CONCLUSION: ALLAH PERVADES ALL PLACES
There is a purpose behind the creation of everything on Earth. Allah reveals this in the Qur’an:
Did you suppose that We created you for amusement and that you would not return to Us? (Surat al-Muminun: 113)
We did not create the heavens and Earth and everything between them, except with truth . . . . (Surat al-Hijr: 85)
There is also a purpose behind every detail in human creation. Our eyes, ears, noses, all our cells, the ion channels in our cells, the nucleic acid sequences in our DNA, the connections in our nervous network, the spaces between the neurons, the fatty sheath that surrounds the nerves, the enzymes that accelerate activities and countless other details—all have been created to serve a specific purpose.
Our Lord surrounds and enfolds us everywhere, as is clearly revealed in verses of the Qur’an:
. . . We are nearer to him than his jugular vein. (Surah Qaf: 16)
Both East and West belong to Allah, so wherever you turn, the Face of Allah is there. Allah is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing. (Surat al-Baqara: 115)
The details and incomparable creations considered throughout the course of this book are just some of the signs of the existence of our Lord and of His dominion over His creation. Everyone can interpret these signs to the extent of his or her conscience and intellect.
Confronted with all these details, some people are unable to understand the wisdom in Allah’s creation, even though they may have studied it close up, researched it and written books about it. These people are referred to in the following terms in the Qur’an:
They do not measure Allah with His true measure. Allah is All-Strong, Almighty. (Surat al-Hajj: 74)
The exemplary behavior of the faithful is revealed thus:
. . . 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)
The knowledge, artistry and superior intellect of Allah that we encounter in every square millimeter of the human body contain very important messages. The importance of evaluating this information is revealed in the words: . . . Only those of His slaves with knowledge have fear of Allah . . . (Surah Fatir: 28) It is utterly meaningless to think that human beings have no purpose when there is such a detailed and purposeful creation all around us, including our own bodies. Of course there is a reason for people’s presence in this world. Every second we live and breathe and all these countless details have been bestowed upon us as a blessing. Since such beauty and delicacy have been brought into being, then they must have significance for us. These messages remind us to appreciate Allah as we ought, come to know the Lord Who created us, see His mercy on us, and to fulfill our duties as His servants by rendering Him due thanks.
Has man ever known a point of time when he was not something remembered? We created man from a mingled drop to test him, and We made him hearing and seeing. We guided him on the Way, whether he is thankful or unthankful. (Surat al-Insan: 1-3)
We did not create the heavens and Earth and everything between them, except with truth. The Hour is certainly coming, so turn away graciously. Your Lord, He is the Creator, the All-Knowing. (Surat al-Hijr: 85-86)