PURPOSE OF CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE VIEWS OF
SCIENTIST AND QURAN
Muhammad Yousaf Gabriel
Idara Afqar Gabriel, Quaid e Azam Street Nawababad Wah Cantt Distt
The points of difference and the contrasting features shall no longer
remain obscure. Scientist through his knowledge has tended towards confusion,
disbelief, dismay, distress, fear, misapprehension, perplexity, and lack of
confidence. He fails to find the purpose of creation of this universe and the
creation of man therein has puzzled him to the extremes. His hopes of ultimately
finding the truth lay unfortunately in the scientific knowledge of a degree,
much beyond the human reach, at least, at present. He has used all his knowledge
to prove disbelief and his future expectations in the discoveries tend to
further strengthening disbelief. He desires to usurp the sovereignty of God
through man's conquest of the realm of nature, whereas Quran reiterates the
right for God through his absolute command in the present world and his unshared
sovereignty on the day of judgment, the judgment of the just and merciful God,
the hope of His creatures. One wonders how if on the one hand the modern
scientist is splitting the invisible atom and is endeavoring to reach the moon
and the mars, on the other hand his sight, in the matters of human philosophy,
is so weak and his understanding so blind, that he calls this creation on earth
a chance, a creation that lacks proportion, a byproduct and something out of the
way. That he should blink his eyes at the possible purpose of the creation and
the purpose of man's existence on earth. That he should completely ignore the
possibility of a life after death, and all that he should do surprisingly by
dint of his knowledge of this material universe. The modern philosophy,
therefore, as we shall see, is the complete antithesis of that of the Quran in
this respect. It is their misfortune to end in atomic conflagration. And
inglorious end indeed for mankind. It now is the moral duty incumbent upon the
Moslem to learn and then to teach humanity the precise outlook of the Quran in
religious, moral and spiritual values. That, perhaps mankind may still live, and
that perhaps this dreadful danger of atomic ruin be averted. And if the humanity
were destined to meet its end through atomic disaster, let at least the
survivals be furnished with a light and a book which could guarantee peace and
prosperity in this world and the unmixed bliss in the life to come. The Quran
indeed as you shall with your own eyes see, has contained sufficient proof of
the fact, that as if it knew that such and such author shall in such and such
age present to the mankind such and such works to contain such and such words so
that Quran occasionally repeats some of the words. They attribute everything to
the laws of nature, Quran attributes everything to God the Creator,
as separate from nature and as absolute master of everything and always the
signs which increase the faith of a believer, add mere perplexity to the
stars are known which are hardly bigger than the earth, but the majority are so
large that hundreds of thousands of earths could be packed inside each and leave
room to spare; here and there we come upon a giant star large enough to contain
millions of millions of earths".
(The Mysterious Universe page 1 para 1
The Scientist by the comparative smallness of the
earth as against the universe intends to disparage the earth and minimize its
significance in order to prove the life upon earth a mere by-product and somehow
out of the way. The Quran therefore says:-
"God is cognizant of what every female carries in her womb, or what
the wombs want to exceed (of their disburdening time). With Him all things are
in determined measure. He is the knower of the known and the unknown, the mighty
and most high". (Thunder,Ar-Ra'd 8-9).
"And the total number of stars in the universe is
probably something like the total number of grains of sand on all the seashores
of the world".
( The Mysterious Universe page 1 para
The Scientist is tending toward his ultimate
ignorance of the purpose of creation by belittling the earth and the life upon
it. Hence says the Quran :-
“Say! If the ocean turned to ink for writing down the colloquy of my
Lord, the ocean itself would be exhausted ere the words (and wonders) of my Lord
come to end, even if we brought another like it for replenishment". ( Quran
Al-Kahf- The Cave- 109 ).
"Such is the littleness of our home in space, when
measured up against the total substance of the universe". ( The Mysterious
Universe page 1, Para 1 ).
Do not worry. Quran says :-
“Tell them! O my creatures, who have come to belief, have fear of
dispensing your lord. There is good for those who do good in this world, and
spacious is God's earth Only those who persevere will get their reward
measureless". (Quran: The Small Groups, Az-Zumar 10 ).
