The Atheist and the Fig – Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

Belief in God is perfectly summarized by the statement ‘There is no god except Allah’. In past times the prevalent trend of disbelief was a denial of ‘except Allah’, whereas in our times the mantra has become ‘There is no god’.

This sermon explores this trend and shows how the Qur’an directs believers to use deductive reasoning to establish that there IS a Creator, and that this is the only conclusion a sound intellect can lead to, no matter how fashionable Atheism may be. 

The themes of proper reasoning, reflecting on the Qur’an, the Fitra – the default setting – of the human being are discussed here, before an analysis and call for reflection on Sura al-Tin (The Chapter of the Fig). The sura provides a very profound evaluation of human nature, revelation, prophecy, the Fitra and Allah’s plan for humanity; all of which lead to the necessary conclusion of God’s existence, and His wisdom-imbued plan for us all.

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