Evidence for a Creator (Part 2)
Short Description: A great Lecture with a former Christian Preacher Yusuf Estes, in which he gives evidence for a creator and existence of God (The truth of God) Atheists Must watch!!!
30. He is the last of the Prophets, Imam of all the pious people, the Master of all the Messengers and the most beloved to the Creator of this universe.
31. Any claim to prophethood after him is ignorance and infidelity.
32. He is commissioned to both jinns and human beings and to the entire universe with a message of truth, guidance and light.
ON THE GLORIOUS QUR’AN
33. The Qur’an, undoubtedly, is the word of Allah. It reveals the sayings of Allah. Allah Almighty revealed this Book to His Messenger. The believers testify to it as the whole truth with a firm faith that it is the word of Allah and that it is not a created thing like the words of the creatures
themselves. Whoever listens to this Book and thinks that it is a word of a human being, commits infidelity. Allah Almighty condemns such a person and threatens him with chastisement in the Hell-fire.
“Soon will I cast him into Hell-fire.” (74:26) in reply to the one who said: about the Book of Allah:
“This is nothing but the word of a human being.” (74:25)
We believe that the Qur’an is the word of the Creator of the human beings. It does not resemble the words of human beings.
34. Whoever compares the attributes of Allah to those of human beings, commits infidelity. Anyone who thinks deeply and escapes the onslaught of the thinking of the infidels, will certainly realise that the attributes of Allah have no resemblance at all to those of a human being.
35. The dwellers of Paradise will see their Lord in accordance with the Quranic saying:
‘Some faces that Day shall be shining and radiant. Looking at their Lord.’ (75:22-23)
‘How this will happen’ is known to Allah Almighty. The above verse should be understood in a manner akin to Allah’s will and knowledge. The best explanation in this regard is that of the Prophet (peace be upon him) himself as narrated in some authentic Ahadith. We must have no consideration for our own will or desire in this issue.
A man is safe as long as he refers back to Allah and His Messenger. Whenever in doubt he should try to consult a man of learning.
36. Whoever does not concede to the evidences produced by the Book and the Sunnah is no longer a Muslim. A man who indulges in the fundamentals of faith without proper knowledge and does not submit himself to these two sources, will remain deprived of true faith, of understanding of the religion and of pure belief in the Oneness of Allah. Instead he will find himself swinging between faith and infidelity, belief and unbelief, submission and denial. He will always be confused and doubtful. He will neither be a believer who has a strong faith, nor a disbeliever who rejects wholeheartedly. 37. To imagine Allah in a certain form is not correct. The safest way for a Muslim is to believe in all the attributes of Allah without adding any interpreation. To negate the attributes of Allah altogether or to compare Him to someone, is a deviation from the right path. Our Lord is unique and without any equal at all.
38. Allah Almighty is above all limits and anthropomorphic descriptions. Unlike other things He is not bound by the six directions.
Note: Regarding the being of the Almighty, Ahlus Sunnah follow a middle way between the two extremes. anthropomorphists who say that Allah ‘s attributes are like those of the creatures themselves, and the negators who try to strip Almighty off all His attributes.
Ahlus Sunnah believe in all those attributes which He ascribes to Himself such as having a lace, hands, eyes, and the sitting on the throne or descending to the lower heaven, without raising the question ‘how?’
All we are in position to say is that he descends, but not like human beings just as He has a face but we do not know what it looks like as none of His attributes resemble those of His creatures.
When Imam Malik bin Anus was questioned about this verse: “The Beneficent (Allah) rose over the (Mighty) Throne.” (20:5) He replied:
“The act of rising on the Throne is well-known, but ‘how’ is unknown and to question about it is an innovation.”
A Muslim should adopt this attitude regarding all the attributes of Allah. The learned scholars of Islam despise the rendering of interpretation to the attributes of Allah, such as interpreting the hand of Allah as power, the eye of Allah as taking care, the rising on Throne as ruling.
Don’t we believe in the soul without perceiving how it is? Don’t we believe in death without knowing how it happens? The same could apply to the attributes of Allah as well.