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1 hour ago, eThErEaL said:

Numbers of creatures are in fact infinite and must be infinite because God creativity is infinite.  

:salam:

:bismillah:

Surah Al-Jinn, Verse 28:

لِّيَعْلَمَ أَن قَدْ أَبْلَغُوا رِسَالَاتِ رَبِّهِمْ وَأَحَاطَ بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ وَأَحْصَىٰ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ عَدَدًا

So that He may know that they have truly delivered the messages of their Lord, and He encompasses what is with them and He records the number of all things.

(English - Shakir)

If creatures are infinite, what do you think about the record (of the numbers of things) mentioned in above verse? 

Is it possible to record an infinity?

 

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2 hours ago, Salsabeel said:

:salam:

:bismillah:

Surah Al-Jinn, Verse 28:

لِّيَعْلَمَ أَن قَدْ أَبْلَغُوا رِسَالَاتِ رَبِّهِمْ وَأَحَاطَ بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ وَأَحْصَىٰ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ عَدَدًا

So that He may know that they have truly delivered the messages of their Lord, and He encompasses what is with them and He records the number of all things.

(English - Shakir)

If creatures are infinite, what do you think about the record (of the numbers of things) mentioned in above verse? 

Is it possible to record an infinity?

 

Salam,

the creatures are His manifestation.  And because He is Infinite, His manifestation is indefinite.  Nothing can exhaust His being.  Now each creature is a word of God.  And each word is an expression of God.  And God says in the Quran:

Pickthall: And if all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea, with seven more seas to help it, (were ink), the words of Allah could not be exhausted. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise.

http://corpus.quran.com/wordbyword.jsp?chapter=31&verse=27#(31:27:1)

 

 

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On 4/28/2016 at 6:15 PM, Qasim_Husayn said:

how can god transcend time.

You question is not applicable here, based on “Science”.

Philosophy of Time, Physics of Time, Absolute Time, Quantum Time, Relativistic Time.

http://www.exactlywhatistime.com/physics-of-time/

What is Time and Space.

What is time and Space according to StringTheory.

https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/questions/superstring.html

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9 hours ago, shadow_of_light said:

But it is impossible. Creatures are real not abstract like numbers so how can they be infinite? Just imagine if the number of humans were infinite...was it possible?

if you see it in this following way it is not only possible but necessary:

at every moment there is a new creation.  And each moment is a new moment. There is only the present moment.  The past does not exist and the future does not exist except as mere ideas in our minds (those ideas of the past and the future are themselves happening now).  At every moment, or rather in the present moment God is renewing the creation.  Creation is, in fact, nothing but a renewal of itself.  Creation is always fresh ("out the Oven").  So, when does creation begin?  The answer is, now!  When is creation ending?  Now.  No sooner it comes into existence than it ceases to exist and is replaced by another creation.  

This process is indefinite.  

 

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