Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Material Things and Eternity

“You have indeed come with something most monstrous, of which the skies almost burst, the earth split asunder, and the mountains fall down in utter ruin. All this because of their attributing a child to Allah".

A common question asked by the atheists is that why the God of the universe not in front of his eyes. Why is there a need of a God in this world? Why can’t things be eternal without the existence of an eternal God? There are issues that play the function of the initial and supreme origin of temporal things, thus we can say that eternity of reality logically suggests everlastingness. This is factual because, if certain thing is eternal then it does not count for its reality on anything out-of-doors itself. If this is so then it cannot ever overtake away, because only those things overtake away that misplace some of the external situation on which they count for their existence. If the supreme origin of temporal things is eternal and everlasting, it should of necessity be self-sufficient. As said in the Quran:

“God never had a child, nor have there been any gods beside him. [Had there been any], each of them would have appropriated to himself what he created, and some would have overcome others.”