A cursory look at the world will lead us to acknowledge this fact that chaos does not reign over it; rather, every phenomenon is in motion on a specific trajectory and the system of the universe, based on special order is moving towards a definite destination, like a great army.
The following points will clarify our intention:
For the creation and existence of any organism there should be some special conditions. For instance for a tree to come into existence, the proper soil, temperature and heat are crucial. If anything goes wrong, there will be no tree. The creation of these conditions calls for wisdom and knowledge.
Each creature has its specific features. Water and fire have their unique traits which are part and parcel of their very being. These features and traits follow specific laws.
All the organs of an organism work harmoniously with one another. Take the human body as an example.
All the members, limbs and organs coordinate with each other in a human body. If anything threatens our bodies, all the organs unite in defending our bodies.
This coordination is another sign of the order in the universe.
A glance at the world of creation will vividly show us that all creatures work in harmony with one another.
For instance, for the growth of living things, the sun shines, the clouds release rain, the wind blows, and the soil cooperates. All these show the existence of a definite organization in the existing world.
THE RELATION OF ORDER AND WISDOM
Every conscientious person would realize that order in any organization implies wisdom, thought, and planning.
This is because man looks for a source of knowledge and power wherever he notices that order and law prevails. Man does not need any reasoning to arrive at this conclusion.
Man knows that a blind or illiterate man cannot use a typewriter to write a good composition or prepare a critical essay. Neither can a two-year old child create a masterpiece just by randomly moving his pen on the paper. Rather, we would deduce the intelligence of the Creator when we come face to face with a critical essay or a good composition. At a museum, we would appreciate the talent of the creator of a masterpiece even if we did not have the chance to see the artist in person.
Thus, wherever there is an organized system, there exists intelligence and wisdom behind it.
In order to infer the existence of the intelligence as the source for any organized system, man at times uses the laws of probability and reasons in the following fashion: It will take millions of years for an illiterate man to press the right buttons on the type-writer so that he may randomly type out an essay or a piece of poetry (For more details, refer to the book entitled “The Creator of the World” or to the book entitled “In Search of God”)
The Holy Qur’¡n states:
سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنْفُسِهِمْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ
We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and in their own souls, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth.
It is not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things? [Qur’¡n 41: 53]
THINK AND ANSWER
Provide some examples of industrial machinery which lead you to assume the existence of a learned and intelligent creator.
What is the difference between the macrocosm and the microcosm [the horizons and one’s own soul]? Give some instances of God’s signs in the macrocosm and the microcosm.