The Way to Salvation from A Paradoxical Situation (A Striking Approach to Allah and the Issue of Afterlife)
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The main problem related to the understanding Allah’s existence and as well as the necessity of Hereafter, comes from the inability to make sense out of the works which lead to these truths and which are visible everywhere before our very eyes, from the inability to see their close relationship with these truths and the inability to infer that such activities are the results of these truths.
You see, when a work of art is beheld, first of all, the art over it should be recognized and appreciated so that it can be inferred that it is the work of an Artist.
Then, the beauty and the excellence of the names and attributes of this Artist could be understood as much as the beauty of wonders of art and the excellence of dexterous workmanship, like a very dexterous master or a painter with a high talent of art.
After all, these being recognized, the next step is to deem it unlikely that this artist with advanced capabilities of a high talent could break and throw away his works of art after displaying them for a very short time. This is so because such a situation/image is worlds apart from the realities we see with our own eyes.
There must be some other explanation for this contradictory (and unreasonable) happening. What could that be? It can be such a reasonable and realistic explanation as follows: Of course these works are samples of short duration, and this is a temporary exhibition place. It has been set up and shall be removed quickly. Right after that, the real exhibition center will be opened where the original works will be displayed and real and magnificent presentations and works of art shall be shown with an excellence worthy of this superior art talent. This is the right conclusion and it should be just like that.
Otherwise, if it does not happen in this way, everything that we see would lose its value and become meaningless. Thinking this as a possibility would be a judgment which is more illogical than denying the existence of these pieces of art to which we bear witness with our eyes.
Therefore, we remember some proponents of atheism as saying “There is no art! No order! But Chaos!” in order to become one step closer to logic and reason. At that point, maybe they are closer to reason, according to their understanding, because, it is not possible not to accept the existence of Allah and Hereafter while accepting the existence of the art and order at the same time.
When we look at this world where we live, what do we see? Do we suppose that “everything acts in a chaotic way randomly, nothing has any ulterior meaning other than itself, everything comes into existence as it is and happens and ends on its own”? Anyone who sees it this way and supposes like that, of course, can’t comprehend either the Creator or the truth of eternal life necessitated by Him. However, although it is so apparent that this is not the case, what can be said to someone who wants to see it this way?
If a person, leads his life by comparisons made through similarities that he sees by looking at the matter and objects that he sees every day and at the functioning of these matters and objects and who creates the whole of his perception of the world through logical inferences and observation of events taking place around him, and then denies the obvious truths again presented with comparisons and inferences made from the material world, isn’t that person a hopeless case- as long as he does not give up this attitude?
What kind of an attitude does this person, who is objecting to the use of the fundamental facts ever known in making conclusions in an issue, is showing by closing his eyes to reality with a psychology of self-deception?
How could an intellect, who knows without any doubt that a school, a palace or a hotel, that he sees on his way, could not function on its own, conclude that this palace of cosmos, which necessitates much more sumptuous and deliberate techniques of management started to work in an orderly way on its own and continue to do so without any interruption for billions of years? Although it is very low, the probability that this hotel or palace that he sees from a distance could have taken this form, in some way on its own as a result of coincidence is mathematically possible.
On the other hand, anybody who is rational, know well that, under the practical conditions of life, there is no possibility of the realization of such a probability for a structure that works smoothly in front of everybody.
Then, why such a probability could be regarded as possible when it comes to world and cosmos? Which one is pompous and sublime? A palace made by human beings? Or the universe? Which one is more difficult to create? This one or that one?
What kind of reality is cosmos, for which Math has declared the impossibility of coming into existence coincidentally? All matter and objects declare that they are employed under the rule and the management of a majestic performance that is impossible to deny as a result of their wonderful conditions and the continuous and regular fulfillment of impossible duties that they have assumed.
The position of the sun, the duties of the moon, the formation of the seasons and the display and removal of various wonderful formations, of short duration, on the surface of the earth and similar activities… Anyone who is fair and who has a conscious would be respectful, having faced this magnificent picture, and would compulsorily accept that these amazing works are so important as not to be belittled and seen as ordinary.
(There are 10 million different species of living things. To someone who is not suprized by this fact, at least we can say: “Have a heart!” What else can be said to somebody thinking this way? Whereas, the same person would be surprised and amazed by man-made works, which are simpler and made on a much smaller scale. Certainly, the fact that such a man despises and sees as ordinary the events happening in the nature is something that couldn’t be explained by reason but rather with a state of ill spirit.)
Now, there are two options. Either he could think that these are happening as a result of coincidence or he would admit that despite these things could happen as result of chance at the beginning, they are so complex and mind-bending works that it is not possible to maintain their continuation by chance and that there is a hidden Maker of these works behind the veils.
Therefore, the truth of the existence of a majestic power, rule and sovereignty should compulsorily be accepted.
Now let us think again. While everything disappears and vanishes off, and this world is not lasting and it does not stay as it is, what would these Sublime Kingdoms, which is itself eternal, like to do? What does it necessitate? Would it be worthy of this Majestic Power, who displays Himself with His works and establishes and makes his existence accepted everywhere and enforce His rule everywhere if this world and the material universe, which do not stay but go away, which break down and decay, which are unstable and mortal were places where He could display Himself and show the greatness of His Splendour?
Would it be ever appropriate if these short-lived creatures would be the conscious and serious ones addressed by Him? While the truth of this infinite sovereignty imposes itself all over the universe and it shows its rule everywhere, it would not be possible that He would suffice with displaying Himself only over this ephemeral material world and with sticking Himself around these mortals. Therefore, a healthy mind would never deem it likely that this infinite, eternal Kingdom could ever choose this ephemeral world as its center of management.
Just like the example of Caravanserai mentioned in the text of Treatise, a quiet lot of expense has been made for this World where those who leave, never come back and those who come never stay, and it has been decorated in a magnificent and beautiful way like a showcase.
However, this place is continuously broken down and replaced and new people are placed; and it appears as a meaningless and merciless situation where these people enjoy it for a very short time and then they are also thrown out.
The only way out of this paradoxical situation and only explanation of this meaningless circumstance is,
To conclude that this place is used as a temporary hospice and that its Owner will open new exhibition places in a new and permanent location and will provide excellent treatments.
What we have written in this section could only be an invitation and a key for you to enter through the gate of the mysterious and magnificent truths which are provided in the text of Treatise. Therefore, we stop here and suggest that you read “Sixth Truth” again and again for the real and excellent declaration of this deep reality.