(If I say something that is right, then God has inspired me. If I say something that is wrong, then it is my own mistake.)
The Koran is unique in that it directly addresses the unbelievers, their skepticism and their self confident assertions about the nature of our
existence. The Koran contains a number of verses addressing the unbelievers (including polytheists) who lived during Mohammads time. We clearly see
that they possessed the same attitudes as unbelievers in this age. Even though these verses originally addressed the unbelievers of 1400 years ago, we
see that they can also be applied to unbelievers of this generation.
The unbelievers in their denial of God and His signs, rely solely upon their own intellects that have been shaped by various anti-theistic elements in
the world around them. Some of their traits and charecteristics have been addressed in the following verses.
Demanding impossible evidence
And they say: We will by no means believe in you until you cause a fountain to gush forth from the earth for us. Or you should have a
garden of palms and grapes in the midst of which you should cause rivers to flow forth, gushing out. Or you should cause the heaven to come down upon
us in pieces as you think, or bring Allah and the angels face to face (with us). Or you should have a house of gold, or you should ascend into heaven,
and we will not believe in your ascending until you bring down to us a book which we may read. Say: Glory be to my Lord; am I aught but a mortal
Theists have witnessed or participated in debates and discussions where atheists, at every turn, deny the evidence of God's fingerprint in the natural
world. Declaring "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence"
, they stubbornly demand the impossible : direct evidence of God, who by
definition exists outside our 3-Dimensional world and time. Such
games are designed to move the goalpost literally out of
reach for theists. In this matter, it is not the Muslims duty to try and convince those who intend to disbelieve.
Claiming intellectual superiority
And when it is said to them: Believe as the people believe they say: Shall we believe as the fools believe? Now surely they
themselves are the fools, but they do not know.
The mockery of religion. Think of all the movies, comedies, music and literature produced in the last few decades alone that have been designed to
ridicule religion, religious figures, values and people. Its safe to say that the mocking of theistic beliefs and values has evolved into a
multi-million dollar industry.
Atheists look down upon theists and theistic belief and dismiss it as irrational
and foolish. At the same time, they lay exclusive claim to
intellectual traits such as rationality
and logical thinking
. In debates and discussions with theists, they claim an overall superior
intellectual position solely because they don't hold beliefs involving God, afterlife, souls etc. God declares that they would know the truth at the
end of their lives.
Making overconfident assertions
And they say: There is nothing but our life in this world; we live and die and nothing destroys us but time, and they have no
knowledge of that; they only conjecture.
God points out that unbelievers merely offer up guesswork regarding the nature of their existence. While an atheist confidently declares as fact that
consciousness is terminated upon death, God promises that it won't and those who claimed otherwise will find out for themselves. Speaking of
consciousness, Richard Dawkins claims in The God Delusion
... that minds are a product of lifeless matter. Given how other atheists refuse to
accept the existence of God who made minds, in all probability they too accept the same idea.
Such ideas lie solely in the realm of guesswork and conjecture, where one guess is as good as the other. No scientific process can ever demonstrate -
as atheists say - that minds were the products of matter and that consciousness is extinguished upon death. I guess the fancy slogan "extraordinary
claims require extraordinary evidence"
doesn't apply to claims made from a non-theistic perspective.
And whoever turns himself away from the remembrance of the Beneficent God, We appoint for him a Shaitan, so he becomes his associate.
And most surely they turn them away from the path, and they think that they are guided aright: Until when he comes to Us, he says: O would that
between me and you there were the distance of the East and the West; so evil is the associate!
Those who deny God would go astray but would still continue to think they are on the right track, driven only by what they think is correct. That is,
until the day he meets His Maker.
Concerned only with worldly affairs
Say: Shall We inform you of the greatest losers in (their) deeds? (These are) they whose labor is lost in this world's life and they
think that they are well versed in skill of the work of hands. These are they who disbelieve in the communications of their Lord and His meeting, so
their deeds become null, and therefore We will not set up a balance for them on the day of resurrection. Thus it is that their recompense is hell,
because they disbelieved and held My communications and My apostles in mockery.
Without a belief in God, the Day of Judgement and the afterlife, I guess unbelievers are naturally only concerned with the life of the world around
The elites of society, the intellectuals, professionals, celebrities, entertainers, actors, musicians, writers, artists, builders, businessmen etc.,
who lack belief in God and the Day of Judgement and mock the Divine Revelations will finally realize that their labor and their achievements during
their lives on earth are absolutely useless on Judgement Day. All their ideas, their books, their works of art would not be considered, except perhaps
to judge them. Those who thought they were well versed in skill of the work of hands
especially at mocking God, His Divine Word and His
messengers will have a lot to answer for.
And God knows best.
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