Does This Universe Have a Creator?

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Does This Universe Have a Creator?

 

 

On those who deny the Existence of God the Creator…

 

People in centuries past used to believe in the Existence of God the Creator, and the world remained this way until about the 17th century CE (Common Era, after Christ). The first openly atheist book denying the Existence of a Divine Being was published in Europe in 1770.

     We say: Such people who deny the Existence of Allah (Glorious & Exalted) have been seduced and have gone astray to follow their vain desires and trivial passions.

     For indeed, they have seen in Allah's Great Signs in nature and in themselves the order and precision of creation. They have seen that which proves His Existence and the fact that He is the Wise Creator, in accordance with the Saying of the Almighty, {We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their own selves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Quran)is the truth.}[Fussilat 41: 53]

     Yet, they prefer denial and disbelief, despite their certain knowledge of the Existence of this Great Creator, as in His Saying, {And they belied them wrongfully and arrogantly, though their own selves were convinced thereof…}[Al-Naml 27:14]

     This denial and disbelief is due to their arrogance and pride and the sway of their passions and desires over their minds and actions. They know perfectly well that if they believe in God, the Great Creator, they will have to submit to His Power and Authority and follow His prophets and messengers. They will have to seek judgment from none other than Him (Glorious & Exalted), as was sent down in His Divine Scriptures upon His prophets and messengers, and they will know that His Law must prevail.

     And why not? For He is God, the Creator, to Whom belongs everything in existence and to Whom all things return. To Allah (Glorious & Exalted) belongs every decision, and all matters are referred to Him. It is Allah's Right to order what He wills and to prohibit what He wills. For must not a subservient slave obey his master no matter what he commands, no matter how great the order or prohibition?

     For the slave has not the right to give orders; he is the property of his master. His master commands him to do what he wills and forbids him to do what he wills, however he pleases, whenever he pleases. This is but one example in reality, but to Allah (Glorious & Exalted) belongs the ultimate example, for there is nothing like unto Him. It is from the Mercy of Allah (Glorious & Exalted), His Grace and Bounty, that He does not order or require His slaves to do that which is beyond their normal human capacity, even though He may command whatever He wills and forbid whatever He wills, for Allah (Mighty & Majestic) will not be asked about what He does; rather it is He Who will question His slaves about what they have done. It is He Who will bring them to account on the Day all creatures will be brought for judgment, in accordance with His Saying, {He cannot be questioned as to what He does, while they will be questioned.}[Al-Anbiyaa' 21: 23]

     It is from the Mercy of Allah (Glorious & Exalted) and His Great Bounty that He created Heaven, with its everlasting, permanent blessings, prepared for His good, believing slaves who obeyed Him during their lives in this world, followed His commands, and avoided His prohibitions, since their hearts, bodies and minds submitted to Allah (Glorious & Exalted), due to His Power and Authority over them.

     It is from the mercy of Allah (Glorious & Exalted) that He has prescribed mercy for Himself, and that His mercy precedes His wrath, for He (Glorious & Exalted) bears the right to forgive whomever He wills and to show mercy to whomever He wills among His slaves, as grace and bounty from Him (Blessed & Exalted) to His slaves, for they are His believing servants.

     It is from the Justice of Allah (Glorious & Sublime) that He created the Hellfire, with all its humiliation and painful torment, as a permanent abode for those who defied Him, rejected His Signs and denied His Existence.

     Allah Almighty created the Hellfire, with all its painful torment for those who disobeyed His commands and transgressed His limits and prohibitions, knowingly and voluntarily.

     These atheists who deny the Existence of Allah (Mighty & Majestic) have preferred their present, impermanent lives over their everlasting destiny. They deceive themselves with speculative, presumptuous reasoning no one of sound nature could ever accept—deductions without value or weight. They are no more than assumptions and baseless lies.

     Philosophers like these—the proponents of logic and reason who deny the Existence of God the Creator—are not searching for the truth, but rather for means of rhetorical influence. They are not even able to agree upon a set of conditions for the evidence of their false claims, so they rush into denial and disbelief, following their passions, desires and worldly interests.

     Philosophical arguments have not been able to bring man to certainty when applied to questions of divinity since they are merely a collection of hypotheses, conjectures and baseless lies. Perhaps the clearest way to demonstrate that is:

 

  1. Logic causes division, disagreement and feuding among its proponents and practitioners.
  2. We find that physicians, mathematicians, writers and others make scientific and mechanical achievements without resorting to such philosophy and logic.
  3. We find that such philosophy was the cause of its proponents and practitioners being held back, preventing them from engaging in civil society and the progress of science and civilization.

 

Atheists and those who deny the Existence of Allah (Mighty & Majestic) rely in their false claim, on philosophical ideas that have no relation to reality, since they search in a world that has no external existence; its existence is only in the mind. They have submitted to logical premises they believed to be true, though they were not. We offer a simple comparison to demonstrate the extent to which their standards differ:

     If we look at a wall in which there is a defect, and one side says (according to his logic) that the defect is not in the thing made, but in the maker. Yet he does not take into account other factors that are not visible, but which could be the cause of this defect, besides the maker, such as humidity or the like. Would it be possible for us to say this about:

     A person whose face is not beautiful, who Allah Almighty created in this shape for a reason only He understands.  It would be as though we were saying: the defect is not in the created, but in the Creator!

     Of course, this would not be possible. Allah forbid!

     Atheists and those who deny the Existence of God the Creator use the methods of philosophy and logic to support their claims, despite their invalidity, because of the ambiguity and riddle inherent therein, since no one understands them but an elect segment of society.

     At the same time, we find that the Holy Quran bases its arguments on the Existence of God, for the sound human mind was created to believe in that which it can see and feel without complicated mental gymnastics which contradict the goal of guiding people and presenting clear evidence to them.

     We also find that, in proving the Existence of God the Creator, the Holy Quran employs proof and testimony which no reasonable person could doubt. It contains no complicated qualifications, and it works without disturbing the truth of its premises or conclusions within the laws of reason.

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