Saturday, November 12, 2011

Where is Allah Ta'ala?

Where is Allah?

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. Then the Barber said, "Young man, you will look smart with your beard off, do you want me to remove it?". Politely he told the Barber, 'It is a sunnah(practice)of my Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Allah would love that I follow His Messengers (pbuh)noble example. The Barber raised his voice and said:"I don't believe that Allah exists."

"Why do you say that?" asked the customer. "Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that Allah doesn't exist. Tell me, if Allah exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children?

If Allah existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving Allah who would allow all of these things."The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.

Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt.

The customer turned back and entered the barbershop again and he said to the barber:"You know what? Barbers do not exist."

"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber."I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!

"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."

"Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me."

"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! Allah, too, DOES exist! That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

Allah does indeed exist and we need to turn to Him to acquire universal peace and happiness.

Allah Ta'ala says:

"Whithersoever ye turn, there is the presence of Allah. For Allah is all-Pervading, all-Knowing." (Quran:2:115)

"If you love Allâh, then follow me(Muhammad), Allâh will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful"(Quran3:31).