A general review of historical trends reveals that all anti-religionists
base their philosophy on materialist thought. As is known, materialists
deny the fact of creation. Instead, they maintain that matter has existed
since time immemorial and will remain as an absolute entity for all eternity.
In other words, they deify matter. Materialism is thus defined in materialist
Materialism accepts the eternity and everlastingness of
the universe (its having no beginning or end), that it is not created
by God, and is infinite in time and place.1
He is the Originator
of the Heaven and the earth...
The reason why materialism so deifies matter stems from its
categorical refusal to accept the existence of a Creator. That matter
is not absolute implies that it had a beginning: that it had a beginning
means that it was brought into being from nothing, that is, it was created.
Not surprisingly, the consensus reached by the world of science
at the end of the 20th century verifies the fact that matter is not absolute
and that it had a beginning: the whole universe originated from nothing
approximately 15 billion years ago with the explosion of a point with
"zero" volume and took its present shape by expanding over time. The authenticity
of this event, which is called the Big Bang, is proved by many substantial
observations and experiments as well as by the calculations of theoretic
The latest point reached by science today verifies
the fact that "the universe was created out of nothing," as is maintained
by the Qur'an and all other divine religions. In addition, modern science
has disproved materialism and all its sub-ideologies, destroyed the matter-dependent
world of materialists, and defeated them in the war they waged against
Materialists, however, cannot accept the fact that
matter is not absolute but was created, even at the cost of conflicting
with science. To accept this fact would require them to accept the existence
of Allah, and to believe in Allah would require them to accept religion
and lead religious lives. As religion primarily requires definite obedience
and submission to Allah, this would prove to be troublesome for such people
as are blinded by their own arrogance. In the Qur'an, the state of those
who escape realities because of their arrogance — though the truth is
quite apparent — is explained as follows:
And they rejected those Signs in their iniquity
and arrogance, though their souls were convinced of their truth. Consider
the fate of those who acted corruptly! (Surat an-Naml, 14)
Materialists believe that time, just like matter, is
absolute, i.e., it comes from eternity and goes on to eternity. Adhering
to this misapprehension, they seek to deny fate, the day of resurrection,
paradise and hell. However, today, modern science has proven that just
like matter, time, which is a derivative of matter, has also been created
from nothingness, and that it also had a beginning. At the same time,
that time is a relative notion, that it is not static and unchanging as
materialists have long believed, and that it is a changing form of perception
were also discovered in this century. The relativity of time and space
has been proven by Einstein's Theory of Relativity and this fact has today
laid the basis of modern physics.
To sum up, time and space are concepts that are not
absolute, that have a beginning, and that were created by Allah from nothing.
Allah, Who has created time and space, is certainly not dependent on them.
Allah has defined, determined and created every moment of time in timelessness.
This is what underlies the essence of the reality of "Fate," which materialists
fail to comprehend.
All of the events that have been experienced in the
past and that will be experienced in the future by us, are within the
knowledge and control of Allah, Who is not dependent on time, and Who
created time from nothing.
Today, modern science verifies facts announced by the
Qur'an 1400 years ago, which are unequivocally believed in by the believers.
This bears witness that the Qur'an is the word of Allah. On the other
hand, materialist thought, which has been denying Allah's existence and
the fact of creation for centuries, is refuted in every field by science,
a discipline to which it never stops referring and in which it takes refuge
on all occasions. In this book, we will produce evidence to show that
the claims of materialists have no scientific and logical basis, and that
on the contrary, materialism is totally demolished by contemporary science.
The subjects covered here include very important pieces of evidence about
the essence of matter and the relativity of time and space. Thus, you
will encounter some facts which you have never pondered upon so far, and
will understand that the essence of matter is in truth very different
from what materialism puts forward or what you have previously been taught.