Currently i am studying religious studies in A leval, i study philosophy and ethics. these subjects come across to be very debatable and theres always questions upon whether God exists or not. could you please tell me if i am wrong studying these subjects because althogh i do this subject, i am still a strong believer of Allah.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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currently i am studying religious studies in A leval, i study philosophy and ethics. these subjects come across to be very debatable and theres always questions upon whether God exists or not. could you please tell me if i am wrong studying these subjects because althogh i do this subject, i am still a strong believer of Allah.
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Studies of there being no god
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
As long as you are absolutely and unshakably firm in your belief in Allah Subhanah, the Lord and Creator of everything in existence, there is absolutely no harm if during the course of your education you are required to study debatable subjects where the ignorant amongst the disbelievers try to argue the very existence of their Creator!
Beloved Sister, if you are firm in your belief in your Lord, and you are equipped and armed with adequate knowledge of the Truth from the Quran and the Sunnahit might even be good for you to study the arguments the disbelievers present in their ignorance; for with your knowledge of Truth from the Quran and the Sunnah, you might be able to prove to some amongst them how misguided and ignorant are their claims and their arguments!
The truth is sister, just as a physical disease does not affect one who has armed himself with an anti-biotic; the Knowledge of the Truth from the Quran is an anti-biotic against the spiritual diseases of polytheism, atheism, disbelief, and hypocrisy. Once a believer has read, understood and studied the clear guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, and Allah Subhanah has guided him to the Truth of Al-Islam; their belief of the Truth is immune from the effects of falsehoods!
Thus study their subjects and their futile arguments without fear or hesitation, and use your Knowledge of the Truth of the Quran and the Sunnah to prove to them how illogical and false are their claims and arguments of atheism and disbelief!
Beloved Sister in Islam, allow us to present a simple and logical example of how to stimulate the minds of the disbelievers or atheists with nothing but absolute logic. Ask those who are inclined to believe in atheism that if one was walking in the middle of a desert and he sees a house in the middle of nowherewhat would be his reasoning:
- All the sand and stones came together in the form of perfect bricks by accident, and then each brick piled on top of each other perfectly to form the house, and somehow the natural metals or wood accidentally came together and formed the doors and the windows, etc.; and by absolute accident this perfect house came into existence!
- Or, someone designed and built this house with precision in the middle of the desert!
No one who has even an iota of intelligence will be able to ever prove or even claim without sounding absurd, that the house came into existence by itself!!!
When a simple house, or even something as insignificant as a needle, or a chair, or a table or a spoon, etc. cannot come into existence by itself without someone designing and creating it; how can this fantastic universe, this world, this sky, this earth, this vegetation, these animals, and this fantastic creation of man come into existence by accident without a Designer and Creator???
Just because one is not able to see the Creator does not by itself prove that there is no Creator; just as one does not say the house (or chair, or table, or even a needle, etc.) found abandoned in the middle of nowhere came into existence by itself just because he did not see its creator!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,