"This vast multitude of stars are wandering in
space. A few form groups which journey in company. But the majority are solitary
travellers". (The Mysterious Universe page 1 para 2 ).
“It is He who made the stars by which you reckon
your way through the darkness of the desert and the sea. Distinct have we made
our signs for those who recognize". (Quran - The Cattle- Al-an'am - 97 ).
"And they (these stars) travel through a universe
so spacious, that it is an event of almost unimaginable rarity for a star to
come anywhere near to another star". (The Mysterious Universe page 1 para 2).
We built the heavens by Our Will; and We are the
Lord of power and expanse". (Quran -TheDispersing- Adh-Dhariyat - 47 ).
"For the most part each (star) voyages in splendid
isolation, like a ship on empty ocean. In a scale model in which stars are
ships, the average ship will be over a million miles from its nearest neighbour,
whence it is easy to understand why a ship seldom finds another within hailing
distance". The M Universe page I, para ).
"He harnessed the day and night for you, as also
the sun, the moon and the stars, by His command. In this are, signs for men who
understand". ( Quran - The Bees - An-Nahl- 12 ).
“He has the keys of the Unknown. No one but He has knowledge; He
knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls that is not known to
him, nor a grain in the darkest (races) of the earth, nor any thing green or
seared that is not recorded in the Book perspicuous".
(Quran - Al-An'am - The Cattle - 59
"We believe nevertheless, that some two thousand million years ago this rare
event took place, and that a second star, wandering blindly through space,
happened to come within hailing distance of the sun. Just as the sun and the
moon raise tides on the earth, so this second star must have raised tides on the
surface of the sun. But they would be very different from the puny tides which
the small mass of the moon raises in our oceans; a huge tidal wave must have
traveled over the surface of the sun, ultimately forming a mountain of
prodigious height, which would rise ever higher and higher, as the cause of
disturbance came nearer and nearer. And before the second star began to recede,
its tidal pull had become so powerful, that this mountain was torn to pieces,
and threw off small fragments of its much as the crest of a wave throws off
spray. These small fragments have been circulating around their parent sun, ever
since. They are the planets, great and small of which our earth is one". (
Mysterious Universe page 3 ).
The scientist through this possibility of the accidental birth of our earth
intends to strengthen his argument regarding his denial of the religious purpose
of creation and of man's creation. Yet the story of this plausible accident is
based on sheer speculation. No scientist could come out with a substantial
scientific proof of the accident. It is just their belief without the testimony
Signs are of avail only to the believers :-
“Indeed there are signs for believers in the
heavens and the earth". ( Kneeling Al-Jathiyah : Makki 3 ).
Say : “Observe all there is in the heavens and the earth. But signs
or warnings will be of no avail to those who do not believe".( Jonah 101).
“Have they not traveled in the land that they could have the heart
to understand, and ears to hear? It is not the eyes alone that do not see,
oblivious are the hearts within their breasts". ( The Pilgrimage Al-Hajj 46
"The sun and the other stars we see in the sky are all intensely hot
far too hot for life to be able to obtain or retain a footing on them".
(The Mysterious Universe page 2 para
By this the scientist means to diminish the area of life in order to further
create doubt if life was the object in the mind of the Creator when he created
this universe. The deprecatory view of life would automatically expound the idea
of the purpose of creation as is given by religion.
"Those who were left behind rejoiced that they stayed at home against the wishes
of God's Apostle, being averse to fighting in the way of God with their wealth
and lives, and said, "Do not go in this heat". Tell them, the heat of Hell is
far more intense". If only they had cared to instruct themselves!". (
Repentance: Al-Taubah -81 )
"Far too hot to be able to obtain or retain a footing on them" .
If God wanted this would not have been anything difficult with him.
"And those who disbelieve Our revelations shall be cast into Hell; and when
their skin is burnt up and singed, we shall give them a new coat that they may
go on tasting the agony of punishment, for God is all-mighty and all-wise".
(The Women - An-Nisa 56 ).
“So also no doubt were the ejected fragments of the sun, when they were first
thrown off. Gradually they cooled, until now they have but little intrinsic heat
Nothing is difficult for God, if He wanted to create life in the planets in
their incandescent state.
