Great Proof of the Absolute Power of Allah (Mighty & Majestic) & Therefore the Perfection and Completion of His Knowledge, His Ultimate Wisdom and His Supreme Attributes and Action: (2/2)

Muhammad Alsayed Muhammad

4. Allah's Creation of the Soul, in Accordance with His Saying, {And they ask you concerning the soul. Say, "The soul: its knowledge is with my Lord. And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little."}[Al-Israa' 17: 85]

Allah (Glorious & Exalted) created the soul and placed it in the human being and other creatures, for a fixed term, until Allah (Mighty & Majestic) reclaims it, taking back the soul. For He (Noble & Sublime) decreed death and extinction for man and other living creatures,  according to the Saying of the Most High,

{Whatsoever is on it (the earth) will perish. * And the Face of your Lord full of Majesty and Honor will abide forever.} 

[Al-Rahman 55: 26-27]

Then, Allah Almighty will return the soul to the human being and to other living creatures (such as animals and birds), to serve him with his accounting and recompense. And so it shall be for the others. That will happen on the Day of Judgment (in the realm of everlasting life). So, if he was a good believer, he will go to Allah's Heaven: the realm of blessing and the achievement of His good pleasure. 

And if he was a disbeliever, an idolater, and atheist, a corrupt person, etc., he will go to the Hellfire: the realm of misery, due to His displeasure (Noble & Sublime).

Allah (Mighty & Majestic) created the soul and made it a cause of man's life, and the life of other living creatures, for He (Noble & Sublime) is the One Who causes the causes and creates them. That is for a great and noble wisdom that only He (Noble & Sublime) knows. 

If we examine closely and contemplate this soul that Allah Almighty created and made a cause for the life of human beings and other creatures, we would still be sure of the Absolute Power of God, the Creator of the soul and the greatness and wondrousness of His creation of all things. 

Modern science is incapable of studying the soul, even with all its modern technological means, since the bases and foundations for such a study are not available; they are not even known. That is why the soul, which was created by Allah Almighty, placed in the human body, and made a cause for its life and the life of other living beings, is one of the mysteries (Noble & Sublime) of His creation. Indeed, it is a sign of the wondrousness of His design and evidence for the greatness and absoluteness of His Power (Noble & Sublime). 

5. The Response of Good Believers to the Commands of Allah (Mighty & Majestic) and Their Obedience of Him According to His Saying (Noble & Sublime): 

{And He answers (the prayers) of those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and gives them increase of His Bounty. And as for the disbelievers, theirs will be a severe torment.}

[Al-Shura 42: 26]

Allah Almighty created mankind and sent prophets and messengers to them to invite them to believe in His Oneness and Supreme Attributes, and therefore, to worship Him (Noble & Sublime) exclusively. That is after supporting His prophets and messengers with miracles and wonders to verify the truth of their call.

In reality, we find that those who believe in the call of Allah's prophets and messengers (and they are the true believers) respond to everything Allah (Mighty & Majestic) commands of them and they exemplify it, striving to practice it in the best way. In fact, they rush to implement it.

If Allah (Mighty & Majestic) prohibits something, the true believers hurry to avoid it; indeed they do not even go near it or anything that would lead to it.

Note that Allah (Mighty & Majestic) did not create man to be compelled to obey Him or to disobey Him; rather, He created Him with the choice either to obey Him (Noble & Sublime) or to disobey Him. That is despite His Full Advance Knowledge (Mighty & Majestic) of what each man will choose, and when he will either obey Him (Noble & Sublime) or disobey Him.

All of this is due to the Wisdom of Allah (Glorious & Exalted), as we will show, by His Leave, in the following pages.

Even though Allah Almighty created man with the choice to either obey or disobey, He has not compelled him to do either. This is a test for man, yet somehow, we see that, for true and righteous believers, it is as though they are compelled to obey Allah (Mighty & Majestic) and implement His Commands in the best way, due to their hasty and immediate response to the Order of Allah Almighty and their swiftness in carrying it out.

If what we see is the situation of someone with a choice, who has not been compelled, then what about those created by Allah (Mighty & Majestic) to serve Him with obedience and to carry out His Commands, who have no means to disobey Him? An example would, of course, be the

The Angels have no work but to worship Allah (Glorious & Exalted), to obey Him, to comply with His Orders, and to carry out everything Allah Almighty commands them to do. In fact, we see this to be exactly the same as the situation of true, righteous believers—the immediacy of their response to Allah Almighty and His Commands, even while they have been given a choice.

Therefore, what we know about the Angels, and the news about them from the prophets and messengers, is proof of the Great Power of Allah (Mighty & Majestic) and the variety of ways in which He creates His slaves, as He wishes. 

