Sunday, June 15, 2014

Existence of God by Imam Ali (as) in Nahjul Balagha

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Text:
Cicero - "There are many question within philosophy to which no satisfactory answer has been given,
but the question of the nature of God is the darkest and most difficult of all."

Ali ibn Abu Talib (as) on the Existence of God

Imagination cannot reach Him so as to assign Him quantity;
Understanding cannot think of Him so as to give Him shape;
Senses do not perceive Him so as to feel Him;
Hands cannot touch Him so as to rub against Him;
He does not change into any condition;
He does not pass from one state to another;
Nights and days do not turn Him old;
Light and Darkness do not alter Him;
It cannot be said that He has a limit or extremity or end or termination,
nor do things control Him so as to raise Him or lower Him,
nor does anything carry Him so as to bend Him or keep Him erect;
He is not inside things nor outside them;
He conveys news, but not with tongue or voice;
He listens, but not with the holes of the ears or the organs of hearing;
He says, but does not utter words;
He remembers, but does not memorize;
He determines, but not by exercising His mind;
He loves and approves without any sentimentality (of heart);
He hates and feels angry without any painstaking;
When He intends to create someone He says, "Be," and there he is,
but not through a voice that strikes (the ears) is that call heard;
His speech is an act of creation.

The foremost in religion is the acknowledgement of Him;
The perfection of acknowledging Him is to testify Him;
The perfection of testifying Him is to believe in His Oneness;
The perfection of believing in His Oneness is to regard Him pure,
and the perfection of His purity is to deny Him attributes
because every attribute is a proof that is different from that to which it is attributed,
and everything to which something is attributed is different from the attribute.

Thus whoever attaches attributes to God recognizes His like,
and who recognizes His like regards Him two,
and who regards Him two recognizes parts for Him,
and who recognizes parts for Him mistook Him,
and who mistook Him pointed at Him,
and who pointed at Him admitted limitations for Him,
and who admitted limitations for Him numbered Him;
Whoever said 'in what is He?' held that he is contained,
and whoever said 'on what is He held?" He is not on something else.

He is a being but not through the phenomenon of coming into being;
He exists but not from non-existence;
He is with everything but not in physical nearness;
He is different from everything but not in physical separation;
He acts without connotation of movements and instruments;
He sees even when there is none to be looked at from among His creation;
He is only One, such that there is non whom he may keep company or whom He may miss in his absence.

Holy Qur'an 41:53  - "We will show them our signs in the universe and in their own selves until it becomes manifest to them that this is the truth."


4 comments:

chprt3 said...

Asalam-Alaykum, here are two more similar videos to the above:

1. Life of this world
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oLgzcSbE9g


2. Imam Ali (A.S.) on Allah (swt)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s0groH7L2U

chprt3 said...

Asalam-Alaykum.
Here are two videos similar to the above:

1. Life of this world
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oLgzcSbE9g


2. Imam Ali (A.S.) on Allah (swt)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s0groH7L2U

chprt3 said...

There's another Imam Ali (a.s.) video similar to this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s0groH7L2U

Stux Charlie said...

Wa salam.. Thanks for the links habibi