It takes just a few seconds to read a sentence. Yet if one of the body’s enzymes failed to work, it would take 1,500 years to read that same sentence. Enzymes activate cells and initiate and accelerate reactions up to 1010 (10 billion) times. In their absence, those cells that are waiting to go into action and perform many other reactions that keep you alive, even though they are unaware of each other and motionless, would start to die one by one before you even finished reading this sentence. As a result, you would die before you reached the end of this sentence.
Enzymes carry out all of a cell’s reactions. If they stopped working, it would be very difficult to restart them in a simultaneous and rapid manner. Despite today’s advanced medical science and impressive technology, scientists have failed to produce a comparable system. In fact, they have been unable to manufacture a single model that can perform reactions as quickly as enzymes. This shows that it is impossible for all of these miraculous proteins, which initiate and accelerate the body’s chemical reactions and perform vital functions (e.g., reproduction, control, and copying) to have come into being spontaneously as the result of unconscious events.
Therefore, one needs to reflect on the fact that Allah, Lord of the universe and all of its details, creates each person and his or her body’s enzymes:
Do you not see that Allah has subjected to you everything in the heavens and Earth and has showered His blessings upon you, both outwardly and inwardly? Yet there are people who argue about Allah without knowledge or guidance or any illuminating Book. (Surah Luqman, 20)