Additionally, in the response of true believers to the Commands of Allah (Mighty & Majestic) and their haste in implementing them, while they have the choice to do so and are not compelled in any way, there is testimony to the Absolute Power of Allah Almighty—that when He (Noble & Sublime) gives an order, all of them rush to carry it out—especially those whom Allah Almighty has compelled to worship and obey Him—and that if He (Noble & Sublime) wants something, He merely says to it,

 {"Be!"—and it is}.

We would also like to clarify the Greatness of the Power of Allah (Mighty & Majestic) and its Absolute Nature by way of forming a hypothetical question and answering it. The question is:

Is it possible for God the Creator to make this vast universe or any other, with all its creatures and beings, in an egg or something smaller than an egg? Could He do that?

To answer the question: Yes, if Allah Almighty wished to do something, He would merely say to it, {"Be!"}—and it would be. We will now support this answer scientifically with what will clarify the Greatness of the Power of Allah (Noble & Sublime) and its Absolute Nature, by way of presenting two examples discovered by modern science: 

A. Chromosomes 

The human body contains hundreds of billions of cells, and most of these cells are extremely small, so small that the diameter of a single one does not exceed 0.03mm (three-hundredths of a millimeter) on average.

A living cell is a structure of the utmost perfection and complexity to an extent the human mind cannot imagine. Every person with insight can see that it is testimony to the Absolute

Power of its Creator, to the Wonders of His Design, and to the Perfection of His Creation. He would see it as a complete negation of randomness or chance.
So we see the cell has a central body called the nucleus (except for a few types of cells, such as red blood cells).

The cell's nucleus is like the mind that thinks for it and the center that controls it. It holds all the genetic instructions for it and the body that contains it.

The genetic information is carried in the cell's nucleus on a fixed number of chromosomes which are made up of deoxidized sugar and nitrogen-phosphate residues, such that these pairs are bound together by four nitrogen bases: adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine.

The number of chromosomes in the cell's nucleus is 46, made up of 23 pairs, half of which are from the sperm cell of the male and the other half of which are from the ovum of the female.

When the man's sperm cell is united with the woman's ovum, the number of chromosomes equals 46. 

In other words, there are 23 chromosomes in each of the woman's ova and 23 chromosomes in the man's sperm. These chromosomes are in the shape of a spiral, with extreme twists and folds, which is known as the double helix. The thickness of the walls of each one of these double helixes is one in fifty millionths of a millimeter.

The diameter of one spiral is one in half a millionth of a millimeter.
The size of the double helix when it is coiled in on itself inside a normal body is one millionth of a millimeter cubed. If it were stretched out, it would be four centimeters long.

If this double helix (the chromosome) were stretched out inside a normal cell in the human body, of which the diameter is at the most 0.03mm, and they were laid out next to each other like a stretched out string, it would be about two meters long.

If this were done for all the chromosomes found in the trillions of cells that make up a single human body, its length would be more than many times the distance between the earth and the sun, which is approximately 150 million kilometers. Glory be to God the Creator!

The human mind has its limitations. It is incapable of imagining what we have mentioned scientifically, since the size of what is contained within these chromosomes, as far as has been  discovered by science, is considered to be nothing to the human mind, yet it had been confirmed by modern science and there is no denying it, even if the limited, created human mind cannot fathom it. 

This in itself should be considered a catastrophic, definitive repudiation of the atheists and deniers of divinity who reject the Existence of God the Creator simply because they cannot see Him (Glorious & Exalted).

If they are not able to imagine and comprehend with their limited minds what modern science has confirmed, then can they deny it?

Of course not, for what modern science has confirmed is undeniable.

Thus, if the human mind is unable to fathom such things that exist in his weak, created body, could he fathom God the Creator and the inner workings of His Great and Absolute Power?

All of this demonstrates the Great and Absolute Divine Power and confirms for us
scientifically that Allah (Glorious & Exalted) is Able to do anything.

Nonetheless, human beings were created to glorify their God and Creator and to attribute to Him all qualities of beauty and grandeur, such as Absolute Power, Comprehensive Knowledge, and Perfect Wisdom (may He be glorified and exalted).

What we have shown and explained through intuition and science confirms this for us, even if human logic is too feeble to imagine it, for it is nothing but a limited mind.

It would be worth mentioning that:

Allah's Messenger, Muhammad (pbuh), alluded to these chromosomes. He informed us of their characteristics in a noble hadith, using one word to indicate all the qualities discovered about them

The word is `asab. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, "Verily, when Allah wills to create a person, the man lays with the woman and his water rushes through her every vein (`irq) and nerve (`asab)."

[Its chain of transmission is good (jayyid), and it was related by al-Tabarani.]

The words `irq and `asab, here translated as" vein" and "nerve" are of the same meaning in the noble hadith, and they represent the chromosomes that we are speaking about. However, the word `asab is linked to the word `irq in order to cast more light on the characteristics of these
chromosomes whose description has been discovered by modern science.

Thus, chromosomes resemble a long rope that has been twisted and tightly folded so that it looks like the DNA double helix. 

