Yes, beliefs need not have a basis. They can just be what one feels comfortable with. It could very well be a fairy tale or some fictional story that someone came up with. There is no hard with someone believing in a fairy tale and believing that Cinderella actually exists and has since been married off to a Prince who lives somewhere in Europe.
However, when it comes to the question of this existence and its very origin – we are really asking the question “Whom am I?” It is the – or should be the – most fundamental question that one can ever ask. At the very least, this is one question that cannot be and shouldn’t be based on just a fairy tale or a fictional story. It is the most fundamental quest that any human can have. Whatever anyone does.. WHATEVER one actually does is only and only towards ONE singular purpose – to make one’s own self happy. So think of it, I don’t even know who or what I am and I am doing all that I do for “MYSELF”? It is like I pick up a piece of turd and keep beautifying it every day to make it nice and fragrant, without even knowing that it is well.. a turd?!Islamic God Can't Even Survive Basic Scrutiny and Yet Believers Kill For It and Back it! #Islam Click To Tweet
You don’t wear fictional shoes or fictional clothes or eat fictional food. Do you? How can one ever use fictional stories to understand what one is? Shouldn’t at least that quest look for the Truth based NOT on what someone else made up for me, but what I have personally experienced? Shouldn’t that experience be real? Something that is unequivocally undeniable BY me FOR me? Maybe no one who has experienced can understand what I say, what I experienced – maybe because they did not have my experience – but at least I cannot deny my experience. Can experiences be, therefore, based on a fairy tale? It wouldn’t be smart to be talking to Goldilocks while I am making food for your kids would I? If I can talk to Goldilocks, wonder what I am putting in the food in the first place? If you wouldn’t trust myself if I am shaping my experience based on fairy tale to even make a simple meal for your kids, how can one be trusted to run Governments, run families and fly planes when one is basing his/her experiences on fairy tales?
So, let us establish something here. We will look at everything concerned with the basic question of this existence based at the very least on plain logic. There will be somethings that we do not understand – so we will leave them as is – that we do not understand. Fair? Now, let us go into this question of Islam and God, because just this belief – of who or what that god is and what he/she/it says, millions have been killed. And are being killed even now!
God in Islam has been defined as:
“Say: He is Allah,
The One and Only.
“Allah, the Eternal, Absolute.
“He begets not, nor is He begotten.
And there is none like unto Him.”
Let us look at some other verses which speak of him:
“If there were, in the heavens
And the earth, other gods
Besides Allah, there would
Have been confusion in both!
But glory to Allah,
The Lord of the Throne:
(High is He) above
What they attribute to Him!”
Imagining Allah and the Violence Around it
The most basic reason why Allah is not expressed in any way by Muslims is because it has been said in Quran that “there is non like unto Him”. Or that he is unique and beyond imagination. Now, that is not taken as a statement of someone’s experience, or a statement that you yourself may or may not want to explore. But a normative and unbending statement that cannot be refuted. Why? Because someone said it. Well, maybe he got it wrong. Maybe he couldn’t get it right. There is no proof to the infallibility of the statement, except that … well “Allah said it to his messenger, who is btw is the only one who got it right!” Well, the absurdity of the claim and its lack of factual rigor notwithstanding (that the one on trial is also his own judge and infallible one at that!) – let us look into these very claims to see if they even stand the basic scrutiny of logic?
Eternal and Absolute cannot have a Second, ANY second! To take this discussion forward, let us get some of the definitions of Absolute, lest we throw it around so loosely. Remember, we are still talking about THE most fundamental question of our OWN existence!
viewed or existing independently and not in relation to other things; not relative or comparative. Or not qualified or diminished in any way; total Or a value or principle that is regarded as universally valid or that may be viewed without relation to other things.
The very basic qualities of something absolute should be: Independent Existence; Unqualified (nothing can define or explain it); Existence without relation to anything else.
Now, let us look at the Quranic definition of god – a god who spoke to another being who relayed that messaged to the rest of his people.
If you were to look at something REALLY – not as in the fairy tale reality, but factual actual reality – as absolute would it ever have any “other” to interact with? Forget its equal or not, any “other”? Take a White piece of paper and draw a line. One part of it is lets say – God – and the other is the creation. Make the creation part much smaller than the “God” part. Something like this the image below.
The not-God is small, yet it IS there. Now look at the “God” part. It is much larger – right? Yet, it HAS a form!! Here is what we need to understand in this situation and some facts around it:
- Existence as we know it today is a very very large Universe. Probably multi-verses! And as yet, no figure has been found – leave alone looking like human – who is lurking anywhere within or outside this set of multi-verses. To understand the scale, please remember that in the Multi-verses, our Universe is but one out of many. Of that Universe,