Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Does Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) exist?
‘Why am I here?’ ‘Who put me here?’
All praise is to Allah, Lord of the worlds. And all blessings and peace to our Master Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam, his family, and companions
Is Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) real?
‘Why am I here?’ ‘Who put me here?’ and ‘How did I get here?’ Without answering these questions man will wander through life aimlessly without any reference point or criteria for his actions and decisions. These questions will continue to haunt him unless they are comprehensively and conclusively answered.
“Both religion and science require a belief in Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD). For believers, Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is in the beginning, and for physicists He is at the end of all considerations… To the former He is the foundation, to the latter, the crown of the edifice of every generalized world view.”
–Max Planck, (a Nobel Prize physicist considered to be the founder of quantum theory, and one of the most important physicists of the 20th century).
“I am not an atheist, and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist [emphasis added]. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. ”
–Albert Einstein, as quoted in Anthony Flow’s book There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind.
Scientists have found that within the cell, there is thousands of what can be called 'biochemical machines'. All of their parts have to be in place simultaneously or the cell can't function. Things which were thought to be simple mechanisms, such as being able to sense light and turn it into electrical impulses, are in fact highly complicated.
Since life is built on these 'machines', the idea that natural processes could have made a living system is untenable.’
'…systems of horrendous, irreducible complexity inhabit the cell. The resulting realization that life was designed by intelligence is a shock to us in the twentieth century who have gotten used to thinking of life as the result of simple natural laws. But other centuries have had their shocks, and there is no reason to suppose that we should escape them.'
A Watch implies it has a watchmaker. Today, however, a large proportion of people, including many leading scientists, believe that all plants and animals, including the incredibly complex brains of the people who make watches, motor cars, etc., were not designed by an intelligent God but rather came from an unintelligent evolutionary process.
But is this a defensible position?
The world-renowned crusader for Darwinism and atheism, Prof. Richard Dawkins, states:
'We have seen that living things are too improbable and too beautifully “designed” to have come into existence by chance.'
Thus, even the most ardent atheist concedes that design is all around us. To a Muslim, the design we see all around us is totally consistent with the Quran's explanation that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) created all.
Does Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) exist? We have never seen Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD). We have never talked with Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
That is why the Atheists believe Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) does not exist. It is just a fantasy or a made up thing!
Man will answer these questions in different manners according to his own level of perception and thought but the man who is determined for the truth will exhaust every possible angle and answer these questions in an enlightened manner. The questions ‘Why am I here?’ ‘Who put me here?’ and ‘How did I get here?’ are what constitute the Aqidah.
This is an old story, The Story of a Scholar and an Atheist:
There is one story of a Scholar and an Atheist.
Long ago an Atheist did not believe the existence of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
He asked a scholar for a debate about the existence of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
Among the questions are: “Does Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) exist?” and “If Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) exists then where is Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)?”
Then they decided when and where the debate takes place.
The Atheist and the villagers were waiting for the scholar, but the scholar did not come right on time. When the Atheist and the villagers thought that the scholar will not come for the debate, then the scholar showed up.
“I am sorry to keep you waiting for so long. But the rain is so heavy so the river floods. The bridge drifted away so I could not cross it. Thank Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) suddenly there was a big tree fell down. Then the branches cut out by themselves so the trunk was branchless. After that the trunk was cut and a hole was created so it became a boat. So I used the boat and crossed the river,” said the scholar.
The Atheist and the villagers were laughing. The Atheist said to the villagers, “This scholar is mad. How can a tree became a boat by itself with no one made it?
How can a boat exist with no maker who made it?”
The villagers were laughing out loud.
After the people calmed down, the scholar said, “If you believe that the boat could not exist without its maker, then how could you believe the earth, sky, and its contents exist without its creator? Which is the most difficult to make? Making a boat or creating the earth, sky, and its contents?
Hearing that, they realized that they trapped with their own statement.
“Then answer my second question,” said the Atheist. “If God exists, why can’t He be seen? Where is God?” The Atheist thought since he cannot see God then God does not exist.
The scholar slapped the Atheist’s cheek hardly so the Atheist felt so much pain.
“Why did you slap me? It’s very painful”
The scholar asked, “There is no pain. I cannot see pain. Where is pain?”
“The pain is here,” the Atheist pointed his cheek.
“No, I cannot see pain. Do you see the pain?” asked the scholar to the villagers.
The villagers said, “No!”
Said the scholar:
“So, though we cannot see the pain does not mean that the pain does not exist. So is the Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD). Just because we cannot see the Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) does not mean that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) does not exist. Though we cannot see Him, but we can see His creations.”
The argument of the scholar is very simple. Yet, the argument that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) does not exist just because human’s sense could not sense the existence of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is very wrong.
How many things that could not be seen or heard by people but exist?
We cannot see the Wind but the Wind exists. We cannot see electricity (what you can see is wire) but electricity exist.
