you are, the more love and blessings you will be enjoying from the Lord. The level of one’s pious character or mean behavior can a game changer in attraction or distraction of Allah’s love. Human’s good deeds and bad actions can make huge differences on how Allah, would love and resurrect us. For he has explicitly said:

وَمَا خَلَقْنَا السَّمَاءَ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا بَاطِلًا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ ظَنُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا ۚ فَوَيْلٌ لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنَ النَّارِ [٣٨:٢٧] أَمْ نَجْعَلُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ كَالْمُفْسِدِينَ فِي الْأَرْضِ أَمْ نَجْعَلُ الْمُتَّقِينَ كَالْفُجَّارِ [٣٨:٢٨]

And We did not create the heaven and the earth and that between them aimlessly. That is the assumption of those who disbelieve, so woe to those who disbelieve from the Fire. Or should we treat those who believe and do righteous deeds like corrupters in the land? Or should We treat those who fear Allah like the wicked?

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No dichotomy between love and sin

God loves all His creatures including human beings but his love for human beings never implies that there should be no mistake or sin on the part of human beings. This is because if there should be no there should be no free will. As long as man is free he will exercise his free will choosing between good and bad. If he happens to choose the right path and do the right thing he will be a good doer but if he chooses to follow the wrong direction and does the evil he will be a bad doer. Sin and evil cannot be completely removed from human life without direct divine intervention. If God for example deprives man from the faculty of passion there will be of course no passion-related sin. Similarly if there is no envy with human being there will be no envy-related sins and so on. But this will be tantamount to divine direct intervention which is in turn equal to violating human freedom. But since God has created human beings free and since all rewards and punishments are related to voluntary actions therefore we do not expect a loving God to do away with the totality of sin in human life. Thus God does love but at the same time sine does exist!   

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