A Godless Universe? Imam to a huge number of Muslims across the globe, Imam Abu Hanifah رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه was a considerable rival of skeptics in his time. As a consistent danger to their philosophy, he was consistently in danger of being killed by them. On one event, he رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه was sitting in the masjid when a gathering of nonbelievers out of nowhere encompassed him, marking unsheathed swords in their grasp and a lethal longing in their eyes. The Imam was unaffected, and just said, ‘Answer my inquiry, then, at that point do anything you desire.’ As they concurred, the Imam asked, ‘What do you say about an individual who guarantees that he saw a boat cruising straight yet there was nobody to explore it, it was stacked with weighty things, tempestuous waves were smashing, and storms were blowing from various headings. Is this soundly satisfactory?’ The agnostics answered, ‘Unquestionably not; this is an unreasonable case.’
Sayyiduna Imam Abu Hanifah رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه then, at that point said, ‘سُـبْحٰـنَ الـلّٰــه! At the point when the acumen can’t acknowledge a basic boat cruising straight without a mariner to explore it, then, at that point, how could this mind-boggling universe with its rotating evenings and days, and its cautious request and accuracy exist and look after itself?’ Hearing this, they all started to sob. They shouted out, ‘You have spoken the essential fact of the matter.’ Putting down their blades, they recognized their horribly mixed up convictions and atoned, (Tafseer Kabeer, Surah Al-Baqarah, under the stanza 21, Juzz Saani, vol. 1, p. 333).
This occurrence causes us to notice a basic perception: nothing, not so much as a little needle, appears without a reason. Besides, in any event, something as little as a needle requires a plan and doesn’t appear through an irregular blast. We see that blasts are damaging, not innovative. When a needle isn’t a result of a blast, then, at that point isn’t it a joke to say that this whole universe is the aftereffect of an arbitrary blast?
We witness consistent changes in the universe and our general surroundings, whereby elements and occasions are conceived and die. These steady changes demonstrate the unexpected idea of the universe and consequently the requirement for a maker. That maker is Allah Almighty. He عَزَّوَجَلَّ is pre-unceasing, never-ending, and the maker, everything being equal. The skies, Earth, Moon, stars, people, creatures, and all the other things that exist or will exist, are made by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. As an explorer goes through the desert and sees the inconsistent rises and the dissipated rocks, he promptly realizes that the breeze made the rises and the stones disperse. At the point when this equivalent individual enters a great structure and sees the all-around styled cover, utensils, jars put on tables, fired divider craftsmanship, and the heavenly drapes holding tight the entryways – he doesn’t infer that the entirety of this decoration appeared without anyone else or that the breezes spread out the rug, the downpour embellished the utensils, the snow made the artistic divider workmanship, and solid breezes accumulated this load of stones. Such a case would obviously be considered sheer silliness. A Godless Universe?
It is undeniable that everything in the structure was painstakingly situated by an inside fashioner. Similarly, the rotating day and night, the blowing winds, the exact places of Earth in the nearby planetary group, and each and every part of nature illuminate us that the entirety of this didn’t appear without help from anyone else rather it is all due to an uncaused causer – Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, the maker of the universe.
After reflecting, one thing that stands apart is that creation is a mix of three kinds:
1. Conscious, normal animals like people, jinn, and heavenly messengers.
2. Aware, non-levelheaded animals like creatures, creepy crawlies, and birds.
3. Insentient, lifeless things like the sky, planets, and normal components.
In the order of creation, people rule yet, regardless of their scholarly limit and capacity to justify, they are unequipped for creation ex nihilo. Then, at that point, by significantly more prominent explanation, what expectation is there for the insentient, lifeless make a difference to make something? This demonstrates that the person who made everything should be unmistakable from the creation, and that is Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. A Godless Universe?
Regardless of whether all of the creation teamed up and pooled together their capacities and assets, they would be not able to make something from nothing, not so much as a little subterranean insect or a basic, single-celled organic entity, not to mention the huge universe with its intricacies. The individuals who consider things other than Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ to be their god, even their guaranteed divine beings can’t make a subterranean insect or a fly. This has been brought up in the Quran:
اِنَّ الَّذِیْنَ تَدْعُوْنَ مِنْ دُوْنِ اللّٰهِ لَنْ یَّخْلُقُوْا ذُبَابًا وَّ لَوِ اجْتَمَعُوْا لَهٗؕ-
‘Those whom you love other than Allah won’t ever have the option to (try and) make a fly, regardless of whether they all meet up for it.’
