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Date: 13th February 2020

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Existence of Allah Ta’ala - How do i deal with these thoughts & doubts?

Question

Assalamu alaikum varahmatullahi vabarakathu...

From the psat few months I have been struggling with a doubt..

Doubt:Allah subahanawtala sent all the holy books inorder to make clear that he is the Almighty God...and if there is no creator, there is no creation!!

If there are humans born there is the creator Almighty Allah...but if  this is the truth then ##HOW CAN THE ALMIGHTY GOD COME INTO EXISTENCE BECAUSE:

 

1. ALLAH WAS NOT BORN TO ANYONE

 #2.ALLAH WAS NOT GIVEN BIRTH YO ANYONE... 

 

I think Almighty Allah has been hiding his cause for existence in the light of 1240000 prophets and holy Quran..

Please explain?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We make Dua that Allah Ta’ala remove your doubts and keeps you steadfast on Islam.

In the Quran, Allah Ta’ala warns us regarding Shaytan:

اِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لِلْإِنْسَانِ عَدُوٌّ مُبِينٌ (سورة يوسف: 5)

Translation: “Indeed Shaytaan, to man, is a manifest enemy.” (Surah Yusuf: 5)

Furthermore, Shaytan, being our enemy, will employ different tactics to accomplish his mission of misleading us so that we lose our Imaan. The doubts and thoughts that you are facing are actually a sign of your Imaan. In fact, the Sahabah (Radhiyallah Anhum) complained to Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) about evil thoughts. Consider the following Hadith:

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ جَاءَ نَاسٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَسَأَلُوهُ إِنَّا نَجِدُ فِي أَنْفُسِنَا مَا يَتَعَاظَمُ أَحَدُنَا أَنْ يَتَكَلَّمَ بِهِ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏"‏وَقَدْ وَجَدْتُمُوهُ‏"‏.‏ قَالُوا نَعَمْ. ‏قَالَ ‏"‏ذَاكَ صَرِيحُ الإِيمَانِ‏"‏ (صحيح مسلم حديث: 239)

Translation: ‘Abu Hurairah (Radhiyallah Anhu) narrates that some people from amongst the companions of the Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) came to him and said: Verily we perceive in our minds that which every one of us considers it too grave to express. He (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Do you really perceive it?” They said: Yes. Upon this He (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) remarked: “That is clear Imaan.” (Sahih Muslim Hadith: 239)

Moreover, the doubts that you are experiencing are logically baseless. It is incorrect for one to draw a similarity between the existence of the creation and creator. Allah Ta’ala mentions in the Quran:

لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ (سورة الشورى: 11)

Translation: “There is nothing like Him (Allah Ta’ala)” (Surah Al-Shura: 11) 

Based on the above, we cannot compare ourselves to the Creator. We as the creation are in need of a creator. However, Allah Ta’ala being the Creator was not created. He was there from eternity and nobody created Him. Allah Ta’ala mentions in the Quran:

هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَالْآخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُ وَالْبَاطِنُ ۖ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ (سورة الحديد: 3)

Translation: “He (Allah Ta’ala) is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward. He has knowledge of all things.” (Surah Al-Hadid: 3)

This very difference is the logical reason that makes us, the creation, worship Allah Ta’ala.

We also advise you to obtain a copy of Qaseedah Burdah by my honourable teacher, Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb (Hafizahullah) for spiritual revival and motivation. You may also listen to it here.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

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