Do we hear any voice of nature deep in our conscience? | Existence of God

Hadrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad (ra) 1893- 1963

Hadrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad (ra) 1893- 1963


Mirza Bashir Ahmad, an able son of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad- the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi has written a good note on the above topic, I want that the viewers enjoy it reading:

Mirza Bashir Ahmad said:

“While discussing the need for investigating the existence of God, I have explained how human nature raises this question in a manner that we cannot ignore.

But having raised this question, human nature goes further and answers it. People who are used to listening to their natural instincts can and actually listen to this answer.

Unless we understand what human nature is, it will be hard to understand the meaning of Fitrat or the voice of nature. Fitra is an Arabic word, which stems from the root Fitr. Fatara is used to mean that someone has brought something into existence from nothing and has given it the ability to develop. Hence the lexicographers have described Fitra as the attribute which is implanted in every child from the moment of its creation.

According to its definition, Fitra (human nature) refers to the special attributes which do not come about due to external effects, but exist in man from his very birth. They are naturally inherent in him.

Through them he can open the doors of progress for himself. Each person has some inherent characteristics, all collectively called Fitra.

External influences either cause these characteristics to degenerate or to shine. Man’s development depends on it. Everyone can find out by self-analysis as to which direction his natural attributes are taking.

For instance, saying what is truthful is a natural attribute of man. Every child initially possesses this characteristic. But sometimes the child observes that its parents are displeased by one of its actions. If the child particularly wants to do that thing, it tries to hide it from the parents for fear of their displeasure. This is the first veil that falls upon his nature. He gradually gets ready to do what pleases him. He not only hides it from his parents, but upon being questioned, tells a lie.

Thus does the natural characteristic of truthfulness get covered by the veils of darkness until his nature is totally buried under it. At this stage, it can be said that his human nature is dead. Human nature never actually dies, but it can become dormant under the pressure of long lasting external influences. This is also true of other natural instincts. For instance, love, hatred, generosity, anger, forgiveness, revenge, bravery, fear, purity, lust, ambition, dislike of failure and other such urges are innate. External influences either suppress them or strengthen them and these natural qualities are sometimes inclined towards excess and sometimes towards absence as the case may be and sometimes they remain moderate.

Under these conditions, the question of the voice of human nature is very delicate and difficult. Except for those whose natural qualities are within the bound of moderation, most people are usually deluded about their own nature.

Human nature is a reality which no one can deny and its every characteristic demands a voice. For instance, speaking the truth is a natural quality. It demands that whenever something happens, one should report it exactly as it happened without adding anything to it. This demand is called the voice of human nature. In order to keep it alive, the

Holy Quran says:

‘So set your face to the service of religion with single-minded devotion. And follow the nature made by Allah, the nature in which He has fashioned mankind.'(al-Rum 30:31)

Now everyone should look into himself and ask if his nature tells him anything about God or not. We should sit down alone and ask ourselves whether our existence is the result of chance or is there someone who created us? Apart from inquiring into rational arguments in this respect do we hear any voice of nature?” Unquote

Pages 48-50      ” OurGod


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2 Responses to “Do we hear any voice of nature deep in our conscience? | Existence of God”

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