Atheism & Islam at a Glance;

By Ijaz Chaudry

 

Difference between Atheism and Islam, Islamic point of view;

 

Atheism;

Atheists are people who believe that god or gods (or other supernatural beings) are man-made constructs, myths and legends or who believe that these concepts are not meaningful. Many people are atheists because they think there is no evidence for God's existence - or at least no reliable evidence. They argue that a person should only believe in things for which they have good evidence

 

Islam;

The holy book of Islam the Quran (The Final Testament) has mathematical proof beyond any doubt that this book is revelations from God through angel Gabriel to Muhammad over 1400 years ago.  This mathematical structure was found with the help of the computers by a eminent scientist called Dr. Rashad Khalifa in United States of America in mid to late 20th century.  This structure is simple to understand but impossible to imitate.  No other human made book has or ever had the same or similar structure.  Following are few simple facts about this structure;

The first verse (1:1) consists of 19 letters

The Quran consists of 114 chapters which is 19 x 6

The total number of verses in the Quran is 6346 or 19 x 334

The last revelation chapter 110 consists of 19 words (Quran was revealed in different sequence than what it is today)

The first verse of the last revelation (110:1) consists of 19 letters

These were few examples of simple mathematical facts, there are more complex codes  which require computers to validate one such code is that when you concatenate the Quran in this order by putting the chapter number and its verses side by side and continue doing this for the whole Quran, starting from the first chapter and ending in the last we get a number which is 1/2 a mile long this number is completely multiple of 19, not only that when you count its digits the total number of digits is also multiple of 19.  These codes were found by Dr. Rashad Khalifa there has been much work done after him by me.  The new research has produced phenomenon which enhances the power of the Miracle of the Quran and has refined it so that it could be applied outside the entity of the Quran.  However, due to the brief nature of this article these codes are out of scope.  However, the methodology of the application of these codes are found within this web site with many examples please do read.

 

Atheism;

Atheists don't use God to explain the existence of the universe. Atheists argue that because everything in the universe can be explained in a satisfactory way without using God as part of the explanation, then there is no point in saying that God exists

 

Islam;

Islam confirms that the Universe and all creation was created by the Lord of the Heavens and Earth;

     The Big Bang Theory Confirmed

[21:30]  Do the unbelievers not realize that the heaven and the earth used to be one solid mass that we exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they believe?

[21:31]  And we placed on earth stabilizers, lest it tumbles with them, and we placed straight roads therein, that they may be guided.

    The Ozone Layer plus more

[21:32]  And we rendered the sky a guarded ceiling. Yet, they are totally oblivious to all the portents therein.

[21:33]  And He is the One who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; each floating in its own orbit.

As for believing that the Universe was formed by accident is like believing that a Unabridged Dictionary will result from a explosion in a printing factory.  I would just like to add that there are many things in modern science which have not been explained fully, these include the creation of the Universe, the dualism in the Quantum theory and of course the difference between laws of motion from Newton to the laws of Relativity by Einstein.   All these mentioned have not been proven beyond doubt, which in turn signifies the presence of God who is controlling the laws of the nature.

 

Atheism;

They think that religion is nonsensical

 

Islam;

Knowing about where we came from, and where we will go after we die are important issues which one should know about.  Islam is a avenue to do that.  Islam also clarifies the things which should be prohibited and things which should not prohibited.  This maintains once life in balance.  Islam also shows way to Heaven which makes life in this world less important which in turn makes oneself less greedy for material things and makes oneself more spiritual which in turn brings in humanity and humbleness.  But most important of all Muslims are asked to kill their egos and worship God alone.  This is very important because God is goodness and He is the all powerful and all knowing, by worshiping Him, we seek His help, and He provides the believers with happiness.  One might be a billionaire and still be unhappy, thus being happy in this world and the Hereafter is the utmost treasure which is guaranteed for the believers;

     Happiness: Now and Forever

[10:62]  Absolutely, GOD's allies have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

[10:63]  They are those who believe and lead a righteous life.

[10:64]  For them, joy and happiness in this world, as well as in the Hereafter. This is GOD's unchangeable law. Such is the greatest triumph.

I do not see any nonsense in Islam do you?

