Religion of Wednesday, 4 June 2014
In this 2oth Century they still say there is no God. They say they believe in Science. But when all is said and done, it is that same Science which is pointing the way to God. Do they not see?. If the Scientist does not see God his work he simply has not gone far enough in his thinking. Believe in God requires thinking. You may be a Scientist but you do not think. You are mischievously married to the idea of a no -God.
God educates them:
When it is said to them: "Believe as the others believe:" They say: "Shall we believe as the fools believe?" Nay, of a surety they are the fools, but they do not know.
Before this present generation of Atheists and Agnostics, their earlier ancestors have used the same argument over and over again.
“And they say: "Tales of the ancients, which he has caused to be written: and they are dictated before him morning and evening."
God answered them saying.
“Say: "The (Qur'an) was sent down by Him who knows the mystery (that is) in the heavens and the earth: verily He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
Herein begins our argument on why there is God. Note what Allah says in reply to the Atheists and Agnostics, HIM WHO KNOWS THE MYSTERY THAT IS IN THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH. Please note that the word heavens here means the universe as a whole.
Before proceeding, may I explain that books of revelation are meant as guidance to mankind to their Lord so they’ll know him and worship Him. As such, Revelations dwell mostly on what man cannot figure out if left alone or what will be lot confusion should man try to figure it out. The Revelations therefore deal primarily with matters of Faith, Moral code, Acts of worship and the relationship between man and his fellow man and between man and his surroundings. These areas could be described loosely as the foundation of revelation. Outside these, Allah the Creator leaves man to figure out by himself using the faculties he has bestowed him. He can figure that out by experimentations, by experience, by direct observation, by discussion and so on, depending on the individual’s ability and capability. The author of the Book therefore does not preoccupy Himself churning out theories upon theories of everything in the universe or whatever phenomenon is in the universe, since to God these are non urgent issues. The most urgent is guidance.
To many people this is enough to be on the straight path that Allah prescribes for Believers. But Allah in his infinite knowledge, knew that Man is rebellious. Man will use the faculties given him by He Allah to challenge is OWN EXISTANCE. Man will advance in his experimentations and observations and reasoning power and eventually say “There is no God”! And use the knowledge – Science, as the yard stick for truth and false. This happened in even way before the 20th century Atheists and Agnostics of today. It’s nothing new. Allah mentions it below.
“For when their messengers came to them with Clear Signs, they exulted in such knowledge (and skill) as they had; but that very (Wrath) at which they were wont to scoff hemmed them in.”
Eventually their scoffing at Allah and his Signs due to their knowledge eventually hemmed them in to their ruin; as will certainly happen to this generation. Our destruction will stem from our rapid rise in Science and Technology. This Science will be our Frankenstein. God gave scientific knowledge to man so he can improve his efficiency. The danger arises when Science is mad a demigod as we see today. It is trial most have failed.
But still, Allah in his mercy, makes it a duty to give such rebels, to achieve salvation and the ultimate success. Thus, He sprinkles here and there in his revelation a bit of history and facts they will later come to find out in their Scientific expeditions; Knowledge which could not have been available at the time of the revelations, so as to point to his greatness and to the fact that he is the creator of everything.
By logic, every reasonable fellow should agree that the perfect balance seen in this universe and our planet in particular in order to support life is enough pointer to the existence of a Creator or a great designer.
We can and do argue for the existence of a Creator because Scientists, try as they can, can NEVER explain why the laws of physics are exactly balanced for life to exist.
We all have come to agree that the Universe came into existence due to the big bang. What was the force of this bang? If it the force was stronger or less will the universe have come into existence. Who decided the perfect force of the bang in such a way that the galaxies and life emerged from it? Can Scientists ever explain this?. Could it be an accident that right force and all that is needed came into play to form the universe? As one famous Scientist puts it. Arguing that it was an accident is like throwing a bucket of oil on the floor and immediately the splash forms the map of the world. We all know this is impossible. To explain this perfect storm is more difficult than explaining how such a bucket of oil can create the map of the world randomly. As another Scientists puts it, if the strong nuclear force was reduced even by two percent, atomic nuclear won’t hold together and only hydrogen will exist in the universe. Are these not pointers to the existence of a creator, originator and regulator. Which of the favours of your Lord do you then deny?
