The belief in One God, without associating others in His divinity is an emotion sprouted out of conviction and assurance, which has its roots firmly entrenched in the fertile soil of knowledge. It is polytheism, atheism and the likes which are the seeds of evil planted in the minds of dubious people by Satan, and is the single most factor which has led to the degeneration of the human society so to speak. People generally go through the motions connected with the rituals of a particular religion, but find themselves in their wits end when questioned about the attribute of God
The fact however remains that for an average learned person the Signs of the Lord are too conspicuous to be overlooked, but of course only a keen seeker of the Truth, will be able to comprehend these Signs, which will be incomprehensible to a person giving priority to fleeting pleasures. The Signs of the Lord can broadly be placed in six categories;
1) The Signs found in the wide expanses of the heavens and the earth and in the overall system underlying the workings of the universe
2) The Signs manifest in man’s procreation, his structure, and his existence as a whole
3) The Signs found in man’s intuition, in his unconscious, and subconscious and in his moral conceptions
4) The Signs in the human experience of history
5) The Signs manifest in the earthly and heavenly calamities that befall man, and
6) Finally, the Signs that God has send down through the agency of His Messenger in order to appraise man, in a reasonable and persuasive manner, of the truths that are corroborated by these Signs
The Signs are transparent, crystal clear, and coherent enough for us not to harbor any semblance of doubt that our Lord is only one, and the writing is clear on the wall that we are all accountable to Him.
Humans are head and shoulders above all other living species inhabiting on our planet. And by the way, what is it which gives us a cutting edge above all creatures be it the creeping, crawling, flying, leaping, hopping kinds. The fact is that the Lord breathed His ‘Spirit’, in the first human Adam (pbuh) as we come to know from Surah Sajdah chapter 32 verses 7-9, and which accordingly infused in him the essence which constituted the elements of intellect, consciousness, reason, discernment, choice and free-will. These distinguishable traits which are the basic fabric of the human-race are not deduced from matter; rather they are attributable to the Almighty Himself.
Well contrary to accepted beliefs, while the cult of monotheism unites the entire humanity into one unit, polytheism or atheism segregates humans, and fosters divisions and ill-will among the human-race who are all creation of One God. The atheists are the die-hard protagonists of disbelief in God, as they put forward the rather fragile contention that life originated as a result of the accidental combination in right proportion of the elements required to produce life. But this postulation is a mere hypothesis, as any person who has got his rational faculties in the right order will see through the fact that if the law of probability if applied in such a ridiculous situation, the probability of the emergence of life by itself is very unlikely.
All efforts to produce ‘life ‘ in laboratory has gone a begging, and what has been contrived so far is merely hotchpotch rearrangement of DNA, which is discernible in human-cells, not forgetting for a moment, that it is the essence of life, not life itself. Until now, we have not come across any concrete evidence for the existence of a species which represents the transitional stage of evolution between two forms of life, and which can be said to be struggling to transform itself into another species. Such an extraordinary feat has not been witnessed in the entire gamut of the fossils, neither in the existing species of animals. The password of the Darwinists—‘the missing link’, is a mere fabrication of a distorted mind.
The Creator is One, and He has devised a impeccable mechanism which brings about the propagation of animals and plants. Each one of the millions of reproductive cells produces a replica of the same kind of species. Each and every plant imbues within itself a mechanism to replicate its genes, and to propagate its own kind. This capacity to procreate is present in just one cell of a plant, invisible to the naked eye, being microscopic in size. This tiny mechanism puts the plant on the regenerative path, which enable it to produce itself. This explains why a grain of wheat always produces wheat, and under no circumstances has a grain of wheat ever produced a grain of barley, and this is true also in case of humans and animals. The entire scheme of reproductive system comprising of a complete map of the characteristics of the species is lodged in a tiny minute cell.
The polytheists however are inclined to associating partners with God, harboring the fallacy that God lacks the expertise and dexterity to govern the universe, which He Himself created. Their ignorance take them to such dizzy heights, that they dare equate God with a worldly sovereign cordoned with favorite couriers, such insane ideas being a by-product of ignorance. The alteration of the day and night is a very vivid Sign, which is a clear evidence of the Unity of God. The alteration of the day and night is due to the rotation of the earth on its axis, which is inclined to an angle of 66 degrees, and if this alteration of the earth would have been erratic, life would have ceased to exist.
Someone might not be convinced that God’s Unity is a rationally viable proposition. Such a person would do well to contemplate of the other alternative elucidation of this phenomenon, such as there being a host of gods behind the order of the universe. Or some may be gullible to actually believe that some blind laws of nature came into existence abruptly, and was not the outcome of the conscious Will of the Creator of the universe.
Allah says in Surah Yasin verse no 38—the sun is running its course to its appointed place. It would appear to be a paradoxical statement to many. The verse is a testimony of the fact that our Lord is One. In the days gone by it was the general consensus that the sun revolved around the earth, this belief had to literally bite the dust, when modern astronomical findings threw light on the veritable truth, that it was the earth which revolved around the sun, and not the other way around. With the passage of time it became known to us that stars possess an orbit, and was in perpetual motion, with speeds varying from 10 to 100 miles per second. Our star the sun revolved along with the entire solar system at a velocity of just over 20 kilometers per second. The accuracy of the verse of the Qur’an is simply astonishing
Allah says in Surah Yasin verse no 40—neither does it lie on the Sun’s power to overtake the moon, nor can the night outstrip the day—-all glide along each in its own orbit —–an awesome and mind perturbation observation, which ought to be a refection from the One Who has created the entire universe. A revelation of some sorts, an astonishing fact which was far ahead of the time when it was made known to mankind—–1400 years ago, must have been inscrutable or mysterious for the recipients of the divine revelation at that moment of human history. It must be borne in mind that orbits do not move along heavenly bodies, but it is the heavenly bodies which move along with their orbits. The Creator in His infinite Mercy and Benevolence enlightens us to the fact that the movement of the stars is akin to the floating of an object in a liquid
Two simple testimonies are clear evidence of the unity of God, and they can literally gag the foul mouth of the polytheists, atheists, and the Darwinists being infused with doctrines which lacks merit, they being—-first a uniform set of law regulates the functioning and the operation of the entire universe. Second—it is an accepted fact, that the universe is constituent of the same elements which the earth is made of—the Creator is One, the wisdom and sagacity by which the Lord regulates and controls billons of planets, celestial bodies, each revolving with meticulous perfection stampedes any false and imaginary innuendos which support the rather insipid thought that the universe is a product of accident.
The very pillar of Islam is based on pure monotheism, and it has the potency to unite the entire human race into one single family.
Asif Ahmed ( Social Activist & authored the book Spiritual odyssey—recalcitrant Muslim)