The Secret Beyond Matter

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All the living beings and systems we have covered in this book clearly establish that Allah created the entire universe and all the beings therein. Every being, including man, owes its life to Allah. He is the One Who gives them life and keeps them alive until a certain date. It is Allah Who feeds them, protects them and, when they fall ill, restores them to health.

The signs of Allah's creation, only a few of which we tried to review in the book, are so manifest that any conscientious person with insight can easily see and accept the facts referred to above. However, one's reaching that point, i.e., accepting that one is surrounded with evidence that demonstrates Allah's creation of the universe, is not enough. In the Qur'an, Allah refers to those people who accept His existence yet are still not on the right way:

The type of human mentioned in the verse is quite important: those people answer all the questions they are asked about the existence and attributes of Allah, and accept that Allah creates everything. Yet, still Allah warns them "So will you not have taqwa?" or "So how have you been distracted?"

This shows us that to accept the being of Allah does not mean having been saved from "error". Satan does not reject the being of Allah but rebels against Him. A person may confirm the existence of Allah under the influence of some traditional convictions, without fully grasping its meaning. The human type described above is like that. Such people confirm Allah’s existence only verbally, yet do not reflect on this major matter or comprehend the essence of it. In the Qur’an, this state is described as follows:"They do not measure Allah with His true measure. Allah is All-Strong, Almighty."(Surat al-Hajj, 74)

On the other hand, the person who measures Allah with His true measure is very different from the above-mentioned type. Such a person perceives that the entire universe is created for a purpose. The purpose of his creation is to see the fact of creation and Allah’s signs, which are observable in every corner of the universe, to revere its Owner, to submit to Him and serve Him. Allah communicates this fact as: "I only created jinn and man to worship Me."(Surat adh-Dhariyat, 56). All the signs in the universe serve the purpose of reminding man of his duty to serve Allah:

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Say: ‘Who provides for you out of heaven and earth? Who controls hearing and sight? Who brings forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living? Who directs the whole affair?’ They will say, ‘Allah.’ Say, ‘So will you not have taqwa?’ That is Allah, your Lord, the Truth, and what is there after truth except misguidance? So how have you been distracted?
(Surah Yunus: 31-32)

"That is Allah, your Lord. There is no god but Him, the Creator of everything. So worship Him. He is responsible for everything." (Surat al-An’am, 102),

It is Allah Who creates man from a drop of fluid, brings him up, feeds him, gives him hearing and sight, and restores him to health when he becomes sick. Do not forget that Allah creates the body’s incredible immune system, medicines, the knowledge of medicine, and doctors. Therefore, man should serve Him alone, worship and obey only Him.

The most explicit indication of a man’s keeping his duty to Allah is his fearing Him. Those who only confirm Allah verbally are those who do fear Him. A person, who truly has faith in Allah, is afraid of opposing Him and, because of seeing His signs throughout the universe, comes to perceive His might and omnipotence.

In addition, a person who has faith in Allah learns another fact from His Book: this world is a temporary creation. Man will stay here but only for a very short time. Then, in accordance with the verse "O Man! You are toiling laboriously towards your Lord but meet Him you will!"(Surat al-Inshiqaq: 6) he will return to Allah. He will start his eternal life in the hereafter in the new form that He will give him. Whether he will spend his life in the hereafter in Paradise in eternal bliss, or in Hell in eternal torment, depends on his deeds in this world. If he obeys Allah, serves Him and follows His path in this world, he will be rewarded with Allah’s approval (good pleasure), and paradise. If he rebels against Allah, he will only find disgrace and exceeding torment in Hell.

This is the greatest truth of the world and nothing can be more important for anybody than this.

As we stated in the beginning, some people are liable to close their eyes to this truth, and not to confirm the being of Allah, or to affirm Him only verbally, and forget about the hereafter. This situation is described in the Qur’an in Prophet Yusuf’s speech: "Allah alone is qualified to judge. His order is to worship none but Him. That is in truth the straight and upright religion, but most of mankind simply do not know."(Surah Yusuf: 40). In other verses, Allah says "…But most people do not know it. They know an outward aspect of the life of this world but are heedless of the hereafter."(Surat ar-Rum: 6-7). As stated in the verses, these people only know the "outward aspect of the life of this world". For instance, they may know exchange rates or fashion very well. However, they cannot see Allah’s signs which everywhere, and cannot grasp Allah’s might. They may seem to be accepting Allah’s existence verbally, but this is a very crooked form of ‘belief’. As stated in a verse, "you have made Him into something to cast disdainfully behind your backs!"(Surah Hud: 92)

These people are not aware of Allah and the hereafter in a real sense. For this reason, the social order they have adopted is a system based on ignorance of Allah and disregarding His existence. However "cultivated" these people, who are heedless of Allah, might seem, they are in truth deeply ignorant and this is why a society made up of these people is called "an ignorant society" in the Qur’an.

The members of this society cannot conceive of Allah by their own efforts. For this reason, Allah has revealed the Qur’an to men as a "guidance"(Surat al-Baqarah: 2). The Qur’an communicates to people the facts of which they are unaware and invites them to know Allah and serve Him. Dissemination of the Qur’an among people will be, in accordance with Allah’s command, through those who believe in it, that is, the believers. With regard to the numerous orders of Allah concerning the communication of religion, believers are responsible for conveying the message of the Qur’an to other people, and summoning them to the right path of Allah.

In this book, we tried to explain some subjects in the Qur’an to which Allah calls our attention. We attempted to call attention to only a few of Allah’s infinite signs in the universe, and make them more noticeable. We sought to put light on those great facts which are unrealised by the ignorant society which has forgotten Allah. At this point, there are two options awaiting the person who has read this book or any other book written for the purpose of inviting to Qur’an’s way:

The first is to be guided to Allah’s way. He creates us, and so we are responsible for serving Him. A person may ponder this fact at any time, any day in his life and give up his old ways, which he passed without knowing Allah. He asks forgiveness of Allah and he starts a new life guided by Him.

The second option is to close this book and continue on his way as if nothing has happened. In this case, the person will go on living like "some people" who are unaware of Allah, and will keep on complying with the system of the ignorant society in which he lives.

The first option is the path that will take one to eternal bliss and salvation. The second has only pain, desperation, disappointment and punishment at its end.

The choice is for man to make…

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They said, 'Glory be to You!
We have no knowledge except what You have taught us.
You are the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.'
(Surat Al-Baqara, 32)


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