Many people today believe there is no God
Atheists find it really difficult to accept the fact that we have a creator. They will go any length to try and explain how the universe was created and how we all just came into existence without a creator and ironically call themselves rational thinkers.
Let me give you a small rational reasoning to believe in the existence of a creator and that we were not created by chance.
Read it till the end before deciding it for yourselves 🙂
• Beginning of the Universe
Imagine walking in a desert and finding a watch. We know a watch consists of glass, plastic and metal. Glass comes from sand, plastic from oil and metal extracted from the ground – all these components are found in the desert.
Would you believe that the watch formed itself? That the sun shone, the wind blew, the lightning struck, the oil bubbled to the surface and mixed with the sand and metal, and over million of years the watch came together by random or natural coincidences?
Allah says in the Qur’an :
“Were they created from nothing, or did they create themselves?”
According to modern science, the universe is finite and has a beginning. Where did the universe ultimately came from? Human experience and simple logic tell us that something that has a beginning doesn’t simply come from nothing, nor can something create itself.
We can reason that a higher “being” created the universe. This “being” must be powerful and intelligent as it brought the whole universe into existence and created the ‘laws of science’ which govern it. We can also reason that this “being” is timeless and spaceless, because time, space and matter began at the creation of the universe. All of these attributes make up the basic concept of God, the creator of the universe.
Some may ask, “who created God?” God, the creator, is different to his creation. Unlike the universe and the rest of creation, God is eternal, has always existed and has no beginning.
• Perfection of the Universe
the second evidence of the creator is the order and perfect balance of our complex universe. Could a large complex universe form by coincidence, without supervision?
Many features in the universe clearly indicate it to be specially designed to support life, such as the earth’s distance from the sun; the thickness of the earth’s crust; the speed at which the earth revolves; the percentage of Oxygen in the atmosphere; and even the earth’s tilt. If these measurement were sightly different to what they currently are, life could not exist.
In the same way that a watch has an intelligent maker to keep accurate time, so too must the earth have an intelligent maker to keep accurate time around the sun. Could this occur by itself?
• Revelation from God
Another evidence out of more than million evidences is the actual revelation that has been sent by God to humankind as a sign of his existence.
Allah says in the Qur’an :
“Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and the great ships which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every kind of moving creature, and his directing of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth, are signs for a people who use reason.”
Moreover, there are clear signs that the Qur’an is the word of God.
The Qur’an :
✓ Is free from errors or contradictions.
✓ Has been preserved word-for-word, since it’s revelation in its original Arabic language, unlike other scriptures.
✓ Is memorised cover-to-cover by millions of people.
✓ Has a simple, pure and universal message, which appeals to man’s intellect and inherent beliefs about Almighty God.
✓ Is over 1400 years old with many scientific facts that were unknown to people of that time and have been only discovered recently by scientists. Examples include : water being the origin of all living things [Qur’an 21:30]; The Expanding Universe [Qur’an 51:47]; and The Individual Orbits of the sun and the Moon [Qur’an 21:33]
✓ Contains many historical facts that were unknown to the people of that time as well as numerous predictions, which have proven to be correct.
✓ Was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who was known to be illiterate, yet contains a unique style of language that is universally known as the pinnacle of Arabic eloquence and linguistic beauty.
The most rational explanation for the many unique and miraculous aspects of the Qur’an is that it can only be from God.
I hope that those who are sincere, open minded and genuinely seeking the truth can benefit from this information and that it helps present a new perspective to understanding God.