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What was Imam Shafi'i's argument for the existence of God?

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Imam Shafi'i replied to the question in the following way:

"The leaves of Toot (berries) are all but one. Each leaf tastes exactly the same. Insects, honey bees, cows, goats and deer live off of it. After eating these the insects produce silk; bees produce honey; deer give musk (a special kind of scent), cows and goats deliver off-springs. Is this not clear evidence that one kind of leaf has so many qualities and who created these qualities? It is the Khaliq (Creator) who we call Allah (swt) Who is the Inventor and the Creator." (Ibn Kathir, Tafsir al-Quran al-Azim, p.106)

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