A Creator Exists

There are two beings: the mumkin and the Wâjib. If only the mumkin existed, or if Wâjib al-wujûd did not exist, nothing would exist. For this reason, the mumkin could not come into existence or go on being by itself. If some power had not affected it, it would have always remained in nonexistence and could not have come into existence. Since a mumkin could not create itself; it could not, naturally, create other mumkins, either. That which has created the mumkin has to be Wâjib al-wujûd. The existence of the 'âlam shows that a creator who created it out of nothing exists. So, the Unique Creator of all that are mumkin, the creatures, is the only Wâjib al-wujûd without being hâdith or mumkin, but always existent and qadîm (eternal). 'Wâjib al-wujûd' means that its existence is not from something else but from itself, that is, it is always self-existent and is not created by someone else. If this were not so, then it would have to be a creature (mumkin and hâdith) created by someone else. And this is contrary to what is deduced above. Persian 'Khudâ' (used as a name for Allah) means 'always self-existent, eternal.