Thursday, April 2, 2015

Why God chooses to remain hidden?

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In a discussion about using the term God and agreeing on a common definition, in search of the origin, the Theory of Everything, I suggested: 

Why not define God as the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe and Everything Else that is or may exist? The raison d'ĂȘtre of everything? The unanswerable and unexplainable first reason? Who chooses to remain hidden but Whose presence cannot be denied? The question that nobody can begin to answer?! 

B replied: OK. We might be able to explain why "he chooses to remain hidden", once we agree on some definition and axioms.

My Response: 
My favourite text does contain some clues such as:  
1. that God is the 'noor' [guiding light?, spiritual light?, * ??? ] of the Heavens and Earth; 
2. vision perceives Him not but He perceives all [ ]; 
3. that when Moses asked to see God, he was told that if the mountain can bear to see God, then perhaps Moses might be able to see God [ ];  
4. it is not for any 'bashr' [mortal?] to communicate with God except by revelation or from behind a veil or through a messenger []  
5. and that God's command descends through the entire creation, and He has encompassed everything in His knowledge [ ]

And why nobody can answer? Simply because God is not like anything else [ ] 

* And why we should not speculate:  
[Al-Qur’an 16:74, translator: Sahih International] So do not assert similarities to Allah . Indeed, Allah knows and you do not know.

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