The existence of God looks like an obvious truth to the believers, but
to the non-believers it is, as if covered with seven veils. I have gathered
some points from every day logic and some from historical prospective
to provide a base to prove existence of God to the non-believers. I understand
that each point that follows could be a topic for discussion, but I have
tried my best to put as much as possible in a limited space.
- All RELIGIONS BELIEVE IN GOD
Its an undeniable fact that all the religions on this earth claim
to be from GOD. Hadhrat Muhammad (SAW), Moses, Jesus, Krishna, Buddha,
Baba Nanak and every religious leader taught people to believe and
worship GOD. Although all religions have slight differences in the
attributes they ascribe to God, but all the religions hold the common
view that there is a God who has created this universe. History tells
us that even those ancient religions that no longer exist in this
world, they also held the view of God, whether they were in ancient
America, or in jungles of Africa or in England, or in Java or Sumatra,
or in Japan and China or in Siberia or in India. It is an important
point that what's the reason for this thought provoking unity among
so varied religions? In the ancient times people were not linked together
through any means of communication or transport, then how is it possible
that people living in isolation thousands of mile away from each other,
held the common view about the existence of God? Many of the lands
were even not discovered at that time.Even now it is difficult for
two persons to completely agree on any issue, then how come this universal
unanimity regarding existence of God? All these facts lead us to the
only possible conclusion that not only there is a living God but also
that God has always manifested Himself through some means to his men
to make them believe in Him. Historians agree that if there is such
universal unanimity about any issue then there is no reason to disagree
with it. Another fact worth noting is that there have been a small
number of atheists all the times, this proves that the 'existence
of God' is not related to any psychological need of human beings.
In this world, one can lead ones life without acknowledging the existence
of God, though he will be attempting to close his eyes to the very
obvious and clear truth.
- WHO ARE THOSE WHO CALL PEOPLE TOWARDS GOD?
If we look at the life of all those men, who have called other people
towards God, we find a surprising common thing about all of them,
that they were very pious and righteous men. They were the people
who were respected in their nations. They were true people, who spent
their lives to guide people to the right path. They persuaded people
to shun oppressing others. They taught to look after the poor and
needy. They fought all their life against the unjust rulers of the
time. They were invariably opposed by the people in power at that
time, although They were highly honoured and valued for the purity
of their character, even by those who later, on the announcement of
their claims, became their enemies. It is inconceivable that those
who did not lie about men, began suddenly to lie about God. They were
the people whose lives were exemplary for others. Whether it is Indian
Krishna, or Irani Zoroaster or Egyptian Moses, or Israelite Christ
or Punjabi Baba Nanak, or Leader of the righteous Muhammad (SAW) who
was given the title of Trustworthy by his nation from his very youth
and who challenged his nation that he had led all of his life among
them and Could they point out to any single lie or felony in his life?
So all these righteous persons who came to this world at different
times and places, all of them say one thing in common... "There is
a GOD.... There is a GOD...." Not only they claimed that there is
a God but also they claimed that He talked to them.
One may find great philosophers or scholars in the world who have
done great works, but their work cannot be compared to the work of
those righteous persons. Actually if we study the lives of those philosophers
we find that no great deeds compared to their lofty sayings. Why is
it that these great philosophers were not able to exhibit that righteousness
which was shown by people from GOD? The people whose names I have
mentioned above, all of them faced great hardships in the life due
to their teachings but nothing could lead them astray from the true
path. Their killings were planned, they were exiled from their homes
and they were boycotted, but they never gave up their beliefs. Why
did not they tell lie and relieve themselves from those hardships
that were imposed on them just because of their true belief in God.
Their lack of interest in material desires proves it that they were
selfless people. When such truthful and trustworthy people are saying
it in unison, that they have met with God, they have listened His
voice and they have experienced his manifestations, then it really
leaves us with no doubt. Even in this material world the people whom
we know that they are habitual liars, when they go to a court and
speak something under an oath, they are believed, then why don't we
believe in those righteous persons?
