ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel


Updated on September 28, 2017
Salma Hassaballa profile image

Salma Hassaballa 's awarded book (The Case) discusses religions' credibility & she produced two documentaries about the belief in God.


I stopped while pronouncing the Islamic declaration of faith, which is “ I bear witness that there is no deity other than The One God, - I bear witness that Muhammad is His Messenger” and I asked myself: why don’t we use the word “I believe” instead of using the word “I bear witness”? I assume the word “I believe” is much more suitable for the unseen, for I haven’t explicitly seen “God” and I haven’t seen the stages of creation. I also haven’t seen the Prophet of Islam, I haven’t been with him while he was delivering his message, so how could I bear witness to what I haven’t really seen?


God is Everywhere

However, when pondering on the question, I found myself truly seeing God in everything around me, in His Laws that never change, in His wisdom that is manifested in His creations, in the living Conscience that dwells inside us, in every sense of beauty we experience; the breaking of waves near the seashore glorifies His Greatness, the magnificent chanting of the birds at dawn praises His amazing grace, the colorful flowers that bloom in spring glorify His beauty. Everything shouts “God is everywhere” and praises His glory. How would I ever deny Him? The famous Islamic scholar Dr. Hassan Hathout once said: “If I see a book without a cover, I would never deny the author!!”

In fact, I see God not only in things around me, but I also see Him in the unfolding events, in an answered prayer or a question.

Experience with God

Years ago, I was watching a movie, where the protagonist murdered his wife and burned her body. He took her ashes and hurled it in the sea; I felt very sad and was so absorbed in the movie when suddenly a terrifying question struck my mind: is it possible that life would come back to the murdered wife? Is it conceivable that these ashes that were spread and disappeared in the middle of the sea will be resurrected in the Hereafter? As a believer I started to fight this irresistible thought, as this was against all my religious beliefs. But in vain (I failed)!

In the next day, I scratched my finger which was vigorously injured; I said to myself this must be God’s punishment for being skeptical about the Day of Judgment. My husband as a doctor dealt with the wound and I remembered how he skillfully removed a part of the surface layer of the skin completely, as it was dead.

Days flew by then I started to realize a newly born delicate skin covering my wound day after day. Amazingly, I remembered the verse in the Quran that stated:

“Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones? Nay, We are able to put together in perfect order the very tips of his fingers “ (75- 2-3)

Now I knew from the bottom of my heart that God meant to give me a clue to understand practically that He is capable of bringing us all back to life. The wound definitely was not a punishment as I wrongly interpreted. It was His magnificent Mercy to give me a hint to answer the question that haunted me for a while. The question of life and death was finally answered!

Learning by experience is the most effective. Everything around us is a message, and it is easy to decipher the code and see God in everything. God says in the Noble Quran:

“In the creation of the heavens and the earth, in the alternation of the night and the day, in the sailing of ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which God sends down from the skies and the life He gives therewith to a land that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters around the earth; in the change of the winds and the clouds which they trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth—in all of these matters, there are for the wise, clear proofs of the knowledge and power of the Creator. " (2:164)


The Quran

Then I pondered upon the statement (I bear witness that Muhammad is His Messenger). And I drowned in confusion once again; how would I ever bear witness for the prophet while he died 1400 years before my birth? With contemplation, it was easy to overcome confusion, as I’m holding in my hands the revelations he has transmitted to us.

When reading the Quran in its original language, I found it a solid proof of Muhammad’s prophethood. The Quran is miraculous in every aspect. It bears intelligent messages and achieves an unrivaled literary eloquence never known before. Also, some verses foretell a future event at the time of the prophet and it did happen later, address a current concern, or teach a scientific fact that had not been known until the advent of the twenty and the twenty-first century. Throughout human history, there was no other genius book that transformed a people, from a disorganized primitive group of warring tribes into an organized international community and laid the foundation of a great civilization that led the West out of the dark ages and gave rise to its Renaissance.

Also, the Quran is written in a way that would let tens of millions of people with different tongues around the world memorize each and every word of it by heart with the exact dialect and keep it in their hearts and minds generation after generation for 1400 years or more.

And because I touch the visible and the hidden miracles of the Quran whenever I read it, it is obvious to me that the Quran is God’s revelation upon his messenger for guidance to all humanity.


I Bear Witness

And whenever I think of both the universe and the Quran, and I see how they are really aligned, I find myself bearing witness with my tongue and heart “that there is no God but the one God and prophet Muhammad is His messenger.”


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)