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
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,
lifeless atoms 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
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 it incessantly.