"Turn cold, O fire, "We said, "and give safety to Abraham". They wished to
entrap him, but We made them greater losers". ( The Prophets - Al-Ambia 69-70
"Their (the cooled planets) warmth almost entirely derived from the radiation
which the sun pours down upon them ". ( The Mysterious Universe page 2 para 4
“It is He who gave the sun its radiance, the moon its lustre, and appointed its
stations so that you may compute years and numbers. God did not create them but
with deliberation. He distinctly explains His signs for those who can
understand". ( Jonah Yunus 5 ).
"God is certainly the great provider, Lord of strength and power".
( The Dispersing Adh-Dhariyat 58 ).
"In course of time we know not how, when, or why one of these cooling fragments
gave birth to life".
( The Mysterious Universe page 2 para
Mark their disbelief and ignorance.
"When He wills a thing He has only to say: "Be” and it is". ( Yasin 82)
"It (life) started in simple organisms whose vital capacities consisted of
little beyond reproduction and death. But from these humble beginnings emerged a
stream of life which, advancing through ever greater and greater complexity has
culminated in beings whose lives are largely centered in their emotions and
ambitions, their aesthetic appreciations, and the religions in which the highest
hopes and noblest aspirations lie enshrined ".
( The Mysterious Universe page 2 para 4 ).
"Such is (He) the knower of the unknown and the known, the mighty and the
merciful, who made all things He created excellent; and first fashioned man from
clay. Then made his offspring from the extract of base fluid, then proportioned
and breathed into him a soul by His will, and gave you the senses of hearing,
sight and feeling. And yet how little are the thanks you offer!".
( As-Sajdah -The Adoration -6 -9 ).
"Although we cannot speak with any certainty, it seems most likely that humanity
came into existence in some such way as this ".
(The Mysterious Universe page 2 para 5 ).
"They ask you about revelation. Say, revelation is by the command of your Lord,
and that you have been given but little knowledge". (The Children of Israel,
Bani Isra'il -85 ).
“Standing on our microscopic fragment of a grain of sand (that is our earth
compared to the universe), we attempt to discover the nature and purpose of the
universe which surrounds our home in space and time. Our first impression is
something akin to terror".
(The Mysterious Universe page 3 para 5 ).
But according to Quran there are other things worth fearing. The universe
displays the majesty of its Creator.
“You People, fear your Lord. The great upheaval of the Hour will indeed be
( The Pilgrimage Al-Hajj 1 ).
"But if you cannot, as indeed you cannot, then
guard yourselves against the fire whose fuel is men and rocks, which has been
prepared for the infidels".
( The Cow, Al-Baqarah - 24 ).
“If We had sent down this Quran on a mountain you would have seen it
turn desolate and split into two for fear of God. We offer these examples to men
that they may think and reflect". ( Confrontation - Al-Hashr -21 ).
Even the universe itself dreaded the offer of the trust and declined
therefore the offer by the Creator, but man accepted the same.
"We had offered the Trust (of divine responsibilities) to the heavens, the
earth, the mountains, but they refrained from bearing the burden and were
frightened of it; but man took it on himself. He is a pitiless simpleton, so
that God punishes men and women hypocrites, the idolaters and idolatrous women,
but He turns to faithful men and women in forgiveness, for God is forgiving and
( The Allied Troops, Al-Ahzab 72-73 ).
It is the God that is justly feared by the believers and not the universe. The
signs just increase their faith.
"Only they are true believers whose hearts fill up with awe when the name of God
is mentioned; and their faith is further strengthened when His messages are read
out to them; and those who place their trust in their Lord, who are firm in
devotion, and spend of what We have given them, are true believers. There are
for them (high) ranks with their Lord, and pardon and noble provision".
(Spoils of War- Al-Anfal 2-4 ).
“We find the universe terrifying because of its vast meaningless distances".
( The Mysterious Universe page 2-3, para 5 )
Vastness of the Universe signifies the greatness of its Creator :-
“Exalted then be God, the king, the Real. There is no God but He, the Lord of
the glorious throne.
( The True Believers Al-Mu'minun -116 )
"They do not esteem God as is rightly due to Him. The whole earth would be a
fistful of His on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens would be rolled up in
His right hand. Too immaculate is He and too high for what they associate with
(The Small Groups - Az-Zumar - 67 ).
