Give the good news to those who have iman and do right actions that they will have Gardens with rivers flowing under them. When they are given fruit there as provision, they will say, ‘This is what we were given before.’ But they were only given a simulation of it. They will have there spouses of perfect purity and will remain there timelessly, for ever.
(Surat al-Baqara, 25)
Observing the deed which most deserves Allah's good pleasure
A person who wants to display the most sincere attitude possible in every incident he encounters must be in a pursuit of earning the most of Allah’s good pleasure. This commandment of Allah is reminded to people by the verse, “So compete with each other in doing good. Every one of you will return to Allah...”(Surat al-Maida, 48). In another verse our Lord relates:
Then We made Our chosen servants inherit the Book. But some of them wrong themselves; some are ambivalent; and some outdo each other in good by Allah’s permission. That is the great favour. (Surah Fatir, 32)
As is also related in the verse there are some people who are ambivalent although they have faith in Allah as well as those who outdo each other in good. A person of sincere faith outdoes in good. At every moment of his life he makes serious effort to conduct himself in the way that most deserves Allah’s good pleasure. He does everything he can in order to be among those servants who are sincere.
The difference between those who are ambivalent in living by the morality of religion and those who outdo each other in doing good can be described thus; a person encounters many incidents throughout his life. He always faces many choices about how to direct the course of his life or what kind of an attitude and morality to assume in the face of incidents. One always makes these choices through his conscience. Among these choices there are always those alternatives that are not compatible with Allah’s good pleasure. The attention of a person of faith is very attentive to those options which are not compatible with Allah’s good pleasure. Therefore he unconditionally rejects those alternatives and selects the one which is compatible with Allah’s good pleasure. However the options do not end at this point. There are still some others—which are all compatible with the morality of the Qur’an—ahead of him. However this situation must not deceive a person. At this point a person should employ his conscience once again and be cautious to make another choice in pursuit of Allah’s good pleasure. If a person has his goal of being among those who outdo each other in good, then he readily knows the option that will please Allah most. Consequently among all those alternatives ahead of him, he selects the attitude with which he hopes he will earn the most of Allah’s approval, and thus receive the most rewards and cover the longest distance in drawing close to Allah. There is something peculiar to this option; the desires of one’s lower-self does not mess with this option and it is purely intended to earn Allah’s good pleasure. This meticulousness in employing one’s conscience earns one pure sincerity. In the Qur’an Allah mentions about those sincere servants who outdo in good as follows:
They are not all the same. There is a community among the People of the Book who are upright. They recite Allah’s Signs throughout the night, and they prostrate. They have iman in Allah and the Last Day, and enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and compete in doing good. They are among the sincere. (Surah Al Imran, 113-114)
Perfect details which ensure that polar bears are able to live on ice
Polar bears live in very hard conditions on a region where snow storms can reach 120-140 kmh speeds and are covered with snow and ice 12 months of the year. Allah, the Compassionate, created them in such a manner that they can endure these hard conditions. In one of the verses of the Qur’an Allah reveals:
"He is Allah – the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise." (Surat al-Hashr, 24)
Winter Sleep: A detail which decreases energy usage
One of the means that polar bears use to decrease their energy spending is through winter sleep. Especially the expectant mother, she is able to decrease the speed of her metabolism in order not to spend any energy and to be able to allow her babies to eat better. She transforms the fat in her metabolism to protein for 7 months and this allows the babies to eat better. During this 7 month period, she never eats herself. She can decrease her heart rate to 8 bpm from 70 bpm thus slowing her metabolism.
The details in their Eyesight and Smell
In the eyes of the polar bears is a membranous eyelid filter. By means of this filter, they possess a kind of sunglasses from birth and this structure in their eyes protects them from snow blindness. Polar bear must cover long distances for hunting on a vast ice desert. Because the smelling sense of polar bears are so sharp, they can sense the smell of a seal easily under 1.5 meters of snow layer or 30 km away.
