God is the Creator
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Yet, man represents only a very small portion of the great universe.
And if he can make plans and appreciate the merits of planning,
then his own existence and the survival of the universe must also
be based on a planned policy. This means that there is a Designing
Will behind our material existence, and that there is a Unique Mind
in the world to bring things into being and keep them moving in
order. The marvelous wonders of our world and the secrets of life
are too great to be the product of random accident or mere chance.
In the world, then, there must be a Great Force in action to keep
everything in order. In the beautiful nature there must be a Great
Artist who creates the most charming pieces of art and produces
everything for a special purpose in life. This Force is the strongest
of all the forces, and this Artist is the greatest of all artists.
The true believers and deeply enlightened people recognize this
Artist and call Him Allah or God. They call Him God because He is
the Creator and the Chief Architect of the world, the Originator
of life and the Provider of all things in existence. He is not a
man because no man can create or make another man. He is not an
animal, nor is He a plant. He is neither an idol nor is He a statue
of any kind because none of these
things can make themselves or create
anything else. He is not a machine. He is neither the sun nor is
He the moon or any other star, because these are controlled by a
great system, and are themselves made by someone else. He is different
from all these things, because He is the Maker and Keeper of them
all. The maker of anything must be different from and greater than
the thing which he makes. We also know that nothing can come to
life on its own, and that the marvelous world did not create itself
or come into existence by accident. The continuous changes in the
world prove that it is made, and everything which is made must have
a maker of some sort.
The Maker and Sustainer of the world, the Creator of and Provider
for man, the Active Force and Effective Power in nature are all
one and the same, and that is known to be Allah or God. This is
the Secret of all secrets and the Most Supreme of all beings....
God is the One who designed the night so you can
rest in it, and the day lighted. God bestows many blessings upon
the people, but most people are not thankful. Such is God your Lord,
the Creator of all things. There is no god except He. How could
you deviate? Deviating are those who disregard God's revelations.
God is the One who rendered the earth habitable for you, and the
sky a formidable structure, and He designed you, and designed
you well. He is the One
who provides you with good provisions. Such is God your Lord; Most
Exalted is God, Lord of the universe. He is the Living; there is
no god except He. You shall worship Him alone, devoting your religion
absolutely to Him alone. Praise be to God, Lord of the universe.
God is the One who committed the sea in your service,
so that the ships can roam it in accordance with His laws. You thus
seek His provisions, that you may be appreciative He committed in
your service everything in the heavens and the earth; all from Him.
These are proofs for people who reflect. (45:12-13)
The Supreme Maker of the whole universe , the Creator of everything
is Allah (God). Because He is so great and different from the other
beings, man can know Him only by reflection and through meditation.
He exists at all times, and His great power is in action everywhere
in the world. Man has to believe in His existence because everything
in the world proves that He exists. Belief in God and His infinite
power alone can provide mankind with the best possible explanation
of the many mysterious things in life. This is the safest way to
true knowledge and spiritual insight, the right path to good behavior
and sound morals, the surest guide to happiness and prosperity.
Note: This article was prepared by using excerpts
from Islam in Focus.