Does God exist?
We have never seen God. We have never spoken with God. That is why the Atheists believe God does not exist. Atheists say "It is just a fantasy or a made up thing!"
One of the proofs that God is the universe. But if we take a look at planes, cars, TVs, etc, it would be irrational if we say that all exist by themselves. There must be people who make them!
If the simple thing such as a matchstick has makers, then the universe that is far more complex must have a creator too!
Our universe, which is so vast and intricate, points to the existence of its Creator, His greatness and perfection.
Human beings came into existence at a certain point in time, and we know that the Universe, human beings, animals etc did not come into existence by themselves, but they must have a Creator. From that we conclude that their Creator is Allah (SWT). Now since perfect divinity presupposes that the deity does not need any other but is necessarily self-sufficient, we conclude that Allah (SWT) exists by Himself and does not need anyone to create Him.
This has to do with the fact that the Creator is One and cannot possibly be more than one. This is because multiplicity of creators would be a cause of discord and chaos and one of them will have to be an overlord to the others since an essential quality of being God is to be majestic and great. Furthermore, if one of the Creators acted on his own, this would cancel out the divine attributes of the others, and if they joined together in action, this would do away with some of the attributes of each of them; and the annulment of the attributes of divinity contravenes its Majesty and Greatness. Thus there has to be One God and One Lord.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Descartes, the French philosopher, said ‘Even though I feel imperfection in myself, I feel at the same time there must be a Perfect Being and I find myself obliged to believe that this feeling was implanted in me by the Perfect Being which is characterised by all attributes of perfection, which is God.’
Isaac Newton, the well-known English physicist, who discovered the law of gravity said: ‘Don’t doubt the Creator, because it is inconceivable that accidents alone could be the controller of this universe.’
The famous analogy is used by Sir Fred Hoyle to demonstrate the unlikelihood of order resulting from pure chance. Hoyle believes that sophisticated order cannot arise from accidental chance without the involvement of some form of prompting or superior intelligence.
In this respect, it seems highly improbable that the universe, being the most complex and sophisticated form of order, came about by chance. The odds against the accidental formation of the origin of life are considerably worse than the odds against a blind man’s solution of the Rubik’s Cube. We know that the universe is an organized system governed by natural laws and intricate balances. To think of it as something that has been accidently arranged is, in the words of Hoyle, ‘like saying the solar system is full of blind men solving Rubik’s Cubes simultaneously’. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that the universe has a higher intelligence or organiser. This ‘organiser’ is best explained by the existence of God.
Over the last decade some really startling facts have been found that show that children have an innate belief in God. Dr Justin Barrett, a senior researcher at the University of Oxford Centre for Anthropology and Mind, states “The preponderance of scientific evidence for the past 10 years or so has shown that a lot more seems to be built into the natural development of children’s minds than we once thought, including a predisposition to see the natural world as designed and purposeful and that some kind of intelligent being is behind that purpose…” He adds that “If we threw a handful [of children] on an island and they raised themselves…they would believe in God”. To put it simply, his answer as to why anyone would believe in God is that, our minds are designed to do so. Disbelief in God is something which is unnatural to the human being. Oxford University development psychologist Dr Olivera Petrovich, who is an expert in the Psychology of Religion states that, belief in God develops naturally and that ‘‘atheism is definitely an acquired position’’ .
Lenet was quoted by Camille Flamirion, the Frenchman, in his book titled ‘God in Nature’ as having said: ‘The wonders of God’s creation, the Everlasting, the Eternal, the Omniscient, the Omnipotent, have astounded me: what power, what wisdom, what creativity in His creatures, small or large. The benefits which we get from these creatures testify to the greatness of the Mercy of God who made them subservient to us. Their perfection and harmony points to His vast Wisdom. Their preservation from extinction and their renewal bear witness to His Majesty and Greatness.’
Herbert Spencer, the English philosopher, said in this respect in his Essay on Education: ‘Doubtless, to the superstitions that pass under the name of religion, science is antagonistic; but not to the essential religion which superstitions merely hide. Doubtless, too, in much of the science that is prevalent, there is a pervading spirit of irreligion; but not in that true science which has passed beyond the superficial into the profound.
الخالق The Creator البارئ The Evolver, The Developer
المصور The Fashioner, The Shaper, The Designer
الرزاق The Provider الودود The Loving المحيي The Giver of Life