Fundamentals of Islam

Lesson five

Signs of God

All signs and qualities that give a person greatness and power and eliminate all needs and shortcomings from him are called signs of perfection. For example, such qualities as knowledge and wisdom remove ignorance from the owner of knowledge and wisdom and eliminate the lack (i.e. ignorance). The one who is weak and weak is also endowed with a defect, and the signs of strength and power eliminate his lack, and the Lord, the Creator of the worlds, possesses all these qualities of perfection and is devoid of any shortcomings, pure and blameless. The one who eliminates all the needs of the world of being and bestows all the blessings and perfections of the world, namely the Lord God, must himself possess all the qualities of perfection. For it is absolutely inconceivable that someone could endow others with the qualities of perfection and would not own them himself. It is like the illiterate could teach literacy to the illiterate. Now let's take a closer look at this issue.

The Lord is wise, almighty and alive

The qualities and symptoms of the Lord can be known by observing the beings He has created. For, the vast world of being, in which everything is clearly placed in its place and all beings are created with all their specific features and criteria, is the greatest proof that its Creator and Creator has knowledge, wisdom and power. This amazing structure and order that dominates the world of being is evidence that its Creator is aware of the secrets and secrets of all beings, the factors of their existence and death, the conditions of life and death, and creates each creation with his comprehensive and perfect wisdom.

If we think about the qualities of wisdom and power of the Creator of the worlds, then we can realize his other qualities, namely, that he is alive. For the essential quality of knowledge and power is life. Anyone endowed with wisdom and power must necessarily be alive.

The Lord Almighty in his syllable (Quran) presents himself endowed with all the qualities of perfection, namely, that he is wise, omnipotent and alive and devoid of any shortcomings, needs, pure and blameless:

"Verily, Allah is Aware of every thing knowing!"

"Verily, Allah is almighty over every thing powerful!"

"He is eternally alive and there is no Allah besides Him"

As mentioned above, the world of Creation with all its secrets and secrets quite clearly proves the wisdom and power of the Creator of the worlds, but we do not understand the degree of wisdom and power and His other qualities, because the level of our thinking is limited and we are not able to know the essence of the truth or the qualities of the Lord the supreme, unlimited in every sense. Yes, the thought of any person, no matter how high it takes off, is not able to rise above this infinitely high and impregnable fortress. We are not able and even have no task to comprehend the essence of the truth and the quality of the Lord Supreme. Naturally, we can and what is required of us - through scrupulous studies in the world of Creation and evidence of divine greatness, to comprehend the existence of Allah and his qualities. As for the essence of the truth and the qualities of Allah, they will never be revealed to us and we should not even rely on it is, for as our religious leaders said: "All that we can imagine in our minds is not God, it is only a figment of our imagination and returns to ourselves."

God is Hearing and Seeing

Hearing and seeing is in the sense that he hears and sees. This concept means that the Lord Supreme sees everything and hears everything, sees everyone and hears all beings.

The means for seeing and hearing in humans and animals are eyes and ears, but when we say that the Lord sees and hears, this does not mean that he has eyes and ears. This means that the Lord Almighty is aware of everything seen and heard, and it is quite clear that his knowledge and wisdom in order to see and hear do not need eyes and ears.

Imam Sadik (DBM) says about this: - If we say that God is seeing and hearing, this does not mean that He sees and hears like us with eyes and ears, he sees without eyes and hears without ears.

Now you can ask the question, "What evidence does God see and hear?" The answer to this question is very simple, for we have realized that the Lord has infinite knowledge and is aware of everything, and the necessary means to knowledge is the need to see everything and hear everything.

Therefore, in order to prove these two qualities (seeing and hearing) there is no need for separate proofs. In addition, as we noted above, the Lord of the worlds must have all the qualities of perfection and be devoid of any shortcomings, and to see and hear in the named concept means the presence of a kind of perfection and the absence of shortcomings.