Does God Exist?

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed.As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects.When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said:”I don’t believe that God exists.”

“Why do you say that?” asked the customer. “Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn’t exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children?

If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain.I can’t imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.”The customer thought for a moment, but didn’t respond because he didn’t want to start an argument.The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.

Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long,stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt.

The customer turned back and entered the barbershop again and he said to the barber: “You know what? Barbers do not exist.”

“How can you say that?” asked the surprised barber.”I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!”

“No!” the customer exclaimed. “Barbers don’t exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.”
“Ah, but barbers DO exist! That’s what happens when people do not come to me.”

“Exactly!” affirmed the customer. “That’s the point! God, too, DOES exist! That’s what happens when people do not go to Him and don’t look to Him for help.That’s why there’s so much pain and suffering in the world.”

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38 Responses to Does God Exist?

  1. daniel December 31, 2014 at 6:21 AM #

    you cannot light a bulb with single source..you should need +- from your electrical supply..you cannot light a candle alone..you should need lighter..you cannot cannot say your sad if you don’t experience happiness. . bottom line.. you cannot be person without God’s love.. you were created by his image and likeness.. be thankful for you are bless.. it’s all up to you how to reach him.. think of this again when you were teached how to walk..when you fall down, you started to crawl going back to the person who guided you as a sign to help you to stand again.. this how our God loves us.. he allow us to live our life but still, he is always there for us..God Bless everyone

  2. Jola Animashaun June 10, 2014 at 12:39 PM #

    God truly exist!
    This is a good and heart melting story.
    Thanks ffj team.
    😉 😉

  3. zaheer December 22, 2013 at 10:04 PM #

    We have, God have if we don’t have , God ……

  4. Abdulwahed November 23, 2013 at 1:48 PM #

    i surprise how can someone live with the idea that god is not present because in every part of the world there is afact saying that god is present

  5. duh October 7, 2013 at 9:22 AM #

    that story makes no sense

  6. Siddiqa September 18, 2013 at 2:41 AM #

    Surely GOD exists there is no doubt about it.

  7. Sonah February 14, 2013 at 12:28 PM #

    Too simplistic approach to life, existence and God.

  8. aisha February 6, 2013 at 1:54 PM #

    nice one

  9. IDOWU OGBO November 20, 2012 at 2:49 PM #

    It is a good moral story especially for the children yet we need to know that 100%, the story does not capture Allah and His subjects relationship particularly with regards to sufferings.
    Sufferings are just part of the design of the universe.It is a table full of so many contents rotating on its axis along with the rotation of the earth.It is a design of WISDOM of Allah nobody,and I mean nobody can interpret it except Him.Yes,some sufferings are due to our sins while several others have nothing to do with it.We only need to appreciate Him when we see people suffering and render what ever assistance we can to alleviate or eliminate it.Our assistance in alleviating people’s sufferings will be appreciated not only by the victims but by Allah Himself.
    To me,the moral lessons from people’s sufferings is for us to praise Allah and assist others.

    • sumit November 10, 2013 at 7:54 AM #

      when you say Allah, you mean God, right?

  10. nizamhm November 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM #

    Very good reply to the Barber in the same style !

  11. Saurabh November 2, 2011 at 6:12 AM #


     i agree on this partially. I am always in GOD’s feet for help. But God doesn’t helps me. 

    • Javed Hasan October 28, 2012 at 11:47 AM #

      Suppose you are suffering from cold the doctor gives you medicine and suggests not to drink or eat cold things. You didn’t took medicine and drink lot of cold drink, so it is not doctor fault that you are not recovered.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ September 18, 2013 at 8:46 AM #

      Hello Saurabh,
      God doesn’t give everything that we pray for, because He knows very well what is right and what is wrong for us. If we keep praying to God to give us a thing (which we think is good) how can God give it to us when He knows it is actually bad ?
      So if a bad thing occurs it’s a test from God. And we should ask God for strength during times of hardship and put all our faith in God alone.
      It’s always better to accept the decree from God as it is for our own good. If a bad thing occurs be patient and if a good thing occurs be thankful.

