(He) then formed him and breathed His Spirit into him and gave you hearing, sight and hearts. What little thanks you show!
So, what do the facts about matter show us? First of all, they should make us reflect on the following:
Who is the one who can see in utter darkness, without requiring an iris, pupil, retina, optic nerve and enjoy electrical signals as a colorful garden?
Who is the one who can hear inside the soundproof brain, without requiring an ear, and enjoy electrical signals as a beloved melody?
Who in the brain, can feel velvet without the need for muscles, a hand, or fingers?
Who experiences the sense of touch and coolness, measure, shape, depth and distance?
Who is inside the brain, which no smell can penetrate, distinguishing between the scents of flowers and the smells of his favorite meal?
Who watches the visions forming inside of his brain, as on a TV screen, and feels happiness, sadness, excitement, pleasure, worry or curiosity about what he sees? Whose is the consciousness that interprets all that he sees or feels? Who is this being who thinks, concludes, and decides?
Obviously, the being who perceives all this and forms the consciousness, cannot be the brain, consisting only of molecules of water, fats and proteins formed by unconscious atoms. Every person of common sense and conscience will realize straightaway that the soul, inside the brain, watches everything that happens through life. Every human being possesses a soul that can see without requiring an eye, can hear without needing an ear, and can think without a brain. The world of perceptions with which the soul interacts has been created, and continues to be created, in every moment by Almighty Allah.
He is with you wherever you are – Allah sees what you do.
Realizing that they are not interacting with matter itself, but with the visions Allah lets them watch, people will change their views on life, their values, and their entire lives. This change would be for the better on personal and social levels too, because anyone aware of this reality will adopt with no difficulty the noble character that Allah commands in the Qur'an.
People who do not crave the world, who realize that matter is only an illusion, know that man's most important possession is his spirituality. Anyone who is aware that Allah sees and hears him at all times, who knows he will be held accountable for all his actions in the Hereafter, will naturally be of good character and abide strictly by Allah's commandments and prohibitions. In this way, everyone in society will respect one another and strive with each other in the race to do right. The values between people will change. Material things will lose their value. And thus the measures of superiority, instead of status and rank, will become good character and consciousness of Allah. Nobody will chase things that are actually illusions, and everybody will seek truth. People's actions will be based on what is pleasing to Allah, instead of other people's opinions. Pride, vanity and arrogance caused by wealth and property, rank and status will be replaced by modesty and the comprehension of one's shortcomings. Therefore, people will willingly live by the examples of good character given in the Qur'an. Quietly, naturally, these changes will cure many of the ills of the present-day society.
People who get angry, flare up and become aggressive over even small matters will be replaced by those who know that everything they see is an illusion, and that reactions like anger, shouting and screaming are beneath them. Thus, societies will come to be dominated by peace and security; everybody will be happy with their lives and what they have. These are some of the benefits this reality, heretofore kept secret from people, will bring. They will find much more good when they know, ponder and live this truth. People who wish to have all this goodness must reflect on and try to understand this greater reality. In one of His verses, Allah says:
Clear insights have come to you from your Lord. Whoever sees clearly, does so to his own benefit. Whoever is blind, it is to his own detriment... (Surat al-An'am: 104)
The philosophy of materialism has existed throughout history. The adherents of this superstitious philosophy relied on the supposedly absolute existence of matter while denying Allah, Who has created them from nothing and also created for them the universe they live in. The clear evidence recounted in this book uproots their philosophy and leaves no room for discussion. Consequently, matter disappears—on which they based their lives and thoughts, pride and denial. By their own research, strangely enough, materialist scientists discovered that everything they see is not matter itself, but in reality a copy or image formed in the brain. And thus, they themselves brought down their materialist beliefs.
The twenty-first century is a turning point in history, in which this reality will spread among all peoples, and materialism will be wiped from the face of the Earth. Some, under the influence of the materialist philosophy, who believed that matter is absolute, now have come to realize that they themselves are illusions, that the only absolute being is Allah, Whose Being encompasses all there is. This reality is revealed in the verses:
Allah, there is no god but Him, the Living, the Self-Sustaining. He is not subject to drowsiness or sleep. Everything in the heavens and the Earth belongs to Him. Who can intercede with Him, except by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, but they cannot grasp any of His knowledge save what He wills. His Footstool encompasses the heavens and the Earth, and their preservation does not tire Him. He is the Most High, the Magnificent. (Surat al-Baqara: 255)
Allah bears witness that there is no god but Him, as do the angels and the people of knowledge, upholding justice. There is no god but Him, the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surat Al'Imran: 18)
He is Allah. There is no god but Him. Praise be to Him in this world and the Hereafter. Judgment belongs to Him. You will be returned to Him. (Surat al-Qasas: 70)