Channel: Yusuf Estes
Series: Yusuf Estes - Beauties Of Islam
Nineteenth episode in Beauties of Islam series by Yusuf Estes.
Episode Title : Why we are here, What is the purpose behind everything.
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah and welcome to this episode of beauties of Islam. I'm used to press this. And for the next few minutes, I'd like to talk to you about one of the biggest of the beauties of Islam, that has struck me as being probably the best of answers to the human being. When when people come to this point or conjunction in their life, and they say,
Why are we here?
How did we get here?
What's it all about?
And what is the purpose of my life? And that's what we want to talk about, on this episode of the beauties of Islam.
What is the purpose behind everything?
First and foremost is to establish that there is a God. Now we have done a number of programs about that, to prove even scientifically beyond any shadow of a doubt, a lie exists.
There have been scientists who have also come to this same conclusion. But then there are always going to be those who will say that, yes, but according to my logic, I don't understand. I don't see how you can believe in a God, according to my logic.
In our other programs, we've discussed this too. But human logic only goes so far, according to the human logic. Just 500 years ago, most of Europe was convinced the earth was flat.
They didn't know that the Quran had already said it was round 1400 years ago.
But what about 2000 years ago? What did the people think about the earth?
Human logic, you look straight out and the earth looks flat. You don't really see the curve. Do you know you don't?
So how far can you go with human logic?
And stop and think about this.
According to our logic, if we had to use just this and not know some of the scientific discoveries, there are a lot of things that will just wouldn't work. I remember Okay, for instance, when I was going to school, many years ago, they told us according to the aerodynamics of the beach, now we're talking about a honey bee, you know,
little bee, right? Naco, they call him an Arabic. And this little guy is got a fat kind of big, and he has Tiny Wings on him.
And they said, according to their logic, according to the aerodynamics, that they understood a flight.
The beat can't fly,
said the beat can't fly, I was a little boy, I was thinking, the beat can't fly according to your books. According to your teaching, according to your aerodynamic design, a beat can't fly, I said, it's a good thing to be can't read. Because if he read the book and found out he couldn't fly it have to walk all the flowers.
Human logic, human logic is nothing more than a reflection of the current mode of thought of the day.
People at the time of Plato and Socrates and the great thinkers of old also thought that they knew everything there was to know about everything.
But if you want to insist on human logic, I will allow that in our conversation simply because it's logical. And at the same time, I'm gonna ask you a question. Who is it? In fact, in the very beginning that came out with this concept of logic anyway? Human logic, the brain, the way we rationalize things, the way we understand things came about from who? the very people I just mentioned, Socrates, Plato, those thinkers, and guess what? You want to accept that? Do you accept it? Yes. Yeah, they came out there were the great thinkers, they were the great theologians good. Did you know that each and every one of them came to the conclusion there is God.
So you want to talk about that? They said it. The people that you're thinking are so great, so brainy, so brilliant.
According to their rules of testable evidence, God exists.
Now, what are you gonna say now? So it wouldn't be logical now for you to deny that what if you're gonna say I use logic? My logic says God exists. Now, what are you gonna say?
that there was an incident of a professor who insisted to his students, there is no God. He can say there's no God, there's no God.
When they said, Why, because most of them they believe somewhere Jewish, some are Christian. Some are Muslims.
He said, If I don't see it, if I don't hear it, if I can't feel it, if I can't taste it, if I can't smell it, it doesn't exist.
And if it doesn't exist, I don't believe in it. It's as simple as that.
One of the students tried to argue with him about it. It was saying, Well, God is something beyond that. You have to have faith, you have to believe. And he said, Why? Why should I believe how how? The boys who I don't know, but we just have to believe he said, sit down. Another boy stood up and he said, Listen, as Muslims, you know, we believe but we have proof at the same time. He said, proof, What proof do you have? He said, By knowing what God has done and what he's doing, we know he exists. He said, What What are you talking about? He said, Sir, can you see electricity?
Well, no, but it still exists.
