Once the answer is found, this question is the key to a gate that leads
one to a completely different world. It is, at the same time, a slim line
that separates those who know from those who don't.
In the world in which we live, mankind is caught up in a continuous search
for the answers to many questions like "what?", "how?"
and "in what way?", and can make but little headway in answering
them. It is unlikely for man to make his way to the truth unless he asks
himself the question "why?" about the extraordinary order and
balance with which he interacts.
In this book, we will deal with the subject of "the atom", the
groundwork of every animate and inanimate thing. After seeing what occurs
and in what way it occurs with regards to the atom, we will seek the answers
to the question "why?" The answer to this question will take
us to the truth we pursue.
Since the first half of the 19th century, hundreds of scientists worked
day and night to reveal the secrets of the atom. These studies that uncovered
the form, motion, structure and other properties of the atom shattered
the very grounds of classical physics that assumed matter to be an entity
without any beginning or end, and laid the foundation for modern physics.
They also produced many questions.
Many physicists, looking for answers to these questions, finally agreed
that there is perfect order, unerring balance and conscious design in
the atom, as in everything else in the universe.
truth is revealed in the Qur'an sent down by Allah fourteen centuries
ago. As made clear in the verses of the Qur'an, the whole universe works
in perfect order because the earth, the sky and everything in between
is created by Allah, Who has infinite power and wisdom.
It is certainly no wonder that everything created by Allah has extraordinary
excellence and runs within a flawless order. What comes as a real surprise
is man's unrelenting insensitivity towards the numerous miracles he encounters,
sees, hears, and knows - including his own body - and his
negligence about the reason "why" these extraordinary details
are presented to him.
Though dwelling on a scientific subject, the purpose of "The
Miracle in the Atom" is different from that of conventional
scientific books. This book deals with the "atom", unique in
being the building block of both animate and inanimate objects, with the
questions "what?", "how?" and "in what way?",
thereby opening the door to the answer of the question "why?"
Once beyond this door, the superiority of the wisdom and knowledge of
Allah, and His creation will be revealed for all to see:
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. (Surat al-Baqara: 255)