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Debating Atheists – Debating Islam

by | Nov 14, 2021

When it comes to debating Islam with atheists, it is futile to debate any subjects of Islam like; prophecy, morals, laws, or any other subject of faith if the basis of faith itself is ignored. It is useless to discuss a subject if there is no common ground to start with, i.e. the presence of a Creator.

So getting into morality with an atheist is the worst thing to do because he has no set morality, and no reference. As it goes for laws, the same applies. As it goes for prophecy, the cause is negated (Allah), therefore the reason is refuted by default.

That’s why the only terrain on which one can discuss with an atheist is whether there is, or not, the presence of a Creator. And even on this point, can anyone really doubt the presence of a Creator

… “Is there any doubt about Allah, the Originator of the heavens and the earth?…

Surah Ibrahim (14 – 10)

For me, believing in the Creator of Heavens and Earth is like saying the sun is there (pointing to the sun). It is the ultimate truth. But for you, it’s not pertinent to know what I think, it’s more important for you to know what you believe in. So instead of debating whether there is a god or not, we shall discover how Allah reveals his word in the Quran as the ultimate truth. And if you accept it as the truth, that the Quran cannot be of a worldly origin, only from an All-Knowing entity, then you have concluded that Allah is true.

Now hold your horses, no one is to believe this claim without evidence. So that is exactly what we are going to do in the following weeks In Sha Allah. Prove beyond any doubt that the Quran comes from the All-Knowing, Allah.

Probability, you won’t Get the Best of Me! – Scientific Proofs in the Quran

Probability, you won’t Get the Best of Me! – Scientific Proofs in the Quran

If anyone is a betting man, he knows that most of the time he will lose; it is a question of numbers. Winning every time is improbable and practically impossible. When flipping a coin, you have one chance out of two of getting it right. 50%, not bad; but repeat it four times straight; not too confident, are you?

Let’s transpose that example to the prophet Muhammad; he got every single verifiable (with our limited knowledge to date) phenomenon right. Not only he got them right, but most of them are also explained; not just enunciated or left for interpretation. Let’s say there are about 20 scientific/natural phenomenon (Actually, more have been mentioned and others left out since a multitude of authors have done a better job than me explaining them. Plus, 20 seems like a pretty round number, and we don’t want to sound boastful either) that were elucidated 1400 years ago, by an illiterate Arab that had no aspirations to science whatsoever… When you do the math: ½ at the power 20 is ½ x ½ x½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ x ½. That gives you the possibility of 1/1 048 576 of getting it right. That is less than one in a million probability; becoming less and less a betting man…Keep in mind, considering that the questioning is in a yes or no format; true or false to a given question (without formulating the solution and adding all the explanation that comes with it in the Quran and Hadith).

The thing is, it is not because the prophet Muhammad was an expert in astronomy, geology, chemistry, nuclear physics, biology, botany, entomology, oceanology, or even historical science that he got it right all the time. It is because the only thing he got right out of all of this is that he wholeheartedly believed in Allah. All these, verses, signs, scientific phenomenon were not explained or tackled by the prophet Muhammad; they were brought forth by Allah, the All-Knowing.

And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.

Surah Al-Anam (6 – 59)

Faith

the process of belief