Nothing that God has created is meaningless. Rather everything is made to
purpose. But they are a people enchanted :-
"Even if We open a door in the heavens and they ascend through it in broad
daylight, They will say all the same:” Our eyes were dazed (and clouded over).
We were people bewitched".
( Al-Hijr 14-15 ).
Although to a believer's eye :-
"Indeed there are signs for believers in the heavens and in the earth".
(Kneeling Al-Jathiyah - 3)
And indeed No disproportion in the creation of God and nothing meaningless:-
“We have, indeed, created all things by measure".
( Al-Qamar - The Moon - 49 ).
"(Universe seems) terrifying because of its inconceivably long vistas of time,
which dwarf human history to a twinkling of an eye".
( The Mysterious Universe page 2-3 para 5).
Indeed the space of a day is fifty thousand years to rise on the steps to the
throne of God.
"An inquirer asked for the affliction that is to come - Upon the infidels -which
none would be able to repel- From God, the Lord of mounting ascents, To whom the
angels and the soul take a day to ascend, whose length is fifty thousand years.
So persevere with becoming patience. They surely take it to be far away, But we
see it very near".
( The steps Al-Ma'arij- 1-7 ).
"Universe is terrifying because of its inconceivably long vistas of time which
dwarf human history to a twinkling of an eye".
The regard of the resurrection and the day of judgement is more essential which
also is to be as a twinkling of an eye:-
“To God belong the secrets of the heavens and the earth, and the Hour of Doom is
a matter of the twinkling of an eye, even less, for God has certainly power over
( The Bees - An-Nahl - 77 ).
But see the different types of men and of knowledge:-
The day of Resurrection will set the sinners in sear: - "We did not tarry more
than an hour (and cannot be guilty)". That is how they have always been
deceived. But those who were given the knowledge and belief will say: "You have
tarried, according to the Book of God, as long as the Day of Resurrection, and
this is the Day of Resurrection, but you do not know".
( The Romans - Ar-Rum -55-56 ).
“Terrifying because of our extreme loneliness".
( The Mysterious Universe page 2-3 para 5 )
He feels lonely.
"If you do not help (the Prophet, remember) God had helped him when the infidels
had forced him to leave (and he was) one of two. When both of them were in the
cave, he said to his companion: "Do not grieve, for God is with us". Then God
sent divine peace on him, and invisible armies for his help, and made the
unbelievers' purpose abject. Most exalted is God's word, for God is mighty and
( Repentance - At-Taubah- 40 )
"(Universe) terrifying because of the material insignificance of our home in
space --- a millionth part of a grain of sand out of all the seas and in the
(The Mysterious Universe pages 2-3 para 5 ).
But Quran has a different view thereof and says:-
“Tell them, “O my
creatures who have come to belief, have fear of displeasing your Lord. There is
good for those who do good in this world, and spacious is God's earth. Only
those who persevere will get their reward measureless".
Small Groups - Az-Zumar- 10 )
Need not pine therefore unnecessarily.
“Material insignificance of our home in space".
“What has happened to you, O believers, that when you are asked to set out in
the cause of God your feet begin to drag? Do you find the life of the world so
pleasing that you forget the life to come? Yet the profit of the life of this
world is but meagre as compared to the life to come".
Mark there is a point of real distinction between the two
philosophies. The material insignificance of the earth and this life in the eyes
of the modern scientist is only comparable to this material, transient universe.
His world is confined only to this present material life on earth. But regarding
life on other side of the grave he is utterly blind. Whereas the Quran compares
the insignificance of this present life the life after death, an eternal life.
“But above all else, we find this universe terrifying, because it appears to be
indifferent to life like our own; emotion, ambition, and achievement, art and
religion all seem equally foreign to its plan".
(The Mysterious Universe page 2-3 para 5 )
You are created, for a test not for enjoyment. The enjoyment shall come but in
the life after death, provided that you deserved on the merit of your marks in
this transient life.
"Who created death and life in order to try you to see who of you are best of
deed. He is all-mighty and forgiving".
(The Kingdom- Al-Mulk-2)
Yet the complete indifference does not exist anywhere, rather :-
“Have you not seen that God has subjugated what is in the heavens and the earth
to you, and bestowed His favours, external and esoteric, in abundance on you?
