dealing with this matter, the basic thing that needs to be appreciated is the
fact that existence of God as the creator of this universe is an established
fact recognized by most human beings over the centuries. The number of those
challenging the idea hardly qualifies to be considered a party. This hard fact,
which is a common asset of all humanity, should not be subjected to trial. The
idea of negating the existence of a God known as atheism is a state of negation
and needs to be proved. Therefore, it is upon the atheists to come up with sound
arguments to invalidate the idea of God’s existence.
What makes us
believe in God? To come to an adequate answer to the question we need to analyze
the available data about the universe and ourselves. One becomes a recipient of
uncountable favors and blessings even before one is born. Since man is bestowed
with the ability to think and an urge to know the causes of all the phenomena
around him and deduce certain conclusions, he finds himself wanting to know the
source of what he sees of a wonderful universe. He wants to know his origins and
his fate and how the universe works. He marvels at the astounding order and
control found in the universe and wants to recognize the source of all the
providence and blessings he is showered with. He observes that the world around
him, despite all its diversities, is working harmoniously to serve a single
purpose. This inquiry inevitably arises because the human mind is fashioned to
think about the writer on seeing a piece of writing and imagine the carpenter
having seen a piece of furniture and the engineer having come across a
magnificent building. Then how can he help not thinking about the creator of the
most astounding architecture of the universe itself and what is found in it,
most of all his own self. He simply cannot help but conceive of the idea of a
creator. Thus belief in God brings him the answer to a puzzle which otherwise
would have been impossible to solve. His reflection definitely makes him think
that all this could never have happened without a wise hand behind it and an
omniscient being keeping it going and making it work harmoniously.
undeniable fact, which takes us to the conclusion, is the historical testimony
regarding the existence of a creator. The first man Adam had direct interaction
and communication with God. This fact has been perpetually reported by
subsequent generations from Adam onwards and passed on to us uninterrupted.
During the course of world history God has been selecting different
personalities from human beings and directly guiding them for the guidance of
human beings; thus the original information has continuously been confirmed.
This historical fact is the common inheritance of the human race.
argument, which is the basic root and real guiding force in our quest to find
the true explanation of the universe, is our faculty of intuition. This faculty
in fact makes us realize that we know an entity who is the creator and the
sustainer of the world. We cannot touch Him through our senses, but are sure
that His comprehension is present in our selves, innate and inborn. This
intuition is also commonly found in every man and is responsible for bringing
people of varying backgrounds to one belief: existence of Allah.