Date: 25th August 2017; 1st or 2nd Dhu al-Hijja 1438;
Bismillahi Rahmanir Rahim
ISLAMIC AL-JUMUAA REMINDER AND LEGACY GROUP, (http://aljumaareminder.com/), learning about the bestowal of life:
THE PROOF OF THE BESTOWAL OF LIFE
It is not possible but if it was possible; let us suppose that someone brought a dead bird back to life in front of our eyes. We would be so shocked and would deny what our eyes saw. We would not be able to forget this incident until we died.
Nevertheless, the truth of the bestowal of life is a reality that is just as fascinating and perplexing. However, this incident, which would perplex us and cause us to disclaim what we saw and would be something that we could never forget, is actually nothing but a dead bird being brought back to life in front of eyes.
Which one is more astonishing: resurrecting a dead bird or having living birds come out of dead eggs?
Is bringing a dead bird back to life more perplexing, or creating life forms that come into existence through water droplets?
Is resurrecting a dead bird back to life more strange or the creation of trees and plants from dead seeds and dead germs?
Why do we not accredit this perplexity and amazement to God?
God arranges resurrections that are far more amazing in front of our eyes all the time. For example: We see in front of our eyes that life springs from various materials and that the Earth is overflowing with life forms.
Creatures that are created from eggs, germs, seeds, and water drops called sperm are all living beings and a portion of these living beings have a soul. It is unthinkable that non-living beings could provide life for another. In that case, the life that appears in front of our eyes could only have resulted from God, who is Hayy (Ever-living) and Qayyum (Self Subsisting Sustainer of All), creating them. It means that one of the greatest proofs of God’s existence is His right to give life.
We now ask the person who dares to refute God’s presence: Who is the one who creates and makes life forms sprout from simple substances like eggs, seeds, germs, and water droplets? Who besides God could create them wisely? Have we ever thought of what was necessary to continue this life, which is beautiful and pleasant in every way?
This is the creation of Allah. So show Me that which those (whom you worship) besides Him have created. Nay, the Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers etc) are in plain error. (Qur’an 31:11)
What is [the matter] with you that you do not attribute to Allah [due] grandeur. (Qur’an 71:13)
Undoubtedly, thousands of factors must come together. If there is too much or too little of something, it could result in the paralysis of life. For example, the smallest disruption in the balance of heat or cold could eliminate everything. The temperature is to be set in a way so that living beings will be able to continue living. When the temperature rises to 60 degrees Celsius, then the life forms will face the risk of death. The arranging of the atmosphere in a way that is suitable to life is another important condition. The possibility of finding the gases in their current states together in one place is too small for calculating in numbers. The gases have specific escape velocities. Just like a bird in a cage… The balance will be disrupted if there is a decrease or increase in these velocities. However, the velocity that pressures the gases to escape is aligned with the gravity that holds them in the atmosphere in such a way that having them escape and spread is not in question.
Water is also essential for life. The sources of water are the oceans and seas. In our world, 16 million tons of water evaporates per second, and every year, 505 million times million tons of water evaporates and dissipates in four directions through winds. The water is taken to places that are in need of water and then it evaporates again and rises to the sky so that life can continue.
300,000 sextillion calories are necessary for the water to evaporate. If we substituted coal in this example, then Turkey would be in need of a 4.1016 amount of coal and the Turkish economy would require hundreds of trillions of dollars.
If we were to put all of life’s conditions to one side, and if all factors possessed efficiency and volition, then would their powers be enough to adjust the temperature, the atmosphere, and the water supply?
And the earth We spread out, and placed therein firm mountains, and caused to grow therein all kinds of things in due proportion. And We have provided therein means of living, for you and for those whom you provide not [moving (living) creatures, cattle, beasts, and other animals]. (Qur’an 15:19-20)
And there is not a thing, but with Us are the stores thereof. And We send it not down except in a known measure. And We send the winds fertilizing (to fill heavily the clouds with water), then caused the water (rain) to descend from the sky, and We gave it to you to drink, and it is not you who are the owners of its stores [i.e. to give water to whom you like or to withhold it from whom you like]. And certainly We! We it is Who give life, and cause death , and We are the Inheritors. (Qur’an 15:21-23)
And indeed, We know the first generations of you who had passed away, and indeed, We know the present generations of you (mankind), and also those who will come afterwards. And verily, your Lord will gather them together. Truly, He is All-Wise, All-Knowing. (Qur’an 15:24-25)
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