Proof 04

Proofs from the Holy Quran of the Existence of God — A Summary of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s Arguments

Edited and translated by Imam Kalamazad Mohammed

The fourth proof is in the following verses of the Holy Quran:

And that to thy Lord is the goal: And that He it is Who makes (men) laugh and makes (them) weep. And that He it is Who causes death and gives life. And that He creates pairs, the male and the female, from the small life-germ when it is adapted” (53:42–46).

In these verses, Allah, Most High, draws man’s attention to the fact that for every action there is a doer just as it is also essential for there to be a worker for every task. Thus, if we should ponder over the whole of creation, our investigation will lead us to discover that to God, Most High, is the final end of all things and it is only according to His direction that everything takes place. Thus, Allah, Most High, asks man to consider his original stage: how he was created from a life-germ, and if he looks back on his evolution he will see that every preceding stage of his life was one of greater weakness. So how can he be his own creator?

Without a creator, there can be no creation and man cannot be his own maker because however deeply we contemplate his condition we will find that he has progressed from a very weak and insignificant stage to his present condition. Now, since even in his present position of strength he still cannot be his creator, how could he have been so when he was in a helpless state (in his early evolution)? We are thus forced to admit that man’s Creator must be some other Being Whose powers are beyond measure and Whose omnipotence is infinite. In short, if man should ponder deeply on his steady evolutionary growth and advancement, the causes of his growth become more subtle, abstruse and infinitesimal and his contemplation finally reaches a point where all worldly knowledge and sciences confess that they cannot advance further and that they do not know why all this has come into being. That is the point where Allah’s Hand is at work behind the scene and every scientist ultimately has to bow to the fact that

to thy Lord is the ultimate goal.”

That is, the end of every single thing is to such a Being Who is beyond the intellect of the scientist to comprehend and that Being is Almighty God. This is such a powerful and significant proof that even the most ignorant of men can comprehend it.

It is related that once someone asked a Bedouin Arab what proof he had of the existence of God. He replied that there was a large heap of camel dung lying in the forest and when he saw it he said to himself that a large camel had passed that way. After having seen this large creature, how could he help concluding that there must be a Creator of such a huge beast? Indeed, this answer is a true one quite in keeping with human nature and if man were to examine the creation of these creatures, he will surely have to believe that there is a Being Who has brought all these things into existence.