• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Existance of God

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Existence of God Many people over time have tried to prove the existence of God in many ways, from Religious Scholars to Philosophers, and even regular folks like you and I. In this essay, I hope to show why belief in the existence God is a reasonable position to hold and also show how people's belief about God varies. Muslims are theists and believe in one God, whom they believe to be the Creator. Islam is a monotheistic religion therefore Monotheists accept this concept. Other monotheistic religions include Judaism and Christianity. Polytheists reject this belief and believe in more than one God, where as atheists decline the existence of God completely. Monotheistic faiths, such as Islam and Christianity believe in one God. They are similar to each other in ways, but do still stand differently with their beliefs. The main differences between these two religions are their beliefs about God. ...read more.

Middle

They sometimes draw pictures or make statues of their vision of God to make themselves feel closer to him/her. Hinduism's Supreme God Shiva In the modern world this is known as idolatry. This differs from Islam, because in Islam you can't bring an image to God, because He is transcendent and far beyond human thought. Muslims also consider idolatry to be a form of blasphemy or the Arabic word 'shirk'. To Muslims shirk is an unforgivable sin as stated in the Quran: Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to which He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. (4:48) Surah An-Nisa There are many people in the world that don't believe in god, they are known to be atheists. Different people don't believe in God for different reasons. ...read more.

Conclusion

God is all-powerful and the creator of everything in the universe. He has always been, and He always will be. He is everlasting. We cannot see God, but we can see His creation and His magnificence. Our hearts tell us he is there because He loves us. We can feel Him if we truly try to do so. God is everywhere in His knowledge, as mentioned in the Quran: To Allah belong the east and the West: Whithersoever ye turn; there is the presence of Allah. For Allah is all-Pervading, all-Knowing." (2:115) Surah Baqarah The existence of God is a very big subject indeed and this essay only covers a small portion of the topic. There is a lot about it that we do not know and of the things we do know people continue to debate. I think God exists, there's enough evidence in this world to show this. And as I've said before 'belief in the existence God' is a very reasonable position to hold. God is one. God exists. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Islamiyat Notes. Major teaching in the hadiths of the Prophet

    Muslims had to fight against them at Nihawand in 21 AH/642 AD. A battle took place in which 30,000 Muslims defeated 60,000 Persians. The Persian king Yazdgard fled from the battle field. It was the last battle against the Persians which sealed the fate of Persian Empire and the whole of Persia came under Muslim rule.

  2. Islamiyat Notes. Surah al Anaam (Ch. 6 : Vs. 101-103)These verses of Surah al ...

    The Quran says, "And Remember Ibrahim was tried by his Lord with certain commands which he fulfilled. He said, 'I will make you an Imam to the people.'" (Ch 2: Vs 124) Ibrahim's adoration of heavenly bodies does not mean that he worshipped them instead; it shows that he pondered over them and realized they were not worthy worship.

  1. Religious Studies-Unit K

    Muslims believe that God is merciful and compassionate. He has not just left humans alone in the world to get on with things. He has sent prophets with holy books to show them how to live their lives and his justice means that they will only be judged on how far they have followed the teachings of the prophets and holy books.

  2. Describe the main features of a specific mosque:

    It is the seat executive power. * He issued legal decrees and developed Shariah law there. It is the Supreme Court. * He issued social decrees. It is the social centre of the community. * The prophet established the Muslim community and strengthens its bond in the mosque.

  1. Islam and human relations

    The actually ceremony is quite simple. The couple declare to their witnesses that they are marrying of their own free will and then special vows are often made such as that they will try to make their marriage an act of submission to Allah.

  2. Miracles of Jesus

    (Quran 19:30-33) The table full of food In the fifth chapter of the Quran, "The Table Laden with Food" - named after this miracle of Jesus, God narrates how the disciples of Jesus

  1. The Islamic concept of God makes no sense

    The Christian God and the Muslim God are different. Allah has many names and some are human terms which is considered to be shirk but the Christian God is not like that and is more straight forward.

  2. The beliefs and practices of Christianity and Muslims

    Mohammed was the founder of the religion of Islam. Christians Holy book is Bible. In Islam?s religion Quran is their Holy Book. To pray Christian people go to Church. To pray to Allah Muslims go to Mosque. The Main Symbol of the Christian faith is cross, on which Jesus was Crucified.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work