What is the Proof that there is 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)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I write to you with a very peculiar situation that I find my self in. I have
started doubting concept god, leave alone religion. My upbringing like most
others had led me to an unquestioned belief in God/ Religion and with the
passage of time these beliefs seem far departed from fundamental/basic logic I
have imbibed. Though I have lots to say I will try to compress my thoughts,
which are as follows: * Religion was a
movement that was required in the yester years to instill fear of the unknown
and get order into a barbaric society. * God and religion are based on the
concept of fear of the unknown and punishment i.e. If I do wrong (as defined by
the religious society) I will go to hell /fire etc. * Prayers are nothing but
unrelenting praise for GOD to an extent that they sound obscene (Can any sane
body/soul take so much praise and seek more)
that I see as the benefits of the belief are as follows: * Discipline in
lifestyle leading to general well being. * Bantam to hold on in times of
difficulty. * Form of Meditation etc.
of the above can be achieved/simulated by
alternative sources like yoga meditation and strong self-belief. * The cons
are many but the main is : Taking away from the basic premise of questioning any thing unexplained and actions based on
fear which goes against the basic premise of freedom and free enterprise A
strong logical/ scientific approach to life and belief system can redirect
societies energies and resources to greater knowledge and contribution in
making your life fruitful and one that has made a contribution to humanity,
rather than wasting time wasteful activities.
Need 1 irrefutable proof of the existence of GOD, but please do not give
examples of unexplained phenomenon and hold GOD responsible for it.
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What is the Proof that there is Allah?
Since you have been so honest and
straight forward in admitting that you are an atheist, let us try to think with
logic and reasoning whether this whole Universe, and you, and I, were created
by some Creator, or did everything simply come into existence on its own. We do this exercise, not to argue and prove
someone right or wrong.. but rather to increase our own knowledge and
guidance. We will set no
pre-conditions, no prejudice, no intolerance, and no discrimination for our
talk. Just plain and simple, honest
logic, reasoning and commonsense.
A believer is one who believes in
Allah, in all His Messengers, in all His Revealed Books, in The Hereafter, in
The Angels, and in His Divine Destiny.
An atheist is one who does not
believe in any God as his creator, thus neither His Messenger, thus neither the
Quran, and thus neither the Hereafter.
In this exercise, we will try and
look at only one of the many attributes of God, and that is of His Being the
Creator. Lets not give God any name for
the time being, and just lets call Him the Creator. Once we cross this hurdle, then we can go to the next step,
simply because if we make our talk broad, then we will lose focus on the issue
and move from one subject to the other.
Logic # 1: for proving the
existence of a Creator.
Can you show me anything,
anything in this world, that was created by itself? Anything, a pencil, a mug, clothes, even a simple needle? Can any of these create itself, or be
created through the passage of time by evolution?
When even a simple needle cannot
create itself, nor can it be created by evolution, and needs someone to design
it, and manufacture it: How can this
whole Universe, this earth, the sun, the moon, you, and I come into existence
The Answer cannot be given as
‘nature’, because then we will come back to the same issue… Who is the Creator
of this ‘nature’ for everything… Our answer is the same.. The Creator who created everything, is the
same One who created its nature! Thus
we will try to stay on the one basic question:
Is there a ‘Creator’ for everything, or did everything come into
existence on its own?
Logic #2: for proving the existence of a Creator.
If I were to tell you that I was
in the middle of a desert, and suddenly I saw bricks come together by itself,
and then a building came into existence by itself, and then the machinery
entered the building by itself, and then this building became a computer
factory by itself, and then this factory just started making thousands of
super-computers by itself….. would you believe me? Would you not honestly tell me to get my brains checked at a good
The truth is that everything has
a maker or a creator, and these super-computers cannot just be made on its own
The most technologically advanced
semi-conductor factory in today’s world cannot make a computer-chip that can
match the human brain, with its power of logic and emotion and reasoning,
When one cannot believe that this
simple needle, or this computer, or this chip cannot be made on its own, how
can one honestly believe that this superb human being, with all his perfect
faculties, internal organs, internal systems, this brain, etc. come into being by itself?
Is it only because the Creator of
this human being is ‘unseen’? Would it be reasonable for me to say, that since I
have not seen the designer of this computer chip, and since I have not seen the
factory where this chip is made, I believe that this computer chip came into
existence by itself? Would it be reasonable?
Would it make commonsense?
Just like I cannot say that since
I have not seen the creator of the computer chip, therefore the chip came into
existence by itself; it is illogical to assume that just because you cannot see
the Creator of the Universe and the human beings… these came into existence by
After we agree that there is ‘a’
Creator, then the next obvious question should be… How come there is only ‘One’
Creator? Why not two or ten or
many? What does this Creator want from
or expect from His creation? That is a
different subject and has its own logical answers, and we can come to it when
we have crossed our first hurdles.
Then the questions can be:
How can we prove that Mohamed
(saws) is indeed the Last appointed Messenger of Allah?
How can we prove that Quran is
indeed the Book of Allah?
How can we prove the concept of
the Hereafter, that there is life after this worldly life?
How can we prove that Islam is
indeed the only Way that Allah will accept?
And so on and so forth.
Brother, if you have the time and
want to take the effort, I have all the time in the world to guide someone to
come closer to his Creator. We ask for
no reward and no appreciation for this service… our reward is with our Creator,
the Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything in between.
Brother, I could have quoted the
clear arguments given in the Holy Quran at several places, but keeping in view
that you have been completely honest with us, and declared yourself an
‘atheist’, I have not quoted the Holy Quran in this entire article. The Holy Quran is full of absolutely
logical arguments for these kind of issues, but we will come to that, God
Willing, when we have crossed the initial simple hurdles. The Holy Quran has a logical answer for
just about everything, Alhamdolillah.
May our ‘Creator’ increase our
knowledge, and our quest for knowledge in search for the Truth.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,