With your body made up of
atoms, you are breathing atoms in the air, eating atoms in food
and drinking atoms of water. What you see is nothing other than
the collision of electrons of the atoms in your eye with photons.
And what about what you feel by touch? The sensations are simply
formed by atoms in your skin repelling atoms of objects.
Indeed, almost everyone knows today that his body, the universe,
the world, in short, everything consists of atoms. Yet, perhaps,
most people so far never thought about what kind of a system the
entity we call the atom has. Or, even if they did, they did not
feel the need to investigate it, because they always thought this
concerns physicists alone.
Man, however, lives entwined within this perfect system throughout
his life. This is such a system that every one of the trillions
of atoms forming the armchair on which we sit has an order about
which a book could be written. It takes pages to tell the formation,
the system and the power of a single atom. As the technology advances
and our knowledge of the universe increases, these pages also increase.
How then did this order form? It cannot be that the particles scattered
around after the Big Bang have formed the atom with a sudden decision,
and then an appropriate environment was formed by chance, and these
atoms have transformed into matter. It is certainly impossible to
explain such a system by "chance". Everything you see
around you, and even the air you cannot see, consist of atoms, and
there is a very complex traffic between these atoms.
Who then can direct the traffic between the atoms? Can it be you?
If you think that your body consists of atoms alone, then which
one of your atoms directs which, and which atom directs what? Do
the atoms of your brain that are no different from other atoms control
the others? If we assume that the atoms of your brain are directors,
then we have to answer these questions:
* If all atoms forming the brain
are directors, how and based on what do they make their decisions?
* How do trillions of atoms forming
the brain cooperate?
* Why does not a single atom out
of trillions of them oppose the decision that is taken?
* How do the atoms communicate with
Considering the above questions,
it is obviously an illogical deduction to say that all of the trillions
of atoms forming the brain are directors.
So, can it be correct to think that
only one of these trillions of atoms is the director and the others
are its followers? If we believe a single atom to be the director,
then the questions that come to the mind are:
* Which atom is the director and
who elected this atom?
* Where in the brain is this atom?
* What is the difference of this
atom from the others?
* Why do the other atoms obey this
Before answering these questions,
let us state one more thing: the supposed director atom is also
made up of other particles. Why and under what pretext do these
particles come together to form this director atom? Who controls
these particles? Since there is another will directing these particles,
how right would it be to defend that this atom is the director?
At this point, the claim that one of the atoms forming our brain
may be the director atom is inevitably disproved. How do the countless
number of atoms in the universe continue their existence in full
harmony, while people, animals, plants, earth, air, water, objects,
planets, space, and everything else are made of atoms? Which one
of these countless atoms can be the director when it itself is made
up of many sub-particles? To make such a claim or to attribute everything
to chance and to deny the being of Allah, Who created all the worlds,
is only "rejecting those signs
in iniquity and arrogance in spite of their own certainty about
Just think: a human being, who is made up of the arrangement of
atoms in various combinations, is born, is fed with atoms and grows
up with atoms. He then reads books made of atoms in a building made
of atoms. Later, he receives a diploma composed of atoms that says
"nuclear engineer" on it. Yet, he can still come and deliver
speeches such as "these atoms have come together as a result
of sheer coincidence, and the extraordinary system within them has
formed by chance". If this is so, where does he derive the
consciousness, will and intelligence to deliver this speech?
In almost every page of this book, we saw repeatedly that it is
impossible for the atom making up every animate or inanimate thing
in the universe, to be itself formed by chance. What we will say
to those who, despite all we have told, still think that this phenomenon
has come about by "chance" or taken its present form through
the mechanism of "trial and error" will be no different
from what the prophet Ibrahim, peace be upon him, said to the disbelievers:
What about the one who argued with
Ibrahim about his Lord, on the basis that Allah had given him sovereignty?
Ibrahim said, 'My Lord is He who gives life and causes to die.'
He said, 'I too give life and cause to die.' Ibrahim said, 'Allah
makes the sun come from the East. Make it come from the West.' And
the disbeliever was dumbfounded. Allah does not guide wrongdoing