101. Since God created man, who created God?

God was not created; He is eternal. In Revelation 1 v 11, God said about Himself: ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last.’

In Isaiah, one of the names of God is the Everlasting Father; Isaiah 9 verses 6, 7 states that ‘of the increase of His government there shall be no end.’

‘Before anything else existed, there was Christ with God. He has always been alive and is Himself God. He created everything there is – nothing exists that He did not make. Eternal life is in Him, and this life gives light to all mankind. His life is the light that shines through the darkness – and the darkness can never extinguish it’ (John 1:1-5). The Bible declares that ‘He (God) is the Alpha and the Omega. He is the beginning and the end of all things’ (Rev 1:8).

The Qur’an provides its wisdom on this subject in Surah 49 Al Hujurat ayah 13: ‘O mankind! We created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other (Not that you may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allâh is the most Righteous of you, and Allâh has full knowledge and is well acquainted with all things.’

Islâm did not encourage Muslims to ask these questions. It is ‘haram’ (illegal or forbidden) to ask who created God. Nobody created God because He is eternal (having no beginning and no end). It is ‘haram’ to compare anything or anyone to Allâh. In Surah 42 Al Shura ayah 11, it says about Allâh:

‘there is nothing like unto Him, and He is the One that hears and sees all things. To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth: He enlarges and restricts The Sustenance to know whom He will for he knows full well all things.’