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Is There a God?

Is There a God?

By Editorial Staff

Losing control of the steering wheel for a second on the highway is enough reason to cause a crisis. Incorrect temperature is enough reason to cause a bomb explosion. The Olympic champions know the value of the moment as the difference between glory and loss.

So, everything in this world has measures that cannot be violated by any means.

Does this apply to the Universe we live in? Is it really random and uncontrolled by a certain order?

Watch this short video to know the answer to these questions and to learn more about the existence of God.

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How Did Muslim Scholars Prove the Existence of God Logically?

How Did Muslim Scholars Prove the Existence of God Logically?

By Dr. Mohsen Haredy

What Do Muslims Believe about God?

How Did Muslim Scholars Prove the Existence of God Logically?Muslims believe that Allah the Almighty is Creator and He is the only deity worthy of worship. Muslims believe that God exists and there are many proofs for His existence. Muslims do not associate others with God.

We read in the Quran what means:

O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous. [He] who made for you the earth a bed [spread out] and the sky a ceiling and sent down from the sky, rain and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you. So do not attribute to Allah equals while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him.] (Al-Baqarah 2:21-22)

Ibn Kathir Proves the Existence of God

Imam Ibn Kathir, the famous commentator of the Quran, commented on these verses saying:

In this verse Allah mentioned His Oneness in divinity and stated that He has favored His servants by bringing them to life after they did not exist. He also surrendered them with blessings, both hidden and apparent. He made the earth a resting place for them, just like the bed, stable with the firm mountain…. The meaning that is reiterated here is that Allah is the Creator, the Sustainer, the Owner and Provider of this life, all that is in and on it. Hence, He alone deserves to be worshipped, and no one and nothing is to be associated with Him. That is why Allah said next: “So do not attribute to Allah equals while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him].”

Further, Ibn Kathir said:

“Several scholars of Tafsir used these verses as an argument for the existence of the God… Whoever ponders over the things that exist , the higher and lower creatures, their various shapes, colors, behaviors, benefits and ecological roles, then he will realize the ability, wisdom, knowledge, perfection and majesty of their Creator.

A  Bedouin Proves the Existence of God

Once a Bedouin was asked about the evidence to the existence of God, he responded:  All praise is due to Allah! The camel’s dung testifies to the existence of the camel. The track testifies to the fact that someone was walking. A sky that holds the giant starts, a land that has fairways and a sea that has waves, does not all of this testify that the Most Kind, Most Knowledgeable exists.”

Imam Ash-Shafi`i Proves the Existence of God

Imam Ash-Shafi`i (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked about the existence of the God, so he said:

“The leaves of berry are all but one. Each leaf tastes exactly the same. Insects, honey bees, cows, goats and deer live off of it. After eating these leaves, the insects produce silk. Bees produce honey. Deer give musk (a special kind of scent). Cows and goats deliver off-springs. Is this not clear evidence that one kind of leaf has so many qualities and who created these qualities? It is the Creator who we call Allah the Almighty Who is the Inventor and the Creator.”

Imam Abu Hanifah Proves the Existence of God

How Did Muslim Scholars Prove the Existence of God Logically?Imam Abu Hanifah (may Allah have mercy on him) was invited to a debate with an atheist who was awaiting him. Everyone including the atheist awaited his arrival. An hour had passed, but Abu Hanifah hadn’t arrived. Another hour passed and still no sign of him. Finally, Abu Hanifah arrived. He apologized for his lateness and began to explain,

‘I began to make my way to the River Tigris and on reaching the river bank I realized there was no boat to cross the river. I was standing on the river bank looking for a navigator or a boat when something caught my attention in the middle of the river. To my amazement I saw planks of wood rising to the surface from the sea bed. I was shocked, amazed, I couldn’t believe what I saw seeing. Ready-made planks of wood were rising up to the surface and joining together. I continued to look into the middle of the river and then I saw nails rise from the sea bed. They positioned themselves to hold the planks together.’

