What is the thing they call as “Nature”?
Call it nature or something else; what is the nature? Does it have a mind, knowledge and conscious? Does it see and hear? Does it have power and will? The ones that will carry out activities in nature have to possess those attributes.
Prof. Dr. Âdem Tatlı
Call it nature or something else; what is the nature? Does it have a mind, knowledge and conscious? Does it see and hear? Does it have power and will? The ones that will carry out activities in nature have to possess those attributes. Moreover, every attribute must be illimitably possessed because the works and activities carried out necessitate an infinite power, an infinite knowledge, an infinite will and an infinite life. If the qualities mentioned above do not exist in nature, how will nature manage and perform activities in the universe?
The form and structure of human, placement of every organ properly and making them work necessitate an extremely sensitive care and infinite knowledge and power. If such a knowledge and power had not existed, the elements that should go to the bones would go to the eyes or the brain. In uterus, the mouth could have been in the place of the ears, the ears could have been at the edge of the nose, the eyes could have been inside the palms and the teeth could have been under the feet.
Pears or cherry leaves do not exist on apple trees; peach leaves do not exist on walnut trees, either. An infinite power and a universal will, which creates and manages all trees and fruits, cows and flies with their specific genetic features is necessary.
In biology, nature is described as follows: all of the lifeless things and living things are called as nature. Since attributes such as knowledge, will and power do not exist in the lifeless beings such as air, water, the Sun and the earth, we should expect them to exist in living things. Living things are divided into three as plants, animals and human beings. Among those, only human beings have knowledge and power. If anybody would perform activities in this world, it could be only the humankind. However, man also asks questions: “Who is performing the acts in this universe? For example, he asks: “Who creates those sheep, goats, cows, flies, orchards, gardens and mountains? Who creates man in that form and sustains it?” It is not possible to explain that structure of the universe by taking refuge behind a hypothetical expression called nature.
In this universe, Allah is the One who manages all beings from atoms to galaxies, from bacteria to human beings; in other words, He is the One who creates and sustains them and who has infinite knowledge, will, power and life. Everything acts and lives under His order and will.
Every living thing is like a programmed folder.
The beings in the universe can be considered as a computer folder containing ten thousand pages. Every line, letter and even every point of it express a meaning. If you add a character or a letter to that ten-thousand-page folder, or delete a letter from it, you will definitely be asked by the program whether to save that or not. In other words, without changing the program, you cannot add or delete any of the characters of the program without notifying the program or the maker of the program.
As you see, the universe is just like that folder. Everything from atoms to galaxies is recorded in the program of the Divine Knowledge. Even an atom cannot move without His knowledge. You can also call that folder as the notebook of Divine Determining.
If you add some letters in every second to your computer folder and save it as a different folder each time, you will achieve thousands of folders which are basically the same but have some subtle differences. If you print those folders one after another, you will have hundreds of pages which have some differences from each other.
In the same way, according to the instructions in the notebook of the Divine Determining, at every moment, in the page of life, all living things are written with the elements existing in this universe one after another like those folder pages. Human beings are the same, too. A man is formed of approximately a hundred trillion cells and every cell is formed of about a hundred trillion atoms. Through the nutrition we take, the air we breathe and three thousand reactions occurring in every second in every cell, we are written in the page of life again and again. We can recognize those changes easily in long time periods. If we have our photograph taken once a year, we will see how we will have changed after 25-30 years. We will even hesitate whether the first photos belong to us or not.
If man gazes at the universe, he will see that Allah created the universe in the form of a house; He made the Sun a lamp and the Moon a night-light; He adorned the ceiling of this house with stars and He ornamented the ground with orchards and gardens, fountains and springs; He sent down water from the sky and He decorated the earth with flowers and insects in the form of a carpet; He livened up it with sheep, goats and cows; He created man as a commander of all those beings, a being that He addresses as the most honorable creature of the earth.
Then, it will be more significant and meaningful to study and search the beings on the earth. One will think that no being, not even a point in this realm is unnecessary and unattended and that everything was created by Allah in accordance with a purpose. Such a thought encourages studying and searching.
In this realm, where even an atom is not unattended, is it possible that man, who is the most honorable being and the commander of the beings, is unattended? Allah gave man mind and reason and addressed him; He introduced Himself through His messengers and books. Is it not necessary for those who listen to evolutionists and atheist philosophers in order to learn the structure and nature of man and where he comes from and where he wants to go also to listen to what Allah and His messenger state about the issue?
If man asks Allah and His Prophet why Allah created man and the universe and where man will go after this world, he will receive a true and satisfactory answer. “He who makes knows; he who knows speaks” is a rule. A person who produces a washing machine knows best what it is for, why it was produced and how it works. Similarly, the one who knows man best is Allah, who created him.
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