If evil is the absence of good, and God does not create evil, then what about the devils?
The devils were not created evil. God creates creatures with free will. Free will in itself is something good because it allows a person to ascend to perfection. However, when it is misused and abused it leads to a being choosing the path of misguidance and becoming a devil. Thus God does not create evil, but the creature of God chooses a path of misguidance through its own free will.
Answered by: Dr Ali Alsamail
Certified by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei