Is it nature that creates?
The universe is the setting of billions of happenings at any moment. It resembles a giant laboratory or an enormous stage. We can also liken it to an army in which there are made extraordinary maneuvers, to a fair with an overwhelming greatness, or to a dining table on which billions of creatures have their meals.
Our world rotates around the sun with a great speed but does not fly off its orbit. It has been carrying the passengers, namely human beings, animals, plants, inanimate beings, on it for thousands of years, and does not hurt them.
The sun rises right on time every morning with a fresh harmony. It carries out the task of heating and illuminating with a great order, which has been given to it.
The stars are hanging in the space, those colossal spheres which are thousands time bigger than our world, continue shining in the vault of heaven.
There appear marvelous works of art everywhere and every time.
You plant some tiny seeds into the soil. You flatten the top and water it. After a while, you see there sprout a beautiful bud. Then this bud grows, it grows into branches and leaves. Finally, it bears sweet fruits.
Think about an egg of a canary. It is a tiny being that has been made from various nutrition in its body. When the time comes, this small egg cracks, a tiny young bird comes to the world with its unhardened beak, and body without furs. In the course of time, it gets dressed with colored furs, and sings beautifully
Human being is a drop of water in the very beginning. Then this drop transforms into flesh, blood, bones. When the time comes, the world gains a baby. Seeing eyes, hearing ears, smelling nose, holding hands, walking feet, feeling heart, thinking brain All this comes true gradually and there comes a time when this drop of water can read this universe like a book!
One cannot count the number of marvelous happenings in the world!
You see everything is done with a great order and arrangement. There is a benefit and wisdom in each happening. Everything is created with conscious measures. Nothing is uncontrolled, and nothing is left to them.
You ask, Who creates all these works of art? Who is conducting all these happenings, revolving the stars without flying away, making the world a cradle for animate beings, giving the meals to billions of creatures in time? He is such a creator that He creates a giant tree from the tiniest seed, and creates man from a drop of water.
Some attribute all these happenings to nature. You might as well come across this word on television, radio, newspapers, and magazines even from time to time in schoolbooks.
We need to ask those who attribute these happenings to nature, What is nature? In a short definition, they will define it as the whole of animate and inanimate beings.
It is a clear reality that the inanimate beings cannot do something on their own. Put a hammer, nails, and woods in a room, and wait a million of years, they themselves will not make a table unless they are handled by a conscious maker. Soil, air, water, and sunshine are not more conscious than hammer, nail, and wood. Even a snow-flower is more wonderful than a table. So it becomes quite clear that nature, which is inanimate, mindless, consciousless, and deprived of strength and will, cannot make even one single animate being.
The most conscious one of the animate beings is human being. Human being is incapable of making even a leaf, let alone making the universe and those in it. Furthermore, he is searching the one who has created himself too.
If it is known surely that nature is composed of animate and inanimate things, and these things can create nothing, it will become quite clear that this universe and the works of art in it have been created by Allah (SWT), the possessor of infinite knowledge, will, and power.
I seem to hear that deniers say as follows, What if all these beings have been created by the laws of nature?
We need to ask them, Are these laws wise, conscious, seeing, hearing, deciding, and all-knowing ones? The answer will be No because, even woods would laugh at the reply Yes. We have already explained above that the one not having these qualities cannot be the creator.
Moreover, the laws of nature are proofs to the existence of Allah Almighty. Because, if there is a law, there is supposed to be a lawmaker. Not a single law can emerge on its own. We can clearly see this even in the laws that humans make. Another point is that: There needs to be a judge in order for the laws to be practiced. If there is no judge, no laws can exercise jurisdiction on their own. It is possible to see the best example of this in the laws that human beings make.
We also need to ask those who claim that the nature is creator: Who has created the laws of the universe and nature? They would compulsorily answer it nature. If you asked a second question What is nature composed of? he would reply it, It is composed of the universe and the laws of nature. Because that is the truth. Having received this last answer, one needs to deal the last blow: Sir Nature! Are you aware of the fact that you are being silly with these words of yours by claiming that you have created yourself? This situation is ridiculous. Because this is no different than saying it is writing itself that writes, and it is table itself that makes table.
Anybody with careful attention will see that the nature itself is a marvelous work of art. It shows its creator who has brought it into existence out of nothing, has adorned it with thousands of design and a variety of colors. Nature is a unique picture composed of the creatures we have described above, it shouts with its manner-tongue saying My Artist is Allah, who is the possessor of infinite knowledge, will, and power! It announces this truth with the harmony of nature.
To conclude: Nature cannot be creator, because it is an incapable creature!
- Tell me about Allah!
- The Thirty-Third Word: It explains that there is a window opening to Almighty Allah in everything with thirty-three examples.
- Will you explain the issue of Allah’s creating the beings in the form of ibda and insha?
- Second Station: It is a summary about the proof of oneness from the point of the Greatest Name.
- Third Principle: The wisdom and purpose of the Ascension.
- THE LABORATORY OF THE UNIVERSE AS A METAPHOR
- Botanists, biologists, and other scientists are unable to say much about the origin of life. How can we see the issue in terms religion?
- Will you give information about animals’ obtaining their sustenance and the wisdom behind the violence among animals? Will the oppression and cruelty among animals be left unpunished? Why do our Lord show consent to it?
- Fifth Point: The wondrousness in the Qur'an's manner of exposition.