These questions are whispers which the devil sends to his followers of humans and others to lead them astray from the Straight Path. Allah (Praised and Exalted be He) is the First with no being before Him, the Last with no being after Him, the One with no peer, no father (Part No. 2; Page No. 205) and no son, and there is not any equivalent to Him. It is authentically reported in
and other books of Hadith, on the authority of
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said:
“People will keep on asking you about knowledge, until they say this, ‘Allah created us, who, then, created Allah?’ Abu Hurayrah, who was taking hold of the hand of a man, said, ‘Allah and His Messenger told the truth, two persons asked me this question and this is the third one.’”
In another narration, he said, Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said:
They (the people) will constantly ask you,
Abu Hurayrah, (about different things pertaining to religion) until they would say: Well, there is Allah, but after all who created Allah? Abu Hurayrah said: Once I was in the Masjid (mosque) when some Bedouins came there and said: O
Abu Hurayrah: Well, there is Allah, but who created Allah? He said: I took hold of the pebbles in my fist and flung at them and remarked: Go away! Go away! My friend (the Prophet) told the truth.
In addition, it is narrated in the two Sahih (authentic) Books (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said:
The Devil comes to one of you and says, 'Who created so-and-so?' till he says, 'Who created your Lord?' So, when he inspires such a question, one should seek refuge with Allah and give up such thoughts.
In another narration the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“People will keep on asking until it is said: ‘Allah created the creation, who, then, created Allah?’ Whoever encounters anything like that, let him say, ‘I believe in Allah.’”
(Part No. 2; Page No. 206)
Abu Dawud narrated
the late narration and also narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
When they face that, let them say: "Allah is One; Allah is the Self-Sufficient Master; He has not begotten and He has not been begotten; and no one is equal to Him." Then, one should spit three times on his left side and seek refuge in Allah from the devil.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.