Between Faith and Atheism
Once, an atheist teacher said to his disciples, "only what you see really exists. They answered, 'yes.' You notice the tablet, the pen, the notebook and the chair? All of them are visible and touchable, aren't they?' 'Yes,' They replied. Then he said, do you see God? They replied, no. hence, God doesn’t exist. The students were perplexed, because they believed in theexistence of Allah by heart. Meanwhile, Allah disclosed the falsehood ofthese teachers at the hands of one of his disciples. A student after having permission asked, do you understand what the teacher has said, they said, yes. Ok, do you see the teacher now? Yes, they replied. Does the teacher havea mind? 'Yes,' they answered. 'Do you see his mind?' They said, 'No,' hesaid, following the teacher method i.e., "Only what we see does exist." Ourteacher has no mind because it is invisible. Then, all students laughed andthe teacher was amazed and never mentioned that again. The following is alsoanother useful discourse: you assume that Allah exists depending totallyon the law of casual influence which states that every thing made or createdshould have a maker or a creator. Likewise, the textile leads to the weaver,the painting leads to the painter, and the statue leads to the sculptor.Following the same law the universe leads to the Omnipotent God. We, then,believe in this Creator, but we might follow the same law and ask, who createsthe Creator? Who created Allah Whom you talked about? Does your evidenceand the law of casual influence not lead to such a result? To refute thisfalse assumption, we can say that it is incorrect analogy, this is becauseyou first acknowledge that Allah is the Creator then you ask about the creatorof Allah. How can you adopt Him as a creator and created at the same time.
This assumption can also be refuted in the following manner: How can you imagine that the Creator is subject to human laws. The casual influence is a human law and does not apply but to human beings. Also, time and place on earth differ from time and place outside. Thus, the Creator can never be described in terms of time or place nor their laws. More than that, Allah has created such laws, therefore, it is incredible to describe Allah by the laws created by Him.
Aristotle mentioned the sequence of these causes by saying, the chairis made from wood, wood from a tree, a tree from a seed, and a seed is cultivated by a teller. Then, he was obliged to say that this sequential causes in the course of endless time must lead to the necessity of the Creator, so isAllah.
lbn Arabi when answering this question "who created Allah?" He said, "It is an incredible question since Allah Himself is a source of evidence. Allah is a supreme Being transcendently beyond all creatures qualities, just as light is a proof for the day-time and not the opposite.