 

Atheism;

They once had a religion and have lost faith in it

 

Islam;

I do understand what Atheist mean by this comment.  The reason for them losing faith in their religion is because all religions are corrupt and based on hearsay.  Thus for a intellectual person it is very hard to believe what does not make sense.  Islam today has been disfigured beyond recognition.  Islam today is more like paganism then Islam.  Today's Muslims follow 6 century laws of ignorance falsely claiming them to be the laws of Islam.  We know from the Quran that Muhammad never associated with these laws and that they are man made.  Islam is the oldest religion in the world.  The first Muslim was Adam and after him there were many prophets and messengers send to us.  Each messenger came with the same message, worship God alone, Christian choose to worship Christ and Muslims choose to worship Muhammad.  Both these messengers never advocated this;

[3:79]  Never would a human being whom GOD blessed with the scripture and prophet hood say to the people, "Idolize me beside GOD." Instead, (he would say), "Devote yourselves absolutely to your Lord alone," according to the scripture you preach and the teachings you learn.

Today we are blessed with the Quran, which is kept in its original form full of wisdom and mercy.  Also I am blessed with messenger ship.  My message is from the Quran Alone to worship God Alone.  So brothers and sisters I invite you to Islam, please bring any issues which are bothering you about religion and with God's help lets sort them!!

 

Atheism;

Religions seem to have done a lot of harm in the world

 

Islam;

I totally agree with you there.  But let’s rationalize this issue.  As I have already said that all religions are corrupt and not authorized by God.  So if the religion is man made then greed takes a big part of that religion.  And there is your answer, greed for land and money plays important part in today's religions and are fuelled by it.  God created us and He does not require anything, so His religion would be devoid of these petty things.  Therefore join God's religion for your security.  All God wants from us is not to idolise any one other then Him, believe in the Last Day and lead a righteous life.  That can't be bad;

                    Minimum Requirements For Salvation

[5:69]  Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the converts, and the Christians; any of them who (1) believe in GOD and (2) believe in the Last Day, and (3) lead a righteous life, have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

 

Atheism;

The world is such a bad place that there can't be a God

 

Islam;

To know why there is so much bad in this world we need to understand the history before the creation of this Universe.  Before we were created as humans we use to be Souls who lived in the High Society some where in the 7th Universe.  One day a Soul called Satan challenged God's authority and proclaimed that he could be god beside God.  That was the time when Souls were categorized into;

Angels

Humans

Jinn's (Descendents of Satan)

Animals and all non-animate creation

This was done to test us, based on who sided with Satan who with God.  The Universes were created and within the inner most Universe a small mote called earth was created where our temporary lives begin and end.  Thus there is bad as well as good in this world.  The devil human and Jinn's are allowed to do bad within limits by God, this becomes a test for others.  The people who learn from bad experiences and do righteous things and do not idolise other then God end up in Heaven and those who don't do that end up in Hell.  Thus the Bad comes with Good, in this world, and if one is seeking only good then aim for Paradise which is all good and much better then this world.  So how do we know if this incident happened read the following verses;

                    Freedom of Choice

[33:72]  We have offered the responsibility (freedom of choice) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.*

                  *33:72 The animals, trees, stars, etc. took advantage of this.

[38:69]  "I had no knowledge previously, about the feud in the High Society.*

*38:69 The feud in the High Society was triggered by Satan's challenge to God's absolute authority. This is definitely the most important event in the history of the human race. We failed to make a firm stand regarding God's absolute authority. This life represents the third and final chance to redeem ourselves.

[38:70]  "I am inspired that my sole mission is to deliver the warnings to you."

[38:71]  Your Lord said to the angels, "I am creating a human being from clay.

[38:72]  "Once I design him, and blow into him from My spirit, you shall fall prostrate before him."

[38:73]  The angels fell prostrate, all of them,

[38:74]  except Satan; he refused, and was too arrogant, unappreciative.

[38:75]  He said, "O Satan, what prevented you from prostrating before what I created with My hands? Are you too arrogant? Have you rebelled?"

[38:76]  He said, "I am better than he; You created me from fire, and created him from clay."

[38:77]  He said, "Therefore, you must be exiled, you will be banished.

[38:78]  "You have incurred My condemnation until the Day of Judgment."

[38:79]  He said, "My Lord, respite me till the Day of Resurrection."

[38:80]  He said, "You are respited.

[38:81]  "Until the appointed day."

[38:82]  He said, "I swear by Your majesty, that I will send them all astray.

[38:83]  "Except Your worshipers who are devoted absolutely to You alone."

