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Is God Near to Man?

Is God Near to Man?

By Harun Yahya

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God knows what a person harbors in his heart.

Many people think God is far away. However, as is stated in the Qur’an, “…Surely your Lord encompasses the people with His knowledge…” (Al-Isra’: 60), He is very near. He sees and knows every aspect of a human being, and hears every word he utters. He is knowledgeable of even one’s inner thoughts. This is related in the Qur’an as follows:

“We created man and We know what his own self whispers to him. We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.” (Qaf: 16)

God is so near to man that He hears the prayer of everyone—even if he prays inwardly—and it is He Who answers it:

“If My servants ask you about Me, I am near. I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me. They should therefore respond to Me and believe in Me so that hopefully they will be rightly guided.” (Al-Baqarah: 186)

God knows what a person harbors in his heart. He knows whether he engages in a deed to earn His consent, or to satisfy his own lower soul. God reminds us that He knows our inner thoughts:

“…Know that God knows what is in your selves, so beware of Him! And know that God is Ever-Forgiving, All-Forbearing.” (Al-Baqarah: 235)

“Though you speak out loud, He knows your secrets and what is even more concealed.” (Ta Ha: 7)

God’s Messenger, the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) also reminded Muslims when they prayed that God is very close to them by saying, “You are calling a Hearer, One very close by; The One Who you are calling is closer to each one of you.“(Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

As He is with you at every moment, God is with you as you are reading this article; He sees what you are doing and knows what you are thinking. This fact is related in the Qur’an as follows:

“Do you not see that God knows what is in the heavens and on the earth? Three men cannot confer together secretly without Him being the fourth of them, or five without Him being the sixth of them, or fewer than that or more without Him being with them wherever they are. Then He will inform them on the Day of Rising of what they did. God has knowledge of all things.” (Al-Mujadalah: 7)

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Harun Yahya was born in Ankara in 1956. He studied arts at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, the author has published many books on political, faith-related and scientific issues. Harun Yahya is well known as an author who has written very important works disclosing the imposture of evolutionists, the invalidity of their claims and the dark liaisons between Darwinism and bloody ideologies. Some of the books of the author have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Albanian, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Bosnian, Indonesian, Turkish, Tatar, Urdu and Malay and published in the countries concerned. Harun Yahya’s books appeal to all people, Muslims, and non-Muslims alike, regardless of their age, race, and nationality, as they center around one goal: to open the readers’ mind by presenting the signs of Gods eternal existence to them.

 

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