The Islamic Bulletin
The Purpose Of Life
In the above verses, Allah has mentioned
very clearly to us, by first drawing our attention to
the creation of our own being. The different pos-
tures of the human body, the different attitudes of
people. He draws our attention to the heavens. The
alternation of the night and the day. The firmament,
the stars, the constellations… And then He says to
us that He has not created all of this for any foolish
purpose! Because when you see the design of it,
you know that the design of it is very powerful and
very precise. And something very powerful and
very precise that is beyond our own calculation and
imagination - it cannot be foolish. It cannot be just
For instance, if you took ten marbles and
numbered them one to ten. And all of them were
different colors. And you put them inside of a bag
and you shook the bag. And then, closing your
eyes, reached inside that bag and I told you, “Pull
out marble number one. And then pull out marble
number two. And then pull out marble number
three, in order.” What’s the chance of you pulling
out those marbles in order? Do you know what the
chances are? Twenty six million to one! So what are
the chances of the Heavens and the Earth being
thrown in a big bang, and being orchestrated like
they are? What’s the chance of that?
My dear respected guests- we have to ask
ourselves one more question… When you see a
bridge, a building, or an automobile - you auto-
matically consider the person or the company that
constructed it. When you see an airplane, a rocket,
a satellite, or a large ship - you also think about
how incredible a vehicle that it is. When you see
a nuclear plant, an orbiting space station, an inter-
national airport equipped with everything, also if
you consider other structures that exist here, in this
country - you have to be thoroughly impressed with
the engineering dynamics that are involved.
Yet, these are just things that are manufac-
tured by human beings. What about the human
body with its massive and intricate control sys-
tem? Think about it! Think about the brain— how
it thinks, how it functions, how it analyzes, stores
information, retrieves information, distinguishes and
categorizes information in the millionth of a second!
The brain does all of it constantly. Think about a
brain for a moment. This is the brain that made the
automobile, the rocket ship, the boats, and the so
and so. Think about the brain and who made that.
Think about the heart, how it pumps continuously
for sixty or seventy years – in taking and discharging
blood throughout the body, and maintaining that
steady precision throughout the life of that person.
Think about it! Think about the kidneys - what kind
of function they carry? The purifying instrument
of the body, which performs hundreds of chemical
analyses simultaneously and also, controls the levels
of toxicity in the blood. It does this automatically.
Think about your eyes - the human camera that
adjusts focus, interprets, evaluates, and applies color
automatically. The natural reception and adjustment
to light and distance – all automatically. Think about
it - who created that? Who has mastered that? Who
plans that? And who regulates that? Human beings -
themselves? No… of course not.
What about this universe? Think about this.
The Earth is one planet in our solar system. And our
solar system is one of the systems in the Milky Way.
And the Milky Way is one of the constellations in
that galaxy. And there are millions of galaxies like the
Milky Way. Think about that. And they are all in or-
der. They are all precise. They are not colliding with
each other; they are not conflicting with each other.
They are swimming along in an orbit that has been
set for them. Did human beings set that into motion?
And are human beings maintaining that precision?
No, of course they’re not.
Think about the oceans, the fish, the insects,
the birds, the plants, and bacteria, the chemical
elements that have not been discovered and can-
not be detected even with the most sophisticated
instruments. Yet, each one of them has a law which
they follow. Did all of this synchronization, balance,
harmony, variation, design, maintenance, operation,
and infinite numeration - did this happen by chance?
And also, do these things function perpetually and
perfectly also by chance? And do they keep on
reproducing themselves and maintaining themselves
also by chance? No, of course not.
To think so would be illogical and foolish. At
the very least it would indicate that however it came
to be, it is totally outside the realm of human capa-
bilities. We would all agree to that. The being that
is deserving of praise and gratitude is the almighty
power - God. God created all of this, and is respon-
sible for maintaining all of this. Therefore, God is the
only one that deserves of praise and gratitude.