From the moment man wakes in the morning,
he has to involve himself in endless pursuits. However, in
the middle of all these mundane incidents, he doesn't think
much about a VERY IMPORTANT issue: men occupies an almost
insignificant space in the whole universe, similar to the
volume of a building a dust particle occupies. It may be astonishing
to realise, yet, this is an OBVIOUS fact.
Everyday you wake up to a new day. Getting out of bed, you wash your
face, prepare and, most probably, rush somewhere. Like everyone else,
you, too, hasten not to be late to school or work and soon find yourself
engrossed with everyday routines. In the rapid flow of the day, in school
or at work, you struggle to learn something or to meet a deadline, and
in the blink of an eye, you notice that it has almost become evening.
When you arrive home in the evening, you do your daily housework. Sometimes,
just for a change, you visit your friends, go to movies and then return
home to sleep.
The next morning you start the same vicious circle all
During these daily routines, is it possible that you remain indifferent
to other important things in life? In the daily rush of your life, is
it possible that you forget, don't notice or pretend not to grasp some
The answer of almost everyone should be "Yes." Because the majority of
people fail to think or wonder about many details pertaining to their
lives. You can start by thinking the following:
While you are in your room reading this book, are you aware that some
astonishing incidents are happening? For instance, have you ever thought
that you are now moving at 1,670 kilometres an hour through space?
Alternatively, have you ever thought that the room you are in right now
occupies a tiny space in the universe, just as if it were a dust particle?
Or, are you, as a human being - the only being endowed with the faculty
of thinking - aware of the perfect order existing in the universe?
There are surely hundreds of similar questions you could ask yourself.
The purpose in mentioning these questions is to unveil - albeit slightly
- the covering over the human mind, which is already obscured by daily
tasks, and help to expand its horizons. Our intention here is to reflect
on some crucial issues.
Now, consider the following:
"What is the significance of these questions for my life? Is it really
important to think about them while I have hundreds of things to accomplish?
My final examinations… the meeting that will be held in late afternoon…
don't they have priority?"
These thoughts reflect a common mistake many people make. No doubt, plans
pertaining to one's education, home or future are important. Yet there
are some issues which are more important. Primarily, a person should reflect
on the purpose of his existence in this world, on what exists beyond this
life, on how this magnificent planet on which he lives came into existence,
and on who is the Creator of all living things, including him.
are so immersed in the daily flow of their lives that they cannot
realise in the miraculous conditions on which their lives rest.
However, for a men of understanding, the fact that he lives
on a sphere spinning on its axis at a speed of 1670 kilometers
an hour means a lot. Moreover, that this sphere is favoured
with delicate balances to make life possible indicates that
this flawless system is the product of an OBVIOUS act of creation,
the creation of ALLAH THE ALMIGHTY. So don't pretent not to
grasp this fact of which we remind you, and be grateful to your
Creator since He created you and gave you a soul.
If one thinks earnestly without pretending not to grasp the facts one
comes across, one would arrive at a single conclusion:
In the immense universe, an astonishing variety of plants and animals,
all beings - animate or inanimate - and more importantly man himself,
are parts of the flawless creation of Allah, the Almighty. Man doesn't
see his Creator, yet, pondering on the countless pieces of evidence surrounding
him will make him comprehend Allah's existence and His attributes. In
his efforts, his sincerity will provide him with a way to understanding
his Creator's commandments and the ways to attaining His good pleasure.
Allah relates in the Qur'an:
Eyesight cannot perceive Him but He perceives eyesight.
He is the All-Penetrating, the All-Aware. Clear insights have come to
you from your Lord. Whoever sees clearly, does so to his own benefit.
Whoever is blind, it is to his own detriment. I am not here as your keeper.
(Surat al-An'am: 103-104)
You also reflect on this
fact and never pretend you don't grasp the superior creation of Allah.