Creation With Means

Allâhu ta'âlâ creates everything with means. If Allâhu ta'âlâ had willed, He could have created everything without means, burning without fire, nourish us without us eating and make us fly without an airplane and hear from a long distance without a radio. But He did men the favour of creating everything through some intermediaries. He willed to create certain things through certain intermediaries. He did His works under intermediaries. He concealed His Power behind intermediaries. He who wants Him to create something holds on to its means and thus obtains it.

If Allâhu ta'âlâ did not create His works through intermediaries, no one would need anybody else; everybody would ask everything directly from Allâhu ta'âlâ and would have recourse to nothing; there would not be social relations between people such as the superior and the subordinate, foreman and workman, pupil and teacher and so forth, and thus this world and the next would be in disorder and there would not be any difference between the beautiful and the loathsome, good and evil, the obedient and the disobedient.

If Allâhu ta'âlâ had willed, He would have created His Custom in some other way and He would have created everything according to it. For example, if He had willed, He would put disbelievers, those who are addicted to pleasures in the world, those who hurt others and the deceitful into Paradise, and He would put the faithful, worshippers and the benevolent into Hell. But âyats and hadîths show that He did not will so.

He is the One who creates all optional or voluntary and involuntary actions and movements of human beings. He created ikhtiyâr (option) and irâda (will) in born slaves for His creating their optional, voluntary actions, and made this option and will a means for creating their actions. When man wants to do something, Allâhu ta'âlâ creates this action if He wills, too. If man does not want or will and if Allâhu ta'âlâ does not will, either, He does not create. Allâhu ta'âlâ creates upon not only man's wish; He creates if He wills, too.