How many things in the sky that billions light years away, even trillions light years away that could not be seen by people yet the things exist?
How many molecular things even nucleus (hair divided in millions) that cannot be seen by people yet exist?
People could only see those things by using a very powerful microscope.
How many waves (radio, electromagnetic, electricity, etc) that cannot be seen yet exist?
Can you believe in the existence of something that you cannot see?
The human brain...simultaneously processes an amazing amount of information.
Your brain takes in all the colors and objects you see, the temperature around you, the pressure of your feet against the floor, the sounds around you, the dryness of your mouth, even the texture of your keyboard.
Your brain holds and processes all your emotions, thoughts and memories.
At the same time your brain keeps track of the ongoing functions of your body like your breathing pattern, eyelid movement, hunger and movement of the muscles in your hands.
The human brain processes more than a million messages a second.
Your brain weighs the importance of all this data, filtering out the relatively unimportant.
This screening function is what allows you to focus and operate effectively in your world.
The brain functions differently than other organs.
There is intelligence to it, the ability to reason, to produce feelings, to dream and plan, to take action, and relate to other people.
Have you ever seen your own brain? We all believe in many things that we have never seen.
Have you ever seen the wind? Have you seen history?
We see the effects of the wind, but the wind is invisible.
We have records of history, but it is by faith we believe that certain historical events happened.
Television waves are invisible, but an antenna and a receiver can detect their presence.
Those things exist, yet the human sense is very limited so it cannot sense their existence.
The human ability to see colors limited to certain frequencies. People only could hear limited frequencies.
Sometimes the light not only very dazzling but also could make people blind.
So is the sound. Certain sound could not be heard by human sense while other sound which is very loud could destroy human‘s hearing.
If to sense the creatures of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), sometimes people could not do it, even more to sense the Creator: Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)!
If one accepts there is a Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) who created us, then that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) also owns us. He thus has a right to set the rules by which we must live.
The Universe, Who is its Creator?
It is hard to proof that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) exists. But if we take a look to the planes, miniaturization of computing devices, an electric eye that helps the blind see to telescopes tracking potential habitable planets, Sixth Sense, cars, TVs, etc, it would be irrational if we say that all exist by themselves.
There must be people who make them!
Evolution: It’s a beautiful thing. There is only one thing wrong. The so called smart built. What’s so smart about it? We should be looking after the less fortunate people in this GREAT PLANET we live in.
I personally would like to say that belief over the existence of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is now inevitable.
We can see that things which are actually dead can be made acting and operating.
Now also the belief that on the Day of Judgment, all the dead people will be waken up from the state of being dead, is no more difficult to acknowledge. Mankind, a weak creature of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and who cannot escape diseases, disorders and so many problems can do such miraculous things, so Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) who created things which are known to us (Including humans) and those which are not known to us, can definitely make us alive from the state of being dead and can summon us up for accountability of what we did here in this world. This is my personal view and only an exposure to help recognize the reality.
In another verse, Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) challenges others to create a fly if they could do it. Men may be could make robots from things that created by Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD). Yet, none could make a fly from nothing nor thing that could reproduce except Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD):
“Lo! Those on whom ye call beside Allah will never create a fly though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly took something from them, they could not rescue it from him. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought!” [Quran 22:73]
There are many other Quran verses that describe the existence of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is the All Wise Creator.
I feel that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is in my heart.
Listen to yourself and you can feel if there is Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) with you or not yet.
You can change your mind, your feelings, and your attitude to other people for the best any time and you will never be late. :)
Believe me it’s wonderful to live knowing that you always loved by Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
The greatest act of faith takes place when a man finally decides that he is not God. Johann Wolfgang Goethe
What comes into our minds when we think about GOD is the most important thing about us. A.W. Dozer
'O Allah, cause your love to exceed all loves in me, and cause your fear to be the greatest of all fears in me'
We are ALL of GODS CREATION. For every Wrong there is a RIGHT. We are on this EARTH for a SHORT TIME & not a LONG TIME we have to make the MOST of what we have here on EARTH. It is very easy to be a BAD PERSON & very HARD to be a GOOD PERSON. So DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WILL DO UNTO YOURSELF. We are ALL of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)'S CREATION. Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) BLESSES US ALL.
If the simple thing such as the match/car/TV/etc has its makers, then the universe that far more complex than that must be has its creator.
In the Quran Allah explains that He is the creator of Heaven, Star, Sun, Moon, and others:
“Blessed be He who hath placed in the heaven mansions of the stars, and hath placed therein a great lamp and a moon giving light!” [Quran 25:61]
"I testify that there is no one worthy of worship besides Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
He is all by Himself and has no partner and I testify that Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam is His servant and Rasul.
I am pleased with Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) as my Lord,
Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam as my Rasul and Islam as my Deen
“For sure it is in the remembrance of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) that the heart finds rest,” (13:28)
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