In a world filled with prejudice and cultural conditioning, it is very hard to find people who can take a moment to think about life objectively and try to arrive at the truth about this world and the real purpose of our life.
Unfortunately, when you ask most people this question, what is the purpose of life?
Wa lillahi mulkus-samaawaati wal ardh: wallahu alaa kulli shay in-Qadiir
Inna fi khal-qis-samaawaati wal-ardhi wakh-tilaafil-layli wan-nahaari la-Aayaatilli-ulil-albaab
Allaziina yaz-kuruunal-laaha qiyaamanw-wa qu-uudanw-wa alaa junuubihim wa yatafakkaruuna fi khal-qis samaawaati wal-ardh: rabbanaa maa khalaqta haazaa baatilaa! Sub-haanaka faqinaa azaaban-naar!
Now, here in these verses, Allah has mentioned very clearly to us, by first drawing our attention to the creation of ourselves, the different postures of the human body, the different attitudes of the human psychology. He draws our attention to the heavens, the alternation of the day and the night, the stars, the constellations. And then he says to us, he has not created all of these for any foolish purpose, because when we see the design of it, we know that the design of it is very powerful and very precise. Something very powerful and precise, that is beyond our imagination and beyond our own calculation, cannot be foolish.
- Think about the human brain – how it thinks, how it stores and retrieves information, how it analyses, how it distinguishes and characterizes information in a millionth of a second and does it constantly. This is the brain that made the automobiles, space ship and so on, but who made the brain? Think about that.
- Think about the heart – how it pumps continuously for 60 to 70 years, in taking and discharging blood throughout the body and maintains that steady position throughout the life of that person.
- Think about the kidneys – what kind of function do they carry. It purifies instruments of the body, which performs hundreds of chemical analysis simultaneously and also controls the level of toxicity in the content of the body and it does this automatically.
- Think about your eyes – the human camera, that adjusts, focuses, interprets, evaluates, applies colour automatically. The natural reception and adjustment to light and distance is automatic. Think about it.
Who created all of these? Who mastered all of these? Who plans and regulates all of these? Human beings themselves? No, of course not.