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Abandoning Atheism for Islam

Abandoning Atheism for Islam

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In the Name of Allah. All praise is due to Allah, and may Allah’s Praise, Peace and Blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, companions and his allies.

This booklet is entitled: "Abandoning Atheism for Islam"

It offers an explanation of the meaning of atheism, its problematic aspects and how it contradicts unquestionable facts of reason and disposition,

and presents some pieces of evidence that prove the existence of the Creator, may He be exalted.

As a matter of fact, we know Allah Almighty through reason. Allah says: Were they created by nothing, or were they the creators [of themselves]? [Surat at-Tur: 35]

Using reason there can only be three possibilities (without a possibility of a fourth)

First: People are created without a creator (Were they created by nothing), which is impossible, for how can there be a creation without a creator?

Second: That people created themselves (or were they the creators [of themselves]?), and this is impossible as well, for how can one create himself before he was created?

Thus, there only remains the third possibility, which the noble verse did not mention, given that it is self-evident, namely, there is a creator who created us.

So, we know about Allah through reason,

and through natural disposition as well.

We innately know that idols and nature are unable to create the universe or bring to life bacteria and humans into existence, or adjust the functions of the human body in such a form, or efficiently bring into existence such a creation starting from atom to galaxy.

The idols that the disbelievers worship, and nature that atheists believe in both need a creator to create them.

They do not have control over their own affairs, neither can they regulate the hormones inside their body in such grear measure. They are unable to supply every living cell with a genetic code, which contains sets of millions of pieces of information. They cannot bring anything into existence, even themselves.

The creator of this world with all its wonders is a great creator who is All-Knowing, All-Powerful, and All-Wise, may He be Exalted.

This booklet further discusses the malicious allegations used by atheists, and their attempts to turn logical and natural proofs of the creator’s existence into fallaies.

The most famous of such attempts is their claim that the universe emerged by means of coincidence. This is due to their lack of understanding or ignoring the basic principles of probability. That is because coincidence has two essential conditions;

namely, time and place.

Time is a condition for coincidence to bring forth its effects.

It also needs a material medium where it can produce its impact.

How could it be claimed that coincidence has a role in bringing the universe into existence, whereas the universe has emerged from where there was neither time nor place, and consequently the concept of coincidence can be ruled out.

Afterwards, the booklet presents some intellectual proofs on the necessity of religion, the meaning of religion and the necessity of submitting and surrendering to the Lord of the Worlds. In fact, submitting to Allah and surrendering to Him through obedience is the essence of the religion.

You show submission to Allah, and worship your Creator, Provider and the Bestower of all blessings, favor and guidance.

Worship is the right due to Allah upon His slaves, since He is the one who created us out of nothing, gave us life and provision, guided us and sent His messengers to us in order to test us as to who among us is best in deed. So, worship is the right due to Allah upon us. {[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving -} [Surat al-Mulk: 2]

Moving forward, the booklet will provide some proof for the validity of Islam, and highlight the fact that Allah accepts no religion other than Islam from mankind. Allah says: {Anyone who seeks a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted from him; and in the Hereafter he will be among the losers.} [Surat Āl ‘Imrān: 85]

Islam is the religion with which that Allah sent all the prophets and messengers.

Its main feature is that it includes the meaning of submitting to Allah and worshiping Him alone.

In addition, Islam is the most perfect law that urges submission to Allah,

and it is the only religion that calls to the oneness of Allah that was preached by all the prophets.

All prophets embraced the monotheistic belief, even though their laws were different.

Allah Almighty said: {We never sent before you [O Prophet] any messenger without revealing to him that none has the right to be worshiped except Me, so worship Me.} [25] [Surat Al-Anbiyā’: 25]