Originally Posted by Pygoscelis
Ok so your question is "Who created god?"
Fair enough, we'll start with defining some important terms:
1. The Creator:
somoene who creates, that is, literally creates
i.e. Can create being from non being
. In other words, can bring something into existance from a state of non existance.
that is, as a consequence of the above, is Able to defy law of conservation.
According to Quantum Cosmology, this universe came into existance from nothing, literally nothing. That is, this universe was literally created.
Baking a cake or writing a poem is not
an example of creation. It's just transferring matter from one form to another.
The four-dimensional continuum of one temporal and three spatial coordinates in which any event or physical object is located.
spacetime originated with the big bang, that is, prior to the existance of the instanton
, there was no space or time
: "Particle" that describes the spontaneous appearance of a universe from literally nothing.
Having defined those important terms.
We can now proceed to define a characteristic of Allah, 'The Creator',
is by definition something that can create being from non being
(our universe for example), to suggest that 'The Creator' was created is itself a contradictory statement
. On top of that, God is time independent
, so to ask how he began (or what created him) isn't a valid question to start with. Because that implies something preceeded him, which contradicts the definition."
As a result of that definition, the answer to your question naturally is 'nothing could have created him'.
Hope that helps inshalah.
all the best
ps: the definition is not one that was invented recently to adapt to new scientific models... it's compatability with quantum cosmology just serves to make it even more credible. Especially aspects like spactime independence which was possibly confusing for previous generations, hence the hadith quoted by Malaikah below.