All these characteristics of polar bears remind human beings continuously of the greatness of Allah and the power which predestinates situations and behaviors of all beings. This truth is stated in the Qur’an as thus:
And He has made everything in the heavens and everything on the earth subservient to you. It is all from Him. There are certainly signs in that for people who reflect. (Surat al-Jathiyya, 13
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will appear at a time of increased depravity and oppression
Salama ibn Zufar relates: “When one said ‘Hazrat Mahdi (as) has appeared’ one day when he was near Hudhayfa, Hudhayfa said:“If Hazrat Mahdi (as) has appeared, you are people close to the time of the Messenger of Allah (saas) and his companions are still living among you. In that case, you will be very happy and contended people. But no, this is not true, HAZRAT MAHDI (AS) WILL APPEAR WHEN PEOPLE ARE WEARIED OF EVIL, SAVAGERY AND OPPRESSION AND WHEN NO PERSON LIVING IN SECLUSION IS AS GREAT OR LOVED AS HIM.” (As-Suyuti, Al-Hawi Lil-Fatawi, vol. 2, p. 159
The invalidity of the claim that ''transitional forms do not mean deformed living things''
After the fact that 99% of mutations are harmful, one of the most difficult and problematic subjects for Darwinists is the total absence of the fictitious fossils known as transitional forms.
Darwinists have sought to explain the absence of transitional forms in other ways, in order to neutralize this fact that is so embarrassing for them, and say instead that “transitional fossils are different to what you imagine.”
HY, if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine gradations, DO WE NOT EVERYWHERE SEE INNUMERABLE TRANSITIONAL FORMS? WHY IS NOT ALL NATURE IN CONFUSION INSTEAD OF THE SPECIES BEING, AS WE SEE THEM, WELL DEFINED? . .1
For more detail regarding the invalidity of the concept of transitional forms, see:
For the invalidity of the claim that lunged fish are transitional forms,
1 Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, pp. 172, 280
Age: 50 million years old
Examining the fossil history and structural features of plants living on land, we come across facts that are incompatible with what the theory of evolution asserts. Plants shown in almost all biology books have no fossil records that verify the so-called evolutionary process. Most of today's species have left very satisfactory remains in the fossil records, and none of these shows any features confirming a transition from one species to the next. All are distinct species, created with their distinctive features in their original forms, and have left no transitional connections, as claimed. As evolutionist paleontologist E. C. Olson admits, the majority of plant groups emerged all of a sudden, leaving no ancestors. (E. C. Olson, The Evolution of Life, New York: The New American Library, 1965, p. 9)
The 50-million-year-old sycamore leaf fossil in the picture also verifies this fact.
When you hold this book in your hand, you are actually holding molecules. As you sip a cup of coffee, you are actually drinking molecules, and the coffee aroma that reaches your nose actually consists of scent molecules that you are breathing in. Your tongue that tastes the coffee and your eyes that read these lines are also nothing more than assortments of organic molecules. When you breathe, you are actually inhaling molecules from the outside atmosphere. It is thanks to these very molecules that you can see, smell and taste. And just like everything around you, your body itself is also made up of molecules.
But exactly what are these molecules that comprise you, your skin, the chair you sit in, a cat’s fur—and indeed, the entire universe? In fact, those molecules are nothing more than the mutual electron bonds shared among atoms far too small to be seen with the naked eye. By sharing electrons with each other, atoms link up in long-lasting partnerships, forming molecules. The results, invisible to the naked eye, are an astonishing and infinite variety of objects animate and inanimate, from planets to human beings, from rivers to green forests, from antelopes to railways, and from daisies to apples.
In a words accessible to everyone, this book examines how Allah (God) has created molecules and their extraordinary features by the seemingly simple means of bonds between atoms. Learning how invisible molecules make up all the matter in the universe, using your reason and conscience, we can begin to see our Lord’s infinite power, intellect and incomparable creations, will understand just how helpless we are before Him, and bow to Allah’s great might.