Take a look around you from where you
sit. You will notice that everything in the room is ‘made’: the
walls, the upholstery, the ceiling, the chair where you sit, the
book you hold in your hand, the glass on the table and countless
other details. None of them happen to exist in your room of their
own accord. Even the simple loops of the carpet were made by someone:
they did not appear spontaneously or by chance.
A person who is about to read a book knows that it
has been written by an author for a specific reason. It would not
even occur to him that this book might have come into being by chance.
In the same manner, a person who sees a sculpture has no doubt whatsoever
that it was made by a sculptor. And not just works of art: even
a few bricks resting on top of one another make one think that they
must have been brought to rest just so by someone within a certain
plan. Therefore, everywhere where there is an order – either small
or big – a founder and protector of this order must also exist.
If, one day, somebody came forward and said that raw iron and coal
came together to form steel by chance, which in turn constructed
the Eiffel Tower again by chance, would not he and those who believed
him be regarded as insane?
The claim of the theory of evolution, the unique method
of denying the existence of Allah, is no different than this. According
to the theory, inorganic molecules formed amino acids by chance,
amino acids formed proteins by chance, and finally proteins formed
living creatures again by chance. However, the probability of a
living creature being formed by coincidence is less than the probability
of the Eiffel Tower being formed in the same manner, because even
the simplest human cell is more sophisticated than any man-made
structure in the world.
How is it possible to think that the balance in the
world came about by coincidence when the extraordinary harmony of
nature is observable even with the naked eye? It is the most unreasonable
claim to say that the universe, each point of which suggests the
existence of its Creator, has come into being on its own.
Therefore, there should be an owner of the balance
visible everywhere from our body to the farthest corners of the
inconceivably vast universe. So, who is this Creator that ordained
everything so subtly and created all?
He cannot be any material being present within the
universe, because His must be a will that existed before the universe
and created the universe thereupon. The Almighty Creator is One
Whom everything finds existence, yet Whose existence is without
any beginning or end.
Religion teaches us the identity of our Creator Whose
existence we discover with our reason. Through what He has revealed
to us as religion, we know that He is Allah, the Compassionate and
the Merciful, Who created the heavens and the earth from nothing.
Although most people have the capability to grasp this
fact, they spend their lives unaware of it. When they look at a
landscape painting, they wonder who its painter is. Later, they
praise the artist at length for his beautiful work of art. Despite
the fact that they face numerous originals of that painting the
moment they turn around, they still disregard the existence of Allah,
Who is the only owner of all these beauties. In truth, not even
a lengthy research is needed to understand the existence of Allah.
Even if one had to live in a room from the time he was born, countless
pieces of evidence in this room alone would be enough for him to
grasp the existence of Allah.
The human body so overflows with evidence that it could
not be contained in many multi-volumed encyclopaedias. Even giving
a few minutes of conscientious thought to it all is enough to understand
the existence of Allah. The present order is protected by Allah
and maintained by Him.
The human body is not the only food for thought. Life
abides in every square millimetre of the earth, be it observable
by men or not. The world overflows with many living beings, from
unicellular organisms to plants, from insects to sea animals, and
from birds to human beings. If you take a handful of soil and look
at it, even therein you can discover manifold living creatures with
diverse characteristics. The same is true also for the air you breathe.
Even on your skin, there are many living creatures whose names are
unknown to you. In the intestines of all living beings are millions
of bacteria or unicellular organisms that help digestion. The animal
population in the world is many times greater than the human population.
When we also consider the plant world, we see that there is not
a single spot on the earth where there is no life. All of these
creatures that are spread over an area of millions of square kilometres
have different body systems, different lives and different contributions
to the ecological balance. It is preposterous to claim that all
these have come into existence by chance with no aim or purpose.
No living being has come to exist through its own accord or effort.
No coincidental happening can ever result in such complicated systems.
All of this evidence leads us
to the conclusion that the universe works with a certain ‘consciousness’.
What, then, is the source of this consciousness? Surely it is neither
the living nor the non-living beings in it. Nor can they be the
ones that maintain the harmony and preserve the order. The existence
and glory of Allah reveals itself in countless proofs in the universe.
In fact, there is not even a single man on the earth who will not
accept this evident reality from the heart. Yet they still deny
it ‘in iniquity and arrogance though their souls are convinced thereof’
as stated in the Qur'an. (Surat an-Naml, 14)
This book is written to point out this reality from
which some people turn away because of its being at odds with their
interests, and also to disclose the frauds and senseless deductions
on which some untrue allegations stand. This is why many diverse
subjects are tackled in the book.
Those who read this book will once more see the indisputable
evidence of Allah's existence and witness that Allah's existence
encompasses all things: the ‘reason’ knows this. Just as He has
created this all-pervading order, He is the One Who also maintains