An Argument For Divine Revelation

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

Order of Providence as argument for divine revelation. In like manner, The Qur’an draws from this very order of divine Providence the principle of good and evil that is at work in the life of men, and draws also the argument for divine revelation. It is not conceivable that the God of all the worlds – of all creation – who has provided the means of physical growth and development for everything, should omit to devise a system or law of life which could attend to the spiritual needs of man. Even as in the realm of physical life, a system is provided to sustain the spiritual life of man and that is the provision of what is called divine revelation.

“The revelation of the Book is from God, the Mighty, the Wise!

Assuredly in the heavens and the earth are signs for those who believe

And in your own selves: and in the animals scattered abroad are signs for those firm in faith:

And in the succession of night and day, and in what God sendeth down of sustenance from the clouds whereby He giveth life to the earth when dead, and in the change of the winds, are signs for a people of discernment.

Such are signs of God: with truth do We recite them to thee. But in what word will they believe, if they reject God and his signs?”

Surah: Al-Jathiyah (Kneeling) – Chapter: 45 – Verses: 1-6