Qur'an Contradiction:

Is Evil from Satan, Ourselves, or Allah?

Say: "All things are from Allah."

Whatever good, (O man!) happens to thee, is from Allah;
but whatever evil happens to thee, is from thyself.

Do they not ponder on the Qur'an?
Had it been from other than Allah,
they would surely have found therein much discrepancy.

Evil things are without doubt a subset of "all things", and if "all things are from Allah" then the evil things are from Allah as well, and the author of the Qur'an can't pass the guilt on and blame others as done in verse 79.

It is interesting that Muhammad would contradict himself within two consecutive verses and then write three verses later that discrepancy is a sign that it is not from God.

But this topic isn't over with just yet.

Commemorate Our Servant Job, behold he cried out to his Lord:
"Satan has afflicted me with distress and suffering!"

Now we have a third party joining the contest for responsibility. Is evil from ourselves? Is it from Satan? Or is it from Allah?

Any two of them contradict each other, but in particular do the first two (4:79, 38:41) contradict the third (4:78) as Allah claimed all things as from himself.

In fact, the above passages are only the beginning of the problems raised in the Qur'an and Hadith on the issue of predestination, free will, and the responsibility for sin.

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