[Kanz-ul-Iman (interpretation of Quran)] (Part 17, Surah Al-Hajj, Verse 73)
The Quran underscores Allah’s matchless quality as the sole maker of everything, without companion or accomplice:
نَحْنُ خَلَقْنٰكُمْ فَلَوْ لَا تُصَدِّقُوْنَ(۵۷) اَفَرَءَیْتُمْ مَّا تُمْنُوْنَؕ(۵۸) ءَاَنْتُمْ تَخْلُقُوْنَهٗۤ اَمْ نَحْنُ الْخٰلِقُوْنَ(۵۹) نَحْنُ قَدَّرْنَا بَیْنَكُمُ الْمَوْتَ وَ مَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوْقِیْنَۙ(۶۰) عَلٰۤى اَنْ نُّبَدِّلَ اَمْثَالَكُمْ وَ نُنْشِئَكُمْ فِیْ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُوْنَ(۶۱) وَ لَقَدْ عَلِمْتُمُ النَّشْاَةَ الْاُوْلٰى فَلَوْ لَا تَذَكَّرُوْنَ(۶۲) اَفَرَءَیْتُمْ مَّا تَحْرُثُوْنَؕ(۶۳) ءَاَنْتُمْ تَزْرَعُوْنَهٗۤ اَمْ نَحْنُ الزّٰرِعُوْنَ(۶۴) لَوْ نَشَآءُ لَجَعَلْنٰهُ حُطَامًا فَظَلْتُمْ تَفَكَّهُوْنَ(۶۵) اِنَّا لَمُغْرَمُوْنَۙ(۶۶) بَلْ نَحْنُ مَحْرُوْمُوْنَ(۶۷) اَفَرَءَیْتُمُ الْمَآءَ الَّذِیْ تَشْرَبُوْنَؕ(۶۸) ءَاَنْتُمْ اَنْزَلْتُمُوْهُ مِنَ الْمُزْنِ اَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنْزِلُوْنَ(۶۹) لَوْ نَشَآءُ جَعَلْنٰهُ اُجَاجًا فَلَوْ لَا تَشْكُرُوْنَ(۷۰) اَفَرَءَیْتُمُ النَّارَ الَّتِیْ تُوْرُوْنَؕ(۷۱) ءَاَنْتُمْ اَنْشَاْتُمْ شَجَرَتَهَاۤ اَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنْشِــٴُـوْنَ(۷۲) نَحْنُ جَعَلْنٰهَا تَذْكِرَةً وَّ مَتَاعًا لِّلْمُقْوِیْنَۚ(۷۳) فَسَبِّحْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الْعَظِیْمِ۠(۷۴)
We made you, so for what reason do you not acknowledge reality? Have you pondered over that semen which you release (in the belly of a lady)? Is it you who makes an individual out of it, or would we say we are the Creator? It is We who have announced passing among you, and We have not been outperformed from it. That (in the wake of making you kick the bucket), We may supplant any semblance of you and make you into such structures, of which you know not. Also, without a doubt, you have thought about the underlying creation, so for what reason do you not consider? So have you thought about that which you sow? Is it you who makes yields to develop, or would we say we are the Grower? In the event that We want, We can make it as dry stomped on grass, so you would remain to say pitifully. That, ‘We have been destroyed (in our abundance).’ ‘Rather, we stayed doomed.’ So what do you say in regards to the water which you drink? Is it you who brought it down from the mists, or is it We Who causes it to descend? On the off chance that We want, so We can make it pungent, for what reason would you say you are not thankful? So what do you say with respect to the fire which you touch off? Is it you who developed its tree, or is it We Who are its Creator? We have made it (for example the fire) a token of Hell and as an advantage for voyagers in the wilderness. So O Beloved, commend the Name of your Lord, the Most Great.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (interpretation of Quran)] (Part 27, Surah Al-Waaqi’ah, Verses 57-74) A Godless Universe?
A similar subject is repeated all through the Quran, in a few sections, which revive the confidence of one who understands them and disguises their implications. A Godless Universe?