The perfection of creation is a sign of the Creator

The perfection of creation is a sign of the Creator

In Surat Naml, Allah Almighty says:

وَتَرَى ٱلْجِبَالَ تَحْسَبُهَا جَامِدَةً وَهِىَ تَمُرُّ مَرَّ ٱلسَّحَابِ ۚ صُنْعَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَتْقَنَ كُلَّ شَىْءٍ ۚ إِنَّهُۥ خَبِيرٌۢ بِمَا تَفْعَلُونَ

And you see the mountains, thinking they are standing still, when in fact they are moving just like the movement of the clouds. Such is the making of God who perfected everything. He is All-Aware of what you do. (27:88)

The creation of Allah is perfect but when we interfere, we ruin it. He created and perfected it for us, but we have polluted, corrupted and destroyed it, made holes in the ozone layer, caused global warming and messed with the carefully balanced ecosystems.

وَلَا تُفْسِدُوا۟ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ بَعْدَ إِصْلَـٰحِهَا وَٱدْعُوهُ خَوْفًا وَطَمَعًا ۚ إِنَّ رَحْمَتَ ٱللَّهِ قَرِيبٌ مِّنَ ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ

Do not spread corruption in the land after it has been set in order. And call upon Him with hope and fear. Indeed, Allah’s mercy is always close to the good-doers. (7:56)

In other verses Allah mentions the perfection of His creation:

‏قَالَ رَبُّنَا ٱلَّذِىٓ أَعْطَىٰ كُلَّ شَىْءٍ خَلْقَهُۥ ثُمَّ هَدَىٰ ‎

He (Musa) said, Our Lord is the One who gave everything its due shape, then guided it. (20:50)

Allah created everything in perfect proportion with the utmost precision from atoms and DNA to the planets and the galaxies.

Even the bees and the ants have their own special language with which they navigate their way and it is truly amazing. It is better than google earth and google maps. Who taught them this ability to communicate and find their way from pace to place and back?

People say it was ‘Nature’. Really?! Nature created itself? Taught itself? No. It was Allah who created all things and guided them.

From the tiny baby who suckles to the insects and animals who live and work in complex communities, they all come with their own unique inbuilt systems, set of instructions and survival instinct. This is one of the signs of Allah’s creation which is beyond our comprehension.

We ask Allah Almighty to enable us to ponder on His fascinating creation and make us close to Him. Ameen

Shaykh Haytham Tamim Tarawih 17

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Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001. His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College). He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.