In the religion of Islam, when we say what we do not have answers to everything divine, we do not mean to say these things are illogical.

If we say we do not have answers to who created God, it does not make the idea of God or an originator illogical. In fact, the premise of a Creator is based on logic – for this to be, that must have.

If we say that by our inherent intelligence, we may not be able to fully grasp the idea of humans given Freewill and will account for their actions even though all had been predetermined, it may sound paradoxical but not in itself illogical. In the context of Predeterminism, we have witnessed occurrences whether it be good or bad that we cannot explain, some say it is fate, others say it is mother nature. In the context of accounting for Freewill, not only have we humans developed and analyzed consequentlist ideas, human governments limit human freedom with liberty and could punish them for certain acts even though they are free-willed by inherence.

In another vein, we have seen in other belief systems where the incomprehensibility of God is premised on illogicality.

They say God is three in one, yet, he is one. It is said by them that the Father is God, the son is God and the holy spirit is God, yet the father is not the son, the son is not the holy spirit and the holy spirit is not the father, albeit, these three are one. This is said to be incomprehensible as God’s way isn’t same as man’s.

It is also said by that that man sinned against God, this God came to earth to die did the sins man committed against him out of his loving nature. This God in John 3:16 sent his only begotten son who is himself God who came down in human flesh, cried to God who is himself but not himself in Mark 15:34. This same God rose to himself but not himself to sit at the right hand side of himself but not himself.

These sayings are preposterous, and preposterousness by default is incomprehensible. Thus, these ideas of God’s incomprehensibility as expressed in these belief systems are illogical and do not necessarily reflect God’s nature.

That we cannot fully comprehend God’s nature is not an invite to portray God as a two-sided triangle or a round square.

In the Qur’an, Allah tells us of his nature and asks,

“Do you not reason?

This call to reason explains why Islam encapsulates intellectualism, logic and enlightenment.

Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman


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