Tuesday 8 February 2022

Who Created God? (Scholars' Viewpoint)

This one questions has always been posed by atheists since ages, contesting the existence and creation of God. Even big names like Berend Russel cast their doubts and showed their inability to find a clue or answer.

Such questions usually arise when one does not find anything wrong with the creations one sees around him. From clouds up in the sky to roaring oceans and mighty mountains, there are innumerable creatures and living beings, including the human beings, which give out a proof of being created by a unseen being we call God. Yet we go much beyond our imaginations and find an answer as to who created God.

Such queries arise because we lack adequate knowledge to find answers to such intricate questions. Allah in Qur'an tells the mankind that He has given man only a little knowledge as mentioned in 85th ayat / verse of Surah 17. Al-Israa:
 وَمَاۤ اُوۡتِيۡتُمۡ مِّنَ الۡعِلۡمِ اِلَّا قَلِيۡلًا‏ ...
... but you have been given only a little knowledge

It will be appreciated that science developed just in recent centuries. But there are many verses in Qur'an that gave out knowledge to man regarding the formation of earth, movements of planets and stars, formation of child in mother's womb and many other things that science came to know much later after revelation of the Qur'an. This clearly shows that man has limited knowledge and even today despite so much advancement is all forms of sciences, the scientists have yet to find answers to many questions.

And if that be so, how can someone answer questions like Who created God and Why God created this universe and Why men be awarded and rewarded for their good and bad deeds on the Day of Judgement.

Please watch the video below in which eminent Muslim scholar Maulana Waheed ud Din answers this complex question. The video is in Urdu language with English sub titles:
So let us focus on what we are and what we are supposed to do and why good deeds are preferred over bad deeds. Let us take advantage of countless blessings Allah has created for us so that we live peacefully rather than asking silly questions the pursuit of which will do not good to us.

وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is our duty to convey only to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the video above are those of the scholar concerned. We have shared this view as added information in better understanding of Islam. The reader may or may not agree with the view owing to their own perception. If anyone differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.

For more Scholarly views and videos, please read our reference page: Scholars' Viewpoint on Important Issues Related to Islam.
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