Those who remember Allah, standing, sitting and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth: ‘Our Lord, You have not created this for nothing. Glory be to You! So safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 191)
Allah is very considerate of people -2-
A person who takes a simple glance around him can see countless manifestations of Allah’s flawless artistry in creation and His might of creation. For instance, every time a person looks in the mirror, he generally sees a symmetrical and beautiful appearance but he also notices his weaknesses and inadequacies.
Human beings make a constant effort to eliminate the defects and weaknesses in their bodies and to attain a cleaner and healthier appearance. Indeed, many factories engage in a lengthy process of research and production in order to provide products which will become instrumental in meeting the various needs of human beings.
An important point deserves mention here; being aware that Allah is the Creator and Possessor of everything. Believers know that it is Allah Who creates these products and each phase of their production.
As a requisite of His trial, Allah creates human beigns with many weaknesses. He also shows how these weaknesses can be eliminated and how, by His Will, He can create flawlessly .
A believer who thinks about the details, both in physical appearance and chemical content of these products,can better grasp Allah’s artistry in creation. A person who does not look with the eye of faith may be unable to conceive these details. However, being aware that every thing is perceived in Allah’s Sight as a “moment” and every thing is created by Allah, a believer knows that a product is in fact created even before he is born. He further knows that it has been preordained in which market and on which shelf that product will be offered for sale. Being aware of how Allah is concerned with human beings, a believer continuosly gives thanks to Allah.
How do the seeds sleeping for hundreds of years sprout?
There are some rarely known attributes of plants; some plant species are quite resistant against very harsh conditions. In times of harsh conditions, these plants decrease their metabolic functions, in other words get into a kind of sleeping phase and become more resistant. Meanwhile, when conditions permit, even after hundreds of years sleep, they awake by Allah’s leave and start to sprout.
Every plant has features peculiar to climatic conditions of its habitat. For instance the features of plants in arid regions are absent in other species. For this reason one cannot expect a desert plant to survive in polar or tropical conditions or a tropical plant to live under polar or desert conditions, for all the structures of tropical plants – the size of their leaves, the resistance of their seeds etc.- are compatible with its habitat conditions. The features of plants in poles, on the other hand, comply with the polar conditions.
Why do the seeds lapse into sleeping phase?
The first phase of sleep in seeds is the drying phase during which the seed loses the water in its texture and lapses into sleep. Living plant seeds hold 90-95 percent of water while water makes up only 5-15 % of the sleeping seed’s texture. This process takes place under a genetic control. The major element in the occurrence of this process is “abscisic acid”, a hormone that slows down the functions within the seed. By means of this hormone the cells of a sleeping seed breathe very slowly; it neither feeds nor grows. (Francoise Brenckmann, Grains de Vie, p.68)
There are seeds that remain in sleeping phase for decades and even for hundreds of years and then awake. This state of sleep is vitally important for the survival of the next generations of these plants. Because plants always remain in the same location, the existence of such a mechanism in harsh conditions is essential. (Advanced Plant Physiology, Malcolm B. Wilkins, p.462) There is no doubt that plants and their seeds are created flawlessly with the features they possess today. This fact is related in the Qur’an thus:
Is He Who creates like him who does not create? So will you not pay heed? If you tried to number Allah’s blessings, you could never count them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat an-Nahl, 17-18)
Hazrat Ali describes how muslims will come under intense pressure in the time of Hazrat Mahdi (as), but that Hazrat Mahdi's (as) community will never be afraid
It is related from Hazrat Ali that someone once asked him about Hazrat Mahdi (as). Hazrat Ali replied, “He (Hazrat Mahdi (as) will appear in the End Times. He will come at a time when people are condemned to death for saying ‘Allah’.” He then went on to say, "ALLAH WILL BRING TOGETHER AROUND HIM A COMMUNITY WHO FEAR NOTHING AND WHO REJOICE OVER NO GAIN.” (Siddiq Hasan Khan, al-Izan, p.128)
The invalidity of the claim that ''moral understanding exists from birth, you cannot ignore an actively existing concept''
Some Darwinists maintain that moral understanding is a pre-existing concept in living things, that they possess it from birth, and that there is therefore no need for belief in Allah in order to be ethical (surely Allah is beyond that). As proof of this, they cite examples of self-sacrifice in various living things. But the fact is they are gravely deceived.
At the same time, however, man is created with selfish desires as part of that nature. As revealed in the Qur’an, “I do not say my self was free from blame. The self indeed commands to evil acts – except for those my Lord has mercy on. My Lord, He is Forgiving, Merciful.” (Surah Yusuf 53)
You who believe! If you have fear of Allah, He will give you discrimination and erase your bad actions from you and forgive you. Allah’s favor is indeed immense. (Surat al-Anfal, 29)
Age: 38 to 23 million years old
Size: 6.6 centimeters (2.6 in) including petiole
Location: Beaverhead County, Montana
Formation: Muddy Creek Formation
The 38-23-million-year-old fossil grape leaf also verifies that plants also did not evolve, but were created. There exists no difference between Vitis grape leaves that existed millions of years ago and those of today.
Are you ever really alone?
Even when you think you are sitting at home alone, you are still in the company of a great number of living things. Bacteria live on you and in your body, and constantly protect you and also, occasionally, cause you to become ill. Mites that are spread everywhere, from the chair you sit in to your carpet, to the air you breathe. Moulds and fungi begin reproducing on foods left out in the open in your kitchen for even a few hours—all of these constitute a different world with its own unique lifestyles, nutritional systems and structural features.
Maybe you have always thought that humans, animals and plants you see around you represent the sole community of living things. Yet the microorganisms, members of a secret world that reach to every corner of the Earth, are far more numerous that those other, more familiar living things. These minute creatures outnumber the animals in the world by twenty to one. 1 In the same way that they are present all over the world, they are also essential to human life.