Ibn Sina’s Proof of God

How did Avicenna (Ibn Sina) ‘prove’ God exists?

“The full argument is a bit complicated, but here is a somewhat simplified version. Avicenna’s proof actually has nothing to do with design, he doesn’t need the idea that the universe is intelligently put together. Instead, he argues from the idea that the things we see around us are ‘contingent’ or merely ‘possible’.

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Meaningful Action in a Helpless World

“Everything you do without remembering God is useless.”

The world is a scary place. So much is happening beyond our control, it’s easy to feel paralysed by helplessness. It’s with this that I turned to a trusted friend and teacher for advice; what can we meaningfully do to change things?

His answer shocked me. He had read the undertones of my question. It wasn’t that I didn’t know what to do; it was that I subconsciously believed it wouldn’t do anything!

Fes #3: Popular Song

In Morocco, they often turn their duas into poems. I remember asking a brother for dua before iftar and he and all around him broke out into a song. The song, as powerful as it is beautiful, becomes widespread amongst the people just as music does today. The result: thousands upon thousands of people across…

Fes #1: Intention

Just over a year ago, I made my first ever “impulse” buy; 2 return tickets to Fes. I remember thinking it would be a useful opportunity to reflect on life and decide what to do next. At the time, I had just been given approval for a Sabbatical from work as I needed some time out to begin what has become the Centre for Islam and Medicine. I had been reading books on the Little did I know how much the coming journey would have an impact on my life.

The proof that God exists

The Kalaam Cosmological Argument – argued by Imam Ghazali over 900 years ago. A logical and irrefutable proof for the existence of God. Till today, no one has disproved it. All they do is postulate other theories… This particular video explains it in a more empirical fashion, using the observations around us. I prefer the…

Mortality

Last Sunday we received news of the passing of our dear uncle Imtiaz Ansari, may Allah have mercy on his soul. He was the kindest of men with the purest heart of all those I knew, embodying the highest of prophetic character. He exemplified the meaning of brotherhood in Islam, embracing anyone in the community with…

Faith

This was literally the thing I needed to read at this moment… the hard thing now is trying to internalise it – Ya Allah! ‘As I look back on my life, I realise that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good; I was actually being re-directed to something better. You must…