      Never be unhappy just be patient for indeed after every hardship comes ease. 🙂

  12. Saurabh November 2, 2011 at 6:12 AM #


     i agree on this partially. I am always in GOD’s feet for help. But God doesn’t helps me. 

  13. Hasan Abu-alsail October 30, 2011 at 9:06 PM #

    Does God Exist?

  14. Mohammed Mir August 7, 2011 at 7:36 AM #

    This story was a story I really needed to hear. Thank you for helping strengthen my faith.

  15. Shahnawaz Akhtar April 29, 2011 at 1:30 PM #

    Really I like it very much…….
    please continue with these types of Story..
    thanks a lot for posting it…..

  16. hidayet April 19, 2011 at 8:10 PM #

    i do like the story and i should also agree with the mr who said that the good people also suffer, iam totaly with this idea because god want us to see and live those situations of suffring so we get a result from it wheach is a goos lessons to know how to have an Utility

  17. vaseem April 19, 2011 at 4:28 AM #

    Excellent Story…..

  18. Blackjeez April 18, 2011 at 7:38 PM #

    it is an amazing story 🙂 but to be honest it is a little bit old : )

    • Sana - Editor FFJ September 18, 2013 at 9:41 AM #

      Thank you. You ever heard this saying “Old is Gold” ? coz that’s what it is, Isn’t it ?:)

  19. Naveed April 18, 2011 at 4:06 PM #

    Good – Very good

  20. Abdurahman162 April 18, 2011 at 3:49 PM #

    Its great. keep it up.

  21. Imtiaz Ahmad April 18, 2011 at 3:12 PM #

    it was a nice story. But the point is if we didn’t ha pain then how would have we recognized. It is here to remind us that we r not Gods. God is the One Who is free of Weaknesses. If the was not there we would have considered ourselves as gods…

  22. Hnayera April 18, 2011 at 1:08 PM #

    It is a point of view,although i don’t totally agree with him. Because some people although they believe in Alla yet they suffer great pain. and thats why :

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    • Mariamislam1989 April 19, 2011 at 12:14 AM #

      The suffering would be for different reasons.

      For people who do not believe, their suffering is a result of thier ignorance, for people who do believe, their suffering is to wipe thier sins, and increase thier reliance on God, and so as a result when its day of judgement time, the suffering of these believers would have resulted in them crossing to Paradise easily since it has wiped all their sins,

      as for those who do not believe their suffering is a punishment, so that they may be aware of their ignorance and turn towards thier Lord.

      and God and His Prophet know best.

      • Muslimarabforever April 19, 2011 at 12:17 AM #

        so, the suffering of non-believers is a bad thing, like described here, and the suffering of believers is a good thing for them at the end 🙂 so it works out because there is no contradiction in the religion of God. The religion of truth,….Islam, thank God for making us MUslims, and may God guide all people to this most beautiful and divine religion.

  23. GAYAS_PASHA9 April 18, 2011 at 10:28 AM #


  24. Nisso April 18, 2011 at 10:27 AM #

    god bless you for this story

  25. ossa April 18, 2011 at 9:45 AM #

    excellent one with wisedom, thanks

  26. ME! April 18, 2011 at 9:26 AM #

    By God. Most of us claim that we belive in the existance of God. But if we take the moral of this small story so well, it will straingthen our faith for good.

  27. ghan April 18, 2011 at 8:22 AM #

    this nice story makes me thinking

  28. Eng. Mohamed Hassaan April 18, 2011 at 7:03 AM #

    ??????? ?????????? ????? ?????? ????? ??????? ????????????? ?????????? ??????????? ?????????? ????? ???? ??????????? ??????????????? ????? ?????? ??????????

  29. Asharafkuzhivilayil April 18, 2011 at 6:45 AM #

    highly appreciable story………

  30. Dolla April 18, 2011 at 6:34 AM #

    Great One…

  31. C_q_squad April 18, 2011 at 6:25 AM #

    This story is bit off. You cant assume that a suffering person is suffering because they dont pray and ask god for things to help them.

    • Azadi April 18, 2011 at 9:04 AM #

      goodness is too much than what we could imagine. if we try to access that we’ll obtain it. in this way we need someone to help us and someone who is all times available is God.
      i guess the fact of existance of God is a motivation force for human beings to success in their lives. i hope you think so.