|Posted on July 12, 2013 at 2:50 PM|
If God could be seen in this life, the tests of this life would be pointless. What makes this life a real test is the fact that we are obliged to believe in Allah without actually seeing Him. If Allah were visible, everyone would believe in Him and all that the prophets taught. In fact, man would end up like angels, in total obedience to Allah. Because Allah made man to be higher than the angels, whose beliefs in Allah was without choice, man’s choice of belief over disbelief had to be in a situation where Allah’s existence could be questioned. Thus, Allah has kept himself hidden from mankind and will continue to do so until the last day.
Written by Dr Bilal Philips in his book “The Fundamentals of Tawheed (Islamic Monotheism)”
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