Soon shall We show them Our Signs on the horizons and in their own beings until it becomes clear to them that it is the Truth. Is it not enough concerning your Lord that He is a witness over everything? (Surah Fussilat 41:53)
Do Not You See God’s Signs
The whole Quran is full of such verses which invite our intellect to ponder on the signs around us and within ourselves. In the past also these verses had their valid meanings, but after the evolution of human knowledge, we can understand that how miraculous these verses are. Please read below just a brief illustration of some facts about the universe around and about the human body, and you will realize that this is not only nature and chance behind all this sophisticated well-designed creation but a supreme intelligent Creator.
Signs Around Us In The Universe
The universe has unchanging Laws for all living and non-living beings. All these laws of physics are the laws of your Lord by which He is running His Kingdom. The unchanging nature of these laws itself proves the existence of a controller a supreme creator. All these laws of science and physics all emerge just after the Creation, i.e., the Big bang. Science refers to these details as constants of nature.
The number of atoms and their sub-particles, the ratio between the masses of electrons and protons, the electrical charges of electron and protons, the relationship of gravity with the mass of the object and the speed of light all are such constants of nature without any one of which the condensation of mass and starting of primordial gases to condense into nebula and in stars was not possible. The slightest change in these constants would mean that the order in the universe would not come about and we would not exist.
Just to let you realize the importance of these laws I give you an example of a daily life phenomenon of friction, you may have always thought friction as an evil as a force that always creates difficulty for you. But the fact is that without friction you cannot imagine this universe running properly. The pencil you hold will slip from your fingers. It would slip out when you tried to hold it to write.
The graphite pencil lead would not make a mark on the paper without friction. Your stationary your laptop fall from the table. All furniture can slide and crash with each other and with the wall. Screws and nails fall out; cars cannot run or stop, noise sound waves will never end. You could not walk without the friction between your shoes and the ground.
Is this all designed, created, happening and running by its own. Nay, it is all by the Will and command of your Lord. This universe is an act of God and scriptures are His Words, and there is no difference in God’s Words and His Actions. So which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?
Surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are signs for men of understanding.
those who remember Allah while standing, sitting or (reclining) on their backs, and ponder in the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): ‘Our Lord! You have not created all this in falsehood. Glory be to You! Save us, then, from the chastisement of the Fire. (Surah Ale Imran 3:190-191)
Signs In The Creation Of Other Living Beings Around Us
Then consider the creation and reproduction of everything around in animal and plant kingdom. For example, you have made a complete science of how a flower grows and understood all the steps behind.
But I tell you that you are only discovering these laws and methods while the fact of the matter is that it’s still a total miracle of coming out of so many colours and fragrances from soil from dust.
How a chick comes out of an egg how a multicolour bird created from an egg which has no stuff similar to that inside it. Look at the feathers the tail the beak how can they be formed from the material which is inside the egg.
There is nothing in the matter inside an egg that can create a colourful thing like feathers. A hard thing like a beak and miraculous thing like eyes. Is this all designed, created, happening and running by its own. Nay, it is all by the Will and command of your Lord. So which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?
Do you not observe that all those who are in the heavens and the earth, and the birds with outspread wings, glorify Allah? Each one knows the mode of its prayer and glorification, and Allah has full knowledge of all they do. (Surah Nur 24:41)
And say, “[All] praise is [due] to Allah. He will show you His signs, and you will recognize them. And your Lord is not unaware of what you do. (Surah Naml 27:93)
God’s Signs Everywhere
Then consider a seed it gives birth to a plant millions of time bigger than it. There is so much data in a single seed that can be compared to all books written till now. One single box of seeds could store practically all the archives that are currently in the world. One gram of DNA could store the equivalent of 14,000 Blu-ray discs.
Then consider your own reproduction one drop of semen contains almost 20 million sperms. The power of producing 20million humans. Is this all designed, created, happening and running by its own. Nay, it is all by the Will and command of your Lord. So which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?
Indeed, within the heavens and earth are signs for the believers.
