Quora Answer: Does God Make Mistakes?
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is my answer to a Quora question: “Does God make mistakes?”
A God that is Omnipotent and Omniscient cannot make mistakes. Mistakes are caused by lack of knowledge or a lack of control of a situation. An Omnipotent God does not lack control and an Omniscient God does not lack knowledge, so that precludes God making mistakes. He is Perfect. Attributing a mistake to God is a form of anthropomorphism, and is predicated on the lack of understanding of what a “mistake” is and the Divine Nature.