The Sixteenth Proof : The Proof of Beauty and Perfection
Jamal means beauty and kamal means nice attributes. God Almighty has beauty; He is Jamil (beautiful). That is, His personality has endless beauty. He also has kamal (perfection). That is, He is qualified with all attributes of perfection like knowledge, power, will, hearing and sight; His names and attributes are endless.
Is it ever possible for a permanent beauty and a faultless, eternal perfection not to want to see His beauty and perfection and not to want permanent mirrors an permanent spectators that will watch the beauty and perfection that will be manifest on those mirrors? Since this ephemeral world cannot show the beauty and perfection fully and the spectators in this realm leave the realm without observing the beauty and perfection long enough, there must be a permanent country and permanent spectators of that country so that the permanent beauty and perfection will be manifest fully there and the permanent spectators will watch the beauty and perfection fully.
We will examine this proof under two headings:
1st STEP: WHO IS THE OWNER OF THE BEAUTY AND PERCEPTION THAT ARE VISIBLE IN THE UNIVERSE?
A person who looks at this realm carefully will see that there exists endless beauty and perfection in this realm. Do you want proof for it? Then, look at the seas, trees, flowers, birds and fish. Examine all of them one by one, Can you find anything other than beauty and perfection?
Who is the owner of this beauty and perfection?
It is definitely God Almighty because beauty comes from a beautiful being and perfection comes from a perfect being; grant comes from generosity and wealth comes from a wealthy being. This realm indicates with all of its beauty the beauty of God Almighty and with all of its flawlessness His eternal perfection.
Now, look at this realm, which is the exhibition of the divine works of art!
Pay attention to the divine declarations that are in the hands of the plants and animals on the earth!
Listen to the prophets and saints that are the announcers of that divine beauty and perfection!
They altogether show, declare and attract attention to the flawless perfection and endless beauty of God Almighty with the exhibition of wonderful works of art.
All of those beautiful, artistic, bright and ornamented creatures that are on the face of the earth show the beauty of a matchless spiritual beauty, indicate the subtleties of a matchless secret perfection just like the light indicates the sun; they also show that there are top secret treasures in each one of the names of that exclusive smartness and holy beauty.
In short: This realm with all of its beauty indicates the beauty of God Almighty and with all of its perfection indicates His perfection; and it proves the unmatched and eternal beauty and perfection.
2nd STEP: BEAUTY AND PERFECTION NECESSITATE THE HEREAFTER
It means the artist of this realm has a very important and amazing perfection; He wants to show that perfection through those wonderful arts. He also has an unmatched beauty; He wants to make people watch His unmatched beauty through His ornamented and embroidered creatures.
Doubtlessly, such an eternal beauty and perfection want to be observed by appreciative, praising, admiring people because it is a general rule that every owner of beauty and perfection want to see and show his own beauty and perfection.
If the perfection is permanent, he wants to be manifest and be observed permanently. Permanent manifestation wants the permanence of the existence of the appreciative and admiring people. The value of beauty and perfection decreases in the eyes of an appreciative person who is not eternal and who is bound to die.
It is a very well known story that a very beautiful girl repulses an ordinary man who falls in love with her. In order to console himself, the man says, “she was an ugly girl”, denying her beauty. In another story, a bear goes under a grapevine to eat the sweet grapes. It extends its hand but cannot reach the grapes; it cannot climb the vine. Then, in order to console itself, the bear says, “they are sour grapes.”
Just like those examples, if the hereafter does not occur and if death becomes an end for man, the beauty and perfection of God Almighty that are visible in this realm will be reduced to nothing and lose their value and beauty. Let us explain the issue by stating the reason of the creation of this world as follows:
As the owner of every beauty and perfection wants to see and show his beauty and perfection, God, who is the owner of endless beauty and perfection, wanted to see and show His beauty and perfection; so, He created this realm. He decorated every creature with embroideries; He showed all kinds of manifestations of His beauty and perfection in this realm; He gave man the duty and honor of watching them.
This is the duty of the creation of man: To watch that beauty and perfection.
