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Refutation of Atheism in the Noble Quran by Shaykh Uthaymeen

August 2, 2010

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

Were they created by nothing, or were they themselves the creators? [Quran 52:35] which means that they were neither created without a Creator, nor they were the creators of themselves. It becomes clear, therefore, that their Creator is Allaah. That is why when Jubair bin Mut’im (Radhiallaahu Anhu) heard Allaah’s Messenger (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) reciting Soorat At-Tur  and when he (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) reached the Aayaat:

Were they created by nothing, or were they themselves the creators? Or did they create the heavens and the earth Nay, but they have no firm belief. Or are the treasures of your Rabb with them? Or are they the tyrants with the authority to do as they like? [Quran 52:35-37]

Jubair, who was then a Mushrik (polytheist), commented:

“My heart was about to fly (i.e. upon hearing this firm argument).” [Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree, V.6, pp. 356-358, Hadeeth # 377.]

In another separate narration, he said, “And that was the time when Eemaan was first settled in my heart.” [Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree, V.5, p.236, Hadeeth # 358]

Let us give a parable that clarified this matter: If someone tells you about a lofty palace, surrounded by gardens with rivers flowing in between, fully furnished with beds and mattresses, and decorated with all kinds of ornaments, the basics, and the luxurious, then he says to you: “This palace in all of its perfection, has founded itself, or that it came to exist by coincidence, without a founder!” Immediately you will deny and reject his argument, and you will consider his talk as ridiculous. (With this in mind), is it, therefore, possible that this universe with its extended earth, skies planets, conditions, wonderful and splendid order, could have brought itself into existence? Or that it came to exist without a Creator?

Source: Explaining the Fundamentals of Faith by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (P. 25-27)

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