are the various sorts of ‘coincidences.’ These proceed from the divine name of Originator (Bedi’) and have been manifested in the name of Allah in the Qur’an and adorn the works we have published. They have been pointed out to an extent in several places in the work Kerâmet-i Gavsiye (The Wonders of al-Gawth al-A‘zam). For instance, the ‘coincidences’ showing something in several aspects constitutes a sign that has the strength of a proof. Sometimes with a number of deductions, a single ‘coincidence’ may form a proof. However, this is enough for now. If there is serious need, it will be made known to you.
YOUR FOURTH QUESTION
That is, not your question but Imam Ömer Efendi’s, about a wretched doctor saying that Jesus (UWP) had a father.1 With a lunatic interpretation, the doctor tried to show that a Qur’anic verse justifies his saying this.
At one time, the unfortunate man was trying to create something with the Disjointed Letters. He was working at it feverishly. Then I understood that he had perceived from the atheists’ attitude that they were going to attempt to abolish the Islamic script. He was struggling pointlessly as though to save the script in the face of that flood. Now in this matter, and in the Second Matter, he saw the atheists’ terrible attacks against the fundamentals of Islam, and I reckon he wanted to find a way of compromising through meaningless interpretations like that. Since definite verses like,
The similitude of Jesus before God is as that of Adam,(3:59)
state that Jesus (Upon whom be peace) had no father, no importance should be given to what those who attempt to change such certain, veritable facts say with their idiotic, forced interpretations. For they suppose it impossible that the law of human reproduction be broken. But there is no law that has no exceptions and to which individuals have not been subject. And there is no universal rule that has not been breached by extraordinary individuals.
Since the time of Adam there has been no law to which there have been no individual exceptions. Firstly, the law of reproduction was violated in
The extraordinary achievements of an extraordinary human being who is the leader of a quarter of mankind, transformed humankind into angels of a sort, and left this world to make the heavens his dwelling – these extraordinary achievements demand an extraordinary form of the law of reproduction. For him to have been subject to that law in a dubious, unknown, unnatural, and even base way would have been inappropriate for him; anyway there was no need for him to have been. Moreover, the Qur’an’s explicit statements do not bear interpretation. How can the law of the angels’ sexuality, which is outside reproduction and in no way can be broken for the sake of repairing the law of human reproduction, which has been broken in a hundred ways – how can this law – together with such powerful laws as the law of the explicit verses of the Qur’an be violated?