Assume that you set up a big city by bringing millions of Legos together.
Let there be in this city skyscrapers, twisting roads, railway stations,
airports, shopping malls, subways and also rivers, lakes, forests and
a beach. Let there also be living in it thousands of people wandering
in its streets, sitting in their homes and working in their offices. Take
every detail into account. Even the traffic lights, box offices, and the
signboards at the bus stations.
If someone came up to you and said that all the Legos of this city, which
you had founded by planning it right down to the smallest detail, and
each piece of which you had picked up with great pains, had been brought
together by coincidence to produce this city, what would you think of
the mental state of that person?
Now, go back to the city you have built and consider that the whole city
would be leveled to the ground if you had forgotten to put into place
even a single Lego, or changed its place. Can you imagine what great balance
and order you have had to establish?
Life in the world where we live is also made possible by the accumulation
of such a great number of details incomprehensible to the human mind.
The absence of even one of these details might mean the end of life on
Everything, every detail from the atom, the smallest unit of matter,
to the galaxies harboring billions of stars, from the moon, an inseparable
adjunct of the world, to the solar system, all work in a perfect harmony.
This well-organized system runs flawlessly, just like a watch. People
are so confident that this billions-of-years-old system will go on functioning
without leaving out even the smallest detail that they can freely make
plans about something they think will be realized in the next 10 years.
No one is worried about whether the sun will rise the next day. A great
majority of people do not think about 'whether the world may ever chance
to break free from the gravitation of the sun and start to move towards
the unknown in the pitch-dark space'; or ask 'What keeps this from happening?'
In the same manner, when people are about to sleep, they are very confident
that their hearts or respiratory systems will not relax as their brains
do. However, even a few seconds' halt in any one of these two vital systems
may well cause results that will cost one's life.
When the 'glasses of familiarity' which surround the whole of life and
cause every event to be assessed as if 'it is taking place in its natural
course' are taken off, one is free to see that everything is made up of
such closely interdependent, meticulously planned systems that it is as
if we were hanging on to life by the skin of our teeth. You notice an
excellent order prevailing in every spot you turn your eyes on. Certainly,
there is a great power that creates such an order and harmony. The possessor
of this great power is God, Who created everything out of nothing. In
a verse of the Qur'an, it is said:
He Who has created seven heavens in full harmony with
one another: no incongruity will you see in the creation of the Most Gracious.
And turn your vision (upon it) once more: can you see any flaw? Yea, turn
your vision (upon it) again and yet again: (and every time) your vision
will fall back upon you, dazzled and truly defeated. (Surat al-Mulk, 3-4)
When we look at the living beings in the heavens, on the earth and in
all that lies between them, we see that they all prove the existence of
their Creator in their own right. So I suggest we all take a moment to
reflect on the natural phenomena and living beings that every one sees,
yet never thinks about, and how they have come into being and continue
their existence. If we were to write down all the signs of God in the
universe, they would fill many thousands of volumes of encyclopedias.
For God Exists.
To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth and He is
known through reason.