Truth about scientific denial of resurrection

The atheists who deny the ‘existence of God’ and the ‘Day of Judgement’ comment that whilst living in scientific age with logical reasoning why should one believe in the life after death. It is not possible that one after death having reduced to dust particles be resurrected.

Answer: In response to such questions when people fail to understand any Islamic point, they cite science and reasoning and always harp on the same cliché: How can it be possible in the light of science and logic? This cliché is used on many occasions whether befitting or unbefitting and then people continue their conversation at their whims. So, it is always badly misused in the matters related to unseen and metaphysics.

Regarding it, a detail answer is that Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has described about the Day of Judgement with great detail and proofs that anyone having common sense can’t deny it. It is being described in few steps:

First of all the wrong belief that, ‘no one will be raised after death because once one dies everything is finished with him’, is not a new belief. During the eras of earlier Prophets and Rusul عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَام of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, they made the people of their nations understand about the Day of Judgement but they (people of their nations) uttered the same words in response.

وَ قَالُوْا مَا هِیَ اِلَّا حَیَاتُنَا الدُّنْیَا نَمُوْتُ وَ نَحْیَا وَ مَا یُهْلِكُنَاۤ اِلَّا الدَّهْرُۚ-

And they said, ‘There is nothing except our worldly life, (in which) we die and we live,
 and nothing destroys us except the time.’

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 25, Surah Al-Jaasiyah, Ayah 24)

It was claimed by unbelievers. Thereupon Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ said:

وَ مَا لَهُمْ بِذٰلِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍۚ-

And they do not have any knowledge of it.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 25, Surah Al-Jaasiyah, Ayah 24)

It means they don’t have knowledge about their claim that there is only this life, not any other life and what causes us to die is the time not anybody else.

Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ said:

اِنْ هُمْ اِلَّا یَظُنُّوْنَ(۲۴)

They make mere speculations.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 25, Surah Al-Jaasiyah, Ayah 25)

[The question is] who told them that it is the time that causes them to die and what proof do they have that God doesn’t causes them to die. Give its proof [if you have]. Therefore, He عَزَّوَجَلَّ said:

قُلْ هَاتُوْا بُرْهَانَكُمْ اِنْ كُنْتُمْ صٰدِقِیْنَ(۶۴)

Proclaim (O Beloved), ‘Bring your proof, if you are truthful!’

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 20, Surah An-Naml, Ayah 64)

Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says, people will be raised up after death on the Day of Judgement, then a question arises when bodies will be reduced to dust particles after death how these disintegrated pieces of bodies will come together and will be raised back to life again. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ Himself has mentioned this objection in Quran:

قَالَ مَنْ یُّحْیِ الْعِظَامَ وَ هِیَ رَمِیْمٌ(۷۸)

He stated, ‘Who is such that can revive the bones when they have become disintegrated?’

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 23, Surah Yaseen, Ayah 78)

Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has said:

قُلْ یُحْیِیْهَا الَّذِیْۤ اَنْشَاَهَاۤ اَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍؕ-وَ هُوَ بِكُلِّ خَلْقٍ عَلِیْمُۙﰳ(۷۹)

Say you (O Beloved), ‘The One Who created them initially will revive them,
and He is aware of all (aspects of) creation.’

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 23, Surah Yaseen, Ayah 79)

Whether to create from a drop or out of bones or from a cell presents in bones, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ knows all about it. When Allah Almighty is powerful to create a man from a drop, why can’t He bring him back to life again re-joining his scattered particles? This is the proof! In contrast of this what disbelievers claim: ‘It is the time that destroys’. Whereas it is merely a claim, not the proof of the claim, so, give a reference or any other proof if mentioned in any book or if it is any kind of observation, explain about it. On the other hand, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ puts forward a claim supported by an undeniable proof as mentioned in this way: ‘He Who created them the first time will give them life. And He knows best every way of creation.

Thereafter Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ describes His Divine power:

مَا خَلْقُكُمْ وَ لَا بَعْثُكُمْ اِلَّا كَنَفْسٍ وَّاحِدَةٍؕ-

Creating and raising you all on the Day of Judgement is like (creating and raising) a single soul.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 21, Surah Luqman, Ayah 28)

The act of creating billions or trillions human beings first time or resurrecting them after their death may seem to you difficult or impossible but it is like creating a single person for Allah عزوجل. It is His Divine Power.

اِنَّ اللّٰهَ عَلٰى كُلِّ شَیْءٍ قَدِیْرٌ(۷۷)

Indeed Allah is Able to do all things.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 14, Surah An-Nahl, Ayah 77)

After this, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ gives another proof and it is very easy to understand.

Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ first mentions what disbelievers say:

وَ قَالُوْۤا ءَاِذَا كُنَّا عِظَامًا وَّ رُفَاتًا ءَاِنَّا لَمَبْعُوْثُوْنَ خَلْقًا جَدِیْدًا(۴۹)

And they said, ‘What! When we have become bones and crushed particles, will we really be raised up anew?’

