When man makes an object, he breaks it down into its various parts, making each separately and then assembling them into a whole. On the contrary, God’s technique is completely different, when He raises a tree or creates a human being. He brings it out as a complete unit right from the beginning. The entire tree or the full man come out from one seed or drop. It is an utterly unique, inimitable way. Indeed, such a process shows that in this existence there is Someone superior to man -- Someone Whose plans are superior to man’s.

The sun is more than one million times larger than the earth. The earth is four times as large as the moon. These heavenly bodies are in a constant state of motion. The moon circulates around the earth from a distance of two hundred and fifty thousand miles. The earth on the other hand rotates from a distance of ninety million miles in two different ways: in its own orbit as well as around the sun. Similar is the case of all other heavenly bodies, which follow their schedules of movement with extreme precision at distances that are mind boggling. These arrangements help in creating the day and night; they also help in designing the system of time; likewise, thus they contribute in enabling man to arrange his life. This system has been functioning with great precision for thousands of years without any alteration. This is evidence to the fact that there is Someone out there Whose power is unimaginably immense. These signs of God show that the Maker of this system is very knowledgeable and powerful. His planning is perfect. If that was not the case, it would have been impossible to find such continuity, consistency and synchronisation in this world. God’s world is full of His signs. However, a sign is an argument that is a subjective rationality and not a dagger that strikes and needs no further proofs for its existence. An argument appeals only if there is willingness in the one who seeks the truth and who is willing to acknowledge its validity, whether it goes with his own interests or against them.

(Dr Khalid Zaheer)

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