By: Maged Taman
These are major things that are attributed to God as mentioned in the verses of Quran.
1- God gave the creation.
16:17 Is then He Who creates like one that creates not? Will ye not receive admonition?
أَفَمَن يَخْلُقُ كَمَن لاَّ يَخْلُقُ أَفَلا تَذَكَّرُونَ
2- God created the idols either directly or by people from a material he created:
16:20 Those whom they invoke besides Allah create nothing and are themselves created.
وَالَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ اللّهِ لاَ يَخْلُقُونَ شَيْئًا وَهُمْ يُخْلَقُونَ
3- God gave us great favors: you can not count the favors of God: count the hormones in your body to see how long the list of favors that are inside and outside of ourselves:
16:18 If ye would count up the favors of Allah, never would ye be able to number them: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.وَإِن تَعُدُّواْ نِعْمَةَ اللّهِ لاَ تُحْصُوهَا إِنَّ اللّهَ لَغَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
4- He knows what we conceal and what we reveal.
16:19 And Allah doth know what ye conceal, and what ye reveal.
وَاللّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تُسِرُّونَ وَمَا تُعْلِنُونَ
5- God knows the unseen like the future. That is why he is the one to give us the right visions and prophecies:
13:9 He knoweth the unseen and that which is open: He is the Great, the Most High.
عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ الْكَبِيرُ الْمُتَعَالِ
6- God is the one who guides us through prophets and the holy books. The guidance is for our own sake and he does not send his wrath before he sends a warning:
17:15 Who receiveth guidance, receiveth it for his own benefit: who goeth astray doth so to his own loss: No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another: nor would We visit with Our Wrath until We had sent an apostle (to give warning).
مَّنِ اهْتَدَى فَإِنَّمَا يَهْتَدي لِنَفْسِهِ وَمَن ضَلَّ فَإِنَّمَا يَضِلُّ عَلَيْهَا وَلاَ تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَى وَمَا كُنَّا مُعَذِّبِينَ حَتَّى نَبْعَثَ رَسُولاً
The presence of disbelievers is not a strong case against God: Nothing new under the sun since Noah apostles were mocked and the arguments were about the same. Apostles have their own agenda of domination, get people righteous, become famous, crazy, demonized.... The strange thing many of those who did not believe them worshiped idols with no proof or believed in the unseen in one way or another. This is a good argument of the subtle effect of Satan on our thinking in pushing us away from the guidance of God.
13:32 Mocked were (many) apostles before thee: but I granted respite to the unbelievers, and finally I punished them: Then how (terrible) was my requital!
وَلَقَدِ اسْتُهْزِىءَ بِرُسُلٍ مِّن قَبْلِكَ فَأَمْلَيْتُ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ ثُمَّ أَخَذْتُهُمْ فَكَيْفَ كَانَ عِقَابِ
7- God gives us the spirituality. Is n't by God remembrance hearts feel satisfaction. I do not know how the evolution proponents can explain this human experience. We can get relaxed with music, yoga, breathing exercises... But prayers have certain satisfaction above everything else. It is not our problem if some people choose to harden their hearts. Most people who pray feels their heart softened and enjoy feeling of spirituality and you can see the enlightened faces of the faithfuls from various religions.
3:28 "Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah. for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction".
الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم
بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ أَلاَ بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