Prayer Time

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My dear respected reader this is a continuation of our previous topic (The Purpose of Life and Creation 1).

When you look at a bridge, a building, or an automobile - you automatically consider the person or the company that constructed it. When you look at an airplane, a rocket, a satellite, or a large ship - you also think about how incredible it is. When you look at a nuclear plant, an orbiting space station, an international airport equipped with everything, also if you consider other structures that exist in your country – you eventually become very impressed with the engineering dynamics that are involved.

Yet, these are just things that are manufactured by human beings. What about the human body with its massive and intricate control system? 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 so on. Think about the brain and who made it. 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.

Allah said in the Qur’an in chapter Al-Jaathiyah – verse 4 :

{وَفِي خَلْقِكُمْ وَمَا يَبُثُّ مِن دَابَّةٍ آيَاتٌ لِّقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ} (الجاثية : 4).

{And in creating you and what He disperses of moving creatures are signs for people who are certain in faith} (Qur’an 45:4).

Allah also said: in chapter Adh-Daariyat – verse 21:

{وَفِي أَنفُسِكُمْ ۚ أَفَلَا تُبْصِرُونَ} (الذاريات: 21 ).

{And in yourselves. Then will you not see?} (Qur’an 51: 21).

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 order. 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 cannot 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.

Allah the almighty said in Qur’an in chapter Al-Baqarah – verse 146:

{إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ وَالْفُلْكِ الَّتِي تَجْرِي فِي الْبَحْرِ بِمَا يَنفَعُ النَّاسَ وَمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مِن مَّاءٍ فَأَحْيَا بِهِ الْأَرْضَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهَا وَبَثَّ فِيهَا مِن كُلِّ دَابَّةٍ وَتَصْرِيفِ الرِّيَاحِ وَالسَّحَابِ الْمُسَخَّرِ بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَعْقِلُونَ}(البقرة :164 ).

{Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and the [great] ships which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every [kind of] moving creature, and [His] directing of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth are signs for a people who use reason}(Qur’an 2 : 164).

Allah also said in chapter Aal-Imran verse 190:

{إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لَآيَاتٍ لِّأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ} (آل عمران : 190).

{Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding}(Qur’an 3: 190).

As He Allah also said in chapter Yunus verse 6:

{إِنَّ فِي اخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ وَمَا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَّقُونَ}(يونس: 6).

{It is He who made the sun a shining light and the moon a derived light and determined for it phases - that you may know the number of years and account [of time]. Allah has not created this except in truth. He details the signs for a people who know }(Qur’an 10:6).

Now ask yourself these questions and give them a thought - did these things we have mentioned above happened 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 capabilities. We would all agree to that. The being that deserves all praises and gratitude is the almighty power Allah. Allah created everything, and is responsible for maintaining all of this. Therefore, Allah is the only one that deserves praise and gratitude.

Allah said in the Qur’an in chapter Al-An'aam - Verse 102:

{ذَٰلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ ۖ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ خَالِقُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ فَاعْبُدُوهُ ۚ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَكِيلٌ} (الأنعام: 102).

{That is Allah, your Lord; there is no deity except Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He is Disposer of all things}( Qur’an 6:102).

And Allah said in chapter Ar-Ra'd - Verse 16:

{قُلْ مَن رَّبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ قُلِ اللَّهُ ۚ قُلْ أَفَاتَّخَذْتُم مِّن دُونِهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ لَا يَمْلِكُونَ لِأَنفُسِهِمْ نَفْعًا وَلَا ضَرًّا ۚ قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الْأَعْمَىٰ وَالْبَصِيرُ أَمْ هَلْ تَسْتَوِي الظُّلُمَاتُ وَالنُّورُ ۗ أَمْ جَعَلُوا لِلَّهِ شُرَكَاءَ خَلَقُوا كَخَلْقِهِ فَتَشَابَهَ الْخَلْقُ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ قُلِ اللَّهُ خَالِقُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُوَ الْوَاحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ} (الرعد: 16).

{Say [O Muhammad], Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth? Say [O Muhammad], He is Allah. Say [O Muhammad], Have you then taken besides Him allies [who do] not possess [even] for themselves any benefit or any harm? Say [O Muhammad], Is the blind equivalent to the seeing? Or is darkness equivalent to light? Or have they attributed to Allah partners who created like His creation so that the creation [of each] seemed similar to them? Say [O Muhammad] , Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Prevailing}( Qur’an 13:16).

Allah also said in chapter Az-Zumar - Verse 62:

{اللَّهُ خَالِقُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ ۖ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَكِيلٌ} (الزمر: 62).

{Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is, over all things, Disposer of affairs} ( Qur’an 39:62).

As He Allah also said in chapter Ghafir - Verse 62:

{ذَٰلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ خَالِقُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ لَّا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ فَأَنَّىٰ تُؤْفَكُونَ} (غافر: 62).

{That is Allah, your Lord, Creator of all things; there is no deity worthy to be worshiped except Him, so how are you deluded?} (Qur’an 40:62).

These and many more verses make it very clear to everyone that everything including the earth and all that is in it and beyond is created and owned by Allah. This includes all the things we know and many more that we do not know and cannot imagine even we try.

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