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 15, Surah Bani Israel, Ayah 49)

They were entirely surprised as to when their bodies will turn into crushed particles then how they will be resurrected.

 Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says, why do not you look at the Divine Power of Almighty, the Greatest.

 He عَزَّوَجَلَّ has said:

اَوَ لَمْ یَرَوْا اَنَّ اللّٰهَ الَّذِیْ خَلَقَ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَ الْاَرْضَ قَادِرٌ عَلٰۤى اَنْ یَّخْلُقَ مِثْلَهُمْ

Do they not see that Allah Who has created the heavens and the earth can make the likes of those people?

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 15, Surah Bani Israel, Ayah 99)

The One Who has created skies, earth and a very huge system, so, creating a human body is not any difficult task but rather it is not even equal to [creating] a grain of sand. Allah Almighty, Who has created a huge world, can easily create 6-feet tall person.

 Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has said:

بَلٰىۗ-وَ هُوَ الْخَلّٰقُ الْعَلِیْمُ(۸۱)

Why not? And He is The Supreme Creator, The Knower of everything.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 23, Surah Yaseen, Ayah 81)

اِنَّمَاۤ اَمْرُهٗۤ اِذَاۤ اَرَادَ شَیْــٴًـا اَنْ یَّقُوْلَ لَهٗ كُنْ فَیَكُوْنُ(۸۲)

And His action is only this, that when He intends (to create) anything,
(all) He says to it, ‘Be,’ immediately it becomes.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 23, Surah Yaseen, Ayah 82)

So, what kinds of doubts could be left now about resurrection? There is a part in the question: ‘It has been proved by reasoning and scientific proofs’. So, what has been proved? Nothing! Science may admit that it is ignorant, blind and it is yet to find a proof about human resurrection, but it can’t dare to say that humans can’t be resurrected.

No one could imagine about many inventions in past that became reality in later times such as ‘a thousand tons of iron flying in the air, travelling 7 thousand kilometres’. Did the people living in past believe it? Not at all! But it happened when the airplane was invented later. Earlier, it was the ignorance of science. It never imagined anything like Airplane. It was beyond the understanding people. Then, it was no longer anything impossible in later times. So, science and wisdom may admit the inability of the power of thinking and understanding things, they may admit their ignorance but they cannot say that Allah Almighty cannot resurrect people. He عَزَّوَجَلَّ will create them again undoubtedly. What Allah Almighty said is an absolute truth and He has also put forward undeniable proofs that When He عَزَّوَجَلَّ is powerful to create a man from a drop, it is not difficult for Him to bring him back to life again. This is also a logical point and it is quite easy to understand that the One Who is Powerful to create all skies and entire earth then why cannot He create humans again?  So, the infinite power of Allah Almighty is fully proven.

Here let me put up a concrete logical proof: Imagine! There is no life after death and if a person kills millions of humans then can he be punished justly? Can he be executed one hundred thousand times? Or can he be given life imprisonment one hundred thousand times? Can he be given lethal injection for execution one hundred thousand times? No. It is not possible. The culprit who had killed millions of people in gas chambers committed suicide later; did he suffer any kind of punishment he deserved? Not at all!  Now how can he be punished justly? He can only be punished justly after death. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will give his bondman an eternal life and then he will be fully rewarded according to his virtues and good deeds; similarly Allah Almighty will give punishment to a sinner with just and wisdom. If there is no Judgement Day then there will be no difference between a murderer of one human and a murderer of millions of humans.

On the other hand, if someone saves the lives of millions of humans then what will be the reward for such a great deed?  If someone reforms millions of people by spreading the message of peace and righteousness, what will be the reward for such a noble act? If someone makes people refrain from evils acts and they also give up wrongdoings then what will be the reward for such an excellent deed? Do such great people deserve merely some medals or few words of appreciation or a round of applause in reward? Whereas those gaining trivial achievements also receive all such honour even the cricketers, footballers and other sportsmen gain better reward and honour in the world.

Rather, I would say that those who are the source of goodness cannot gain full reward what they deserve in this world; even if they are given a lot of money, it will not be the due reward either because what maximum benefit  can he derive with a huge amount? This is a big question mark. In fact he needs a life with full benefits and rewards. So, it is the life of Hereafter indeed. On the other hand, imagine! If there is no life after death then there will be neither any distinct benefit for doing good nor any threat for committing evils in the world. So, when there is no befitting reward for a good act and no befitting punishment for a bad act then obviously it is as if one can do what he likes. Thus intellect demands that if a person does a good deed, he gets full reward, and if commits a sin then receives punishment accordingly.  So, intellect believes in Hereafter.

Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has said:

اَفَحَسِبْتُمْ اَنَّمَا خَلَقْنٰكُمْ عَبَثًا وَّ اَنَّكُمْ اِلَیْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُوْنَ(۱۱۵)

So do you think that We have created you in vain, and that you are not to return to Us?

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 18, Surah Al-Mu’minoon, Ayah 115)

Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has created life and the world with a purpose and this purpose will only be fulfilled when a good person with noble deed will receive his full reward and wrongdoer will suffer punishment for his wrongdoings.






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