Undoubtedly the proof of something visible existed is far easy than the proof of something not visible. Allah though is present in each creation yet is not visible to the naked eye. His presence is in a small atom to the star of the galaxy, small grain to the cells of the brain, in the creation of soul, death, and reincarnation of the human physical body that proves His omnipresence and sole creator of the universe. Allah says:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ هَلْ مِنْ خَالِقٍ غَيْرُ اللَّهِ يَرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ فَأَنَّىٰ تُؤْفَكُونَ
“O mankind! Remember (the) Favor (of), Allah, upon you. Is (there) any creator other (than) Allah who provides for you from the sky and the earth? (There is) no god but He. Then, how (are) you deluded?” (Surah Fatir 35:3)
For a Muslim, it is imperative to believe in the Supremacy of Allah Almighty. He is the Creator and the Lord, therefore, whatever a Muslim wants or a Muslim desire comes from Allah Almighty. Hence, it is vital that a Muslim must recognize His Authority and turn to Him in all needs. Allah says:
أَوَلَيْسَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ بِقَادِرٍ عَلَىٰ أَن يَخْلُقَ مِثْلَهُم بَلَىٰ وَهُوَ الْخَلَّاقُ الْعَلِيمُ
“Is it not (He) Who created the heavens and the earth Able to [that] create (the) like of them. Yes, indeed! and He (is) the Supreme Creator, the All-Knower.” (Surah Ya-Sin 36:81)
In the Quran, Allah Almighty has clearly stated His authority and mentions time and again that everything and every bounty of the world are from Him and He ought to be invoked for everything. The universe provides a safe host to live in it, balanced and tempered. The lines below discuss the Supremacy of Allah Almighty and the element of free will presented in Islam. Allah says:
هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ لَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
“He (is) Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner. For Him (are) the names the beautiful. Glorifies Him whatever (is) in the heavens and the earth. And He (is) the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” (Surah Al-Hashr 59:24)
One cannot decide one’s appearance, physical stature, and creed as it is pre-birth and has already been decided with creation. If creation were in human’s hands until now they would have created their own clan and would be running a nation by now. Allah has created a human and his birth process is a miracle that only Allah knows and has the supremacy to hold onto it. Allah says:
ذَٰلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ خَالِقُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ لَّا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ فَأَنَّىٰ تُؤْفَكُونَ
“That (is) Allah your Lord, (the) Creator (of) all things, (there is) no god except Him. So how are you deluded?” (Surah Ghafir 40:62)
Scientific Facts Addressing Allah’s Existence:
- It is Muslim’s sheer faith that Allah has created us to worship and glorify Him but the ignorant ones who keep on denying for them Quran is let alone suffice to prove it. There are a few examples that Allah has stated in the 14th century and science has discovered it now, an affirmation towards the existence of Allah the sole creator and sustainer of the universe.
- Allah long ago has invited humans to fly indicating the possibility of flying decades ago.
- The reverend Surahs indicated the existence of other creatures (Jin) and a possibility of life on other planets prior to the scientific discoveries.
- Earth is described as egg shape in the Quran but science, later on, stated that earth is round.
- The formation of honey is the task of a female honeybee and now the biological features have cemented the divine fact of the Quran.
- The formation of clouds and the entire process of rain is as same as described in science books under the title of the water cycle.
وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِقَوْمِهِ يَا قَوْمِ إِنَّكُمْ ظَلَمْتُمْ أَنفُسَكُم بِاتِّخَاذِكُمُ الْعِجْلَ فَتُوبُوا إِلَىٰ بَارِئِكُمْ فَاقْتُلُوا أَنفُسَكُمْ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ عِندَ بَارِئِكُمْ فَتَابَ عَلَيْكُمْ إِنَّهُ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ
“And when said Musa to his people, “O my people! Indeed, you [you] have wronged yourselves by your taking the calf. So turn in repentance to your Creator, and kill yourselves. That (is) better for you with your Creator.” Then He turned towards you. Indeed He! He (is) the-returning, the Most Merciful.” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:54)
A Muslim would consider the making of all the natural things and all the natural phenomena that occur a blessing from Allah Almighty, however, the sceptic mind would ask that although Allah has created whatever is natural, and what about the things created by man? Quran also answers this question of people in the following way: Allah says:
إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ الْخَلَّاقُ الْعَلِيمُ
“Indeed, your Lord, He (is) the Creator the All-Knower.” (Surah Al-Hijr 15:86)
The detailed study of Quranic scriptures makes it amply clear that Allah Almighty is the only creator and sustainer of the universe. He is the first (Awalu), the last (Aakhiru) and the existent one (Qayyum). Quran the book that is sent down by Allah says:
ذَٰلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ خَالِقُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ فَاعْبُدُوهُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَكِيلٌ
“That (is) Allah your Lord, (there is) no god except Him, (the) Creator (of) everything, so worship Him. And He (is) on everything a Guardian.” (Surah Al-An`am 6:102)
It is He who has created man and provided him with all the ideas and intellect required to create something. If it were not for Allah Almighty He would not have provided the intellect to people that make them think about things and perceive an idea. If it weren’t for Allah Almighty there would not have been situations that trigger the need for finding a solution for something and thus creating something. Allah says:
اللَّهُ خَالِقُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَكِيلٌ
“Allah (is the) Creator (of) all things, and He (is) over all things a Guardian.”(Surah Az-Zumar 39:62)
One of the most asked questions about God’s existence is that how can you believe in Allah when you cannot see, hear and feel Him? Seeing the art of a painter, the aesthetic skills are required to judge his painting without even seeing him that latterly compel a person to applaud the painter’s existence and creativity. Allah says:
أَتَدْعُونَ بَعْلًا وَتَذَرُونَ أَحْسَنَ الْخَالِقِينَ
“Do you call Baal and you forsake (the) Best (of) Creators?” (Surah As-Saffat 37:125)
In the same way, this entire universe is a painting that proves His existence about which He clearly has stated in the Quran that there are signs for the believers in the creation of the earth, clouds, heaven, and hell. Hence, Allah Almighty is the Creator and all the creation whether it is directly natural or an indirect one in the form of man creating them is concerned, it all is from Allah.
Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran:
- “….Allah is the creator of everything….” (Quran 13:16)
- “And God created you and what you make” (Quran 37:96)
- “Do they not contemplate within themselves…? (Quran 30:8)
- “Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding.” (Quran 3:190)
- “The example of those who disbelieve is like that of one who shouts at what hears nothing but calls and cries cattle or sheep – deaf, dumb and blind, so they do not understand.” (Quran 2:171)
- “And Allah has extracted you from the wombs of your mothers not knowing a thing, and He made for you hearing and vision and intellect that perhaps you would be grateful.” (Quran 16:78)
- “He is the First and the Last, the Ascendant and the Intimate, and He is, of all things, knowing.” (Quran 57:3)
- “And they contrived, and God contrived, but God is the greatest of contrivers.” (Quran 3:54)
Probing environment and cosmology provides eminent facts to lay trust in the divinity of the Lord. Science proves that the creation is through a big bang theory but the force was supernatural and no one but Allah holds the power to support it. The finest attribute of the Lord is His precision be it regarding the sun, moon or solar system. Allah says:
قُلِ اللَّهُمَّ فَاطِرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ عَالِمَ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ أَنتَ تَحْكُمُ بَيْنَ عِبَادِكَ فِي مَا كَانُوا فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ
Say, “O Allah! Creator (of) the heavens and the earth, Knower (of) the unseen and the witnessed, You will judge between Your slaves in what they used to therein differ.” (Surah Az-Zumar 39:46)
Allah has blessed humans to sense and then map senses over minds to think about the celestial creation and blessings of Allah. This intellect is bestowed upon humans to contemplate His teachings in order to worship Allah. Allah says:
رَبِّ قَدْ آتَيْتَنِي مِنَ الْمُلْكِ وَعَلَّمْتَنِي مِن تَأْوِيلِ الْأَحَادِيثِ فَاطِرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ أَنتَ وَلِيِّي فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ تَوَفَّنِي مُسْلِمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ
“My Lord, indeed, you have given sovereignty and taught me of the interpretation of the events. Creator (of) the heavens and the earth, You (are) my Protector, in the world and the Hereafter. Cause me to die (as) one-who-submits/Muslim, and join me with the righteous.” (Surah Yusuf 12:101)
The divinity of the Lord is beyond human comprehension and an irresistible fact. Quranic scriptures, narratives, and science are the institute unanimously agreed upon the sole creator existence and eventual sustainer. He has created everything in fine proportions and any havoc imbalance leads to terrible distractions. Allah says:
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ فَاطِرِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ جَاعِلِ الْمَلَائِكَةِ رُسُلًا أُولِي أَجْنِحَةٍ مَّثْنَىٰ وَثُلَاثَ وَرُبَاعَ يَزِيدُ فِي الْخَلْقِ مَا يَشَاءُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
“All praises (be) to Allah, Originator (of) the heavens and the earth, (Who) makes the Angels messengers having wings two or three or four. He increases the creation of what He wills. Indeed, Allah (is) on everything All-Powerful.” (Surah Fatir 35:1)
The ozone layer, Gayle, and hurricanes are examples of global warming and excessive use of materials that have disturbed the natural way of the Universe. Allah Almighty is the Creator and whatever is in this world either natural or manmade is a form of creation of Allah Almighty and there can be no denying His craftsmanship.