The atom is the fundamental building block of the entire universe, yet atoms are extraordinarily minute.
It is impossible to see an atom under a normal microscope.
The extraordinary minute size of the atom can be illustrated with these examples:
The atom is just ONE MILLIONTH of a millimeter across. In other words, 100 million atoms placed side to side would be just ONE CENTIMETER LONG.
One page of paper “IS THE THICKNESS” of approximately 1 million atoms.
A large protein in the cell consists of approximately 500,000 atoms.
There are some 40 million atoms in just one of our cells.
If we were to count all the atoms in a single grain of salt, at a rate of 1 million atoms per second, non-stop for 24 hours a day, it would take more than 500 years.
Just this sentence alone contains some 125 million atoms.
Our cells, the food we eat, what we drink, our homes, mountains, seas, the heavens, the Moon, the Sun, the glorious planets, all the stars and galaxies, in short, absolutely everything, are all made up of atoms just one millionth of a millimeter in size .
Allah is mighty enough to create all these things from a tiny speck, and to bring them into being out of nothing with no natural causes. Our Lord tells us in one verse that:
I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed satan-
It is He Who created the heavens and the earth with truth. The day He says ‘Be!’ it is. His speech is Truth. The Kingdom will be His on the Day the Trumpet is blown, the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible. He is the All-Wise, the All-Aware. (Surat al-An’am, 73)2011-08-12 13:48:17