دار نيـقـوسـيــا

The Bedouin and the Existence of Allah

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Imam Ahmad Ibn Muhammad al-Maqqarial-Tilimsani al-Andalusi (d. 1041/1631) writes in Kitab Nafh al-Tib:

Arabic:

قيل لأعرابي بم عرفت ربك فقال البعرة تدل على البعير والروث يدل على الحمير وآثار الأقدام تدل على المسير فسماء ذات أبراج وبحار ذات أمواج أما يدل ذلك على العليم القدير

Translation:

“A Bedouin was asked: how do you know your Lord exists? He replied: “Camel dung indicates camels, donkey dung indicates donkeys and footprints indicate travel. So the sky, with its constellations and the seas with its waves, do not these indicate the All-Knowing, the All-Powerful?”[1]

Notes:

  • There are traces, marks or signatures that mark the existence of Allah.
  • The imprint of Allah is in his creation much like the designer and manufacture imprint (whether stylistic or numerical) on a specific product.
  • There are indications that the Creator Allah (swt) exists through evidence…

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