Should we believe in God blindly?



Hope you are doing good. Should existence of God accepted with close eyes (blind faith) or the other way?


Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

Wa alaikum us salam wa Rahmatullah

Belief in God must not be with closed eyes. It should be with open eyes and clear logical arguments. The Quran clearly requires us to believe in God based on sound logical arguments. He has reminded us again and again to use our intellect. It is the only and only the intellect by which we can reach at the conclusion of believing in God. Some verses are:

إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ وَالْفُلْكِ الَّتِي تَجْرِي فِي الْبَحْرِ بِمَا يَنفَعُ النَّاسَ وَمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ مِنْ السَّمَاءِ مِنْ مَاءٍ فَأَحْيَا بِهِ الأَرْضَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهَا وَبَثَّ فِيهَا مِنْ كُلِّ دَابَّةٍ وَتَصْرِيفِ الرِّيَاحِ وَالسَّحَابِ الْمُسَخَّرِ بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالأَرْضِ لآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَعْقِلُونَ۔

Surely, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, in the alternation of the night and the day, in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind, in the rain which Allah sends down from the skies, with which He revives the earth after its death and spreads in it all kinds of animals, in the change of the winds and the clouds between the sky and the earth that are made subservient, there are signs for rational people. (2:164)

وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ اتَّبِعُوا مَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ قَالُوا بَلْ نَتَّبِعُ مَا أَلْفَيْنَا عَلَيْهِ آبَاءَنَا أَوَلَوْ كَانَ آبَاؤُهُمْ لا يَعْقِلُونَ شَيْئاً وَلا يَهْتَدُونَ۔

When it is said to them: “Follow what Allah has revealed.” They reply: “Nay! We will follow what our forefathers practiced.” Well! Even if their forefathers had no sense at all and lacked guidance? (2:170)

قَدْ بَيَّنَّا لَكُمْ الآيَاتِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ۔

We have clarified the signs for you, if you think logically. (3:118)

إِنَّ شَرَّ الدَّوَابِّ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ الصُّمُّ الْبُكْمُ الَّذِينَ لا يَعْقِلُونَ۔ 

For the worst animals in the sight of Allah are those deaf and dumb people who do not use common sense. (8:22)

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Muhammad Mubashir Nazir

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