- EVEN DISBELIEVERS IN THEIR HEART ARE AFRAID OF GOD
Human nature in itself provides us with a strong inclination towards
a belief in God. There are certain sins which human nature doesn't
like to get involved in. For instance, relationship with Mother, sister
and daughters, uncleanliness owing to certain discharges from body.
These are certain things which even a atheist will not like to do.
But if there is no fear of a super being, Why not to lie all the times?,
why not to steal and commit adultery? What are the reasons that keep
them away from these evils? If they do not feel the power of some
unseen, then they should do whatever pleases them. Then truth and
lie and justice and oppression should be all the same for them. Its
only God's fear that is ruling on their hearts. Although their mind
does not acknowledge the existence of God but the human nature created
by God cannot defy it. So even an atheist at heart holds some view
about God and judgment day. While in distress, everybody pray to a
super-Being for relief. Why so, if they don't believe in that super-being,
whom we call God?
- EVERY THING IN THIS UNIVERSE HAS A CREATOR
If we deeply study this universe, we see that every thing culminates
in a Creator. He is the ultimate and every thing is working under
his guidance. If we look at different stages of human birth and growth,
we see that as we go backward, we find we are moving towards weaker
and weaker stage. Eventually we shall find that the growth starts
from a clot of clinging substance. So human beings who themselves
start from such a weak stage, how can they be their own creator. So
it proves without any doubt that human beings are not their own creator.
We see that if we start studying the birth process minutely, ultimately
we will find ourselves at the limit of human knowledge. At that stage,
all the worldly knowledges will reach their limit and will be totally
exhausted about what had actually happened? So that is a stage where
divine hand is working. Every scientist have to believe that all the
processes of this universe ultimately reaches a point where their
knowledge becomes inadequate or insufficient to describe them. Once
somebody asked a bedouin that what proof does he has about the existence
of God. He replied that if he saw excrement of a camel in the middle
of a jungle, he could tell that a camel had passed through that jungle.
Then after seeing so many different creatures in this universe, couldn't
he tell that there is some creator of them?
- IS THIS UNIVERSE CREATED JUST BY CHANCE?
Some of the people believe that this universe was created just by
chance and they also try to prove it through science. But God says
that all those things that happens just by chance, they don't have
such an order in them. Different colors are used together to make
a picture. If we just throw the paints on a paper, will they ever
make a picture? Houses are made of bricks, but if we just throw the
bricks in a pile, will they form a house? It is true that sometimes
some of the things are made by chance, but a close analysis of the
universe clearly refutes this 'by chance' theory. All right, for a
moment, if we believe that matter was created by chance, and this
world also came into being by chance, I will ask the readers to study
deeply the creation of human beings, Is it possible that such a perfect
being was created by chance? See the stars, the planets, sun etc.
and then the creation of day and night. Every thing just fits so nicely
in a finely woven net, doesn't that orderliness speaks of a powerful
Even in this world we can easily judge the power and wisdom of a
creator of anything by closely examining his creation. A good picture
is painted by an excellent painter, a powerful computer is made by
an intelligent team of researchers. Looking at the orderliness of
any things tells us that how intelligent its creator is. God has given
to every being an appropriate body and shape, so that it can sustain
itself. God kept the food for trees in earth, therefore he gave roots
to the trees, so that they can get their food. God made flesh as food
for tiger, therefore He gave strong nails and teeth to the tiger,
so that it can kill its prey and eat it. God made grass as food for
horses and camels, therefore He gave them long neck, so they can graze
it. God created lungs for human beings, therefore He also created
air, so that they can breath. Human beings depend on water, so God
created Clouds, so that they can take water to them. Such an enormous
and perfect order could never have been created just by chance? Only
a super-being could do it.
- TRUE BELIEVERS ARE ALWAYS EXALTED ON OTHERS
God said that he would always exalt His true believers on others.
