Coming back from his mission, he was very happy.
He asked: By the way boss, what is the benefit of misguiding them?
Shaytan replied: When their Imam comes, our lives will turn into hell. Every time they sin now, there will be a delay in His coming …
The Imam replied, “Look at the sun.” The man replied that he could not look at the sun because it was too bright.
Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq(a.s) replied: “If you cannot see the created, how can you expect to see the creator?”
Hazrat Ali (a.s.) was asked: How did you recognize God?
He (a.s.) answered:Through God Himself.
He was asked: How?
He (a.s.) replied:
“I intend to perform an action but later my intention is being changed.
It seems as if someone else has altered it and thus, someone else is my Regulator.
I find that He is Regulating me.”
Imam Reza (a.s) defeated an atheist in a debate and then said to him, “If you are proved right which is not likely, then we will both be in a similar position and my belief and prayers, fasting, charity will not harm me.”
Hearing this, the atheist kept silent.
Then Imam (a.s) said, “If we are proved right and that is certain, then you will be destroyed and we will be saved.
The atheist said, “May God have mercy on you. Tell me how is God and where is he?”
Imam replied, “You are on the wrong path because the creator of place is Allah (how can He be limited by place?) He is the creator of condition, He cannot be described through condition and place, the senses cannot perceive Him and He cannot be imagined.”
The atheist said, “If He cannot be perceived through the senses or imagined then He is nothing.”
Imam said, “Woe upon you! When your senses could not perceive Him, you started denying His existence, while due to our sense’s inability to comprehend Him, we became certain that He is not like anything.”
The atheist said, “Tell me, from when is He?”
At this point the atheist demanded more proofs for the existence of God. Imam (a.s) answered him in a style totally in conformity with intellect and innate nature (fitrat).
Imam said, “When I look at my body, its dimensions and its abilities to ward off difficulties and acquire benefits, these observations convince me that this structure of the body has a Maker. Thus I submitted to this reality. I also saw the revolving planets, floating clouds, blowing winds, blazing sun, shining stars and other evident signs, I became certain that He is the Creator and Regulator of all these things.”