The Unseen: It’s Burden of Proof

Lets say there are two groups of people, one believes that unicorns exist and the other does. Which of the two groups has the burden of proof? This question, on whom does the burden of proof rest is important because that defines how the dialogue should be. Another example, there was a group of people that said the Sun does not exist and another that said it did exist. On whom is the burden proof then?

Now if someone comes and says, “Prove to me the unicorns do not exist.” This statement would mean that one has to disprove the existence of something that does not exist, and even though it is true that unicorns do not exist, its still a Non-provable statement because one can not negate something that does not exist. On the other hand if someone says proof that the sun does not exist, one can disprove that statement by proving the sun does exist.

From this perspective when we ask the question of the existence of God; to an agnostic or to an atheist, the burden of proof is on the believer in God. If God does not exist, then one cannot disprove what does not exist. So, if there is God, there has to be something 100% conclusive to prove he does since then the burden of proof is on God himself to reveal Himself, show Himself, etc. We can look at the universe and say, “How can there not be a God?”, what are the chances that this happen all by chance. However, one is still inferring based on the evidence.

So, in eyes of the Muslims the conclusive proof of God’s existence is one God Himself. What is the conclusive prove? It is the Quran.

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