[38:84]  He said, "This is the truth, and the truth is all that I utter.

[38:85]  "I will fill Hell with you and all those who follow you."

 

Atheism;

Religion gets people to believe something untrue.  Religion makes people base the way they run their lives on a falsehood.

 

Islam;

What I have said up till now, is true based on the fact that the book I used to inform you about Islam called the Quran has been proven to be the word of God beyond any doubt based on today's mother of all sciences Mathematics and the Prime number 19 and its multiples.  Thus this book says that it is the word of God.  This makes it proven word of God;

                   Proof of Divine Authorship

[4:82]  Why do they not study the Quran carefully? If it were from other than GOD, they would have found in it numerous contradictions.*

*4:82 Although the Quran was revealed during the dark ages, you cannot find any nonsense in it; another proof of divine authorship.

     Only God Can Author the Quran

[10:37]  This Quran could not possibly be authored by other than GOD. It confirms all previous messages, and provides a fully detailed scripture. It is infallible, for it comes from the Lord of the universe.

As about the falsehood this books says;

[34:48]  Say, "My Lord causes the truth to prevail. He is the Knower of all secrets."

[34:49]  Say, "The truth has come; while falsehood can neither initiate anything, nor repeat it."

Thus falsehood cannot last.  The truth always prevail.  This can be seen in every event in nature, nasty people always end up in prison and long and laborious claim which was based on truth in the end receive victory.  This is always the case.

 

Atheism

Religion stops people thinking in a rational and objective way.  Religion imposes irrational rules of good and bad behavior

 

Islam;

Islam has the following advice for the believers to live their daily lives, in essence human being is capable of distinction between good and bad;

[4:85]  Whoever mediates a good deed receives a share of the credit thereof, and whoever mediates an evil work, incurs a share thereof. GOD controls all things.

The most important objective in Islam is devotion to God.  Therefore if we remember Him we will be rewarded with contentment and peace, because we know God is good and that He controls all things;

[29:45]  You shall recite what is revealed to you of the scripture, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), for the Contact Prayers prohibit evil and vice. But the remembrance of GOD (through Salat) is the most important objective.* GOD knows everything you do.

   *29:45 Your god is whatever occupies your mind most of the time.

 

 Atheism;

Religion forces people to rely on outside authority, rather than becoming self-reliant

 

Islam;

Islam encourages oneself to be self-reliant but leave the outcome to God.  This aspect of Islam can be seen in the following verse where a war scenario of the time of Muhammad is described and self-reliant aspect is shown;

     The Messenger's Kindness

[3:159]  It was mercy from GOD that you became compassionate towards them. Had you been harsh and mean-hearted, they would have abandoned you. Therefore, you shall pardon them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult them. Once you make a decision, carry out your plan, and trust in GOD. GOD loves those who trust in Him.*

*3:159 The currency of the U.S.A. is the only currency that carries the phrase: "In God we trust." It is a fact that the American dollar has been the strongest currency in the world, and the standard by which all other currencies are measured.

 

Atheism;

Religion divides people, and is a cause of conflict and war.

 

Islam;

On the contrary Islam unites all the religions of the world, into one unified religion called Submission (Islam in Arabic);

     Unity of All Submitters

[2:62]  Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

 

Atheism;

The hierarchical structure of most religions is anti-democratic, and thus offends basic human rights.

 

Islam;

Islam believes in democracy as long as it allows practicing Muslims to practice their religion freely.  There is a verse in the Quran which stipulates that believers should abide by the laws of that country;

[3:112] Humiliation is their lot wherever they go, unless they abide by GOD's covenant, and the people's covenant.  They incurred wrath from GOD.  Consequently, they were committed to disgrace.   This is because they rejected GOD's revelations, and used to kill the prophets unjustly.  This is because they disobeyed and transgressed.

Thus Islam permits both laws of God and laws of the land.

 

Atheism;

Religion doesn't give equal treatment to women and gay people, and thus offends basic human rights.

 

Islam;

Islam treats both men and women in the sight of God, at the same recognises the fact that men have different qualities from women.  Thus men could do certain jobs better then women and women can do certain jobs better then men.  Quran says that both men and women should not covet  each others qualities;

     Men and Women Endowed With Unique Qualities

[4:32]  You shall not covet the qualities bestowed upon each other by GOD; the men enjoy certain qualities, and the women enjoy certain qualities. You may implore GOD to shower you with His grace. GOD is fully aware of all things.

