This author believes that this Universe has not come into existence accidentally and without purpose, as rubbish! But this Universe with the given order, came into being through the intention and commandment of Almighty God, as a Grand Design of the Creator, the Sustainer, the Omniscient (all-knowing), the Omnipotent (all-powerful), the Omnipresent (all-present) and as having an eternal and necessary existence; known as the Supreme God by the people around the Globe, as Lord Vishnu by the Hindus, Elohim by the Jews and as Allah SWT by Muslims; sending the last message to the people in the form of the last Book, Al Qur’an, through His last messenger, Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the Rahmatullilalameen, the blessing for the Worlds.
The Law of Entropy, considered as one of the most fundamental laws of the universe, states that the disorder in the universe is constantly increasing in a single direction. In the presence of this law, we cannot imagine the creation of the Universe having an extreme level of order regarding astronomical, physical and biological systems. The Law of Entropy can only lead things and matter towards garbage! This law doesn’t provide space without the presence of God, for creation of atoms, Earth, Solar System, galaxies, microorganisms, plants, animals and human beings on Earth, interacting in total harmony among themselves and within a set of physical laws and the laws of quantum mechanics.
Only a Grand Design can create an environment for creation and sustenance of these systems. The apparent atheists have to surrender against this fact. In his famous book “The Grand Design”, Stephen Hawking stated that the discovery, relatively recently, of the extreme fine-tuning of so many of the laws of nature could lead at least some of us back to the old idea that this grand design is the work of some grand designer or intelligent designer, with the unstated but implied understanding that the designer is God. And Stephen Hawking, finally while dying, admitted the need of the Supernatural Creator to shape laws for a probabilistic process as a source of scientific support for a multiverse theory. Darwin, in his Origin of Species has referred to the complex structure of the Eye to be the result of a careful overseeing of the evolutionary process by God.
Allah SWT is the “Necessary Being” and the “Eternal Being”. He created the Universe and is sustaining it through all time supervision and protection from disasters. He doesn’t sleep and doesn’t get tired. He is glorified by the Angels and all living and nonliving things, unintentionally, except human beings and jinns, who have been given the choice to glorify Him or not. Glorification of all the creatures may be considered as their obedience to the laws of nature and their intrinsic characteristic and capacities for such duties. Prophet Moses asked God that if the Earth and Skies stop obeying Your orders, what will You do? Allah SWT replied that We will let some of my creatures eat them. And those creatures are in my pastures (Fatwa No. 487-755/L=10/1442, Deoband 2020). In fact, those creatures are probably the black holes eating stars and other heavenly bodies, visualized only recently during the year 2019 (Fig 1). Hawking’s finding confirmed the Quranic Statement – “Everything in it will perish to nonexistence [55:26].”- only will remain the Countenance of your Lord, full of Majesty and Splendour [55:27]! (Miah 2019).
Allah SWT has made human beings as His Khalifa (representative) on Earth. Adam (AS) was sent to Earth as the first human being, comprising a Bashar (body) and a soul (the commandment of Allah SWT). The body was available on Earth as the highest form of life belonging to the genus Homo, believed to have existed for at least two million years and modern humans first appeared in the Upper Paleolithic. As per revelation of the Qur`an Adam (AS) was one chosen Bashar and he became Adam (AS) after Allah blew into him out of His spirit. Adam AS was given knowledge at the very beginning in the form of “Knowledge of the Names” symbolizing a latent potentiality or capacity in the human entity. After having passed through numerous stages of manifestation and exfoliation, the “knowledge of the Names” now stands at the threshold of gaining mastery over the very forces of nature that once threatened the existence of this fragile creature. Today human knowledge has reached a point where it has become capable of going beyond merely investigating matters related to the organization of the Created Order and Intelligent Design; it has now begun to investigate issues related to the event of creation itself.
Allah SWT created human beings and jinns to glorify and worship Him as their Creator and Sustainer; to test whether they perform good or bad deeds and to reward or punish in the Hereafter, accordingly. Many Prophets AS (124,000 in number, approximately) were sent to guide the people for their duties to Allah SWT and the creatures. Adam (AS) was the first prophet; followed by Noah (AS), whose people were destroyed through the Great Flood due to disobedience. Prophet Ibrahim (AS) was the ancestor of many prophets related to monotheistic Abrahamic Religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). Islam is the latest religion revealed by Allah SWT through the last Prophet Muhammad (SAW) during a period of 23 years (611-634 AD) in the form of the Holy Qur’an, the last Book from Allah SWT and teachings (Hadith) and normative examples (Sunnah) of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Islam teaches on the rights of the Creator (Haqooq allah) and the creatures (Huqooq Ul Ibaad). Man has been given a chance to ask forgiveness for his deficiencies and sins from Allah SWT anytime, anywhere. Muhammad (SAW) has been sent as Rahmatullilalameen (a blessing for the Worlds), and his followers are supposed to complete his mission till the Day of Judgement. On the Day of Judgement, one has to get his recommendations before entering Jannah (the paradise). It would be wise to present him with a gift before asking for his recommendations. I am preparing the gift in the form of Dairy Science Park committed for generating decent employment and exportable surpluses across the food value chain.
I consider myself duty-bound to obey the instructions contained in the last sermon of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) comprising: i) Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners; ii) Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you; iii) Waive all interest obligation; iv) Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion; v) Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers; vi) Worship Allah, say your five daily prayers, fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in Zakat. Perform Hajj if you can afford to; vii) All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety (taqwa) and good action; viii) Every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim; ix) Do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone; x) No prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born; xi) I am leaving behind two things, the Qur’an and my Sunnah and if you follow these you will never go astray; xii) All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; xiii) Be my witness, O Allah, that I have conveyed your message to your people”.
Deoband 2020. Question of Prophet Musa AS from Allah SWT about His response in case the creature becomes rebellion, Fatwa No. 487-755/L=10/1442. Darul Ifta, Darul Uloom Deoband, Uttar Pradesh 247554, India.
Miah, Kazi 2019. Hawking’s black hole: A rediscovery of Quran. AMUST – Australian Muslims Times, PO Box 111, Bonnyrigg, (Sydney), NSW 2177, Australia.
EHT 2019: Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole. Press Release (April 10), Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration.