When a wise and conscientious person looks around,
he will immediately see the fact of creation. This is so because
Allah has created everything for us to know Him and ponder upon
what He created.
For a person who has developed this understanding, it would be
completely irrational to claim that the delicate balances constituting
life came about by "chance". For each interdependently
working piece forming this order has an extremely important role
in the overall process. The colours of living things, which are
the subject matter of this book, are one of the most important
components of the order in the universe.
As seen in the examples given
so far, the colours, patterns, spots, and even lines on the creatures
in nature have a meaning. Colours, sometimes used as a means of
communication, sometimes as a warning for predators, have a vital
importance for living beings. This is so much so that the lightness
or darkness of that creature's shade of colour, and even the direction
of its lines have been specially determined.
||The symmetry and order evident in the fish
in the photograph is surely the masterpiece of a Creator.
This Creator is Allah, the Almighty.
A watchful eye will immediately see that not only living beings
but also everything else in nature is just the way it should be,
each being in the most appropriate place for it. What's more,
he will understand that everything has been given to the service
of men. The blue, refreshing colour of the sky, the colourful
appearances of flowers, the trees in bright green, the pastures,
the moon, which lights up the world in pitch darkness, the stars
and all the other beauties that we cannot count are manifestations
of the artistry of Allah.
Allah has created the universe and everything
animate and inanimate therein flawlessly. Allah has control over
all things; He is the Most Powerful, the Almighty.
That is Allah, your Lord. There is no god but Him, the Creator
of everything. So worship Him. He is responsible for everything.
(Surat al-An'am: 102)
After all the subjects covered in this book, what falls to someone
who has a grasp of the might and the endless artistry of Allah,
is to turn towards the real owner of all these beauties and to
lead a life that will please Him alone.