Archive | June, 2013

How can we recognize God?

18 Jun

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Mohammad Rafique Etesame

These verses reveal the purpose of life of human being and that is worship of Allah Almighty and He is responsible for their daily bread and other needs of life. He sent His Holly Messengers (Peace and mercy of Allah be upon them) to guide them how to worship? They established the good example by acting upon the commands of Allah Almighty and lead the human beings to the way of salvation i.e.  the religion of Islam.  Now it is necessary for any one who wants to be successful in real, should follow the teachings of Islam.

Here the question arises , how can we recognize Allah Almighty because He is invisible and no one can feel His existence? So there are two ways for this purpose:-

(1)    Foresight and considering in the horizontal signs

(2)    Foresight and considering in the signs of ‘Nafs’ (soul).

The Holy Qur’an reveals,” We shall show them our portents on the horizon and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the truth. Doth not thy Lord suffice, since He is Witness over all things?” (Fusilat:53)

  It means that one should consider in the creation of the universe, the skies, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon, the stars, the Planets and how can they move etc. The Holy Qur’an reveals,”Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of night and day, and the ships which run upon the sea with that which is of use to man, and the water which Allah sendeth down from sky, there by reviving the earth after its death, and dispersing all kinds of beasts therein, and (in) the ordinance of the winds, and the clouds obedient between heaven and earth: are signs (of Allah’s  sovereignty) for people who have sense. “(Al-Baqarah:164)

 We see that the Sun arises from the East and sets in the West for centuries. It has not been occurred so for that the Sun arises sometimes from the west or from the South or the North rather than the East. Similarly, we see that the Sun or the Moon never knock with each other or the stars, moving in the sky ,despite innumerous and  the Planets, don’t  knock with one another. Reason is that Allah Almighty Has fixed their ways for motion as the Holy Qur’an reveals,”And the sun runneth on unto a resting place for him. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise. And for the moon We have appointed mansions till she return like an old shriveled palm-leaf. It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night outstrip the day. They float each in an orbit.” (Yassen:40)

These are some horizontal signs and as regards the signs in the “nafs” so the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said that one who recognized himself, could recognize Allah Almighty.  It means he should consider over his reality that how he was created, and remained in the womb of mother for a fixed period, then he delivered and was a small child, then he became young and strong, and then he became old. The Holy Qur’an reveals,” Hath there come upon man (ever) any period of time in which he was a thing unremembered? Lo! We create man from a drop of thickened fluid to test him; so We make him hearing, knowing.” (Ad-dahar:2)

So, in order to become successful Bothe in this world and in the Hereafter, the man should recognize God considering  the above mentioned signs and act upon the teachings of Islam.