Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Why Does God Allow Evil to Exist?

In a contemporary study, Americans were asked, “If you could ask God only one question, and you knew He would give you an answer, what would you ask?” The most common question was, “Why is there pain and suffering in the world?” This infographic illustrates the theodicy put forth by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya.

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Tallal Zeni

CONTRIBUTOR | Tallal M. Zeni is the translator of two books based on Ibn al-Qayyim’s works: Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on Knowledge and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on Divine Wisdom and the Problem of Evil. He is also a practicing surgeon.