Faith in something means that I believe in that particular something. So, it doesn't mean I see it proved, but I believe it! Amen at the end of the prayer means: I believe. Not that you have convinced me or I can see it proved.
And yet, faith can be stronger than knowledge. Because the believer knows and the scientist believes. Therefore, it is easier to abuse faith as one does not have to prove its statements. Only here in material-thinking Europe has it become customary by popular demand to prove the thesis concerning faith which is ridiculous because the procedure of proof takes place in a rational space while faith exists in an irrational space. In the rational space everything is material, therefore everything depends on time and place, and so is the brain, too. And in the irrational space everything is independent of material, place, and time. It does not matter whether the brain is able to perceive it or not, it exists independently of brain.
So, the belief, which makes us fly in infinity, has been pulled down into the human dimension and has been made edible with fabulous stories. Because tales give their fair meaning what the author intended to express in a particular time and place, therefore another time comes later for the scientific analyses of the tales and their procedure of proof. Proof is a scientist's job and we do not know two scientists who could agree in one theory. And here is the point where the essence of faith fails.
Example. In a village John falls in love with Mary. John tells his friend confidently that he meets Mary more and more and that Mary also likes him. John asks his friend not to say this story to anyone. Of course, afterwards the news spreads like wildfire. The friend passes it on to his friend like this: John and Mary are beyond the first kiss. He goes on to convey the story that Mary is pregnant because of John. From here the village is divided into two parties. One of them claims that John raped her, the other says that Mary deliberately got pregnant with John because she expects money for child support. The two opinions create two groups, then a third one and so on. We are moving towards human fallibility, calculation and hatred. Yet what it all started from: an innocent love. From irrational, inexplicable love. This is how trends and sects are formed. There is something very humanbased behind them all. We practically go to churches and mosques because of rumor-religions. The priests and sheikhs, however, prove not the belief but the essence of rumors by all human means in the rational space. The main motivation in this space: the interest!
Fain would they extinguish Allah's light with their mouths, but Allah will not allow but that His light should be perfected, even though the Unbelievers may detest (it). (Quran 9:32)
After this, here is our Quran which millions have tried to distort to the level of rumors but Allah did not allow it. Therefore, rumors have always been created at the level of interpretations which pull the message down to rationality. At the level of the basic text, all letters are protected in a miraculous way by Allah (SWT)! Suppose that His Holiness the Pope is the source of faith in one person. Can we imagine that an average believer would consult the Pope every day to guide him? Well, here's our historical mistake. We Muslims have the Quran in our hands, which is the source of faith. We can turn to it anywhere, anytime. It guides us if we approach it with such intent. Yet we believe to man. To the man who can explain why Mary got pregnant. It is at this level how comprehension works today. Enormous energies and money are being spent by Satan's forces to keep it that way or to worsen it further, if possible.
There is among them a section who distort the Book with their tongues: (As they read) you would think it is a part of the Book, but it is no part of the Book; and they say, "That is from Allah," but it is not from Allah. It is they who tell a lie against Allah, and (well) they know it! (Quran 3:78)
There are many things can be explained, but many others can't be explained. Eating pork is prohibited. This is a categorical prohibition, so it is Haram. This is explained differently today than it was a few hundred years ago. That time we talked about the fishing village that did not keep the Shabbat and the Lord turned them into monkeys and pigs. Today we explain it with genetics, parasites, uric acid content of the pork meat and much more. One hundred years from now, there may be completely different reasons will come. All of this is about accepting a ban in the rational space. We do not know whether those are the real reasons for the ban or something else. The real reason exists in the irrational space: forbidden, Haram, because Allah prohibited it. He is the Creator and he knows what is good for man. Using earthly parable: John is in love with Mary. In the rational space the reason may be that he feels a sexual attraction towards her or he likes her cooking. In irrational space the reason is: happened like that! Love is inexplicable. It comes and just exist! That's the power of faith! If it could be explained, it would not be faith but an earthly, flowing, nebulous thing that we cannot rely on. Don't let anyone take away this from you! Watch out! If someone asks you to give him arguments why do you have a faith, you are trapped! He wants to pull you into a rational space where he has plenty of arguments to prove that you are stupid! Don't fall in his trap. He wouldn't understand your answer anyway because he is poorer than you not being able to be in a dimension where you are.