And yet there are men who contend about God without any knowledge or guidance or
the Book enlightening".
( Luqman 20 )
“How many favours of your Lord will, then, both of you deny?".
( Ar-Rahman: The Beneficient 13 )
“Perhaps indeed we ought to say (the universe), appears to be actively hostile
to life like our own".
(The Mysterious Universe page 3 para 5 ).
Not the universe so much as the Satan is hostile to man:-
"O men, eat only the things of the earth that are lawful and good. Do not walk
in the footsteps of Satan, your acknowledged enemy".
( The Cow- Al-Baqarah - 168)
“For the most part empty space is so cold that all life in it would be frozen,
most of the matter in space is so hot as to make life on it impossible".
( The Mysterious Universe page 3 para 5 ).
Need not bother about space but think that you have:-
"There was a sign for the people of Saba in their habitations: Two gardens, on
the right and left. (And they were told) "Eat of what your Lord has given you
and be thankful. Fair is your land, and forgiving your Lord".
(The Saba- 15 ).
"And astronomical bodies continually bombarded by radiation of a variety of
kinds, much of which is probably inimical to or even destructive of life".
( The Mysterious Universe page 3 para 5 ).
These are far fetched things we live and are protected by the power of God, but
the bombardment of stones upon the disbelievers was severe and do we not
ourselves expect the shower of atom bombs any moment so the Quran says:-
"And We rained down on them a shower (of stones). How ruinous was the rain that
fell on those who had been warned (but warned in vain)!".
( An-Naml :The Naml: The Ant 58 ).
“Into such a hostile universe we have stumbled if not exactly by mistake at
least as a result of what may properly be described as an accident".
( The Mysterious Universe page 3-4 para 6)
"Life seems to be the product of the blind play of chance, just as six monkeys
strumming unintelligently on typewriters for millions of millions of years would
be bound in time to write all the books in the British museum. But:-
“He has the keys of the Unknown. No one but He has knowledge; He knows what is
on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls that is not known to Him, nor a
grain in the darkest (recess) of the earth, nor any thing green or seared that
is not recorded in the Book perspicuous".
( The Cattle -Al-An'am-59 ).
The term accident is erroneous in this case. God is there in complete control:-
"Verily God holds the heavens and the earth in position lest they deviate; and
if they deviated there will be none to hold them in place, apart from Him. He is
sagacious and forgiving".
( The Originator- Al-Fatir- 41 ).
They could not stumble by mistake into this universe because:-
“Your Lord disposes as He wills and chooses. The good is not for them to choose.
Too holy and high is God for what they associate with Him".
(The History - Al-Qasas - 68 ).
"Life needs suitable physical conditions for its appearance, the most important
of which is a temperature at which substances can exist in the liquid state".
( The Mysterious Universe page 4 para 7 ).
“Do not these unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were an integrated
mass, then We split them and made every living thing from water? Will they not
believe even then?".
( The Prophets- Al-Ambiya- 30).
“The magnitude of the areas in which the life can possibly exist is incredibly
small as compared to the areas in which life cannot possibly exist. Just for
this reason it seems incredible that the universe can have been designed
primarily to produce life like our own; had it been so, surely we might have
expected to find a better proportion between the magnitude of the mechanism and
the amount of the product. At first glance at least, life seems to be an utterly
unimportant by-product. We living things are somehow off the main line".
( The Mysterious Universe page 5 para 9 ).
“How can He who created the heavens and the earth not be able to create others
like them? Why not? He is the real creator, all-knowing".
( Yasin- 81 )
“Life like our own".
“Does not man see We created him from a drop of semen? Even then he has become
an open contender, and applies comparisons to Us, having forgotten his origin,
and says: “Who can put life into decayed bones?". Say : “He who created you the
first time. He has knowledge of every creation".
(Yasin- 77-79 ).
To find the lack of proportion in the magnitude of mechanism and the amount of
the product a mere absurdity:-
“Then We facilitated ( your birth).
( The Emissaries - Al-Mursalat- 23 ).
