Never Plead Ignorance About the Obvious Existence of
From the moment man opens his eyes to this world a great order surrounds
him. He needs oxygen to survive. It is interesting that the atmosphere
of the planet on which he lives provides more than just the adequate amount
of oxygen he needs. This way, he breathes without difficulty. For the
existence of life on this planet, the existence of a source of heat is
essential. In response to this need, the sun is located just at the right
distance to emit just the exact amount of heat and energy man needs. Man
needs nourishment to survive. Every corner of the world abounds in astonishingly
diversified provisions. Likewise, man needs water. Surprisingly, three-fourths
of the planet is covered with water. Man needs shelter, and in this world,
there is land on which it is suitable to build and all sorts of materials
to make shelters.
These are only a few among billions of details making life possible on
earth. In brief, man lives on a planet perfectly designed for his survival.
This is certainly a planet "created for human beings".
A person's interpretation of the world rests on "acquired methods of
thought." That is, he thinks in the way he has been taught, or, less kindly,
the way in which he is indoctrinated. Under this misguidance, he often
dismisses all the aforementioned as "trivial realities." However, if he
does not side-step the matter, and start questioning the conditions making
our existence possible, he will surely step out of the boundaries of habitual
thinking and start to think:
How does the atmosphere serve as a protective ceiling for the earth?
How does each one of the billions of cells in the human body know and
perform its individual tasks?
How does this extraordinary ecological balance exist on earth?
A person seeking answers to these questions surely proceeds on the right
path. He does not remain insensitive to things happening around him, and
doesn't plead ignorance about the extraordinary nature of the world. A
person who asks questions, who reflects on and gives answers to these
questions will realise that on every inch of the planet, a plan and an
How did the flawless order in the whole universe come into being?
Who provided the delicate balances in the world?
How did living beings, incredibly diversified in nature, emerge?
Keeping oneself occupied with relentless research to answer these questions
results in a clear awareness that everything in the universe, its order,
each living being and structure is a component of a plan, a product of
design. Every detail, the excellent structure of an insect's wing, the
system enabling a tree to carry tons of water to its topmost branches,
the order of planets, and the ratio of gases in the atmosphere, are all
unique examples of perfection.
In every detail of the infinitely varied world, man finds his Creator.
Allah, the owner of everything in the whole universe, introduces Himself
to man through the flawless design of His creation. Everything surrounding
us, the birds in flight, our beating hearts, the birth of a child or the
existence of the sun in the sky, manifest the power of Allah and His creation.
And what man must do is to understand this fact.
These purposes owe their existence to the fact that everything has been
created. An intelligent person notices that plan, design and wisdom exist
in every detail of the infinitely varied world. This draws him to recognition
of the Creator.
So you never plead ignorance that all living beings, living or non-living,
show the existence and greatness of Allah. Look at things around you and
strive to show appreciation in the best manner for the eternal greatness
The existence of Allah is OBVIOUS. Ignoring it would only be the beginning
of the greatest damage we could ever do to ourselves. That is simply because
Allah is in no need of anything. He is the One Who shows His greatness
in all things and in all ways. Allah is the owner of everything, from
the heavens to the earth. We learn the attributes of Allah from the Qur'an:
Allah! There is no god but Him, the Living, the Self-Sustaining. He is
not subject to drowsiness or sleep. Everything in the heavens and the
earth belongs to Him. Who can intercede with Him except by His permission?
He knows what is before them and what is behind them but they cannot grasp
any of His knowledge save what He wills. His Footstool encompasses the
heavens and the earth and their preservation does not tire Him. He is
the Most High, the Magnificent. (Surat al-Baqarah: 255)