| A GIANT
FACTORY THAT IS NOT SEEN WITH THE NAKED EYE: THE CELL
we mentioned at the beginning of the book, our bodies are
composed of trillions of cells. This number should not be
overlooked. Indeed a trillion is an exceptionally large number.
Every adult human body contains about 100 trillion cells.
But thanks to the fact that these cells are very small, our
bodies are not of gigantic size. The example we will give
will help you to better understand how small cells are. When
a million of our body cells are gathered together, they occupy
a place no bigger than a pinpoint. Despite its smallness,
however, a cell's structure has not yet been fully understood.
Scientists are still carrying out their researches on the
systems that a cell has.
The first cell that formed you
was originated in your mother's womb by the union of two cells,
one released by your mother's body and the other by your father's.
This cell kept dividing and became a piece of flesh some time
later. Then, as the cells that formed this flesh continued
to divide to form new cells, your body was shaped bit by bit.
Cells that divide and multiply
as seen in the picture above then differentiate into
hundreds of different types of cells, a few of which
are shown below.
Each new cell acquired a different
shape. Whereas some became blood cells, some became bone cells
and yet others became nerve cells. There are 200 types of
different cells in our bodies. In fact, all of these cells
are composed of identical components, yet each performs different
tasks. For example, the muscle cells in your legs are like
a rope woven so that you can walk and run. Thanks to the structure
they possess, your arm and leg muscles do not tear due to
excessive stretching while you are playing with a ball. In
shape, your blood cells are globular, their task being to
transport oxygen, which is required by your body, by means
of blood vessels. Thanks to their shape, they can easily flow
through the blood vessels together with the oxygen they carry.
Skin cells, on the other hand, are clamped together and closely
arranged in a line. So your skin is impervious to microbes
The cables seen above are
made by experts who specialize in this occupation,
that is to say that each of these cables is the product
of a design process.
Likewise, all other cells too
have the exactly ideal shapes that are suited to their tasks.
However, it is surely not by chance that these cells acquired
the shapes they possess. Consider computers, cars or aeroplanes.
There is someone who designed the shapes and the necessary
systems for the operation of each of these devices. All details
are considered and planned by the technologists of the producer
companies. Cars are produced so as to ensure comfortable and
safe travel; television sets are produced so as to transmit
the best quality visual images and sounds to audiences. This
applies not only to technological devices, but to all objects
that we use. Tables, chairs, the building you are living in,
the pencil you use, the eating utensils like the spoons or
forks in your kitchen… each is the result of a design. Each
has been planned in detail and nothing has come into existence
by coincidence. As you know, in order for a design and a product
to come into being, there needs to be a source of intelligence.
let's consider our body cells. Our cells have much more advanced
plans and functions than a television or any other technological
device. Moreover, these structural units, which possess extraordinary
features, are living. As we have mentioned earlier, scientists
have not fully discovered the marvellous system in these small
You are wondering, aren't you,
how such a design, which the human mind cannot even fully
explore, came into existence in this small space?
This reveals to us that our cells were planned and created
by a being with supreme intelligence. The possessor of this
intelligence is Allah, Who created us perfectly down to
the last detail.