O atheists and Christians! please read these questions carefully
In the Name of Allah
Most Gracious Most Merciful and peace be upon Prophet Mohammad Now that many Arabs are becoming atheists and have been offensively bold against religions from Allah (God) Almighty. They have also dared to claim that these religions are Manmade and some have been even so rude against God Himself
What is strange is that this group of people is attacking no religion but Islam, and if you ask them: WHY ISLAM alone? they would say: it is the only religion widely spread among Arabs whereas Christian and Jewish Arabs are a minority
They even claim that they were Muslims and converted to atheism, but the real reason behind their way of behavior is that they were mostly Christians; this is evident in that they prefer Jesus to Mohammad (Peace be upon both of them) and they were not Muslims. They are still nostalgic to their first belief
Some of Christians hide behind this “mask” of atheism so that they won’t have to be confronted with what they have on the Bible, as sexuality, contradictions, myths, information that contradictions science, etc
Regardless of their beliefs, let’s debate with them, and debate also who do not believe in religions
The first group consists of atheists who don’t believe in God; the second one believes in the existence of a God but disbelieve in religions; they consider religions as sources of all evil, poverty, ignorance, diseases, etc. In addition, they do not believe in Judgment Day
Firstly: the ones who deny God’s existence and say: “This wide universe existed accidently by chance; it was made by Nature. We only believe in things that are visual, things that can be touched. If God existed, He would have made Himself visible to us so that we believe in Him”
Our Answer is the following: Such a question cannot come from someone who thinks logically. Is there anything in this universe that exists without a maker? A creator?
Can mere chance create a very well-established laws? If nature was responsible for creating this universe, where did nature get it’s ingredients from? Allah says, in Holy Quran: 52, 35 (Were they created of nothing, or were they themselves the creators?)
If you leave your wife alone in house, and when you return to the house you find traces of a man things, as cigarettes or clothes… etc, and when you ask her: “who was here?” she says: “no body” then you ask her: “if no body was her! from were have came these things? “she says: “they came by chance” would you believe her!?
If you have been told that a ship loaded with goods was created by chance and no “maker” has made it, and it sailed all by itself in the middle of the ocean, would you believe it?
If you drop a big cup on the floor, would it break into smaller cups? If you pour paint of different colours on a piece of paper, would the result be a beautifully painted picture?
Now what about the great universe with all its unbelievably great organization? If one element goes wrong..it will be a disaster; all life would have been destroyed
If someone travels across the desert all alone and decides to have a nap, then wakes up and finds a table full of food and drinks, wouldn’t he, before eating anything from that table, ask himself who brought this food here? How, then, can anyone ignore the same question about the whole universe that was so well prepared for us before we were born? The Sun, the moon, the stars, etc. Everything in it is so well organized and follows a very specific order? Is it logical that there is no Creator for all of this?! Are these so well-established laws were created by mere chance?
We believe in electricity, but do we see it with our own naked eyes? Let’s assume, for argument’s sake, that we are in a place where the lights are on, and the fan is working; if someone comes and asks: where is this electricity? We might answer: it’s in those covered wires. If he removes the cover on the wires, would he see that electricity? If he tries to touch those bare wires, what would happen to him?!
We know what a scientific revolution this technology has created including satellites, computers, communication, internet… etc, but do we actually see these electrons?
Do we see gravity? Magnetic force? Do we see X-ray or laser or ultrasounds? Or did we know and learn about these things by their Effect?
Our senses which God created are not prepared to understand all the creatures, then how to realize their creator? Allah says: [6:103] (Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all] vision; and He is the Subtle, the Acquainted.)
Now you demand seeing God with your own eyes; Where is, then, the test that each one has to go through? Belief in the “Unseen” is the essence of what believers believe in. If everything is to be Seen, what is, then, the benefit from “Belief”? Would anyone say: “I believe in the sun, the moon, day and night?”
Seeing God is a bless that is so great; it is even greater than Paradise; therefore, does a disbeliever, a sinner or a transgressor deserve to see God? Allah says: (Verily, from (the Light of) their Lord, that Day, will they be veiled.) 83:15
This privilege is only given to the ones who are blessed by entering Paradise. So it is only allowed to them, and it differs depending on their rank in Paradise. The ones who are blessed with the highest rank will see God morning and evening., Allah says: “Some faces, that Day, will beam (in brightness and beauty) Looking towards their Lord” 75: 22-23
You, atheists, might say to us: you Muslims claim that Allah (God) created everything; So, who created God?
