The Refusal of Performing Bad Deeds by God in Shiite School

Akbar Faydei


The issue of absolute divine power based on believing in monotheism in the Creation as a substantial quality and God’s beauty as well as its relation to divine fortuity, determinism and free will is one of the most important discussions that has occupied man’s thought and has provided the background for the appearance of questions and doubts such as the existential philosophy of evil and bad deeds as well as their real doer. Therefore, throughout history theologian intellectuals have attempted to find solutions to respond to such doubts. Ash'arites who consider God as the creator of all things including man’s deeds, have suggested the theory of acquirement to go out of the problem of mere determinism and justifying duty, reward and heavenly punishment. Mu’tazila have presented conferment idea and have curtailed God’s power from man’s deeds in order to trim divine presence from bad deeds. Shiite have considered God’s presence pure from any bad deed inspired by the Koran’s holy verses while believing in unlimited divine power. The present paper, while investigating different views, introduces Shiite’s view in this regard and its adaptability to Koranic teachings.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s3p192

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