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Q6. GOD IS IN EACH AND EVERY THING, GOD IS IN GOAT, IN AIR, IN FIRE. DOES ISLAM BELIEVE THE SAME? IF NOT, THEN WHY? WHAT’S WRONG IN THIS?

Q. (from a slip by Swati. S. Malik – She is an Engineer). As you mentioned in your talk, that Hindus say Sun, Moon, Snake, and Monkey is, God. Basically, it's not like that – we Hindus don’t believe that the above-mentioned things are God – But we believe that God is everywhere. God is in each and everything, God is in goat, God is in the air, in the fire. Does Islam believe the same? If not, then why? What’s wrong with this?

A. (Dr Zakir): The question posed was that they believe that the Moon the, Sun, the trees they aren't God… but God is present everywhere. Since God is present everywhere, …therefore we worship it. What does Islam believe? The Holy Qur’an says that ‘wherever you turn your face, you will find Allah Subhan Wa Taala – Allah is everywhere. But what does it mean? Are you talking – ‘Allah is present physically?’ 1st question is- ‘Is Allah physical?’ When Qur’an says Allah is everywhere – Do you mean to say physical? My question is… ‘What do you mean Allah is everywhere? Is it physical?’.If physical – If you believe Allah is physical, then you should be able to see Him.

No eye can see Allah Subuhana Wa Taala – It's not physical. The knowledge of Allah is everywhere…the knowledge of Allah is everywhere – Allah has power over all things – But physically, He is not everywhere. First of all – is God physical?. So, therefore, the Qur’an gives the logic in Surah Shura, Ch. 42, Verse No.11, (Arabic)…. There is nothing unto Him – Nothing like whatever unto Him. So if you give physical natures to God that’s the reason you worship the ‘idol’.

So I am telling you – the moment you worship the Sun, do you mean to say ‘God is only there, and nowhere else?’ So even if I agree with you – ‘OK, you say God is everywhere – For the sake of argument I agree’. But then you are worshipping only a small part of God – The tree – very small in the whole universe … speck.. That means indirectly you are saying, ‘God is so small – Only in the tree, only in the snake’. So therefore if you have to worship – Worship the true God Almighty.

Even though His knowledge is present everywhere, He is present everywhere – not in the physical form.

Hope that answers the question.

Source : Dr.Zakir Naik

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