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17 November 2014

Created without a creator?

In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Bountiful.

Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, in establishing His Lordship and Oneness posses the question, the meaning of which is:

"Were they created without a Lord or have they created themselves? Or have they created the heavens and earth? Rather, they have no faith!" [Quran: 52:35-36]

Allah (God) is, more glorious, exalted and greater than to be in need of signs and examples to prove His existence. Your presence within itself is a proof of the existence of the Creator, for He brought you into existence out of nothing. Allah Said:

"And on the earth are signs for those who have Faith with certainty. And also in your own selves. Will you not then see?" [Quran: 51:21]

There are different narrations of how Abu Haneefah tackled the issue, in one such narration he was asked to participate in a debate with some atheists. On the appointed date and time of the debate, the atheists arrived along with a great number of people attending the debate. Abu Haneefah was nowhere to be seen, they waited and waited and eventually one of the atheists announced, to the cheers of the atheists, that atheism was victorious as Abu Haneefah did not show out of fear of being defeated. Just then Abu Haneefah shows up and upon being asked why he was late he responded.

I missed the ferry crossing the river, so while I was waiting for the next one, branches of trees started coming together all of a sudden, along with ropes, nails and other materials. I watched as they came together to form a fully functional ship. I boarded it and it took me, all on its own, to the other side. It then went on a trip across the oceans to trade some of its goods all on its own.

Upon hearing this, the atheists said:

This man is mad, no one can say such a thing except a mad man, a ship made itself!

Abu Haneefah responded:

The heavens and earth and the countless creatures within them that are in need of direction, all this without a maker!

Their argument was destroyed, they returned to the truth and embraced Islam.

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