"Allah has cursed the one who..." Cursed how? If God is so merciful, why is He cursing people for small things? Like, "sorry I know you dedicated your life to helping others, but there was that time you plucked your eyebrows so damn you to hell bye"
Asked by Anonymous
The fundamental issue here is the question itself as is the case with most questions relating to theodicy. When somebody asks a question they’re setting parameters for you to answer within and sometimes the entire logic or premise is wrong and this is one of those cases so excuse me if I don’t give you a direct answer because im going to deconstruct it’s problematic nature first. Just because Allah punishes a person does that now make Him not the Most Merciful? Of course not and that lacks any rational understanding, Allah has 99 names and along with being the Most Merciful He is also The Punisher or The Avenger and when He chooses to apply one of His divine attributes it does not mean that the others no longer exist. Take for example when a child misbehaves and it’s mother rebukes and reprimands it, that doesn’t mean that she now has no love and mercy for her child.
The problem is that you’ve not understood the concept of a God, you’re thinking of Him with the same emotions and perceptions of that of a human and He is far beyond that. Sorry if i’ve assumed wrong from your tone but I think this is why your sarcasm filled question is also reeking with arrogance and why you think so low of Him. He’s the master of the worlds and you have to accept that He is our master and we are His slaves and that everything in this world has a reason and a wisdom so if we disobey then He can enact a punishment upon us. However look at what Allah says in the opening of the Qur’an that He is a praiseworthy master, a merciful master and it’s this mercy you’re missing.
"What can Allah gain by punishing you…" (Qur’an 4:174) this is Allah telling you He doesn’t want to punish you.
Allah says; “My mercy prevails over my wrath” (Bukhari) and in fact any mercy you and I show is in itself from Him so we need to get away from this idea of “ive got one up over God because of xyz” because the reality is that Allah is not so low that He would send you to hell for small things, it will be difficult to go to hell unless you were actually trying to go there that’s the extent of Allahs mercy. If Allah is telling you to stay away from something, consider how merciful He is to you before you throw a tiff about it no matter how small you think it is.