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Something out of nothing?
If there is no God as atheists claim, then this means that there is no purpose of one’s life, as death is undoubtedly true (from the start till end, death has been there, and no one can escape from it) and then after death there would be nothing, like we are created out of nothing (as atheists say) and after death we will somehow disappear/mixed with the sand or air, and that’s the end.
If all that is true then there would be so much randomness in this world, but a sound human can clearly observe that everything is following some pattern or law, like day and night can’t happen at the same time, they must follow an order similarly planets don’t move/collide into each other randomly and each one of them is following its own calculated and measured pattern. There is a measured distance between planets and the rate with which they move. So, do these numbers come out of nowhere? And without an Originator?
These are humongous objects, a little as an atom follows its given pattern/position as if not then this whole universe couldn’t exist from the start.
Following are the “3 simple reasons for the Existence of GOD”, taken from [http://onereason.org/].
A Simple Analogy
Continuing our discussion of the universe and its pattern, there must be someone or something that had planned its design and that same thing cannot be created by anyone as if G creates U then G must not be created by any entity otherwise that entity would become G itself. So, If the mind observes and ponders, then it comes to a thought that the universe has a pattern, and it’s planned and made by something or someone who is All powerful and has knowledge which has no compare and obviously that must also be One because in the case of 2 or more, whether Wills or gods there is a possibility that they may collide (One god might say my command will be executed while the other might say NO ! it’s going to be my command) with each other so it will be against our first observation that, universe is in order because in case of more than One God the balance of nature or universe would definitely be destroyed.
Now coming to the second point, If the life is all about doing good and enjoying (as majority persists) and there is no life after death then I have a choice that I can do whatever my mind tells and I am not answerable to anyone, then this thought is a really dangerous thought if you try to think about it. So, there must be some justice, if someone killed you while you were innocent or killed your mother, the murderer/rapist/pedophile can escape from justice in this world but a healthy and sound mind doesn’t believe that he/she should be free from justice forever. The mind may think, that okay he killed you then he will also die, so it’s a tie/ Justice Served!
But, what if he has killed a hundred innocent humans including children? Now how this “Death for a Death” will do justice for those 100 deaths?
So at this point, we agree that this universe follows laws and patterns and is not created out of nothing, and there is a One All-Powerful Creator/Originator! Who is not created by anyone or anything and life should have a purpose, and it’s not meaningless or vain, now our focus is on to find what purpose that might be, and it’s the basic question asked by humans throughout the history of mankind.
Where to look for answers?
You won’t find the answer to that question in science books, so you need to look at religions of the world (those who claim that there is a God and That God is One and Only One without any equal and created by no one yet Creator of everything!). My sincere advice to you is that, when you want to study or approach a religion, please let the religion explain itself through its revelation/books, and don’t judge a religion through its followers as they might or not follow the teachings of their religion in right way.
So if there is a purpose of life and a great justice after everything dies, then there must be a concept of reward and punishments right?
If a person follows God revelations (True message) so he is inclined to the reward, and if a person disobeys/rejects/ignores then there must be a punishment (That is justice in its purest form).
How to tell right from wrong?
So now Hell and heaven are also cleared in front of our observation. Now we need to filter religions based on following 4 points:-
- God should be One and Only One
- God should be independent of everything, yet everything should be dependent on
- God is unlike His creation, He is not created by anyone, or anything yet everything in the heavens and earth is created by Him (He is not used for gender or masculinity, it’s just for referring and mentioning in English language! Remember God is not like His creation at all, there is none like Him)
- God has no compare or equal; there is no one/nothing comparable to Him, not even close to Everything is created by The God. His attributes belong to Him alone. He has control over everything.
Now look at the following verses from Holy Qur’an:-
1. Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One,
2. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
3. He begets not, nor was He begotten
4. Nor is there to Him any “
[Qur’an: Chapter #112 (Surah Al-‘Ikhlas: The Sincerity) Verse #1-4]
A short guide
I advise you to start your comparative religion study with Islam, and please don’t judge it through media or those who are following it as they maybe following the teachings in right way or wrong. Look at Holy Qur’an and approach it with a sincere heart and mind.
Allah Almighty (One True God) could have just said: “Obey Me!” (Period/Full stop).
But He is the Most Merciful. He doesn’t leave His creation alone but sent a guide for every nation since the beginning of mankind, and showed them how to go to His Heaven and how to stay away from His Hell.
But it’s the Human who has a free will; he has to choose whether to enjoy eternity in Heaven (Success in its highest and purest form) or to be destroyed for eternity again and again (Failure in its highest and wretched form).
My knowledge of science may be not up to date or I may be missing some points in this, but it’s a simple observation by a simple human being like myself.
What I believe is that no matter which belief or religion you belong to, you shouldn’t blindly believe in what your parents, relatives, fellow countrymen or any other Human tell you but authenticate the knowledge and seek for truth.
Open your heart/Be Sincere, ask Guidance from the One Who created you (as without a creator, the concept of creation is foul) and the One who provides you.
Seek for the truth, and in the end, if Allah wills He may show you the right path, i.e., not but only the path of Islam.
And you will come to see that the Qur’an is nothing but the word of Allah Almighty alone and in it is the guidance of ‘Whole Humanity” (Not just for Arabs or Muslims) till the Hour/Judgment Day (which is true).
The above text is what I wrote after I “woke up” (from darkness towards the light). At first, you might be confused right now or have a lot of questions. Don’t worry; you must seek the truth and evaluate it through proper thinking and contemplating.
Just don’t give up!
Then did you think that We created you uselessly and that to Us you would not be returned?
[Qur’an: Chapter #23 (Surah Al-Mu’minun: The Believers) Verse #115]
O People of the Scripture, there has come to you Our Messenger making clear to you much of what you used to conceal of the Scripture and overlooking much. There has come to you from Allah a light and a clear Book. By which Allah guides those who pursue His pleasure to the ways of peace and brings them out from darkness into the light, by His permission, and guides them to a straight path.
[Qur’an: Chapter #5 (Surah Al-Ma’idah: The Table Spread) Verse #15-16]
Last but not least
As a last reminder, there’s a video I watched on YouTube uploaded by a channel named “MercifulServant” and the video title was “Why Am I Here?” and I think it’s really helpful and good video, and I advise you to give that video a try.
Here’s that Video:-