Quora Answer: What is the Most Convincing Verse in the Qur’an about the Existence of God?

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ 

The following is my answer to a Quora question: “What is the most convincing verse in the Qur’an about the Existence of God? 

Personally, I do not think any one verse is more convincing than the other.  This is a matter of preference and connection.  No one is in need of reading the Qur’an to conclude that there is a God. That is a philosophical exercise and emotive experience: one either concludes there is no God, or that we are part of something greater.  The Qur’an was Sent to Affirm belief, not create it.  Within Islam, we are all born upon fithrah, the natural disposition to recognise the Divine.  That is why Surah al-Baqarah begins: 

سُوۡرَةُ البَقَرَة

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

الٓمٓ (١) ذَٲلِكَ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبُ لَا رَيۡبَ‌ۛ فِيهِ‌ۛ هُدً۬ى لِّلۡمُتَّقِينَ (٢) 

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Alif Lam Mim.  This is the Book; in it, is Guidance sure, without doubt, to those who recognise Allah. (Surah al-Baqarah:1-2) 

If you did not recognise the Divine prior to reading the Qur’an, it is only a book.  And if you find your God, then this is the key to Creation.


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