The atheist was listening with a smile.

So, Abu Hanifah continued:

‘I could see a boat forming before my eyes, I stood in amazement. Suddenly, the boat began to move. It came towards me against the current. It stood floating beside me while I was on the river bank, as if telling me to embark onto it. I went on the boat and yet again it began to move. There was no navigator or sailor on the boat and the boat began to travel towards the direction of the royal palaces. The boat eventually reached the other side of the River Tigris and I disembarked. I turned around and the boat had disappeared and that is why I am late.’

At this moment, the atheist burst out laughing and remarked, ‘Oh Abu Hanifah, you speak of a boat appearing from nowhere, without someone having built it. I swear I do not believe a word of it!’

Abu Hanifah turned to the atheist and replied, ‘You don’t believe a word of it? If you cannot believe that a boat came into being without a boat maker, how can you believe that the whole world, the universe, the stars, the oceans and the planets came into being without a creator?’

Another Proof By Abu Hanifah

“Is there any proof that God exists?” an atheist asked Abu Hanifah who replied,

“People tell me there is a big ship, it contains different goods on board. There is no one to steer it, no one maintaining it. Yet, this ship keeps going back and forth; it even traverses big waves on the oceans; it stops at the locations that it is supposed to stop at; it continues in the direction that it is supposed to head. This ship has no captain and no one planning its trips.”

The atheist interrupted and exclaimed, “What kind of strange and silly thought is this? How can any intelligent person think that something like this can occur?”

Then, Abu Hanifah said, “I feel sorry for your state! You cannot imagine one ship running without someone looking after its affairs. Yet you think that for this whole world, which runs exactly and precisely, there is no one who looks after it and no one owns it.”

From the above statements, it is safe to conclude that early Muslims used the language of intellect used by those who deny the existence of God.

Sources:

1- Tafsir al-Quran Al-Azeem by Ibn Kathir

2- www.islamicgate.com

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The Holy Spirit in Islam and Christianity: Between God (Third Person) and Angel (E-Book)

The Holy Spirit in Islam and Christianity: Between God (Third Person) and Angel (E-Book)

The Holy Spirit in Islam and Christianity: Between God (Third Person) and Angel

Holy Spirit in Islam and ChristianityIt is the Holy Spirit. It is such a being who perplexed the followers of the Abrahamic religions for there is no consensus over the Holy Spirit’s status: if he is God or an angel or what?

Each Abrahamic religion has its own conception of this unusual being.

It is impossible to reconcile those conceptions given the considerable disparity among them.

Let’s consider the nature of this being in the light of the Quran on the one hand and the Bible including the Old Testament and the New Testament on the other hand.

The Holy Spirit in Islam

In Islam, the Holy Spirit is Gabriel, who is an angel of God. He is sometimes mentioned by the name “Gabriel”, whereas he is sometimes referred to, inter alia, as “Holy Spirit”.

He is exclusively named “Holy Spirit” to the exclusion of the other angels given his central role in the revelation of the Holy Scriptures and his support of the prophets of God and godly people.

Scholars sought to account for “Spirit” as an exclusive name of Gabriel unlike the other angels. Al-Jayyani remarked: “he was called ‘Spirit’ for selves are livened by him just as they are livened by spirits.”

Ar-Razi followed by Ibn Adil noted: “he was called ‘Spirit’ for he was created from God’s Spirit.” It is said that he is given this name “for he represents salvation for all creation in terms of judgment. So he is like a spirit which gives life.” It is also said “for he is wholly a spirit unlike the human beings who have both bodies and spirits.” He is called “trustworthy” for he was entrusted with the revelations conveyed to prophets and others.

The evidence for Gabriel being “the Holy Spirit” is the frequent reference to him that it is he who brought down the Quran to Prophet Muhammad and that it is he who supports him along with the other prophets. Such are some of the qualities of the Holy Spirit as set out in the Quran.

