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What was Imam Ibn Hanbal's proof that God exists?

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Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal reflected on the question in the following way. He said:

"There is an incredibly strong fort, it has no doors, there is no way to get in. In fact, there is not even a hole in it. From outside it glows like the moon and from inside it shimmers like gold. It is sealed from all sides, matter of fact it is air tight. Suddenly one of its doors breaks down, a living thing with eyes and ears, a beautiful looking animal appears yelling and wandering all over. So is not there a creator who made it possible for life to take place in this secured and closed fort? And is not this Creator better than humans? This Creator has no limit." (Ibn Kathir, Tafsir al-Quran al-Azim, p.106​​​​​​)

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal was referring to an egg which is closed from all sides but Allah (swt) the Khaliq (Creator) puts life in it and a chick pops out.


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