Thinking of all the sets in this world, we find some sets are finite, some are infinite, some even uncountably infinite. Looking at the progression of all sets and trying to put them into each other just naturally puts the idea forward that there must be a set that has all other sets in it. Further thinking about this all inclusive set some interesting properties seem reasonable. First and foremost this set can only be one. secondly it will be linguistically correct to call this set as the biggest. Further more given that this set carries all other sets, it can be inferred that it will be impossible for any single object or a set of objects to completely enumerate, elucidate or understand this largest set.
One critical and a bit challenging facet of this one biggest set is to inquire its relation or connection to all the object in this large set. Lets assume that we want to add something new to this set. Given that this set is the largest set, its logically correct to say that the new item to be added is already in it or it does not exist. Similarly if we remove something from this set means either it does not exist or it will stay in this set. Which bring us to our next conclusion, if some objects within this set experience the phenomenon of creation and destruction, its something which is bounded within this set. There is nothing outside this set which comes in and there is nothing inside this set that goes out. Which can mean one thing for sure, that this set has the ability to portray the phenomenon of creation and destruction for all objects in this set. Further if we look at this property of creation and destruction of this set, we can conclude that creating something new in this set and destroying something new will not change the size of this set.
Talking about another dimension that we understand, it we look at the start and end of this set, it is trivial to see that time itself is part of this set, which means this set is the oldest and will be there beyond the end of time.
Again touching on the thought of how we can relate to this large set, we can easily see that this large set had to create objects in our dimension for us to realize its existence. And instead of trying to ask questions to make this argument circular, as to why this large set would create us in the first place, it easier to further our thought by looking at its creations and think of whats next. Which can itself be a life long task, but one thing is emotionally and logically satisfying, the message this one large set had to give to us is of peace amongst ourselves and our submission and acknowledgment of this large set. One last, not very pertinent for some but very critical aspect is, if the message is of peace and acknowledgement, given we cant create by ourselves, how to do these two tasks.
This one large set is the One Almighty, Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent Allah. His message of peace is the way of life, which is again a creation in time and space, called "Islam". His guide for us to follow as how to do things is his Prophet "Muhammad" (peace be upon him). The first claim and call, a follower of "Islam" makes is lâ ilâha illallâh, Muḥammadun rasûlullâh "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah". Simple, precise and accurate. Its the simplest and easiest of message to call, claim and understand. We know the first words given by Allah to his prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) where:
096.001 Read: In the name of thy Lord Who createth,
096.002 Createth man from a clot.
096.003 Read: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous,
096.004 Who teacheth by the pen,
096.005 Teacheth man that which he knew not.
Reading the above lines and thinking about them is enlighting. Why would Allah say these things first. What is the message and in which priority is it coming. One important note though, Allah created us and he created in us this faculty to understand and reason. Use is to go towards Allah and he being Almighty will increase our knowledge and understanding. In fact going in any direction will lead us to Allah at the end but we might not live long enough to see that end. Therefore the easiest and surest way is to move towards him directly, read his words the "Quran" and follow his messenger Muahammad (peace be upon him) and the path to truth will reveal itself.
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