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God and His Attributes

Is it possible to see God? If so, then how?

Is it possible to see God? If so, then how?

If what we mean by seeing God is seeing Him through the outer physical eye, it something totally ruled out both by the intellect and Islamic sources. The intellect: the action of seeing takes place only when things are exposed to light beams and their reflection is captured by the eye. This means that there should firstly be an external thing present and secondly it should be captured by the ... Read More »

How can we get to know God and rely on and truly love him?

How can we get to know God and rely on and truly love him?

The term “God” is one of the most general and simplest concepts that everyone, even atheists that deny His existence, definitely have some kind of perception of, although comprehending the true nature of his essence is out of our reach. The ways to knowing and comprehending God can be summed up in the following ways: 1. Reason and intellect, like the argument of the necessary and possible being. 2. Through ... Read More »

What is the purpose of creating mankind and the world?

What is the purpose of creating mankind and the world?

In order to find the answer to this question, a few things need to be cleared up: 1) Allah’s reason for creating the universe: Paying attention to some points helps us in finding out what His motives are: Because of Allah (swt) being of necessary existence and independent in it, He is of no limitation, and possesses all perfection. 2- One of the high virtues that His Excellency possesses is ... Read More »

God’s Knowledge

God’s Knowledge

The last point which we feel should be mentioned here in the discussion of predestination and free will is the excuse used by some fatalists as knowledge of the eternal of God. They say, “Does God know that so and so at such and such an hour on such and such a day will kill someone or will drink an alcoholic beverage?” If we say, “He does not know,” we ... Read More »

Why do we think about God and study ways of knowing the Creator of the universe?

Why do we think about God and study ways of knowing the Creator of the universe?

1. The Love to be informed about and know the world is deep inside every one of us We all want to know, in truth: Did this elevated heaven, with its beautiful stars, this extensive earth, with its heart-rendering views; these various creatures; beautiful birds; various kinds of fish, the seas and flowers; the blossoms, plants, abundant trees, whose tops reach towards the heavens; did all of these things come ... Read More »

Guidance and Error are in God’s Hands

Guidance and Error are in God’s Hands

1. The Parts of Guidance and Error A traveler has an address in his hand. He meets you and asks you to help him find the address. You have two choices before you: First, to go with him and complete your good deed by accompanying him to his destination and then say good-bye and leave him. Second, indicate with your hand and giving various signs guide him towards his destination. ... Read More »

In the World of Infinitely Small Things

In the World of Infinitely Small Things

Because we are nurtured in the wondrous world of creation and we are familiar with it, we may be unaware of the importance of many of its wonders such as: 1. Insects and very tiny animals live around us, which if measured, would not even be two millimeters but just like large animals, they have hands, feet, eyes, ears, even brains, awareness, a certain series of nerves and digestive facilities. ... Read More »

Love for Insects and Flowers

Love for Insects and Flowers

One spring day when the weather is, little by little, growing warmer, make a visit to a park or a farm. You will meet up with all sorts of small insects, honey bees, flies, butterflies and mosquitoes, who, without making a sound, fly from one flower to the next and from this branch to that branch of the trees. They are so busy with their work that one could imagine ... Read More »

A World of Wonder in a Small Bird

A World of Wonder in a Small Bird

In this lesson, we want to leave aside the large country of our body, which we have only very briefly touched upon, and turn to a look at the wonderful order of other creatures. We look at the sky in the darkness of night. We see an exceptional bird which is searching for food with all of its energy. This bird is a bat. There are many wondrous things but ... Read More »

Examples From Creation

Examples From Creation

Throughout the world, ‘order’, ‘goal’ and ‘design’ are apparent. Now pay attention as we study some examples of this. We will present some large and small examples for you. Fortunately, today, with the progress made in natural sciences, the discovery of the secrets and wonders of the world of nature, and the subtleties in the existence of human beings, animals and plants, the wonderful structure of a cell or an ... Read More »