" Blessed is He who revealed the Criterion (of right and wrong) to
His votary that it may be a warning for the world - He to whom belongs the
kingdom of the heavens and the earth, who has neither begotten a son nor has He
a partner in His kingdom, (who) created every thing and determined its exact
( The Criterion -Al-Furqan- 1-2 ).
“God is cognizant of what every female carries in her womb, or what
the wombs want or exceed (of their disburdening time). With Him all things are
in determined measure".
( Thunder- Ar-Ra'd- 8 ).
“At first glance at least life seems to be an utterly unimportant by- product".
( The Mysterious Universe page 5 para 9 ).
Blessed be He who holds the (reins of) Kingship in His hand, who has power over
every thing, Who created death and life in order to try you to see who of you
are best of deed. He is al-mighty and forgiving, Who created the seven skies one
above the other. Do you see any disproportion in the creations of Ar-Rahman?
Turn your eyes again. Do you see any fissures? Turn your eyes again and again.
Your gaze turns back dazed and tired. We have adorned the lowest sky with lamps,
and made them missiles against the devils, for whom we have prepared a torment
of most intense fire. For those who believe not in their Lord there is the
punishment of Hell; and what a wretched destination!".
( The Kingdom-Al-Mulk-1-6)
“Verily by your life they were utterly confused in their (lustful)
( Al-Hijr-72 )
“Life an utterly unimportant by- product ".
“Do you think We created you for nothing, and that you will not return to Us?".
(The True Believers - Al-Mu'minun- 115).
They are blind, because they are blind to the fact of resurrection.
"We do not know whether suitable physical conditions are sufficient in
themselves to produce life or whether some other accident or some vital force
was also necessary".
(The Mysterious Universe page 5 para 10-11).
Breathing of soul necessary:-
"Who made all things, He created excellent; and first fashioned man from clay,
Then made his offspring from the extract of base fluid, Then proportioned and
breathed into him a soul by his will, and gave you the sense of hearing, sight
and feeling. And yet how little are the thanks you offer!".
( As-Sajdah : The Adoration 7-9 ).
“An Omnipotent Creator, subject to no limitations whatever, would not have been
restricted to the laws which prevail in the present universe; he might have
elected to build the universe to conform to any one of innumerable other sets of
laws. If some other set of laws had been chosen, other special atoms might have
had other special properties associated with them. We cannot say what, but it
seems a priory unlikely that either radio activity or magnetism or life would
have figured amongst them. Chemistry suggests that, like magnetism and radio
activity, life may merely be an accidental consequence of the special set of
laws by which the present universe is governed".
(The Mysterious Universe page 8 para 14).
Such propositions will lead us nowhere. To imagine of some other sets of laws of
a nature quite different from these present is beyond human ken. Yet the same
existing sets of laws in a modified form are not a matter of fact. Yet some
other sets of law, some other universe or something are not even imaginable by
the human mind as it is. Therefore:-
"But the idolaters say: "If God had so willed we would not have associated
(others with Him), nor would have our fathers, nor would we have forbidden any
thing". So had others denied before them, and had to taste Our punishment in the
end. Ask them :"Have you any knowledge? Then display it. You follow nothing but
conjecture, and are nothing but liars".
( The Cattle- Al-An'am - 148 ).
Yet indeed is Omnipotent enough to introduce other new tests of laws:-
"God abrogates or confirms what He pleases, for He has with Him the Book of
( Thunder- Ar-Ra'd - 39 ).
“He could take you away if He pleased, and bring a new creation (in your place).
This is not difficult for God".
(The Originator - Al-Fatir 16-17 ).
"Yet they have no knowledge of this, and follow nothing but conjecture but
conjecture cannot replace the truth".
(The Star- An-Najm -28 ).
“So long as we think of the
creator as a magnified man-like being, activated by feelings and interests like
our own, the challenge cannot be met. If however, we dismiss every trace of
anthropomorphism from our minds, there remains no reason for supposing that the
present laws were specially selected in order to produce life".
(The Mysterious Universe page 9 para 15 ).
God a magnified man-like being?
"There is nothing like him".
( XLII - Ash-Shura 11)
Anthropomorphism is the rule of human race only. Therefore :-
“If we had appointed an angel (for our messenger) we should have sent him (in
the form of) a man and have clothed (him) before them as they are clothed. "
(VI. The Naml: The Ant :1-9).
