Do You Have to See God, the Creator, to Believe in Him?
Is not seeing Him proof that He doesn't Exist?
Direct, observational evidence is acceptable proof according to all rational people, and in the religion, it has a great status. However, scientific evidence is not limited to this type of proof alone. The insistence on not accepting any other kind of proof than direct, observational evidence is one of the signs of irrationality.
If natural scientists, such as physicists, chemists, biologists and others, as well as all other rational people, had not accepted any proof other than this type, none of the sciences would ever have developed, nor could they even been established in the first place.
The Existence of God, the Creator, and His Oneness have been confirmed to us in every way (through intuitional, observational, logical, and scientific evidence), and we have presented this previously.
We will now add to what we have proven previously that which provides a scientific response to such questions as the one we began this chapter with:
The law of gravity cannot be observed definitively; all scientists witness does not represent the law of gravity in itself. It is other things that make them believe in the existence of this law. Yet, today, the law of gravity finds general acceptance. Newton discovered it initially, and then this law became a scientific fact. Why?
That is because the law of gravity explains many other observations for us.
Therefore: It is not a requirement for a fact to be learned through direct experiment.
Gravity is not seen or witnessed directly with the eye. Yet, despite this, it is a scientific fact that no one can deny just because he hasn't seen it or witnessed it.
So, what about atheists who deny the Existence of God, the Creator (Glorious & Exalted), who stipulate that they must see Allah Almighty to believe in Him, and say that not seeing Him is proof that He does not exist!
Why do they contradict themselves?
Why would they contradict the principles of modern science?
This, despite the great difference between God, the Creator of all other creatures and beings, and other weak, slave creatures other than Him.
If man is unable to see things like gravity, when it is among the glorious handiwork of Allah Most High, how could he see God, the Creator of him, and gravity, and all other creatures and beings?
Analogous to what we have said scientifically, by way of metaphor explaining that reality is not limited to direct, observational evidence, and that it is not bound by it, we offer this clear example to everyone whose nature is good and pure and whose mind is sound (even if he is not a scientist, a physicist, or anything like that). And this is to confirm what we have already stated:
Physics and the Existence of the Creator(Al-Fisiyaa' wa Wujood al-Khaaliq), by Dr. Ja`far Shaikh Idris