Taking the air we breathe as a case in point, small changes in the composition of the gasses that constitute the air we breathe will be a disaster for man and all creatures. Small differences in the gravitational force will cause life to cease to exist, If small changes occur in paths taken by each planet and each star and each galaxy it will be catastrophic. That the human body in its independent yet interrelated organs causes man to live and many more are pointers that there is a perfect designer and regulator somewhere. Which of the favours of your Lord do you then deny?
In temperate countries when it gets so cold, people wear very thick clothes and gloves. Covering almost every visible part of their bodies EXCEPT the eyes. Imagine the aqueous humor - the clear fluid that is produced in the eye gets froze. Should this fluid freeze it means the eye is destroyed but if they cover the eyes they cannot see. Who could have designed the eye this way? That the fluid in the eye stands the freezing temperatures without freezing, when all other parts of the body cannot. An Accident? Which of the favours of your Lord do you then deny?
These are strong arguments for the Creator and should be enough to close the debate, yet for those who think Science is the ultimate, he throws scientific facts here and there in his revelation that they may also have a chance to taste guidance. Allah’s mercy reaches out to all.
Take for example. When In Yahoo Science it was published that Scientists have discovered that everything exists in pairs. People applauded a new discovery by SCIENTISTS. But when Allah mentioned this same fact in The Qur’aan 1400 years ago, that :
“ And of everything We have created pairs: That ye may receive instruction”
For who to receive instruction?, The No-Godders. But they take no notice. Which of the favours of your Lord do you then deny?
In the 20th century when Embryonic Science was fully developed, They applauded. Another feather in the cap of the Scientist. When The Creator mention in the best details about the embryo until birth saying:
“O mankind! if ye have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then out of a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may manifest (our power) to you; and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babies, then (foster you) that ye may reach your age of full strength; and some of you are called to die, and some are sent back to the feeblest old age, so that they know nothing after having known (much), and (further), thou sees the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells, and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs).”
Again it is a story of the ancients. They take no notice. Which of the favours of your Lord do you then deny?
When they argued with many theories about the creation of the Universe, they finally agreed on the Big Bang theory as the ultimate theory to explain the creation of the Universe. Another feather on the cap of the Scientist. When The Qur’aan mentined it 1400 years ago, saying:
“Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?”
Again they took no notice. It was a tale of the ancients. Which of the favours of your Lord do you then deny?
When they argued that After the Big bang from the original Nebulse there was mists everywhere, a feather was put in the feather of the Scientis. When Allah described it better by saying it was smoke due its formation to they took no notice. It was a story of the ancients.
When they argued about how iron was formed and concluded that it is impossible for iron to be formed on this planet, and concluded that it certainly descended from somewhere, a feather was put in the cap of the Scienctist. When Allah mentioned 1400 year ago that “and we descended iron (read Quraan Sura of Iron ) they took no notice – It was a story of the ancients.
When they did not have powerful telescopes to see that galaxies and planets were all moving in set of paths, the Qur’aan told them that they were all moving in set paths they took no notice.
When they studied the earth and concluded that earth’s crusts folded into mountains giving it stability, they applauded and a feather was put in the cap of the scientist. When The creator himself mentioned that mountains were pegs to give stability, they took no notice. It was stories of the ancients.
This could go on and on filling pages upon pages. But let inquisitive minds read the Qur’aan to receive their own guidance. Even about the behavior of the bee, when they thought it was male bee soldiers and Male bee kings, Allah told them no – it is a queen and female soldiers. They took no notice. Later they found out it was as the Ancient book says. But who will admit to the truth of the tales of the ancient.
Even in the Science of finance, when He told them to avoid Usury they scorned. When they reeled in financial crisis right left and center, one of their kind told them -our only solution, is the Islamic Financial system – read if you want to “THE POPE Or THE QURAN”.
How many times have we read “Scientists are baffled”. Baffled because the will and plan of the Creator - HIM WHO KNOWS THE MYSTERY THAT IS IN THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH is beyond human understanding.
Truly He says “Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His, are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there that can intercede in His presence except as He permits? He knows what is before or after or behind his creatures. None shall compass any of His knowledge except for him as He pleases. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory)”.