3 – Islamic Proofs for Ruboobiyyah
Creation and its Signs
There are only roughly 5 ayaat in the Quran are directed towards those who reject the existence of Allah, compared to hundreds of ayaat to mushrikeen and ahlul Kitab. This is because those who reject that they have a Creator have reached the height of arrogance in their beliefs.
Every object has a creator.
“Were they created of nothing, or were they themselves the creators? Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay they have not firm belief.” (Toor 52:35-36)
“This is the Creation of Allah. Now show me that which those (you worship) beside Him have created. Nay, but the wrong-doers are in manifest error!” (Luqmaan 31:11).
“O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it (carefully): Verily! Those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create (even) a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatched away a thing from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought.” (Hajj 22:73).
Creation means to bring out of nothing. Even in modern science with cloning, they cannot create out of nothing.
Signs of the creation also testify to there being a Creator.
“In the creation of the heavens and the earth, the alternation of night and day, the ships that roam the ocean for the benefit of the people, the water that Allah sends down from the sky to revive dead land and to spread in it all kinds of creatures, the manipulation of the winds, and the clouds that are placed between the sky and the earth, there are sufficient proofs for people who understand.” (Al-Baqarah, 2: 164)
There are numerous ayaat showing the signs of Allah in the creation.
“Such is the natural instinct placed into the people by Allah.” (Ar-Room, 30:30)
“Every child is born upon fitrah, then it is his parents who make him Jewish, or Christian, or Magian (Zoroastrian), just as an animal delivers a perfect baby animal; do you find it mutilated?” (Al-Bukhari)
“And (remember) when your Lord summoned all the descendants of Adam, and had them bear witness for themselves: ‘Am I not your Lord?’ They all said, ‘Yes. We bear witness.’” (Al-A’raaf, 7:172)
The fitrah includes the innate goodness that is in mankind, and it comes from the meethaq (covenant)
It was reported that Ibn Abbas (radhi Allâhu anhu) narrated: The Messenger of Allâh (sallAllâhu alaihi wa-sallam) related:
“(When Allâh created Adam (alaihis-salâm) Allâh took covenant from him in a place Na’mân on the day of Arafat, then He extracted from him all the descendants who would be born until the end of the world, generation after generation, and spread them out in front of Him in order to take a covenant from them also. He spoke to them face to face saying:
“Am I not your Lord?”
and they all replied: ‘Yes, we testify to it’. Allâh then explained why He had all of mankind bear witness that He was their Creator and only true God worthy of worship. He said:
“That was in case you (mankind) should say on the Day of Resurrection, ‘Surely, we were unaware of this. We had no idea that You, Allâh, were our Lord. No one told us that we were only supposed to worship You.”
[(Sahîh by Shaikh al-Albanî in Silsilah al-Ahâdîth as-Sahîhah vol: 4, no: 1623]
The memory of the covenant has been erased, but we have been given an innate nature to replace it. The fitrah is the remnants of the meethaq. It is because of this that mankind agrees on the general morality of things like killing and stealing. Everyone knows it is bad. Everyone looks up to goodnesss. There are no differences of opinions on this in the civilizations. Even in a society where adultery is widespread and ‘normal’ they still look up to those who do not perform this except within the bounds of marriage.
This is our most underused weapon in making dawah.
The best example of fitrah without Islam is the Prophet (saw) before the revelation of Islam.
Innate Feeling of Helplessness
“And when affliction touches a man, he calls on Us, whether lying on his side or sitting or standing; but when We remove his affliction from him, he passes on as though he had never called on Us on account of an affliction that touched him.” (Younus, 10:12)
See you not that the ships sail through the sea by Allah’s Grace? that He may show you of His Signs? Verily, in this are signs for every patient, grateful (person). And when a wave covers them like shades (i.e. like clouds or the mountains of seawater), they invoke Allah, making their invocations for Him only. But when He brings them safe to land, there are among them those that stop in the middle, between (Belief and disbelief). But none denies Our Signs except every perfidious ungrateful. (Luqmaan 31:31-32)
Sending of Prophets and Books
This is more of a logical proof. Just the fact that there exist people claiming to be prophets, and coming with miracles and revelation shows that Allah exists and sent down revelation.