I’m going to start compiling a list of questions to ask Muslims as I occasionally end up in debates or discussions with Muslims. If you’re a Muslim and you read this, please feel free to contribute in a response:
The 48th name for Allah is “The Loving”
In the Qu’ran 85:14, Allah is described as being “full of love”
My understanding of Islamic thought is that Allah is eternal, and therefore his qualities of love are also eternal.
So, the question: Whom did Allah love in eternity before the creation of the world?
Christians believe in a Triune God, 1 God, 3 Persons, in a loving relationship for all eternity. God displays his eternal quality of love to His Son and His Spirit forever and ever – God does not need to create Man to show love, but rather chooses to create Man out of an overflow of the loving relationship of the Triune God.
However, it would appear that Allah needs to create in order to love. The quality of love within Allah cannot be eternal because it can only be exhibited when Man is created. Therefore Allah becomes dependant on Man… this cannot be so! Please explain.