Posts Tagged ‘Our God’

What is “God”?

October 26, 2016

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/forum/123498/what-does-your-belief-depend-upon?page=9#post2848401

JONNYCOMELATELY WROTE:

Is mere thought of the mind proof of existence?
Please, describe to me the thoughts of your own mind without resorting to metaphor – if you are able to.
What is “god” if not a metaphor?

 

 

paarsurrey posted :

Quran/Islam/Muhammad did not invent the word “Allah”, a proper name of G-d, One-God in the Arabic language. It is and was used by other religions also. Other people of other languages could have a different name for the being with some attributes of Him that could be corrected to correspond with those given in Quran, reasonably. It is not a metaphor. Is it? Please
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Allah

October 26, 2016

As noted by :

https://www.onfaith.co/a/deity/allah

“Allah is a word for God. In Arabic, the word means simply “the God.” It is used mainly by Muslims and often, albeit not exclusively, by Bahá’ís, Arabic-speaking Eastern Catholic Christians, Maltese Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Christians, Mizrahi Jews and Sikhs.”

Paarsurrey wrote:

Quran/Islam/Muhammad did not invent the word “Allah”, a proper name of G-d, One-God in the Arabic language. It is and was used by other religions also.

Quran/Islam/Muhammad gave the perfect attributes of G-d, that are very reasonable having no contradiction in them. So, the peculiarity of Quran is giving the right attributes. In fact the whole Quran explains the attributes of G-d and how to inculcate them in one’s won self with seeking help from G-d or Allah. This is the concept of Islamic worship. It is not that G-d needs our worship, it is the we human being who need this worship. If we don’t do that, then we are automatically switched to worship evil and go into the footsteps of the Devil.

We can go upwards, by elevating ourselves to higher moral and spiritual status struggling against our base instincts else our evil instincts drag us down.

The first chapter of Quran summarizes:

  1. introduction to the four most essential attributes of G-d,
  2. then as to how to seek G-d’s help  on the  path towards G-d
  3. and as to how to be perfect human beings who were successful in attaining nearness to G-d,
  4. that is faraway from the evil or Devil’s path.

The whole of  the rest of Quran is illustration and elaboration of the above. This is the  amazing system of Quran, the only secure and the pristine Word revealed, without any corruptions.

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“There should be a God”: a stepping stone to certainty

February 8, 2014
Mirza Bashir Ahmad

Mirza Bashir Ahmad

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:

“It is even more regrettable that most people who turn towards God do not get past the point that there should be a God. But there is no doubt that this is a stepping stone to the next level, that of certainty. In the spiritual world, this is the point where one begins to possess awareness. But if one stops short at this point and thinks he has achieved the be all and end all, then this same state can even prove dangerous for him. Many a time, man retraces his steps backward from this point and falls into the dark pit of atheism.

In his search for God, he ends up a disbeliever and dies in the same state. When he realizes that he has not been able to reach God despite all his efforts, and has merely succeeded in learning that there should be a God, he is overcome by disappointment and ultimately becomes an atheist. His is like a person who finds a room locked from inside and thus infers that there must be someone in it. He knocks and knocks and shouts for the door to be opened, but the door does not open, nor does he hear any sound from within.

Doubt begins to assail his heart and he starts considering the possibility that perhaps the door got accidentally locked from inside, or that the person inside is dead. At long last he loses all hope and turns back convinced that there is no one in the room.

If the comprehension that there should be a God does not lead to the certainty that there is a God, then the result will be nothing but despair and denial. Alas, how unfortunate would be the one who travelled such a great distance under the light of the feeble and dim lamp of one’s reason.

When the opportunity came to recognize his God with the help of the magnificent light of the spiritual sun of God, and he got so close to Him that His Holy attributes may envelop him like a mother’s lap, at that point, he should think that he had reached his final destination and left the track to spend the remainder of his life there! How can one’s heart be satisfied without achieving its goal, when God has placed in it the thirst for true knowledge which requires perfect conviction, and has endowed it with a burning fire of love that cannot be put out without the water of Divine love?

Even if you do not deceive others, you are nonetheless deceiving yourselves. Remember, in certain situations being misled can also bring you to the fold of criminals.

Therefore, fear God and do not just sit down on the fence and be the cause of your own spiritual death as well as that of others.

Pages 41-43
http://www.alislam.org/library/books/OurGod.pdf

One should reflect over the universe time and again

June 29, 2013
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:

“The Holy Quran asks us to reflect over the universe time and again. It tells us to ponder over the heavens and the earth and all the other creations and then ask ourselves if this grand and well ordered universe could have come into being by accident. On the contrary, the whole universe cries out that there must be a Creator Who created it. In this manner, God keeps inviting us to ponder over the question of the existence of God and to find the Creator through His creation.

This way of reasoning shows that human reason alone cannot be sufficient without Heavenly help. But it is interesting to note, that the verse quoted above* tells us that the knowledge of God is beyond the reach of man. Therefore, God Himself makes arrangements to help man attain knowledge of God and insight into him.

Actually, there is no conflict between the two statements. Man can reach God with the help of his reason, but mere reason cannot attain the perfect knowledge and comprehension of God. For this it is essential that God Himself helps man with His signs and grants him true understanding.”

Pages 38-39 “Our God”

https://paarsurrey.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/reason-alone-cannot-find-god/

 

*’Eyes cannot reach Him but He reaches the eyes.

And He is the Incomprehensible, the All-Aware.’

(al-An‘am 6:104)

Three levels of certainty of knowing God

May 9, 2013
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:

Three levels of certainty

 Mirza Bashir Ahmad said:

This argument is “an intellectual one and leads us to the point where we can say that ‘There should be a God’. But with a little bit of understanding, the same argument can also lead us to certainty regarding the existence of God.

There are different levels of certainty, and one of these can be reached through intellectual arguments, whereby we learn about the existence of something by observing its effects. For instance, if we see smoke rising from a distance, we conclude that there must be a fire. Such certainty is termed by Holy Quran as ‘Ilmul Yaqin, or ‘Certainty through inference’. Such certainty is the result of reason and not of direct observation. This is the sort of certainty when we say ‘There should be a God’, for it tells us of the existence of God by observing the effects of His existence.

The second level of certainty is ‘Ainul Yaqin or ‘Certainty through Sight’, whereby we do not need the help of reason. For instance, if we walk towards the smoke that we see rising from a distance and reach a point from where we can see the fire, then we possess not only intellectual certainty of the existence of fire but also certainty by sight. We now believe in the fire on the authority of direct observation and not just through inference or reasoning.

The third level of certainty is what the Holy Quran calls Haqqul Yaqin or ‘Perfect Certainty’. This is when the man gets so close to the fire that he can actually feel the heat, which is a distinctive attribute of fire. Now he does not only see the fire, but can also receive warmth from it and find his way by its light. This is the ultimate and the highest level of certainty which man can achieve. There are many subcategories within this final level, and everyone attains certainty according to his own effort and ability.

Thus the level where we can say that ‘There should be a God’, is the level of ‘Certainty through Inference’. At this stage we prove the existence of God with the help of arguments, but at the stage of certainty when we learn that there is a God, we do not need the support of argument, for we can see our object with our own eyes.” Unquote

Pages 117-119      ” OurGod

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/OurGod.pdf