How do you disbelieve in Allah, seeing that you were dead and He gave you life!
Then He will cause you to die, then He will give you life, then unto Him you
will return. [Al Qur'an (2:28)]
How do you disbelieve in Allah! How do you commit this act of kufr? How do you
cover up this reality (the reality of Allah), seeing that you were dead - you
were lifeless, not existing, not known or mentioned - and He gave you life?
How do you disbelieve in Allah! How with unlimited number of question marks
and exclamation marks. This statement demonstrates how strange and unnatural
this act of kufr (disbelief) is, being aware that one did not exist before and
thus ignoring the Cause of existence. How would you disbelieve in the One Who
gave you life and will cause you to die? And not only that but will give you
life again and then calls you for accountability.
How do you disbelieve in Allah! How do you inflate yourselves with false pride,
which is the main key of kufr , knowing that you were dead and will
certainly go back to that state? Being aware of your beginning and of your end,
and seeing that you have no control over both, you are indeed expected to be
humble without having one iota of pride. How do you disbelieve in Allah! How
come you are unthankful to the One Who endowed you with the bounty of life and
what it contains! Who endowed you with the faculties of hearing, seeing and
understanding. In fact, humans are completely enveloped by God's favors.
Thankfulness is the befitting and expected act from you not kufr (ungratefulness).
When we see an individual treating his or her mother badly, we become
astonished and hate that kind of behavior. Surely our astonishment and
hatefulness of such behavior increase when we realize the continuous effort of
the mother and the care she provides her child with. The action of such
individual is clearly a severe act of ungratefulness. And if this is the case,
then what about the One Who created us and our mothers, the One Who provides
for us and for our mothers? It becomes then clear that the act of ignoring the
favors of Allah (glory be to Him) exceeds all limits of injustice and
ungratefulness. Ignoring the favors of the Creator is surely a crime beyond
In fact, if Allah is not thanked whom else will be thanked? If Allah is not
obeyed whom else will be obeyed? And it Allah is not worshiped whom else will
How do you disbelieve in Allah! How do you disbelieve in the One Who is that
great (all greatness) and, Who is that able (all ability)! How do you
disbelieve in the One Who brought you to existence and Who is to recreate you
after death! How do you disbelieve in the One Who owns you fully and nothing
happens in the universe except as a result of His will? He is indeed the One
to be conscious of and the One to be respected. How do you disbelieve in the
One Whom you will return to for accountability and there is no escape from
Allah is indeed our Owner. We are His property. A property that is completely
dependent and is disparately in need of its Owner. And an Owner Who is in no
need to His property and His property does not in any way increase His
How do you disbelieve in Allah! How do you deny the resurrection and
accountability, knowing that you were dead and Allah gave you life? It is
extremely ignorant to doubt the ability of Allah (glory be to Him) - the One
Who originated you to give you life again. And it is also foolish to ignore
the seriousness and purposefulness that is ingrained in creation that strongly
point out towards eventual accountability.
How do you disbelieve in Allah! How do you commit shirk (worshiping others
with Allah or giving the attributes of Allah to others), which is one of the
severest forms of kufr, whereas Allah is the only One Who gave you life, the
only One that will cause you to die then live again, and the only One that
will bring you for full accountability.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) defined shirk saying- "That you make somebody
or something similar to Allah, while He created you." In the Qur'an Allah (glory
be to Him) says: "Yet they ascribe as partners unto Him the jinn . Although He
did create them, they falsely, having no knowledge, attributed to Him sons and
daughters. Glorified be He and exalted above (all) that, they ascribe (unto
Him)," 6:100. We notice here, in the Qur'anic verse and the Prophet's saying,
the exclamation about the act of giving the attributes of Allah or describing
Him in human terms (attributing to Allah human qualities), while Allah is the
How do you disbelieve in Allah! How do you deny the existence of the Creator,
while you are created and surely you have not created yourselves? Also
nothingness can not be the Cause of your existence. How do you deny the Cause
of your existence? It is like a machine denying the existence of its maker and
not obeying his or her commands.
It the universe and what it contains is not enough for any sane individual,
proving the existence of the Creator, then there are only two possibilities.
First, the individual's mind is not functioning right, which means that the
individual's faculty of understanding is shielded by various desires and self
interest. The second possibility is that there is a problem of conception. If
the individual views God, for example, as a trinity or as a white bearded
being located at one of the far planets or stars, then how would one prove the
existence of such being!
In reality Atheism (denying the existence of God) grows and flourishes in
environments or situations where wrong beliefs are being inherited or adopted.
In a society where mysticism, for example, is prevalent and being practiced
one would certainly find people reacting properly or improperly to such
nonsense, going to various directions like Atheism, Agnosticism or rarely the
correct belief and understanding.
At times one hears some Muslims talking about the difficulty to prove the
existence of God which is indeed unexpected and saddening. This kind of claim
should only come from people following and promoting other belief systems that
are not based on understanding and evidence. This is because if such people
prove the existence of God logically, they would be unable to continue this
process for unproven illogical other aspects, like for example, the trinity or
the attributes claimed to be acquired by the so called saints.
Proving the existence of God is so simple to demonstrate and understand. One
does not need to have a special experience, study or training. What is needed
is simply the life experience of being here surrounded with the universe and
its components (including humans and their life supporting systems).
Some people also claim that the belief in God is something internal; that is
based on one's internal feelings. Surely the human nature, the built-in nature
(the Fitrah), is a factor in the individual confirmation of the existence of
God, but it is certainly not the only evidence. Furthermore, the human's built-in
nature can be covered up with all kinds of whims and desires and thus becomes
unable to function property. Therefore, depending on the inner feelings as the
sole factor of proving the existence of God is clearly erroneous.
What can be said here is that the Fitrah, the uncorrupted built-in nature of
the human, resonates happily with the Truth. It resonates greatly with the
overwhelming evidence proving the existence of the Creator and describing His
unimaginable great attributes.