Our reply, by God’s help, is the following:
This question is not only asked by you; even Muslim believers, sometimes, suffer from devil’s whisper of mischief. Our prophet, peace be upon him, told us the shayton will come to you and ask you, “Who created this and that?” And you will say, “Allah” and then he will continue until he asks: “Who created Allah?” then you must say: “I believe in Allah and His Messenger” Saheeh Al-Jamia’ Hadith no. 1656
In Saheeh Muslim it is narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah bless him) said: “Some of the companions of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came to him and said: “We find in our hearts things that none of us dares utter” He said: “Do you really find that?” They said: “Yes” He (Muhammad) said: “That is clear faith” 2/153
This does not mean that finding these things (Weswas) in your heart is a sign of faith, but it is finding such things so bad, that one would not dare to utter, is indeed the sign of faith.
Yet, if one does not find such ideas a big deal and are ok with it, he is similar to a hypocrite who shows faith but hides Kufr (blasphemy) and this person will bear the responsibility of his actions. Allah says: (The Day that (all) things secret will be tested, (Man) will have no power, and no helper. ) (Al-Tarik 86: 9, 10). He also says: (Does he not know,- when that which is in the graves is scattered abroad. And that which is (locked up) in (human) breasts is made manifest. That their Lord had been Well-acquainted with them, (even to) that Day.?) (Al-Adiyat 100: 9-11).
If we assume, for argument’s sake, that someone created God; you, atheists, will also ask: Who created the creator of God? And so and so
Such questions will go on and on…A sensible person should understand that there is a Creator who was not created by anyone else, He is First and no one before Him; this is in our belief and doctrine is Allah (SWT) )the Creator of everything and He was not created, He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him ( 112: 3-4
Secondly: A reply to those who believe in the existence of God, but not the existence of religion, specially Islam, these people say: Religions are responsible for all human miseries including poverty, illiteracy, diseases, corruption, injustice, etc. These people, in addition, do not believe in Doomsday
Do you think that God created us just for fun, and He will not judge us by our actions on Earth? Where is justice, then? Do you think God will treat us all equally? The good as the bad? The unjust as the oppressed? The murderer as the murdered?…etc. This is ill-judgment, and God is so far from such a misunderstanding. Such a description, if fits a king, means that this king does not deserve to be a king, so how could this apply to the King of all kings, Allah?
Allah says: “Did ye then think that We had created you in jest, and that ye would not be brought back to Us (for account)? Therefore exalted be Allah, the King, the Reality, there is no god but He, the Lord of the Throne of Honour! (Surat “The Believers”23 : 115-116)
You are talking about corruption, injustice, underdevelopment and poverty in Muslim World; you consider your call for denying all religions is a call for reform and a war against misery and injustice that we suffer from. Yet attaching this to religion is a terrible mistake. Is rejecting religion, then, will end all this misery and poverty, etc.?
There are so many Americans, French, Germans, etc who belong to the modern civilized world who chose to become Muslims; has Islam, then, made them become sick, poor, and uncivilized?
Allow me to ask a question: Let us suppose, for argument’s sake, that all the Arab nation has answered your calls and gave up their religion; would this changes their life? Would their poverty, injustice, and underdevelopment, as a result, turn to wealth, justice, and development?
Who is going to give those victims back whatever was taken from then? Who to ask for help if no one helped them? What would be the source, for those poor and sick people, of strength and patience? Especially that this poor person would think that he will eventually die and will not, according to what you say, be compensated for all the sickness and poverty after his death? While, on the other hand, other people are enjoying wealth and health?
How would the condition of those nations be? Nations who do not believe in a religion that does not associate them with God? A fear of His punishment? A hope to get His rewards and blessings? Wouldn’t, then, the situation be the following: Everything is allowed since it is done secretly behind closed doors escaping the punishment of law? Who guarantees people the protection of their money, their blood and their women (their honor)? In such a society, lying, cheating, stealing, drinking alcohol, adultery, sexual relations, etc. there will be no limits or restrictions for people’s behavior except human law which they can evade easily
Now allow me, Christians, who do not hide under the cover of atheism, to address you in the next paragraph, because you share with the above mentioned group the same unjust accusations against Islam
You know that modernity that the Western world has achieved was not based on the doctrines of its religion, in addition, there are many poor African countries, though embraced Christianity, still stuck with underdevelopment.
The current Western civilization is simply based on the Islamic civilization; it is based on the stealing of other countries’ educated people and sucking other countries “blood”, treasures, etc. You also know that what happened to the Islamic world is because of continuous colonization against their countries in addition to the fall of Islamic caliphate. Late the Islamic world was shredded into smaller countries
Any person observing the situation of Muslims would see that most of them are not actually abiding by the laws of Islam; If your opinion is true that Islam is the cause of underdevelopment, disease and poverty … etc., their conditions would be changed for the better due to this situation, isn’t this true?
