As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 7


Methodology of the Qur'aan in affirming the Existence of Allah and His Oneness

Chapter 4: Methodology of the Qur'aan in affirming the Existence of Allah and His Oneness

The methodology of the Qur'aan in affirming the Existence of the Creator and His Oneness complies with the straightforward natural instinct and the sound logic. This is done by establishing clear proofs, which are satisfying to the intellect and to which even the enemies have to surrender. From those proofs are;

1. It is known by necessity that every effect has a cause. This is instinctively known even to young children that if he was hit, then there surely exists someone (or something) which caused it. Thus, even though, he may not have seen the doer, he will ask, 'Who hit me?' and if he was told, 'Nobody hit you,' such an answer will not be acceptable to his mind that the hitting occurred without a doer. If he were informed about the doer, he would cry until the doer is beaten. This is why Allah says, 'Were they created by nothing, or were they themselves the creators?' [Soorah at-Toor (52): 35]

In this verse, the possibilities mentioned are restricted, and Allah mentioned them in a negative form to assert that this is known by necessity, and cannot be denied, he said, 'Were they created by nothing' meaning without a Creator? or they created themselves? Verily, both these matters are false. Thus, it is established that there exists a Creator, Who Created them and He is Allah, there is no creator other than Him. Allah says, 'This is the creation of Allah. So, show Me that which those (whom you worship), besides Him have created.' [Soorah Luqman (31): 11]

'What have they created of the earth?' [Soorah al-Ahqaf (46): 4]

'Or do they assign to Allah partners who created the like of His creation, so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them.' Say, 'Allah is the Creator of all things, He is the One, the Irresistible.' [Soorah ar-Ra'ad (13): 16]

'Verily! Those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create (even) a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose.' [Soorah al-Hajj (22): 73]

'Those whom they invoke besides Allah have not created anything, but are themselves created.' [Soorah an-Nahl (16): 20]

'Is then He, Who creates as one who creates not? Will you not then remember?' [Soorah an-Nahl (16):17]

Even though, this challenge has been repeatedly brought up, no one has ever claimed to create anything. So, it is established that Allah is the Sole Creator, Who has no partners.

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