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Belief through thinking

Each religion has its own position regarding how one comes to believe and, as such, instructs its followers to come to believe according to this way as the optimum way.

Islam also directs people on this matter. In the Quran, Allah (God) invites people to reflect and think, ponder and contemplate on the things around them.

It is through such reflection that leads Muslims to come to an understanding that the universe and everything in it was created by a Creator.

Many verses of the Quran state this invitation, such as:

"Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alteration of night and day, these are indeed signs for men of understanding" (Quran chapter 3, verse 190)

"Behold! In the creation of heaven and earth and the differences of night and day, and the ships which run upon the sea with that which is of use to men, and the water which Allah sends down from the sky, thereby reviving the earth after its death, and dispersing all kinds of beasts therein, and in the ordinance of the winds, and the clouds obedient between heaven and earth are signs for people who have sense." (Quran chapter 2, verse 164)

Belief is not through blind Faith
This means that Muslims do not have a blind Faith in a religion that they cannot prove.

Muslim can rationally prove to themselves that God exists through thinking and contemplation.

Blind Faith was the European Christian solution to the questions of belief that the clergy could not answer.

Blind Faith is dangerous, for why would someone believe in something that cannot be proven. Adherence to such a belief would be shaky and weak, built upon doubtful ideas.

In addition, one who believes through blind Faith closes his mind to various facts and observations around him in this Universe.

Islam is not a theory, or a possibility, but a belief that should and can be proved, definitely and conclusively.

Islam is a belief that asks humankind to approach it by thinking so as to do away with blind Faith and doubt, so the very foundations of belief are strong, like a knot which cannot be broken.

A Shared Personal belief
When Muslims gather together, they have a commonality; a shared belief, arrived at by contemplation. So Islam is a communal belief, not merely a personal matter for an individual to follow and not care about others. Such a shared experience in belief further binds people together and even acts as a point of discussion enhancing our understanding in a shared belief in a Creator.

Can you prove God exists by Experiments?
Can one find God in a laboratory? science and its theories cannot prove the existence of God, neither can they disprove it. So some scientists believe in God, and some do not.

The existence of Allah is established, and can be proved by reason - by thinking about the environment around you.

You dont need to be a scientist in a white coat or a professor to do this - just a normal person who begins to critically question what life is all about.

How certain can you be?
Muslims are 100% sure of the existence in Allah. Muslims are as certain as they are of anything in life.

That certainty nurtures a concern for humanity and the hope that others would one day arrive at these conclusions about life through thought.

This unshakable belief creates a harmony in a person, so that life is not merely huge peaks and troughs of happiness and depression. The Islamic belief creates a stable character that should be constant in his mental and physical well being.

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