Created without a creator?!

15 years 3 weeks ago #135 by Nadir Ahmad
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In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Bountiful.

Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, in establishing His Lordship and Oneness posses the question, the meaning of which is:

{Were they created without a Lord or have they created themselves? Or have they created the heavens and earth? Rather, they have no faith!}[/color]

Were you created by nothing, brought into being without a creator? This is not possible, for the binding association between the created and the creator is a given, it cannot be denied, there is no invention without an inventor and no creation without a creator. Whoever denies the Creator is denying his very existence, as he would not exist in the first place without being brought into existence by a creator.

{Or have they created themselves?}[/color]

This is even greater in falsehood, for how can something that is non existent bring its own self into existence?

So if both options are false, then the evidence is established that there is a Creator in whom we must believe in and be grateful to.

{Or have they created the heavens and earth?}[/color]

This is even greater in falsehood, for one who was non-existent cannot bring his own self into existence, so how then can he bring other things into existence?

This is in rebuke of those who associate partners with their Lord, the Mighty the Elevated, while they know that He is the one who created them, alone, having no partners.

{Rather, they have no faith!}[/color]

The absence of faith is what drives them to such beliefs.

At the time of the final Messenger Muhammad, may the Salaat and Salaam be upon him, who was sent with the final message of monotheism amidst pagan Arabs who worshiped numerous false gods. He stood up for the fourth prayer of the day, right after sunset and recited the chapter of the Mount (at Toor – Chapter 52 of the Quran). One of those present at the time, Jubair son of Mut’am said:

“I heard the Messenger of Allah recite at Toor during the Maghrib prayer, and when he reached the verses:

{Were they created without a Lord or have they created themselves? Or have they created the heavens and earth? Rather, they have no faith! Or have they possession of the treasures of your Lord? Or are they tyrants with the authority to do as they please?}[/color]

He said: My heart almost flew with faith!”

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15 years 1 week ago #139 by Nadir Ahmad
Nadir Ahmad replied the topic: Re:Created without a creator?!
When the following verse was revealed:

{And your God is One God, there is none who has the right to be worshipped in truth but He, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.}
[Quran 1: 163]

The polytheists said: “If that is the case then let Him show us a sign.”

So Allah revealed:

{Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, in the alternation of night and day, in the ships which sail through the sea with what is of benefit to mankind, in the water (rain) which Allah sends down from the sky and brings the earth to life therewith after its death, in the moving (living) creatures of all kinds that He has scattered therein, and in the veering of winds and clouds which are held between the sky and the earth, are indeed Ayât (proofs, evidences, signs, etc.) for people of understanding.}
[Quran 1: 164]

Allah (God) is, more glorious, exalted and greater than to be in need of signs and examples to prove His existence. Your presence within itself is a proof of the existence of the Creator, for He brought you into existence out of nothing. Allah Said:

{And on the earth are signs for those who have Faith with certainty. And also in your own selves. Will you not then see?}[Quran: 51:21]

When one of the most renowned scholars of Islam, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, was asked about atheism he responded:

“A secure, smooth enclosure that does not have a point of entry or exit. Its exterior is as white silver and its interior is as pure gold. It remains like that until suddenly its walls crack, and from it emerges a beautiful creature that can see, hear and make a pleasant sound.”

I.e. An egg that is liquid from the inside, with no point of entry or exist to change what is within it. How could such liquid, on its own, turn into a living, breathing, seeing, hearing, walking creature were it not for the presence of a creator?! The great Imam saw this as a sufficient response to those who deny the creator…

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14 years 11 months ago #143 by Nadir Ahmad
Nadir Ahmad replied the topic: Re:Created without a creator?!
When addressing the issue of atheism, other prominent Islamic scholars responded in a similar fashion:

When Al Shaafi’ee was asked about the presence of a creator he responded:

“The leaf of a grape vine, worms eat it and produce the finest silk , bees eat it and produce honey, lizards eat it and produce musk, sheep and cattle eat it and produce manure, all this and it is only one thing with one taste.”

