Sincere seekers could find God; not the philosophers

I have written a post on the following blog of uncleE; the viewers could add their valuable comments here even if they differ.

“Is there a God?”
“How can we know if God exists? Do philosophical arguments help?”

MAR 17, 2014 @ 12:00:51

I never maintained that philosophical arguments are useless; these may be useful but are only done as philosophical gymnastic or just for academics; and don’t add to the certainty of God’s existence and remain to the extent “there should be God” or otherwise.

My point is that only sincere seekers could find God not the Philosophers; this thing has been very clearly mentioned by Quran in the very beginning of it:

[2:3] This is a perfect Book; there is no doubt in it; it is a guidance for the *righteous,
* Sincere seekers

This point has been further elaborated below:

“Let us also consider the case of a philosopher and a seeker after truth, both of whom set out for the same goal—i.e., to find out about God’s existence—but with completely different intentions. The philosopher tries to use his knowledge and wisdom to ascertain whether or not the universe has a creator.

Even if he comes to the conclusion that God does exist, he will not bother to find out His attributes or His relationship with His creatures, for this is not his aim. His aim is only to satisfy his intellectual thirst.
He is not desirous of communion with God, nor anxious for His nearness, nor craving for His friendship. He does not have the desire to reach Him, nor does he care to know of His Will.

A seeker, on the other hand, aims at reaching God. He wants to have communion with Him and desires His friendship and nearness. He is anxious to know of His Will, so that he can follow it. Can we put the philosopher and the seeker on the same plane?

Of course not

The first step, therefore, is that one should set one’s intentions straight and seek God like a seeker, not like a philosopher.

Page 31-32 “Our God” by Mirza Bashir Ahmad

Thanks and regards


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