The Existence of God
Issue 1, May 1997
concept of a Supreme Creator of the universe has been something, which the
western world has been trying to prove or refute now for thousands of
years. However, only in the past 200 years have the creme de la creme of
western intellectuals, come to the conclusion that a God/Creator of the
universe is and has been a figment of mans imagination. This conclusion
was formed as a reaction to the beliefs and practices of Christianity,
which was a major force in European life at this time. Beliefs such as
that of the Trinity and the divine nature of Jesus Christ, were so
complicated to understand - even for the elite of the church - that
eventually the idea of a supreme and perfect creator (which Christianity
had distorted) was replaced by many new theories which tried to explain
how mankind came about and developed. Many different theories were
introduced to the western world, but one common trait, which they all
shared, was that there was no Supreme force, which governed the universe.
where does Islam come into all of this? Islam is the one way of life,
the one religion which until now has not been challenged successfully by
any philosopher, atheist or intellectual. Rather the case has been the
exact opposite and there have been thousands, if not millions, of
so-called 'atheists' who have reverted back to Islam. So how does Islam
explain the existence of this Supreme Creator?
says in his final revelation, the Qur'aan:
turn your face steadfastly towards the true faith, away from all that
which is false, in accordance with the Pure nature with which Allaah has
Created people. Let there be no altering in the laws of Allaah's Creation.
This is surely the true religion, but most people do not know it."
pure nature which is mentioned in this verse is probably the most
convincing proof of a divine creator to any sincere seeker of truth. Which
person can deny (atheist or otherwise) that when he/she is in dire
trouble, when life is about to be taken away from them, when the pressures
are unbearable - that then do they turn to that force above the skies. How
many times are we confronted by a scenario in which the words:
"Please God help me, and I promise that I will always pray to you and
be good." roll off our tongues with such sincerity? Every time
something bad happens, words such as these come out of the people's
mouths. Yet as soon as the harm is removed the very same people beseeching
the help of their creator, turn away:
whatever of blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah. Then,
when harm touches you, unto him you cry aloud for help. Yet no sooner does
he remove your ills then some of you set up partners to their lord."
pure nature which every human is born with is known as the Fitrah in the
Arabic language. Every human being, man or woman is born with this natural
instinct to recognise the Creator and turn to Him. This is proved by the
hadeeth of the last messenger to mankind Muhammed (s.a.w.) who said: "Every
child is born upon the pure fitra, it is only his parents that later turn
him into a Jew, a Christian, or a Magian."
fact if humans were not influenced by their societal pressures then their
belief in the Creator would be distinct and clearly visible. But
unfortunately this is not the case, and there exists in all non-Muslim
societies a clear trend to distort the nature of human beings. One of the
ways in which this is done in western societies is through the education
system and its institutions. Western education is based around a whole
body of secular thought which has no place for a Creator. In science
lessons kids are taught that we are the ancestors of monkeys and apes and
that this implies that we came about by pure chance. In subjects such
as psychology and sociology we are taught that religion is a tool of the
privileged few who oppress the downtrodden majority. This form of
education has also unfortunately influenced the Muslims, and we find it
very common nowadays to see the likes of the 'Abdullaah's' and the 'Fatima's'
of western society proclaiming that they do not believe in God.
Beauty of creation
says in the Qur'aan:
in the creation of the heavens and the earth, in the alternation of night
and day, in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of
the people, in the water which Allaah sends down from the skies reviving
with it the dead earth and dispersing over it all kinds of beasts, in the
change of the winds, and in the clouds that run their appointed courses
between heaven and earth: In all of this, indeed there are signs for
people of understanding."
How beautiful and accurate this verse is. Is it not true that when we look
at the world around us we see such beauty and craftsmanship. Surely such
excellence could not have come about by chance. Everything in this world
and universe runs on a set course and pattern, so how is it possible then,
that by pure chance everything in this universe was created with such
skill and precision?
wonders of nature are absolutely astounding, the wind, the rain, the hail
and the snow were all products of chance, then why is it that mankind,
with all his technological know how, cannot even divert the softest of
breezes which blows through the trees in summer? The answer is obvious.
All these natural elements are aspects of Allaah's Creation and he alone
can control and manipulate them as he wills.
fact the Creation of Allaah is so perfect that even if we try to detect a
fault in it, then we will not succeed:
be He to Whom all sovereignty belongs; He has power over all things. He
Who Created death and life that He may test which of you is best in deed.
He is the Almighty, the Oft-forgiving. He Who Created the seven heavens
one above another. You can see no fault in the Creation of the Bestower of
Mercy. Turn up your eyes: Can you detect a single flaw? Look once more,
and yet again: Your sight will in the end grow humbled and weary."
is not just the seas, the mountains, the rivers and the skies which are a
proof for the existence of our Creator, but also ourselves. Allaah says in
the earth are signs visible to all who have faith with certainty, just as
there are signs within your ownselves. Will you then not see?"
variety of humanity is indeed amazing, black and white, tall and short,
fat and thin, good and evil, man and woman etc. etc. How many times have
we considered the complex makeup of our bodies both physical and mental
and found it to be completely beyond belief. It is known that if the
intestines of a human being were taken out of the body, they would be so
long that they could cover the entire area of a tennis court!
when we think about these long intestines being inside of us, it astounds
and amazes us. The human brain is thought to be more powerful that any
mainframe computer on earth, whilst the eye is said to be more complex and
structured then any telescope invented by man. The human mind is something
which is still undiscovered by psychologists and psychiatrists, and the
nature of our dreams and thoughts is something which these people will
probably never unravel. So we should ask ourselves, is it still possible
for such a complex being such as
ourselves, to be a mere product of chance, or
rather, are we products of a supreme and skillful creator, who has shown
us that he really is Al-Khaliq?
despite our complicated and intricate makeup, our comparison to the
Creator is not even possible. Mankind with his level of technology has
gained the impression that he is the most supreme being in this universe.
Yet when we look at examples of western society we see that these same
humans who claim such superiority, cannot even maintain basic standards of
hygiene! Washing the body-parts after urinating or excreting has almost
become a sin for many people in the west, yet at the same time these
people are the very same who claim technological advancement! Maybe if
they believed in a Creator, the basics of life would perchance return to
them, just as they have returned to the Muslims.
proofs for the existence of a creator are so numerous that it would take
us a very long time to go through every single one. So finally we should
remember, that the creation of humanity was neither an accident, nor a
development from monkey to man. Rather it was the creation of Allah the
Most High, the Most Perfect, who reminds us of the stupidity of those who
claim that He did not create us:
they created of nothing? or were they perchance, their own creators? or
did they create the heavens and the earth? surely they have no firm
The belief that the Father (God), the son (Jesus) and the Holy spirit (?)
are all parts of one God, despite the fact that they are 3 separate
entities!! To this very day millions of Christians are still unable to
understand this belief, which is one of the reasons why it has even been
thrown out of some versions of the Bible.