Can You Look at the Sun?
Have you ever tried to look directly at the sun? Have you ever tried to go up and reach the sky? Have you ever tried to travel from America to Africa on foot? EXACTLY!! It is irrational. So, my reader, why don’t you think at the same level regarding our Creator.
To begin with, using rationality and examples is of utmost importance to prove the big important issues like those connected to the existence of the Creator and the way to know about Him. If we trace The Holy Qur’an, we find that it uses such approach. For example, after giving rational examples to those who deny the day of judgment, The Almighty God says: “Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” (quran.com/13/3) He also says on the same occasion, “Indeed in that are signs for a people who reason.” (quran.com/13/4) In general, The Holy Qur’an calls for rationality in many verses even regarding The Qur’an itself, “Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an? If it had been from [any] other than Allah [the only one true God], they would have found within it much contradictions.” (quran.com/4/82) To conclude, it is not accepted to say that the concept of religion means to follow everything blindly. Those who use such approach in any religion are deceiving people and trying to gain any interest.
The second point worthy of speaking about is, as The Holy Qur’an states “and mankind was created weak.” (quran.com/4/28) In fact, no one can deny such truth. As a result, human beings try to compensate for their weakness. They use the minds granted to them by their God to facilitate their life. However, irrationally, some of them deviate by claiming that there is no God. They build their claim on rejecting anything they cannot see. Although they know their limited abilities, as mentioned before, they insist on that! If they give their minds a chance to reflect, they can conclude that they cannot see a lot of things around them. But at the same time, they believe in their existence, like microbes. Before inventing the microscopes, we could not see them, but we did believe in their existence. Moreover, if those say: but we can see the impact of such things on our life, we can firmly reply: then is not the whole universe an adequate evidence? To sum up, as The Creator says: “And do not walk upon the earth exultantly. Indeed, you will never tear the earth [apart], and you will never reach the mountains in height.” (quran.com/17/37)
The last and most important point here is how to know about our Creator. To illustrate, God’s existence provides a foundation for a coherent worldview, facilitates knowledge and answers key fundamental questions. Also, God is not observed. How can you use the observed world to deny that which cannot be observed? It’s impossible. This is why science can never directly reject God’s existence. So God sent to us books and prophets to illustrate the way for us, the last of them are the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad. Really, this shows how merciful our Creator is.
To conclude, we can say that the existence of God is an axiomatic belief like that of the sun. God says in the Qur’an: “Allah wants to make clear to you [the lawful from the unlawful] and guide you to the [good] practices of those before you and to accept your repentance. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.” (quran.com/4/26)