The fact of creation and the intelligent design of this universe ultimately prove that there is an all wise Creator. A simple exercise of true reflection will tell us that God is known through His creation. We know this to be true as throughout the Qur’an Allah calls mankind to use their intellect to reflect on His creation as His Signs:
“In the creation of the heavens and earth and the alternation of the night and day… and the water that Allah sends down from the sky by which He brings the earth to life when it was dead and scatters about in it creatures of every kind and the varying directions of the winds and the clouds subservient between heaven and earth. These are signs for people who use their intellect”. – Qur’an, 2:164
One of the greatest signs of Allah is indeed the universe. In the 19th century, it was commonly believed that the universe had neither beginning nor end. However in 1929, the astronomer, Edwin Hubble made an important discovery when he observed that the stars were moving away from the earth. Not only this, but the stars were moving away from each other. This discovery only suggested one fact, that this universe has a starting point and is continuously expanding. Modern science has only discovered this in the last 100 years or so, however, the Holy Qur’an documented these facts over 1400 years ago!
Allah says in the Qur’an “Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together, before We clove them asunder…will they not then believe”? – Qur’an, 21.30
He also says: “It is We who have built the universe with power, and, verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it.” – Qur’an 51:47
Therefore the theory known as the “Big Bang” proves without doubt that this whole universe had a point where it did not exist and then it was created out of nothing. This is indeed a great sign of Allah to those who reflect. just in the fact that the universe had a beginning point and so many life forms and planets appeared by miracle out of this “Big Bang” and points to none other than the intelligent design of a Creator as the result from any other explosion would be chaos, disorder and mess, yet the universe is in perfect harmony and balance and has a guided course that has not strayed in the billions of years since it has existed. Allah says about the sun and the moon
“For you (God) subjected the sun and the moon, both diligently pursuing their courses. And for you He subjected the night and the day.” – Qur’an 14:33
There has not been one instance when the sun had been late in rising and setting. The system has a guided course which is flawless, which has been calculated and is always precise without fail. Allah mentions this as a sign in another ayah
“For you (God) subjected the night and the day, the sun and the moon; the stars are in subjection to His Command. Verily in this are signs for people who are wise.”— Qur’an 16:12
How then can a system of such guided perfection have come into being without an all-wise intelligent creator? The odds are impossible
For example, if somebody was to challenge you to take a bag, and number ten marbles from one to ten, and then place them inside of the bag, shake the bag, then by keeping your eyes closed drawing the marbles out in their numbered order from one to ten, what would be the chance of you accomplishing this task successfully? The chances would be twenty six million to one.
It would be just as impossible as a cat walking over a computer keyboard and by chance compose a Encyclopedia on advanced physics with complete perfect grammar and factual information. What would be the chance of that? One famous statement of the physicist Sir Fred Hoyle debunks the idea that everything we see came into being by chance. He says:
“The chance that higher life forms might have emerged in this way (by coincidence) is comparable with the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junk yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.”
In other words, it is impossible for this universe and every living creature in it to have come into being by mere coincidence. We can’t help but to admit that this universe has a design, our bodies are designed, and with every design there must also be a designer. The designer is Allah, who created everything in the universe with its entire splendor. The universe contains endless evidence that proves Allah’s existence and might and man knows all this by using his God-given mind. These simple facts are not hard to see
Indeed Allah has made clear His Signs to you so that you may understand – Qur’an 2.242
In order to see the existence of God, all one has to do is use their intellect. That is all that is required, and for those who use their intellect, they will surely arrive at the conclusion that there is a all powerful and all wise creator who created and sustains this universe. One should not expect anybody to show them God and then from there argue the premise that if somebody cannot proof God’s existence through physical means
Nobody from this day of age has even seen Leonardo Da Vinci, yet know he existed through the existence and appreciation of His artwork. There are people that travel the world just to visit Museums to view his work. There are rich people that appreciate his art so much they are willing to pay billions of pounds for one painting. This is the level of admiration within their hearts that they would stand in reverence just to gaze upon a painting that was artistically painted by a man. Why not then should we not believe in God and give the Glory unto God who created this universe in all its perfection?
The signs of Allah are clear. From the setting of the sun and the phases of the moon, to the rain that gives water, from the fruits, crops and vegetation that nourish our very bodies, from the birth of a child, to the death of an elder. Indeed these are all signs of Allah and He calls on you to use your intellect so that you may come to know Him and His truth as He has revealed it al-Islam.
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