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Is there a God -1

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته

Most of the atheists hold that, life, as we know it, came into being by chance or accident – so there is no real purpose of our life. If the first part of the proposition is true, then the second part possibly follows automatically. But, the question is, “Is the first part of the proposition really true?” Let’s just think from the commoners’ point of view: did life come into being automatically – by itself??

Years back I was listening to a tape of one of the Western Scholars of Islam, where he was narrating a story involving 2 Arab Bedouins. A younger guy asked the older one that, how could he know that there was a God, because he couldn’t see Him. The older Bedouin scolded the younger one saying, “We don’t necessarily need to see something, to know that it exists”. He then knocked the guy saying, “If we see camel dung in the desert, we know there had been a camel here sometime ago. Likewise to know that there is a God, we only need to see His creation all around us.” It is a very simple logic, not demanding a great deal of intellect to understand/comprehend.

There are many “causes” in the universe or in the world, which we do not see, but we are sure of their existence from their “effects”. An example from day to day life is the electricity. If we are sitting in a room and suddenly the lights go out because of “load shedding”, we all understand that the electricity is “gone”, without really watching it to go away. And then, after sometime, if the room gets suddenly flooded with light again, we become happy thinking that the electricity has “come back”, without really seeing anything coming back. There are some more complex examples to be sighted, one of which is our knowledge about the “black holes” – “heavenly bodies” having tremendous concentrated mass and density and thus having very strong gravitational forces – so much so that no light gets reflected from them; all of the light gets absorbed. These black holes are very much “real” as far as their existence is concerned. But, we know about them by their “effects” on other heavenly bodies in their surrounding – without really “seeing” them. Same is the case with some of the planets in our Solar System. We came to know about them much earlier by their effects on other planets – before really seeing them with our eyes through telescopes or otherwise. So, the notion of “seeing is believing” or “we only believe, if we see something” is a very primitive argument which is even not applicable to the “stark real” and “material” entities like the “black holes” and planets of the Macro entities – forget about the micro-world: where there would be countless living organism or material particles which we can not see, but which are as real as our own existence!

Another author was putting the point by asking his reader to look around the room in which he was seated and see the “things” around him – like the sofa, table, fan, showcase, window fittings, door knob …everything, whatever he could put his eyes on. And then he asked the reader, whether there was one single item without a maker – which came into being automatically by itself, without a maker? Here in lies the common sense appeal of the idea of having a maker or a creator of the universe. From Islamic perspective, we should not try to define Allah. But just to give an idea people say that, Allah is the “uncaused cause of all reality OR all that exists”.

مَعَ السَّلاَمَة

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  1. ভাইজান, বাংলায় পোস্ট দিলে ভালো হয় ।

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    muslim55

    এই বিষয়ে প্রথম দু’টো পোস্ট ইংরেজীতে হবে। তারপর ইনশা’আল্লাহ্ বিশেষ কারণ না থাকলে, সকল পোস্টই বাংলায় হবে। সাময়িক অসুবিধার জন্য দুঃখিত!

    হাফিজ

    আপনার কি এটাই প্রথম পোস্ট , আপনি মনে হয় এই পোস্টে নতুন ?

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    হাফিজ

    স্বাগতম ।

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