The minute a human is born, the clock of their life starts ticking down, and it does not stop. “O son of Adam!” Muslim Scholar Hasan Al-Basri explained. “You are but days. Every day that goes by, a part of you goes with it.”
The Qur’anic statement, “To God we belong and to God is our return” (2:156) represents the Islamic map of life. It is an entire way of seeing and responding to the world, where life and every particle of it takes on direction, significance, and purpose when God is the beginning and the end.
Humans can only become the person God created them to be and live life to its best and fullest meaning when they apply the rules and standards their Maker has set out for them in His Book. It, alone, can bring them to the purest and highest state of being and give them the best possible direction, as indicated in the Qur’anic verse: “Indeed, this Qur’an guides to that which is most just and right.” (Qur’an 17:9)
The point of anything designed is to serve a purpose. And when the purpose of a thing is not known and understood, the abuse of that thing becomes inevitable.
Within every human is an innate desire for ultimate meaning and purpose. It cannot be escaped, as it goes to the root of human nature. Deep inside, humans want their lives to count for something much more than mere existence.
Worldview of World-Renowned Thinkers.
No Purposeful Origin.
It was narrated that a Bedouin was traveling on his camel when his camel suddenly dropped dead. He descended from the camel’s back and started circling it while meditatively saying:Why don’t you get up? Why don’t you come back to life?Here are your limbs! They are perfectly complete and your body is sound!
“The brain of the fly performs a very sophisticated calculation, in a very short amount of time, to determine where the danger lies and exactly how to bank for the best escape, doing something different if the threat is to the side, straight ahead or behind.”
To Any Generation of Humankind Skeptical about God, God’s Challenge to Create a Fly or to Get back Something It Takes.
Six major names and attributes of God as the Creator are stated in the Qur’an. Each of which provides a different aspect and insight into the divine power of creation and the composite process of creation, making it clear that every detail of creation was perfectly planned and performed directly by God, leaving nothing to chance or to someone or something else.
What is life? What is awareness? What is conscience? Or, more to the point, what makes something alive and conscious? Science still has no answers for these questions.