014 Understanding the divine order (2)
In the previous section of this article, I explained the simple "order" in great detail, that no order and organization would emerge on its own without an organizer or coordinator, and accepting that every order and organization has a "coordinator" is a rational and logical obligation.
The human being is a honorable creature. He is the caliph of Allah on earth. Allah (swt) said "I breathed into him of My spirit". Therefore, although certain attributes of the Almighty Creator are insignificant and symbolic, they appear in human and make him the manager of the earth. Here, "establishing an order" and "managing that order" are the symbolic manifestations of the divine virtues in human. Thanks to this superior quality that was granted to them and does not exist even in the most intelligent animals, humans form unique architectural complexes on earth, establish various social organizations, develop many machines, equipment, mechanisms and orders, found states and set up international organizations. None of these structures, each of which is a unique and perfect "order", mechanisms and organizations are things that emerged with a coordinator. Each of these shapes as a result of the devoted efforts of the "order organizer" and tens and hundreds of people working to help the architect of the order maintained and sustained with the outstanding efforts of the successful managers.
As for our universe; it is a unique and perfect "order" comprising many interlocking systems as revealed by all the scientific research results. All sub-units under this divine order are perfectly associated with each other; every process is arranged and organized to achieve certain purposes; events within the processes are based on certain cause and realization principles; and every object and unit that are subject to these events are equipped with qualities and skills that are most suitable to the purpose of their existing.
Our universe is certainly a great, unique and perfect order where neither dereliction nor multi-management could exist. The formation, establishment or operation of such an order cannot be explained simply with "self-creation"
How illogical it would be to suggest that everything in universe, which is a sophisticated order comprising of interlocking systems, was formed on their own while even the random movements of a few cars in a much small scale traffic order without obeying any rules can lead to many problems.
When we look into these from a religious perspective, everything becomes more clear and lucid. You may want to speculate on the following verses of the Qur'ân.
"Such is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of all things, there is no god but He: then how ye are deluded away from the Truth!" [Mumin, 62]
"Your God is One God. As to those who believe not in the Hereafter, their hearts refuse to know, and they are arrogant." [Nahl, 22]
"If there were, in the heavens and the earth, other gods besides Allah, there would have been ruin in both! But glory to Allah, the Lord of the Throne: (High is He) above what they attribute to Him!" [Anbiyaa, 22]
Allah (c.c.) is the creator, organizer and owner of everything. Therefore, he has sole ruling and control of everything.
"Allah is the Creator of all things." [Zumar, 62]
"Regulating and governing all things." [Yunus, 3]
"To Him belongs every being that is in the heavens and on earth: all are devoutly obedient to Him." [Rum, 26]
"There, the (only) protection comes from Allah, the True One. He is the Best to reward, and the Best to give success." [Kahf, 44]
Allah is the sole creator, organizer and ruler. For this reason, there is a unity, consistency and harmony in the universe. As everything was created by exclusively, every process was organized to achieve certain goals within the unity of the order. Every component was equipped with qualities suitable for the purpose of that process.
Shortly, the universe is a unique and outstanding "order" concei- ved by a perfect creation.
If there wasn't such a unity in materialistic and spiritual worlds that are spread across time and space and the universe wasn't a whole with well-established rules, principles and basics; we would not be able to conduct any scientific study. Everything changes in time; we would not be able to compare the results we achieve today with the previous ones. There wouldn't be a unity in space as in time; therefore we would not be able to compare a result we achieve here with the others achieved in another space under same conditions. Our observations and findings would not mean anything in a chaotic environment where everything happens spontaneously and by coincidence; we would neither be able to obtain perpetual information nor state an opinion on these. If we are sure that the sun will rise again every time we see the sun rising, this happens as a result of the laws and rules set in stone, the unfailing cause-effect relationships between events, i.e. the unity and coherence within this perfect order. A scientific research itself is nothing more than an effort to discover the secrets of this perfect order.
Be entrusted to Allah.
Dr. Ismail Ulukus