True, sir. He said, Are you able to hear everything you said? Yes. You said, Wait a minute. Aren't there sounds that some animals hear that we can't hear? Well, yes. Okay. Now there's two things. One, you can't see one you can't hear. But you still believe in it, don't you? Well, yeah, but I have I have evidence. I have scientific evidence. Okay. Okay. Now as good another thing, sir. Is there such a thing as heat? Said, of course, everybody knows there's heat. And we measured as bt use British thermal units. He said, Sir, is there such a thing as cold?
said, yes, there's such a thing as cold. said, Sir, there's not such a thing as cold. There is no cold. What? What are you talking about? I'm sure you'd like to know the answer to that, too. So when we come back from the break, let's find out what the student meant when he said there's no such thing as cold. And then find out how that relates to the rationality human, and how we can prove there's God right here on beauty savvy, slam, sit tight, we'll be right back. Bismillah Alhamdulillah, we're back and you're watching the beauties of Islam. When we went to the break, I was telling you a story, a story about a professor and some of his students. The students are
believers, Christians, Jews and Muslims, but the professor's the atheists, he doesn't believe anything. And he keeps talking about his rational mind. His logic is common sense. And he's insisting that there's no God, based on all of this.
In the discussion, though, one of the students, one of the Muslim students actually asked him to reconsider some of the things he's saying. Because the professor says, If I don't hear it, I don't see it. I don't smell it. I don't taste it. I don't feel it. I don't imagine it doesn't exist.
The student asked him though, what about electricity? Do you see electricity? No, but it exists? Oh, yeah, you can see the effects of it. True.
And what about sounds that animals hear that we don't hear? They're still there, even though you don't hear? Well? Yeah.
But then he asked him a question about heat. He said, Yes, heat exists, we can feel heat. He said, What about cold? He said, Of course there's cold. He said, Hold on.
Actually, there's no such thing as cold. What? That's when the professor starts to get really crazy. So are you nuts? Of course, there's cold, don't you know what it is to be cold, you go outside, and it's cold outside. And he said, Sir, that's a concept that we have of our feelings of our skin temperature. But in fact, there's no such thing as cold there is only the existence of heat, because there's an absolute for cold 452 degrees Kelvin. And below that there isn't anything colder. That's absolute. From that we add to it and go up degree by degree by degree until you get as hot as you want to go and you can have heat mega heat and it can go on and on. But there's no such thing as
cold heat, or the absence of heat.
fessor didn't say a word.
And the student said Sir, is there such thing as light? He said, Are you crazy? Of course there's light Look around you how do you see me right now if you don't know about light? He said your rights are there is light.
Is there such a thing as darkness? He said, Where are you going with this? What are you wasting my time? Of course there's darkness. said no, there's not. What
if you turn off all the lights and the sun's not up? You're gonna be in the dark Yes or no? Sir. There actually is no such thing as darkness. There is light. But when there is no light, we call it darkness.
you can bring light
In all forms, you can have candle light, light from a match flashlight. You can have megawatts of light, big lights of all kinds. But when you have no light at all, you call it darkness. But in reality, it's still nothing more than what? absence of light.
The professor says.
Yes, but still I don't see your point. He said, Okay, listen.
You're saying because you don't see something, you don't hear it. You don't smell it? You don't taste that you don't feel it. You don't imagine it doesn't exist. He said, That's right. And that's what I believe in. I'm always gonna believe that. Okay.
Sir, has anybody ever seen your brain?
heard your brain? smelled your brain tasted your brain or felt your brain?
No, of course not. He said, then, sir, according to your own rules of testable evidence.
You don't have a brain.
And this is what happens. You see, when a human being tries to take their logic too far, because in fact, it's only Allah who has all knowledge. And Allah gives us from that knowledge, and he takes away from that knowledge.
When you're born, you start out zero, and the law begins to give you knowledge. And if you don't, that you're the product of generations upon generations of people learning by trial and error, that's totally and completely incorrect.
That would be like thinking that we have to reinvent the wheel every generation.
We do learn from past mistakes, we do learn what's in front of us to take advantage of it.
But just as we would not accept it, you have to reinvent the wheel in every generation. You also don't have to reinvent thinking.
There's so much more about this subject. We've got a website all about this. And on the website, you can watch scientists, nine different scientists who were exposed to the teachings of Islam. They understood the Koran, and then applied these teachings to their own particular disciplines of science. And they each one concluded, just as the great philosophers of logic did centuries ago, there must be a god. And you can see those videos on our website at beauties of islam.com. Till next time, peace, peace be upon you, Solomonic.