 Allah's Messenger (pbuh) alluded to these characteristics with a single word, `asab since this word gives all the following meanings:
1. A long rope
2. The folding and twisting of this rope
3. Not only that, but it indicates twisting and folding so extreme that it appears that the rope is all tangled up on itself. 

Allah's Messenger (pbuh) alluded to this scientific fact more than 1400 years ago, when no one had the slightest knowledge of chromosomes and their description.

This scientific fact alluded to by Allah's Messenger (pbuh) is a dazzling light and a testament to the truth of his message and call to the Oneness of God the Creator. It is a confirmation of His Existence and the Oneness of His Divinity and Lordship. 

B. The Atomic World

Indeed, the organization found in the cosmos, we also find in complete form in the smallest world we know of: the world of the atom.

The atom is of such incredible smallness that we cannot even see it with a microscope which magnifies things millions of times. As such, it is not even a thing; rather it is nothing compared to the smallest thing our eyes can see.

Nevertheless, the world of the atom has been discovered by modern science and there is no room for denial.

Yet, despite all we have said about it, the atom is amazingly comprised of a system of wondrous orbits, just like the solar system. 

The atom contains:
1. The nucleus: The incredibly tiny nucleus of one atom contains positively charged protons and neutrons with a balanced, or neutral, charge.
2. The electron: This is what carries a negative charge in the atomic world. Electrons do not touch each other; rather, the space between them is relatively enormous.

These electrons revolve around the nucleus of the atom in a counterclockwise direction and they travel very quickly, completing their orbits billions of times in a single second.

Electrons do not take up more than one-billionth of the area of the atom. Glory be to God, the Supreme Creator! 

We repeat what we mentioned previously, as a reminder and a warning, and to offer full benefit:

If the human mind is unable to imagine this strange, amazing world where everything we have mentioned is contained in a space so small that, to the human mind, it is practically nothing, then what about the contents of this incredible atomic world: the nucleus, the many protons, the many
neutrons, and the many electrons, in addition to the relatively vast empty spaces between them all. And all of this exists in just a single atom!

The human mind has its limits, for it cannot fathom what we have mentioned, yet modern science has discovered it and there is no way to reject it, even if the limited human mind cannot comprehend or imagine it.

In fact, modern science has discovered particles even smaller than the atom—quarks—and it may still discover things smaller than quarks.

If the human mind is incapable of imagining such things, can it really imagine God, the Supreme Creator, and the manner and the Greatness and Absolute Nature of His Power (Noble & Sublime)?

Of course not.

That is why what we have mentioned and discussed should clarify and confirm for us, scientifically, the Absolute Nature of Divine Power, and as a result, the Perfection and Comprehensiveness of His Knowledge, the Ultimate Quality of His Wisdom, and the Greatness of His Attributes and Actions, plus the fact that Allah (Glorious & Exalted) Alone is Able to do
everything, especially when we know that these components which make up the atom (the electron, the proton, and the neutron) are likewise composed of even smaller particles, as we have said, such that the latest of what physicists have learned is called a 'quark.' And Allah Almighty spoke the truth when He said, 

{Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things.} 

[Al-Mulk 67:1]

 It is worth noting that we have proved, scientifically, the message of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the truth of his call and prophethood. To briefly summarize what we have already said:

The worship of Muslims as represented in the circumambulation of the Ancient House—the Holy Ka`aba—which is the first house erected for the worship of Allah (Mighty & Majestic) on the face of the earth, is the rite of worship in conformance and harmony with the order of the universe which was created and designed by Allah (Glorious & Exalted), as we have stated

Likewise, in the atomic world, we find the nucleus contained in the atom, from which all matter is made, being orbited by electrons in seven levels of energy, such that the nucleus is surrounded by seven levels of energy: K, L, M, N, O, P, Q. These are the same as the number of
circumambulations around the Ka`aba.

In addition, these electrons travel counterclockwise, which is the same direction as the circumambulation of the Holy Ka`aba. Glory by to Allah!
As a result, the harmony between Islamic religious scripture and the order of the material world becomes clear to us. This proves that God, the Creator of this matter made up of atoms, is the One Who sent down the true religion to His Messenger, Muhammad (pbuh)—the religion in

which the laws of the universe find expression. Behold, it is Islam!
As such, it is our duty to believe the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in everything he informed us of, and to have faith in him and to follow him (pbuh) in all he called us to.

 Among that which the Chosen Prophet (pbuh) called upon us to do and made it obligatory for us to believe is found in the hadith in which he (pbuh) was asked about faith. He said,

"…that you believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, and the Last Day, and that you believe in Preordainment, the good of it and the bad of it."

[Related by Imam Muslim in a long hadith]

    We have previously discussed faith in Allah (Mighty & Majestic) and His Oneness, and now we will very briefly discuss, by Will of Allah Almighty, belief in the messengers, the divine scriptures, the angels, preordainment, and the Last Day.

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