  Equality of Men & Women

[3:195]  Their Lord responded to them: "I never fail to reward any worker among you for any work you do, be you male or female - you are equal to one another. Thus, those who immigrate, and get evicted from their homes, and are persecuted because of Me, and fight and get killed, I will surely remit their sins and admit them into gardens with flowing streams." Such is the reward from GOD. GOD possesses the ultimate reward.

As a matter of Homo-Sexuality.  This is another matter, this is one of the few concepts which God's Covenant prevails over Peoples Covenant.  A Muslim would object to Homo Sexuality but in a passive way.

[7:81]  "You practice sex with the men, instead of the women. Indeed, you are a transgressing people."

[26:165]  "Do you have sex with the males, of all the people?

[27:55]  "You practice sex with the men, lustfully, instead of the women. Indeed, you are ignorant people."

 

Atheism;

Religion obstructs scientific research

 

Islam;

Islam does not object scientific research as long as it is ethical and kind to nature.  In fact it confirms few of the scientific facts in the Quran such as;

     The Big Bang Theory Confirmed

[21:30]  Do the unbelievers not realize that the heaven and the earth used to be one solid mass that we exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they believe?

[21:31]  And we placed on earth stabilizers, lest it tumbles with them, and we placed straight roads therein, that they may be guided.

[21:32]  And we rendered the sky a guarded ceiling. Yet, they are totally oblivious to all the portents therein.

[21:33]  And He is the One who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; each floating in its own orbit.

     "Expansion of the Universe Theory" Confirmed

[51:47]  We constructed the sky with our hands, and we will continue to expand it.

[79:30]  He made the earth egg-shaped.*

   *79:30 The Arabic word ``dahhaahaa'' is derived from ``Dahhyah'' which means ``egg.''

As for being environment friendly;

[25:63]  The worshipers of the Most Gracious are those who tread the earth gently, and when the ignorant speak to them, they only utter peace.

Islam encourages sustainability.

 

Atheism;

Religion wastes time and money.

 

Islam;

Islam encourages charity, starting with your family and then poor and needy.  Islam has obligatory charity system called Zakat.  This entails that a Muslim should pay charity which he/she can afford every time he/she gets paid.  Apart from this expense there is only two more.  Both of these are conditional, if one can afford it.  One is Pilgrimage to Kabaa the holy shrine in Mecca Saudi Arabia which Abraham and his son Ismail built long time ago.  And the other is if one has got some illness which stops one from fasting in the month of Ramadan (Muslim Calendar which is Lunar), then that person pays charity.  Other then these three expenses there are no festivals where one spends money and time.  With fasting the daily life carries on, with pilgrimage, if one is reverent enough then it is a pleasure to do it.  It takes only few days in a sunny climate;

[2:184]  Specific days (are designated for fasting); if one is ill or traveling, an equal number of other days may be substituted. Those who can fast, but with great difficulty, may substitute feeding one poor person for each day of breaking the fast. If one volunteers (more righteous works), it is better. But fasting is the best for you, if you only knew.

[3:97]  In it are clear signs: the station of Abraham. Anyone who enters it shall be granted safe passage. The people owe it to GOD that they shall observe Hajj to this shrine, when they can afford it. As for those who disbelieve, GOD does not need anyone.

How much to give as Zakat;

[17:26]  You shall give the due alms to the relatives, the needy, the poor, and the travelling alien, but do not be excessive, extravagant.

[17:27]  The extravagant are brethren of the devils, and the devil is unappreciative of his Lord.

If you can't afford it still be nice;

[17:28]  Even if you have to turn away from them, as you pursue the mercy of your Lord, you shall treat them in the nicest manner.

Do Zakat on pay day;

     Zakat Must Be Given "On The Day Of Harvest"

[6:141]  He is the One who established gardens, trellised and untrellised, and palm trees, and crops with different tastes, and olives, and pomegranate - fruits that are similar, yet dissimilar. Eat from their fruits, and give the due alms on the day of harvest, and do not waste anything. He does not love the wasters.

 

This article has direct reference to material on www.bbc.co.uk/religion.  Thus the paragraphs under the heading Atheism is from BBC.  Lot of effort has been taken to leave this material in its original form and minimize the amount of material in proportion to what BBC has put on their site.   This is done in compliance with Section 110 (5) of the Copyright Act 1976.