The Kalam Cosmological Argument

The word "kalam" is Arabic for ‘speaking’ but more generally the word can be interpreted as ‘theological philosophy’.


This is the argument in its general form:

  1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause for its existence.

  2. All matter, space and time began to exist.

  3. Therefore, the universe–everything that exists, everything that has existed, and everything that will exist – has a cause. 

  4. God is the best explanation for this cause.

  5. Therefore, God exists.

The Kalam Argument's main flaws:

1- It doesn't prove that the first cause was a being, and it certainly does not suggest that this being is eternal,

    omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, personal and moral. 

2- It does not prove that the first cause itself was without a cause and it would not prove that a first cause existed

3- it does not indicate that the cause of the universe was the Abrahamic God.


In my book 'The Islam Delusion-Volume 1 , Chapter 6' I have discussed to a great length and in a simplified manner all the main evidence available so  far to prove God's existence. I have also addressed other claims of God's existence such as gut feelings, and hearing godly voices. All have been refuted in a professional manner with clear evidence based on reason and common sense.