WHY BELIEVE IN GOD

 

Shias say: "Man is obliged by his reason to know God, and to obey His commands. In other words, necessity of religion is proved, first of all, by reason."

Sunnis say: Reason has nothing to do with anything. Of course, it is necessary to believe in Allah, but not on account of reason. It is necessary because Allah has ordered us to know Him. According to Shi'ite view, this type of proof creats vicious circle. Believe in God. Why? Because God has ordered it. But we do not know who is God. Why should we obey Him?

 

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