"Sufis [a Muslim sect] tell the story of a saintly man who travels through many countries and is deeply affected by the poverty, pain, and injustices he witnesses. One day, when he sees yet another poor, starving, orphan child covered with sores and shivering in the cold, the man breaks down and cries out, "God! How can you allow this misery? I beseech you, please do something!" The answer is silence, but that night God appears in a vision and says to the man, "Beloved one, I did do something. I created you."
a quote from Out of Darkness, Into Light: Spiritual Guidance in the Quran with Reflections from Christian and Jewish Sources, by Jamal Rahma (Muslim contributor), Kathleen Schmitt Elias (Judaic contributor), and Ann Holmes Redding (Christian contributor), p. 214.