By Sh Mohamed Metwalli Al-Sha’rawee
Allah Ta’ala wanted to show us that there is a God capable of everything, Allah who created man and everything in the universe for serving humankind and who also created the universe. He made things that are stronger than man millions of times and that no one can claim creating it, serve man. For example, the sun with all its strength and power, all people gathered cannot claim that they made nor created it. It can burn the whole universe and man doesn’t have any way to prevent its harm. But then Allah Ta’ala made the sun provides us with all what we need and with His wisdom, knowledge and precision in His creation prevented its harm from reaching us.
Another example is the sea, it can drown the whole universe but Allah (SWT) made it provide us with the different kinds of fish, food to eat, jewelry to wear as in pearl and coral. He made it carry our ships from one country to another and prevented its harm from reaching us.
A third example is the earth that can shake powerfully and destroy man and all what he has built, but Allah (SWT) submitted it and made it calm for us, to be able to live on it.
And then Al-Haqq (Jalla Jallaloh) gave us the fourth privilege, our senses, the ears to hear, the eyes to see, the tongue to talk and all the senses that makes us aware of our surroundings. And Allah also gave us the mind that is capable of distinguishing. All those things that serves us can not be created by man, and so man should know that there is a tremendous power out there that had created that universe and its above all our strength and power. Al-Haqq (Jalla Jallaloh) says: “And Allah has brought you out from the wombs of your mothers while you know nothing. And He gave you hearing, sight and hearts that you might give thanks (to Allah)”. Ayah 78 from surat An-Nahl
All the Ayaat (signs) in His universe that shows that He (Jalla Jallaloh) is the Creator – Al-Khaliq, Allah (SWT) made them clear and obvious so that the human brain does not get tired of searching for it or trying to reach it. He (SWT) did not make His Ayaat (signs) unknown or hidden nor did He make them hard to reach but He (SWT) made everyone able to see and watch them easily with no effort done.
We see the sun, the moon, the stars, the plants, the earth and we breathe the air. We see the Ayaat (signs) Allah draws our attention as if it is presenting itself and announcing its Creator without any effort done from our side. Then Allah Ta’ala demanded from us to look at the universe to see those Signs – Al-Ayaat – so that we do not distract ourselves and get lost in searching for His Ayaat in the universe, and so that we do not forget the Creator and spend all the time thinking about the creation. For the human brain in general with no required knowledge can see and recognize those Ayaat easily. In that way Allah wanted to make us busy with Him and with His love, without getting lost in ambiguous Ayaat in His universe.