True believers are always triumphant on non believers, they always
overcome them. If there is no God then how are they successful.All
the founders of different religions were men of weak means. When Moses
called Pharaoh towards God, Pharaoh replied that which God was he
talking about? "I am GOD" So God ruined Pharaoh, and made Moses as
the King of that time. Incidence of Pharaoh has become an example
for this world and also for the next world. Same happened with other
prophets. Same happened with Muhammad(SAW). All of his enemies were
defeated. All those nations of that time, who opposed him were conquered
by him or his followers. The founders of religions did not posses
those powers and means which ordinarily make for successful leadership.
Yet it is inconceivable that an innocent person of ordinary accomplishments,
as soon as he begins to lie about God, should come to have such tremendous
powers that his teachings dominate all other teachings current in
his time. Such a development is impossible without the help of a powerful
God. Why were their prophecies and their promises fulfilled? No doubt
there have been others, generals and dictators, who have attained
to apparently similar success. But it never lasts for long, but the
success which is foretold, which is attributed to God from the beginning,
success on which is staked the Prophet's whole moral reputation and
which is achieved in spite of the tough opposition endures for ever.
- GOD LISTENS TO THE PRAYERS
God has always listened to the prayers of the righteous people of
all the times. A non believer may say that it might have been by chance
that those incidents happened that were prayed for. But the accepted
prayers are different from the other ones. God not only listens to
the prayers of his chosen one, but also He informs them about their
acceptance. Many prophets have claimed about a number of things, and
all those claims had been fulfilled, e.g their ultimate success is
always foretold when apparently they were very weak and oppressed,
but all of them succeeded ultimately.
It has always been God's practice to communicate to people of every
age. Not only He talks to the chosen ones (Prophets) but also to other
righteous people and sometime even to very mean and filthy people,
just to show his manifestations. Sometimes, God foretells people news
about future and sometimes also about next world. Many times He has
revealed news about the events, that are to happen hundreds of year
later. God told in Quran some fourteen hundred years ago about the
great progress of Christians, which was to occur sometimes later.
It was foretold that a time will come when camels would be no longer
used. Even it was told that the transportation that will be used in
future would work with fire. It was foretold that a time will come
when people would die in large numbers by earthquakes, storms and
rains, and wars would also bring large number of fatalities. And such
large scale destruction would have never happened before on this earth.
Islam is a religion, about which God has said, that there will be
people in every century, with whom God would communicate, and this
has come true. How it can all happen by chance?
- UNIVERSE IS NOT FROM EVER
Some atheists claim that this universe is in existence from ever
and it will last for ever. If this universe is in existence from ever,
then it must have infinite source of power and energy, but we see
that no material thing is infinite in this universe. The temperature
of Sun is falling down, even the earth is cooling off. All the sources
of energy in this universe are being consumed up and exhausting. So
the world is approaching to its end as was prophesied by all the religions.
It proves that the universe came into being a finite time ago and
it also has a definite end. We know from our whole life's experience,
that if we consider any process, there are only two possibilities,
that a process is either started by some human beings, or it might
be a result of some other process. If we move back in this tree of
processes which are a result of some other process, ultimately we
shall come across a process, which could not be attributed to any
other process. At that place, we are left with no other argument,
except to believe that it was started by some Super being. We refer
to that super being as 'GOD', some atheists call this Super Being
by the name of 'nature'. Actually just giving a different name to
this Super Being really does not make much difference, they believe
in GOD, and all they need is just a little fine tuning.
- PRAYER FOR GOD's MANIFESTATION
All the non believers should think that if there is a God then they
will be in deep trouble on the day of Reckoning and in the next world.
So if anybody is interested in getting the true knowledge about God,
then he should pray earnestly that if there is a God with infinite
powers as the people claim then may GOD manifest Himself on him. May
God show him the right path. If anybody does such prayers earnestly
for 40 days, then we believe, whatever his origin, religion and country
is, God will show him the true path and he will have no doubt about
the existence of God.