Throughout history man has searched for someone or something with mystical and superior power to follow, resort to, and worship. Men have worshiped planets, human beings, objects, and animals. But with the guidance of God and rational thought, many have reached the conclusion of the existence of a creator, a God. The story of Prophet Abraham finding God is a perfect example of such a journey of discovery.
Like Prophet Abraham, we too need to start looking at and reflecting upon, the creation around us in order that we too may affirm in our hearts a belief in God. We may start by looking at ourselves and observing the delicate and precise mechanism of our own bodily creation from the day we are born to the day we die. We should think about the intricate functions of the body, which to date, we are still unable to completely replicate.
The human body is itself a miracle that functions on its own in perfect synchronicity. It is a factory running and working solely to sustain life which God alone controls. Take the heart for example; it can beat for up to 100 years or more without taking a break. What about the kidney, a small delicate organ that purifies and filters the blood on a continuous basis? When it fails, a kidney dialysis unit, which is the size of a small cabinet, is needed to temporarily replace the function of the kidney. One cannot help but be amazed at the intricacy of our creation. These few examples of our body’s creation inevitably lead us to acknowledge the existence of a great Creator.
Do they not think deeply about themselves (how Allah created them from nothing, and similarly He will resurrect them)? Allah has created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, except with truth and for an appointed term. And indeed many of mankind deny the meeting with their Lord (on the day of Resurrection).
There are many more examples we can use to further ponder on the creation of Allah. The universe, for example, with its size and its perfect alignments of the planets builds strong credible evidence towards the existence of a divine Creator.
How can we not help but contemplate how the planets revolve around each other with calculated movements that will never allow them to fall or collide with one another?
The sun, on the other hand, is an extraordinary creation essential for life on Earth many millions of miles away. Without its steady temperature and precise distance from Earth, we could not exist.
In conclusion, we know that none of the numerous things in our life were created without a creator or made without a maker, or engineered without an engineer, such as the physical objects around us, cars, tables, microwaves, etc. Then naturally we would assume that only someone or something with great knowledge and power could be responsible for the universe’s creation.
After having an idea of the existence of a true God a new point comes into mind that the God, the Creator we are talking about is alone or has any partners or company, etc. Because it is above one’s understanding that the earth, the sky, the ocean and everything between them has been made by “the One”.
Throughout history, as people came to believe in God’s existence, they wondered how to reach out to Him and how to worship Him. Some worshiped Him directly and some used a mediator, while others combined partners with Him. They were lost and needed guidance. So Almighty God provided guidance for worshiping Him alone by sending His prophets with revealed scriptures. It is up to the human race to follow the right path and reach the conclusion of the existence of the One and only God.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All the praises and thanks are to Allah, the Lord of the worlds (of men and Jinn). The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.The only Owner of the Day of Recompense. You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and every thing). Guide us to the Straight Way. The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray.
If we look at our day-to-day activities, we will find that, in order to run any entity successfully, such as a country, institute, or company, one mind or leader is needed. How is it that we can reach this conclusion in our earthly life, but fail to reach it in our spiritual belief?
It would be impossible to run a country or a company with two presidents or two kings; nothing would get accomplished, one person needs to take a stand and make ultimate decisions in order to avoid chaos. Otherwise, decisions would always be challenged by the other, causing a split in management and authority. “too many cooks spoil the broth”. With this being the general rule, then how could it be assumed that the Omnipotent and Almighty God would take partners in the running of the universe?
No son (or offspring) did Allah beget, nor is there any deity besides Him. (If there had been many gods), then each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have tried to overcome others! Glorified is Allah above all that they attribute to Him!. All-Knower of the unseen and the seen! Exalted is He over all that they associate as partners to Him!
In short, Allah (SWT) is perfect. Allah is the One, the Sole Provider, the Creator, and the Sustainer of the universe. His Essence does not resemble any other known or unknown essence. He is not contained in anything, nor is anything contained in Him. “Light within Islam” is the name of a book published by Darussalam Publishers and is considered a milestone to understand about these basic but sensitive concepts because most of the content of this book is empowered by authentic Quranic verses.