How should we answer the atheist who says, “Why should Allah deal with people? Has he not got anything else to do?”?

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How should we answer the atheist who says, “Why should Allah deal with people? Has he not got anything else to do?”?
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Dear Brother / Sister,

First of all, a person who says so does not believe in Allah. He cannot say such a sentence. If he is a deist, he does not believe in prophets. A person who does not believe that Allah sent down revelation should examine the life and miracles of Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) first. If a person really wants the truths, he must examine whether what he will buy is proper. A person who wants to see the truths of Islam has to do such an examination. Thousands of non-Muslims believed and accepted that Islam is the true religion sincerely by researching it.   

Secondly, the most important being in the universe is life. Those who are in the highest level of life are man and jinn, who are conscious beings. Allah created man as the vicegerent of the earth and wanted man to worship Him with his words, deeds, thoughts, mind and acts just like the other beings in the universe that worship Him with their states. It is not possible in terms of the mind, conscience, religion or values that are accepted by the humanity for man, who is given so much importance, to be left unattended and free like animals, to be regarded as a poor vagabond who has no duty and to be regarded as a worthless being. It is not something that can be explained to decrease the great value given to man, who was presented the sun, moon, stars and earth, by regarding him as an irresponsible being. It does not befit the endless wisdom, purposeful art, and perfect science and power of Allah, who does everything with wisdom, who created everything for a purpose, and who assigned duties to everything, to leave man without any responsibilities or duties and unattended.   

The coil spring of the current wonderful system of the universe is the balance factor that is a reflection of the divine justice. The balanced system, which gives everything its due, is manifest in every part of the universe. It is impossible for this criterion of justice, which is in question for all living and non-living beings, not to be in question for man, who is the pupil of the universe – etymologically it means pupil. Then, the non-existence of a reckoning day that will discriminate between the oppressor and the oppressed, the guilty and the innocent, the thief and the possessor of the goods, the obedient and the disobedient, the believer and the unbeliever does not comply with the visible endless divine justice.

The following verses teach us important things regarding the issue:

Not for (idle) sport did We create the heavens and the earth and all that is between (al-Anbiya, 21/16).

Did ye then think that We had created you in jest, and that ye would not be brought back to Us (for account)? (al-Muminun, 23/115)

I have only created jinns and men, that they may serve Me. (adh-Dhariyat, 51/56)

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