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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

thrown together.

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.