About bringing the Quran down by Gabriel, we read in the Quran:

Say, “Whoever is an enemy to Gabriel – it is [none but] he who has brought the Qur’an down upon your heart, [O Muhammad], by permission of Allah, confirming that which was before it and as guidance and good tidings for the believers.” (Al-Baqarah 2:97)

About his support of Prophet Muhammad, we also read:

If you two [wives] repent to Allah, [it is best], for your hearts have deviated. But if you cooperate against him – then indeed Allah is his protector, and Gabriel and the righteous of the believers and the angels, moreover, are [his] assistants. (At-Tahrim 66:4)

About bringing the Quran down by the Holy Spirit, we read in the Quran:

Say, [O Muhammad], “The Holy Spirit has brought it down from your Lord in truth to make firm those who believe and as guidance and good tidings to the Muslims.” (An-Nahl 16:102)

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Coronavirus: Your Way to Know the Truth of Life

Coronavirus: Your Way to Know the Truth of Life

In the life of every one of us, there are some critical moments in which he looks back to what has passed, and he sees things clearly without the distractions of a busy daily life.

At these moments, we can see things quite clear, and we face the unavoidable question, then what?!

This is an honest call to make the crisis of Coronavirus (COVID-19) which we all experience a critical decisive moment, to get out of it knowing the truth of life, and what is waiting for us afterwards.

Watch this short video to know how to make the current quarantine a turning point in your life to know God and worship Him.

The video is produced by Osol Global Center.

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If God Is Uncreated, then How Can We Feel His Existence?

By Editorial Staff

A born Muslim from Iraq is confused about some basic issues related to the existence of God. He claims that he is agnostic and does not feel the existence of God in his life.

Watch the video to see how Dr. Zakir Naik answered him.

Source: Dr. Zakir Naik Channel

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Who Is God?

Who Is God?

By Editorial Staff

Who is AllahWho is Allah? Is Allah the same God of the Bible? Or Is Allah a different God? Is Allah the same God of Moses, Abraham, Jacob and other prophets?

Was Muhammad calling to worship a new God?

What is the origin of the word Allah in Arabic?

What is the religion of Islam about?

What is the Shari`ah?

About Allah, we read in the Quran what gives the meaning of:

Say, “Who is Lord of the seven heavens and Lord of the Great Throne?” They will say, “[They belong] to Allah .” Say, “Then will you not fear Him?” Say, “In whose hand is the realm of all things – and He protects while none can protect against Him – if you should know?” They will say, “[All belongs] to Allah .” Say, “Then how are you deluded?” Rather, We have brought them the truth, and indeed they are liars. Allah has not taken any son, nor has there ever been with Him any deity. [If there had been], then each deity would have taken what it created, and some of them would have sought to overcome others. Exalted is Allah above what they describe [concerning Him]. (Al-Mu’imnun 23:86-91)

And if you asked them, “Who sends down rain from the sky and gives life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness?” they would surely say ” Allah .” Say, “Praise to Allah “; but most of them do not reason. (Al-`Ankabut 29:63)

[More precisely], is He [not best] who created the heavens and the earth and sent down for you rain from the sky, causing to grow thereby gardens of joyful beauty which you could not [otherwise] have grown the trees thereof? Is there a deity with Allah ? [No], but they are a people who ascribe equals [to Him]. Is He [not best] who made the earth a stable ground and placed within it rivers and made for it firmly set mountains and placed between the two seas a barrier? Is there a deity with Allah ? [No], but most of them do not know. Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him and removes evil and makes you inheritors of the earth? Is there a deity with Allah ? Little do you remember. Is He [not best] who guides you through the darknesses of the land and sea and who sends the winds as good tidings before His mercy? Is there a deity with Allah ? High is Allah above whatever they associate with Him. Is He [not best] who begins creation and then repeats it and who provides for you from the heaven and earth? Is there a deity with Allah ? Say, “Produce your proof, if you should be truthful.” Say, “None in the heavens and earth knows the unseen except Allah, and they do not perceive when they will be resurrected.” (An-Naml 27:59-65)

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