There are different narrations of how Abu Haneefah tackled the issue, in one such narration he was asked to participate in a debate with some atheists. On the appointed date and time of the debate, the atheists arrived along with a great number of people attending the debate. Abu Haneefah was nowhere to be seen, they waited and waited and eventually one of the atheists announced, to the cheers of the atheists, that atheism was victorious as Abu Haneefah did not show out of fear of being defeated. Just then Abu Haneefah shows up and upon being asked why he was late he responded.

“I missed the ferry crossing the river, so while I was waiting for the next one, branches of trees started coming together all of a sudden, along with ropes, nails and other materials. I watched as they came together to form a fully functional ship. I boarded it and it took me, all on its own, to the other side. It then went on a trip across the oceans to trade some of its goods all on its own.”

Upon hearing this, the atheists said:

“This man is mad, no one can say such a thing except a mad man, a ship made itself!”

Abu Haneefah responded:

“The heavens and earth and the countless creatures within them that are in need of direction, all this without a maker!”

Their argument was destroyed, they returned to the truth and embraced Islam.

An old Bedouin woman was asked about evidence for her Lord so she responded:

“Glorified is Allah, foot prints in the sand prove the presence of a traveler, a new born calf proves the presence of a cow. A sky full of stars, an earth full of mountains and valleys, oceans with great waves, do they not prove the existence of the Most Gracious, the All Knowledgeable?”

As mentioned earlier, God is greater and more Exalted than to be in need of evidence to prove His existence, and no one denies His presence except out of arrogance as Allah stated:

{And they denied them (those signs) wrongfully and arrogantly, though their own selves were convinced thereof… }
[Quran: 27:14]

This is why when the enemies of the messengers arrogantly said to the messengers who were sent to them:

{To them came their Messengers with clear proofs, but they put their hands in their mouths (biting them from anger) and said: "Verily, we disbelieve in what you have been sent with, and we are really in grave doubt as to what you invite us to (i.e. Islamic Monotheism)."}
[Quran: 14:9]

The response of their Messengers was:

{Their Messengers said: " Can there be any doubt about Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth? He calls you (to Monotheism and to be obedient to Allah) that He may forgive you of your sins and give you respite for a term appointed."}
[Quran: 14:10]

Is there any doubt of the presence of Allah (God) the Elevated? Indeed mankind’s natural disposition is a witness of the presence of Allah their Creator, any sound being would admit this. However, others may have some doubt, mostly due to arrogance and mockery, and this is why they need the evidence established upon them as an excuse for them, and this is why their Messengers responded to them in a manner that would direct them to the method of knowing their creator:

{…the Creator of the heavens and the earth …}
[Quran: 14:10]

The One who created them without any prior example, the presence of the creation is apparent and therefore there must be One who created them, and He is Allah whom there is no deity other than him, Who created everything, who is their God and Owner.

This being the case, can there be any doubt that He is the only One worthy of worship in truth?

{Can there be any doubt about Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth?}
[Quran: 14:10]

Meaning can there be any doubt in his Lordship and the obligation of singling Him out in worship, worshiping none other than Him? Since He is the creator of the heavens and earth and all that is within them, therefore He is the only One that is to be worshiped. He created everything without partners, so all worship is to be devoted and directed to Him associating no partners with Him in that. This is the message of the religion of Islam that all the Messengers were sent with.

Most nations of the past admitted to the presence of the One and Only Creator, however, they practiced polytheism by directing worship to others as intermediates to their Creator. There were few that denied the creator, and their arguments were easily debunked by the messengers, examples of them are Pharaoh and Nimrood…

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13 years 2 months ago #170 by Sajid al-Hindi
Sajid al-Hindi replied the topic: Re:Created without a creator?!
Some interesting questions for Evolutionists and Darwinists. Click to listen to the relevant portion of Br. Aboo Khadeejah's lecture on the topic "Warning from Fitnah(trials, tribulations, etc.)"

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