Do you know how to prove
The Existence of God Allah to an atheist? Read the below discussion
M: Excuse me sir
Do you know what's the real purpose of your life?
NM= There's no purpose in life I'm atheist
M: Excuse me can I prove to you that there is a Creator?
NM: That’s impossible (or looks surprised)
M: There are four proofs or pieces of evidence for the existence of a Creator
Firstly: The Law of Cause and Effect or Causality (Cosmological Argument)
Everything that exists must do so either because
1. It created itself or
2. It always existed or
3. Something caused it to happen
1. Something cannot create itself because it would have to exist and not exist at the same time.
2. Something cannot always exist as there must be a point at which things started. It is not possible to go back infinitely or forever.
3. Therefore something caused it to happen – causality. The ultimate cause for everything is, we believe, the Creator. You are probably wondering who made this Creator.
NM: Yes, who made The Creator?
M: If you are asking this question then you are really talking about something called Infinite Regress. Which means the Creator was made by another Creator who was made by another Creator and so on. This cannot happen as there must be an ultimate cause for everything that is uncreated. Otherwise you would go on forever. Does that make sense?
Sorry can I ask you another question; do you think that the Universe is finite or infinite?
NM: I don’t really know. Probably finite, it can’t go on forever
M: Yes it is finite. Most scientists agree that the universe is finite and started with a big bang and it is still expanding – This is ‘The Big Bang Theory’
M: Question is, was it just ‘matter’ that came into being, or even The Laws of The universe, including time?
NM: I don’t know
M: Scientists agree that it wasn’t just ‘matter’; but The Laws of The Universe including time that came into being. Therefore, The Laws of The Universe are within this finite universe in which space and time are linked together. Therefore he is not limited by space and time. He does not have a beginning and does not need a Creator. A physicist would agree that anything outside this Universe is outside This Space Time Continuum.
Secondly: The Design and Fine Tuning of The Universe (Teleological Argument). The second piece of evidence for the existence of The Creator is the complexity and The Fine tuning in the design of the universe. This shows ‘intelligence’ in the design. This intelligence would point to an intelligent being; who is The Creator.
The key words are ‘Fine-tuning.’ The universe is finely tuned or just rightly balanced the way it is. Do you know what I mean?
• The fine-tuning of the universe must be due to either 1. physical necessity, 2. Chance, 3. Design.
• It is not due to 1. Physical necessity or 2. Chance; as it is almost impossible to be the way it is by pure chance. I’ll explain later.
• Therefore, it has to be due to design.
The rate of expansion after
The Big Bang had to fall within certain precise limits, for it to work
• If the rate of expansion had been slightly slower —by one part in millions— then gravity would have caused it to all collapse in a big crunch.
If the rate of expansion had been slightly faster —
By one part in millions—
Then gravity couldn’t pull any of the matter together to form planets, stars and even gases!
Another example of fine tuning
Our universe is a low entropy universe. Where entropy is the randomness of particles of the universe. The probability of this happening by chance is very very low. Prof. Roger Penrose of oxford university, has calculated that the probability of this low entropy universe occurring by chance is 10 to the power of 10 to the to the power of 123 to one.
(Professor Roger Penrose – Oxford (Awarded the: Wolf Prize with Stephen Hawking)
Thirdly: The lives of certain very good human beings who came with an identical message and claimed that Almighty God spoke to them in some way.
These were The Messengers of God. There were many Messengers or Prophets. For example: Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Joseph, Jacob, Jesus and finally Muhammad (Peace be upon the all).
To prove that they were sent by Almighty God, they all performed miracles. They claimed that they performed these miracles with the power of Almighty God.
• Moses (PBUH) parted The Red Sea (with God’s power) and the children of Israel escaped from The Pharaoh.
• Jesus (PBUH) brought the dead back to life, healed the leper and cured the person who was born blind; all with God’s power.
• Muhammad (PBUH) was given a miracle at least as great as, if not greater than, the miracles given to the earlier Prophets. This miracle is present today and it is The Qur’an.
There are three possibilities these people were either
2) Deluded (or Mad)
3) True Prophets of Almighty God
The first two can be rejected because of their incredibly good character and the fact they neither wanted nor achieved any worldly benefit from their message. Therefore they must have been prophets of All-Mighty God.
Fourthly: The Miraculous Qur’an. This book is a miracle for a number of reasons. This book is the real proof that; there is A Creator that Muhammad was a true Prophet of Almighty God and that Islam is true.
And Islam is not the name of some unique religion presented for the first time by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who should, on that account be called the founder of Islam.
The Qur'an states that Islam - the complete submission of man before his one and only Unique Creator - is the one and only faith and way of life consistently revealed by God to humankind from the very beginning. Noah, Solomon, David, Abraham, Moses, Isaac and Jesus - prophets who appeared at different times and places - all propagated the same faith and conveyed the same message of Tawheed (Oneness of God), Risaalat (Prophethood) and Aakhirah (the Hereafter). These prophets of God were not founders of different religions to be named after them. They were each reiterating the message and faith of their predecessors.
However, Muhammad (pbuh) was the last Prophet of God. God revived through him the same genuine faith which had been conveyed by all His Prophets. This original message was earlier corrupted and split into various religions by people of different ages, who indulged in interpolations and admixture. These alien elements were eliminated by God, and Islam - in its pure and original form - was transmitted to humankind through Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Since there was to be no messenger after Muhammad (pbuh), the Book revealed to him (i.e. the Qur'an) was preserved word for word so that it should be a source of guidance for all times.
The miracle of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), i.e. the Qur'an, is for all times
All the previous Prophets of God were sent only to their people and their nation and their complete message was meant for a particular time period. Therefore the miracles they performed such as parting of sea by Prophet Moses (pbuh), giving life to the dead by Prophet Jesus (pbuh), etc. convinced the people of that time but these miracles cannot be analyzed and verified by us today.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the last and final Messenger of God, sent for the whole of humankind and the message he delivered is for eternity. The Qur'an says:
"We sent you (Prophet Muhammad) not but as a mercy for all creatures." (Al-Qur'an 21:107)
Therefore the miracle of the last and final Messenger should also be everlasting, examinable and verifiable by people of all ages, after its revelation. Though Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) performed several miracles as are mentioned in the Hadith (recorded traditions, sayings and actions of the Prophet), he never emphasized them. Though we Muslims believe in these miracles we only boast of the ultimate miracle given to him by Almighty God, which is the Qur'an.
Al-Qur'an is the miracle of all times which proved itself to be a miracle 1400 years ago and which can be reconfirmed today and forever. In short, it is the Miracle of M