“It is true that God has endowed man with the faculty of reason, which, like a lamp, shows him the right path and dispels his doubts and misconceptions. It is an extremely useful and essential faculty and a great blessing. Nonetheless, it has one major flaw: it cannot, on its own, take us to the level of absolute certainty with respect to the true nature of things, for absolute certainty consists in knowing things as they actually are. The best that reason can do is to postulate the need for something to exist, but it cannot go further and confirm that it does indeed exist. Perfect certainty, whereby we rise from the level of ‘should be’ to that of ‘is’ is only achieved when reason finds an ally that is capable of confirming its speculative reasoning and bringing it into the realm of perceptible facts; and where reason says, ‘it should be,’ this ally is able to confirm, ‘it is.’ Continue reading
“Allah – The Ever Living“ – Part of our New Existence of God Series
Article by Umar Nasser
“The God of Islam is the same God Who is visible in the mirror of the law of nature and is discernible in the book of nature. Islam has not presented a new God but has presented the same God Who is presented by the light of man’s heart, by the conscience of man, and by heaven and earth.” 1 – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (pbuh)
“Are you in doubt concerning Allah, the Originator of the Heavens and the Earth?” (Holy Qur’an; 14:11)
No other word has quite as much power, majesty, fear, love, hope or controversy attached to it. The question of His existence needs little introduction- it is a question that is asked by the heart and mind of every human being, from whichever walk of life they may hail. It’s importance is paramount, since the existence of a Creator, if decided upon, throws one’s mind into a storm of further questions- what was the purpose of God creating us?; how did He create us?; should I care if He is there?; what happens if I don’t?, and so forth. It is a question that every responsible individual must deliberate upon, for the consequences of God’s existence are too immense to ignore out of apathy. Deciding that God exists on a purely rational basis is the first step for many in the journey towards God. As will be explored at the end of this piece, it is certainly not sufficient for true belief in God- however for many of this age the mind must be satisfied before the heart will even incline towards anything less cerebral and more spiritual- and it is that first step which this short piece seeks to help bridge. The aim therefore will be to explain why God must exist, with reference to Islamic sources, whilst also addressing common objections such as the multiverse theory, and the question of what came before God. Following this we will present some extracts on the spiritual search for God. May Allah guide us in our task. Ameen. Continue reading
I am a bit busy at University these days and is the reason for no updates for a while. I have a lot of ideas floating in my head and have written outlines for at least three articles.
Insha’Allah I will be posting these – possibly in the latter half of this month. In the meantime if you have any ideas, book recommendations, or comments please fire them away in the comments section below.
What I really need help is to find all Islamic and Jama’at articles that mention honey or honey bees. Any Ahadith of the Holy Prophet(saw) of Islam regarding honey and honey bees would be great. Similarly any mention of honey by the Promised Messiah(as). I know that the blessed Khulafa of Jama’at Ahmadiyya also loved honey and I would like to know all the sources where they mentioned honey and honey bees. I know of some sources and quotations that I will publish soon (and later as index). However if you know of any sources please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give the link in the comments section below.
The insight of the divines on this matter could prove to be helpful for honey and honey bee research, Insha’Allah.