Q. Assalaam wa Alaikum – My name is Mohammed Javed and my question is – why can God not take a human form?

A. (Dr. Zakir): The brother asked a question that why can God not take a human form. If God wants, he can take a human form – But the moment He takes a human form, he ceases to be God. Because God and man, they are two opposites – Man  is mortal – God is immortal. You can’t have a mortal and immortal person at the same time. Man has a beginning – God has got no beginning – You can’t have a person who has a beginning and no beginning at the same time. Man has an end – God has no end – So you can’t have a person, having an end and no end at the same time – It doesn’t make sense. So you can’t have a God man – You can either have God or you can have  man – You can’t have a God man. So if God takes human form, He ceases to be God… He becomes human being – Because man requires to eat – God does not require to eat. The Qu’ran says in Surah Anam, Chapter 6, Verse No. 14, that…‘He feedeth everyone, but doesn’t require to be fed’. The human beings, they require rest – They require sleep. The Qu’ran says in Ayatul Qursi, Chapter. No. 2, Verse No. 255 which was also recited by the Qari, Brother Ashraf Mohammedy. (Arabic)… Allah, He is one and only, The Self Existing, the Eternal, no slumber can seize, nor does He require sleep – To Him belongs everything in the heaven and the earth’. Therefore God, when He takes the human form, He ceases to be God – You can’t have a god-man together. And if a God becomes  human being and gives up His quality, and becomes man –  why should we worship a human being? Because he has same powers as you and me – People will want to worship you and me also then. What is the use of worshipping a person who has same powers like you and me? And later on if someone tells me this same human being became God, its not possible. If human beings can become God, even you and I would become God tomorrow. Therefore if Allah wants He can become a human being, but He ceases to be a God – Therefore Allah will never want to become a human being. Allah can tell a lie if He wants – But He will never tell a lie – Because to lie is ungodly – The moment He lies, he ceases to be God. Allah can do injustice if He wants, but He will not – Because to do injustice is ungodly. As the Holy Qur’an says in Surah Nisa, Chapter 4, Verse No. 40, that…   ‘Allah Subhana Wa Taala is never unjust in the least degree’. So if He does injustice, He ceases to be God. Allah Subhana Wa Taala, if He wants He can make a mistake – But he will not make a mistake, because to make mistake is ungodly. The Qur’an says in Surah Taha, Chapter No. 20 V.52… ‘That Allah does not make mistakes’ Allah does not err. So if He makes a mistake He ceases to be God. Allah can forget if He wants – But He will not forget, because forgetting is an ungodly act. The Qur’an says in Surah Taha, Chapter 20, V.52… ‘Allah doesn’t make a mistake, neither does he forget’ -The moment He forgets, He ceases to be God. Therefore the Holy Qur’an says…(Arabic)… Verily Allah has power over all things’ – In several places in Surah Baqarah, Chapter 2, V.No.106, In Surah Baqarah, Chapter 2, V.No.109, Surah Baqarah, Chapter 2 V.No.284, Surah Al Imran, Chapter No. 3, V. 29, Surah Nahl, Chapter 16, V.77, Surah Fatir, Chapter 35, V. No.1. And Allah says…(Arabic)…‘For Verily, Allah has power over all things’ – But Allah only does Godly things, he doesn’t do ungodly things. Because Qur’an says in Surah Buruj, Chapter 85, V. No.16…‘Allah is the doer of all He intents’ – Whatever Allah intents He can do – But He only intents Godly things. This theory of God becoming a human form, is called as ‘Anthropomorphism’ – Almighty God taking a human form. And most of the major Religions, sometime or the other, they have in their Philosophy, that God has taken a human form – Some religion once, some several times. And they have a very beautiful logic for that – they say that God Almighty, He is so Pure, He is so Holy, He doesn’t know regarding the feelings of the human being – regarding the shortcomings, the difficulties the human being can have. He is so Holy and Pure – And Allah Subhana Wa Taala doesn’t know how does a human beings feel when he is hurt – How does he feel when he gets into trouble. So therefore, God Almighty came in the form of a human being in this world to set the rules for the human beings. On the face of it, very good logic – But I tell these people, that if I manufacture a tape recorder, do I have to become a tape recorder, to know what is good or what is bad for the tape recorder? No! I just write an instruction manual – that when you want to play the audio cassette, put in the cassette, press the play button – When you want to stop, press the stop button – When you want to fast forward, press the FF button – Don’t drop it from a height it will get spoilt – Don’t immerse it in water, it will get damaged. I write an instruction manual – I don’t have to became a tape recorder to know what is good or what is bad for the tape recorder. Similarly, when Almighty God is our Creator, He doesn’t have to become a human being to know what is good or what is bad for the human being. He sends an instruction manual and the last and the final instruction manual for the human being, is the holy Qur’an. The Holy Qur’an is the last and final instruction manual for the human beings – The do’s and don’ts for the human beings. And he need not come down in this world as a human being to give us the instructor manual – What does he do?  He chooses a man, amongst men to deliver His message – whom we call as Messengers or Prophets with whom  He communicates on a higher level, through the ‘Revelation’. It is so clear cut to any logical person, that God Almighty cannot take human form – Any fool can also understand. That’s the reason the Holy Qur’an says in Surah Baqarah, Chapter 2, Verse No.18….(Arabic)… ‘The deaf, the dumb, the blind – they will not come to the true path’. And the Bible gives the same message in the Gospel of Mathew, Chapter No.13, Verse No.13… ‘Seeing they are see not, hearing  they hear not, neither do they understand. Rigveda also gives the same message in Book No. 10, Chapter No. 71, Verse No. 4…‘That though they see the word, they see it not, though they hear the  word, they hear not’. 

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