The highest crime rate including rape, murder and robbery is in the non-Muslim countries or in those that do not rule in the name of Islam; the United States, which is considered the most civilized/modern country, has the highest rate of car accidents in the world because of alcohol
Tell me, for God’s sake, have you heard of any verse in Quran or Hadeeth (saying) by our prophet Mohammad (PBUH) or an opinion by one our Islamic scholars, that launches war against education or medical treatment or disease prevention? Or any of the previously mentioned encourages injustice or abuse or tyranny? Or object to legal money earn? Is what these “allegedly” Muslims are doing including abusing resources and oppressing the poor, related to Islam? Of course no
Isn’t it true that all what is happening right now such as injustice, corruption, murder and rape is because of their being away from religion? What will happen, then, if they were completely away from religion?
Have you forgotten the Church in the Dark Ages and what an obstacle it was against science and civilization; the situation was so bad that the Church executed some scientists such as Galileo and said that he wanted to “see God” with the telescope he invented? Then, the French Revolution exploded to end Church’s control over science and scientists?
Allah never ordered His prophet Mohammad (PBUH) to get more and more of something except Knowledge: “O my Lord! advance me in knowledge.” 20:14
And the first verse ever from Allah to His prophet (PBUH) was:
“Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created- Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood, Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,- He Who taught (the use of) the pen, Taught man that which he knew not” (96: 1-5)
And there are so many other verses and hadeeths (prophet’s sayings) that encourage knowledge, education and hard work and precautions against diseases and treatment and honest living, one of them what Allah says: “Say: Travel through the earth and see how Allah did originate creation” 29:20
Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said: “When doomsday comes, if someone has a palm shoot in his hand, he should plant it” (saheeh al-Jami’ 1424)
He also said: “for a man to take a rope and go and cut trees and sell the wood to eat and give charity, this would be better for him than begging people for money” (saheeh aljami’ 5040)
And he also said: “None of you should urinate in still water” (saheeh al-Jami’ 7596) and he said: “If one of you sneezes, he should cover his mouth with his hand or sleeve and not to allow it to be too loud” (saheeh al-Jami’ 4755).
And he said many other hadeeths witch Urges work, hygiene and medical treatments of diseases
In contrast, there are so many sayings in the Bible that discourage work and cleanliness and encourages punishment by eating dirty stuff. It also described strange diseases that infect walls and clothes especially in verse 13 and 14 in The Book of Leviticus.
It also judged people who were infected with Leprosy or a bald person as being sinners and impure and they have to be isolated; it even described some weird rituals for redemption of those people and even for the redemption of the houses that have leprosy!
Now we will offer you some of these scripts:
Marcus 7: 5-6 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written
And in Lucas 16:13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon
In Mathew 10: 9-10 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves
In Mathew 8: 21-22 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead
In Ezekiel 4: 12-15 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them. Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth. Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow’s dung for man’s dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith
In 2 Kings 18: 27 But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
And in Malachi 2:3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it
And in Levites 13: 51-52 And he shall look on the plague on the seventh day, if the plague be spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in a skin, or in any work that is made of skin; the plague is a fretting leprosy; it is unclean. He shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, in woollen or in linen, or any thing of skin, wherein the plague is, for it is a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt in the fire
In Levites 14: 4-7: Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water. As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water: And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field
In Levites 14: 46-57 Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while that it is shut up shall be unclean until the even. And he that lieth in the house shall wash his clothes; and he that eateth in the house shall wash his clothes. And if the priest shall come in, and look upon it, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plaistered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed. And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop, And he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water: And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times, And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet, But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean. This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scall, And for the leprosy of a garment, and of a house, And for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot: To teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean, this is the law of leprosy
Another one of the wonders of the Bible is it’s description of a very strange way to prove whether adultery happened or not in (Numbers5: 11-28) and here is a brief description of it:
And then God talked to Moses telling him to tell the sons of Israel that if a woman commits adultery against her husband the husband should bring his wife to a priest who will, in his turn, make her stand in front of the Lord. Then the priest will bring some holy water in a small bowl made of clay and will get some dust from the husband’s house and puts it in the water. Then, he uncovers the woman’s hair and tells her: may the Lord curse you among your people and may the Lord make your thigh cursed and your belly swollen. And get this water of curse inside you to make your belly swollen and your thigh cursed; the woman would say then “Amen, Amen”. The priest would later write these curses down in a book and wipes it away with that bitter water and asks the woman to drink it. So this water of curses would get into her, Consequently, if she was an adulterer, and if she was defiled and if she betrayed her husband, the bitter water of curses would make her belly swollen and her thigh would fall down and she will become cursed among her people. And if she was innocent she will be declared innocent and get pregnant
Finally, I would address those who do not believe in Islam: suppose, in one in a million, that Islam Is the truth, would you bear Allah’s punishment on the Judgment Day because of your disbelief? And would you handle the punishment and the guilt of those who you were a reason for their disbelief?