And in the creation of yourselves and what He disperses of moving creatures are signs for people who are certain [in faith].
And [in] the alternation of night and day and [in] what Allah sends down from the sky of provision and gives life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and [in His] directing of the winds are signs for a people who reason.
(Surah Jathiyah 45:3-5)
٢٠ وَفِي الْأَرْضِ آيَاتٌ لِلْمُوقِنِينَ
٢١ وَفِي أَنْفُسِكُمْ ۚ أَفَلَا تُبْصِرُونَ
And on the earth are signs for the certain [in faith]
And in yourselves. Then will you not see? (Surah Dhariyat 51:20-21)
God’s Signs In Our Own Creation In Human Body
Then consider your own creation. Your limbs and organs, your hearts, eyes, brains and conscious. In the human body, cells are always created and destroyed. About 300 million cells die every minute in our bodies. Half of your body’s red blood cells are replaced every seven days—approximately 50-70 billion new cells born every day in a human body.
Your tongue has 3,000 taste buds which give you the sense of various tastes of salt, sweet, sour and bitter. Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour. If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, they would reach about 96000 km i.e almost two times the trip around the earth.
Your two lungs that just weigh 1.3 kilograms have a very complex system. The total length of the airways running through the two lungs is 2,400 Km. The entire internal surface area of lungs is approx. 700 sq ft. Almost equal in size to that of a two-bed apartment. Your Lungs inhale and exhale 20000-30000 time a day.
Your heart beats 103,000 times a day and pumps almost 10,000 litres of blood. They keep on doing their job even though you are not conscious of it.
With billions of human population on earth, no one is identical to another. Not only face but Every person’s voice, Eye Retina, Ear curves ridges and tongue print is as unique as a fingerprint.
And of His signs is that He created you from dust; then, suddenly you were human beings dispersing [throughout the earth].
And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.
And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colours. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge.
And of His signs is your sleep by night and day and your seeking of His bounty. Indeed in that are signs for a people who listen.
And of His signs is [that] He shows you the lightening [causing] fear and aspiration, and He sends down rain from the sky by which He brings to life the earth after its lifelessness. Indeed in that are signs for a people who use reason.
And of His signs is that the heaven and earth remain by His command. Then when He calls you with a [single] call from the earth, immediately you will come forth.
And of His signs is that He sends the winds as bringers of good tidings and to let you taste His mercy and so the ships may sail at His command and so you may seek of His bounty, and perhaps you will be grateful. (Surah Rum 30:20-25, 46)
Signs In Human Brain
Then Comes your Brain your conscious. The average human brain has about 100 billion neurons or nerve cells and many more neuroglia or glial cells which serve to support and protect the neurons. Each neuron may be connected to up to 10,000 other neurons, passing signals to each other via as many as 1,000 trillion synaptic connections, equivalent by some estimates to a computer with a 1 trillion bit per second processor.
The human brain weighs about 3 lbs 1300-1400 grams. Inside the skull brain is covered by a Fluid called Cerebrospinal fluid, the brain floats in this fluid. It also helps to absorb shocks to protect the brain from impact with the skull. Estimates of the human brain’s memory capacity vary wildly from 1 to 1,000 terabytes. For comparison, the 19 million books in the US Library of Congress represents about ten terabytes of data.
The human brain is by far the most sophisticated phenomenon that we have been able to observe to date in our universe. And after decades of neuroscience, we still have endless questions about this mysterious structure that holds as many neurons as there may be stars in our galaxy.
The human brain is an astonishingly complex vehicle without a driver. A computer without a CPU. There is no such thing in the brain as a core a central processor. There are no lights inside the skull. There is no sound either. All you have got is streams of electrical impulses which are only indirectly related to things in the world whatever they may be. The brain does not hear the sound or see the light. What we perceive is its best guess of what is out there in the world.
These are the mysteries of creation how morality arose from material reason emerged from matter, and how mind arose from mud. A heap of sand and human brain has same elements why some carbon molecules are conscious others not.