Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Question: Assalam aleykum,

Why did Allah create the universe with galaxies, planets, stars, nebulas but only made the earth inhabitable?

Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for your question. Please forgive me for the delay.


Allah Most High says: “Indeed, in the alternation of the night and day and in what God has created within the heavens and the earth are signs for those who are pious.” (Qur’an, 10:9)

Allah alone knows the secrets of the known and unknown universe. Our responsibility is to reflect upon the signs He has placed all around as, and seek closeness to Him.

When registration reopens, I encourage you to undertake one of the many courses on belief on SeekersHub. I pray that studying the attributes of Allah Most High will grant you the clarity which you seek.

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[Ustadha] Raidah Shah Idil

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Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil has spent almost two years in Amman, Jordan, where she learned Shafi’i’ fiqh, Arabic, Seerah, Aqeedah, Tasawwuf, Tafsir and Tajweed. She continues to study with her Teachers through Qibla Academy and SeekersHub Global. She also graduated with a Psychology and English degree from University of New South Wales.

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