"Physics plays an incomparably greater part in the universe than biology, viewed
from a strictly material point of view, the utter insignificance of life would
seem to go far towards dispelling any idea that it forms a special interest of
the great architect of the universe".
(The Mysterious Universe page 9, para 15),
Yes. Quran says:-
"Verily the creation of heaven and earth (is) more considerable than
the creation of man"
(XL -Al-Mumin: The Believer 57).
Yet this life is quite insignificant compared to the next life. The Quran says:-
“The present life is no other than a toy and a play thing; but the
future mansion of (paradise) is life indeed, if they knew (this), they would not
prefer the former to the latter".
(XXIX Al-Ankabut: The Spider 64).
"A trivial analogy may exhibit the situation in a clearer light. An
unimaginative sailor, accustomed to tying knots, might think it would be
impossible to cross the ocean if tying knots were impossible. Now the capacity
for tying knots is limited to space of three dimensions; no knot can be tied in
a space of 1,2,4,5 or any other number of dimensions. From this fact our
unimaginative sailor might reason that a beneficent Creator must have had sailor
under his special patronage, and have chosen that space should have three
dimensions in order that tying knots and crossing the ocean should be
possibilities in the universe he had created - in brief space was of three
dimensions so that there could be sailors. Life indeed is as insignificant as
the tying of knots for crossing the oceans and therefore could not be main
object of the Creator".
(The Mysterious Universe page 9 para 16).
To call such a sailor un-imaginative, is a wrong unusually great. However, the
Quran should come to our aid to clarify the matter.
“How we not made him two eyes, and a tongue and two lips, and shown him the two
highways (of good and evil)? Yet he attempteth not the cliff".
(Al- Balad-The City 8 to 11).
The particular aptness in form and duty shown in their respective roles by
various organs at least leads to the possibility that they were purposely
created and ordained to prove further that life also have had a particular
patronage of the Creator. Now please see the formation of the camel in a
particular view of its environment that is the desert, and you shall not miss
the amazing affinity between the creature and the environment to present some
"Do they not consider camels, how they are created".
(Al - Ghashiyah: The Overwhelming Event
Further proof of the significance of this life due to the fact of resurrection
they shall positively find when they shall be driven actually to a three space
Walk unto that which ye called a lie. Walk unto the covering having three
branches, neither having the coolness of the shade, nor availing against the
flame. It sends up sparks like palaces. As if they were tawny camels. Woe on
that day to the rejectors".
( Al - Misrelate: The Sent forth 29 - 40).
"The stars themselves are disqualified (for the production of life) by being too
( The Mysterious Universe page 4 para 7).
The stars are there to adorn the world.
"We have adorned the lower heaven with the ornaments of stars".
( XXXVII As-Saffat: The Rangers 6).
So much for the surprising manner in which, so far as science can at present
inform us we came into being and our bewilderment is only increased when we
attempt to pass from our origins to an understanding of the purpose of our
existence, or to see the destiny which fate has in store for our race.".
(The Mysterious Universe page 10 para 17).
The scientist has bewilderment only but Quran has a set purpose of our
"Did ye think that we had created you in sport, and that you should not be
brought before us?".
(XXIII The Al-Muminun: The Believers 115).
“I have not created Jinns and men for any other end than they
should worship me. I require not any substance from them, neither will I that
they feed me, verily God is he, who provideth for all creatures, possessed of
(LI Az-Zariyat: The Scatterers 56 to 58)
Since the whole creation is engaged in His worship obediently.
"Doth thou not perceive that all (creatures) both in heaven and earth praise God
and the birds (also) extending their wings? Every one knoweth his prayer and his
praise; and God knoweth that which they do. Unto God (belongeth) the kingdom of
heaven and earth, and unto God (shall be) the return (at the last day)".
(XXIV An-Nur: The Light 41-42).
"Life of the kind we know can only exist under suitable physical conditions of
light and heat. We only exist ourselves because the earth receives exactly the
right amount of radiation from the sun; upset the balance in either direction,
of excess or defect and life must disappear from the earth. And the essence of
the situation is that the balance is very easily upset".
(The Mysterious Universe page 10 para 18).