However, if the hereafter does not occur and if the death becomes an end for man, he will despise this world and deny the beauty and perfection before our eyes. Only by doing so can he put up with the pain and anguish caused by the separation from this world. However, it is contrary to the purpose of the creation of man.
Man, who has been created in the nature of a loving observer, will transform into an enemy if the hereafter does not occur; he will go down to the rank of despising from the rank of observing in order to alleviate the pain of separation. Doubtlessly, the wise artist of this world will not allow it and will not make him deny His beauty and perfection. The only way to do it is to bring the hereafter.
Another reason why endless beauty and perfection necessitate the hereafter is this: As the owner of every beauty and perfection wants to see and show his beauty and perfection, God, who is the owner of endless beauty and perfection, will definitely want to see and show His beauty and perfection. If beauty and perfection are ephemeral, He will consent to ephemeral manifestations. However, if beauty and perfection are eternal, then He will not consent to ephemeral manifestations and want to seem and be manifest eternal. Two things are necessary for Him to seem eternal:
1- The country in which His beauty and perfection will seem must be eternal. However, this universe is not eternal but temporary. As scientists unanimously agree, one day, the Doomsday will strike and the world will be eliminated.
2- He will want a permanent country and permanent spectators. If there are no spectators, the manifestation of the beauty and perfection will be meaningless. However, the spectators in this world are ephemeral, too. In this short life, they cannot observe that beauty and perfection fully, and they leave the world without being satisfied fully. Therefore, the spectators have to be permanent. And it necessitates the hereafter.
Now let us write what we have learned about this proof in items. Thus, it will be understood better:
1. We see with our eyes that there is endless beauty and perfection in this realm.
2. Since beauty comes from a beautiful person and perfection comes from a perfect person, the beauty and perfection before our eyes indicate an eternal Beauty and Perfection behind the curtain and prove His existence.
3. Since that Being, who has beauty and perfection, created this realm to make His beauty and perfection observed, He must have created the hereafter for man. Man can carry out the duty of observing only through belief in the hereafter. An observer who does not believe in the hereafter will deny the beauty and perfection before our eyes in order to alleviate the pain of separation from this world just like the cat that called the meat that it could not reach ‘dirty’. It is contrary to the purpose of creation. Doubtlessly, God Almighty will not let such absurdity. The only way to do it is to bring the hereafter.
4. The owner of every beauty and perfection wants to show his own beauty and perfection. If the beauty and perfection is eternal, they will want to seem eternal. Since the beauty and perfection of God Almighty are eternal and permanent, He will want to seem eternal. An eternal and permanent land is necessary in order to be seem eternal. And that land is the hereafter.
5. An eternal beauty and perfection will want the continuation, that is, the permanence, of the existence of the spectators. An eternal beauty does not consent to ephemeral spectators. The necessity of eternal spectators necessitates the hereafter.
6. The owner of every beauty and perfection wants to show his own beauty and perfection and he himself wants to see it. That is why, a scholar reads his own book and an artist observes his own work of art. Then, God will want to see His own beauty and perfection. Since His beauty and perfection are eternal, He will certainly want to see them as eternal. Therefore, an eternal country is necessary. And that country can only be the hereafter.
In short: All of the beings with all of their beauty and perfection indicate the beauty and perfection of God Almighty behind the curtain. Similarly, they also indicate the existence of the hereafter. Beauty wants to see and to be seen. To see and to be seen want the existence of enthusiastic spectators and loving admirers. Since beauty is eternal and permanent, it wants the continuation of the existence of the spectators because an eternal beauty will not consent to an ephemeral lover.
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- Third Aim: The explanation of verses such as “The Best of Creators” and “The Most Compassionate of the Compassionate” and the answer to the question about the perfection of the Creator of all the worlds.
- Third Principle: The wisdom and purpose of the Ascension.
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- What is the criterion for man to love himself in Islam? How can a person love his self by separating his soul?
- What was the wisdom and purpose of the Ascension? Why did a miracle like this take place?