Q. As-Salam Alaikum brother – My name is Farida Ansari – I am a laboratory technician. Qur’an says… ‘Allah is the Creator of the human being’ – Does science agree with it ?

A. (Dr. Zakir): The sister  has posed a question, that the Qur’an mentions that Allah (SWT) is the Creator of the human beings – Does Science agree with it? And Qur’an says in several places including the last verse of the Embryological stages, that is Surah Muminun, Ch. No. 23, V. No. 14, that… ‘Allah is the best to create’. Can we prove it scientifically that Allah is the Creator? Qur’an gives the answer… Qur’an gives the answer in Surat Tur, Ch. No. 52, V. No. 35. It poses a question – ‘that were you created from nothing?’ It poses a question – ‘that were you created from nothing?’ See… the Arabic word used for ‘Creator’, in all the verses of the Qur’an, is ‘Khaliq’… is derived from the Arabic word ‘Khalaqa’. Arabic word ‘Khalaqa’ has got four meanings. One meaning is ‘to create some thing from nothing’… without any previous example. That is only possible for Allah (SWT). Second meaning of ‘Khalaqa’ is… ‘to create some thing new from pre-existing material’. The third meaning is of ‘Khalaqa’ – ‘Programming’ or ‘Planning’. And the last meaning is, ‘to make smooth’. So Qur’an poses the question in Surah Tur, Ch. No. 52, V.No. 35, that… ‘Were you created from nothing?’ But natural the answer is negative… No –  Human beings are not created from nothing. They pose the next question – ‘Were you the Creators, or We the  Creator ?’ We know very well, that man cannot create another man. If  he could do that, the moment he died he would have  created himself back. If  his relatives would have died, he would have got them back to life. Human beings cannot even create living creature as such as fly, leave aside human being. Neither can you attribute the organs of the body , say… the reproductive organs, like testes or ovaries – that they are the cause  for our creation. Because if you say that the testes, the uterus, etc., are the cause, then you have to include your ancestors – their reproductive systems, their ancestors,  their ancestors, all are responsible. So the answer is negative. Qur’an poses the next question in Surah Waqiah, Ch. 56, V. No.  58 and 59… ‘that do you not look at the sperm you have emitted. Were you the Creator or we the Creator?’ And but natural all these questions  that Qur’an poses the answer is negative. Some people can say… ‘it is by chance’ – ‘By chance we were created’. They say… ‘Nature… Nature… Natural things’ – It happened by chance.

Let us analyse scientifically, whether the human beings can be created by chance. The protein molecule is a very important structure of the living cell -Very important part in the living structure of the cell. The protein molecule consists of five elements – the Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Hydrogen and Sulphur. And there are tens and thousands of Atoms required to make one Molecule. One Atom has five elements  – Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Hydrogen and Sulphur. There are tens of thousands  of Atoms, which make one Protein Molecule – And there are approximately 92 free elements. The chances that out of these 92, the five will form an Atom… and these atoms will form  tens and thousands of Atom, to form one Protein Molecule was calculated by Frank Alien . And he said… ‘the chances are 1/10 raised to 160’. You know what is the meaning of 1/10 raised to 160? If I say 1/10 raised to two, ten raise to two means, one zero zero zero. One in hundred –  Chance is one percent. If I  say 1/10 raised to three, it means one in a thousand – That is  1  percent. If I say 1/10 raise to four it means one in ten thousand – Means point 0.01%. So when the calculation was made, (1/10) raised to 160. It means point zero zero zero zero zero hundred and fifty seven zeros, then one. And mathematics tells, ‘anything  1/10 raised to fifty, is counted as zero’.  Further more, this is talking about one molecule. And the substance required to form this one molecule of protein was calculated by another person Charles Guy – that it will require millions of times of substance as huge as our Galaxy. Millions of galaxies will be required to form this one molecule of protein. And the time was calculated by Charles Guy – the time taken for one protein molecule to be formed, will be ten raised to 263 years. You know what is that? One zero zero zero zero zero  zero, 263 zeros, it will take to form one protein molecule. And do you know there are how many protein molecule in one cell ?  And do you know how many other molecules are there in the cell ? And how many cells are there in the human being ? There are more than six billion molecules when a child is born. That is what doctors tell us today, six billion. One protein molecule takes 1/10 raise to 160 chances. Time taken is ten raise to two hundred and forty three years. To take six billion for one baby imagine. And how many women are pregnant ? There are millions of women pregnant at a time – And it takes only 9 months. ‘The chances’… Science tells us, ‘is zero zero zero, no chance at all’. These things cannot take by chance – they have to be programmed by Someone. Science tells us… ‘There has to be Someone , some Supernatural force’. Therefore science as I said earlier, is not eliminating God’ – It is eliminating models of god. ‘La Ilaha IllAllah’. Hope that answers the question.

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Q. My name is Javed , and I am a student – I would like to ask an question. At one place the Holy Qur’an states that… ‘man is created from sperm’ which is in conciliate with modern science but at another place it also states that… ‘man is made from dust’. Now isn’t the Holy Qur’an contradicting itself ? – Or is it conciliate with modern Science?

A. (Dr. Zakir):  The brother has posed a question that, at one place Holy Qur’an says that ‘human beings have been created from sperm’ which conciliates with modern science – the other place… ‘human being is created from dust’. Can you prove it scientifically – ‘it is created from dust?’ And isn’t there a contradiction – one place… ‘sperm’ – one place it says… ‘dust?’ The Holy Qur’an does say as I mentioned in my talk, in Surah Qiyamah, Ch.75, V. No. 37 to 39. It says that… ‘human beings have been created from sperm’ which has been proved by Science. The Holy Qur’an also says in Surah Hajj, Ch. No. 22, V. No. 5, that… ‘We have created the human beings from a quintessence of dust’. Today Science tells us that all the elements that are there in the human body – they are present in lesser or greater quantity, in the soil in the earth. So the statement that human beings have been created from earth is scientifically proven. That whatever components are there in the human body – the constituent, the elements – they are present in the Earth, in the soil, in lesser or greater proportion. Your second part of the question. Isn’t it a contradiction? One place  the Qur’an says… ‘Man is created from sperm’ – one says… ‘from dust’ – Isn’t it a contradiction? See, a contradiction is two statements which are conflicting with each other, which cannot take place simultaneously. The Qur’an does not only say… ‘Man has been created from sperm’… and the other place… ‘from dust’- it also says in Surah Furqaan, Ch. No. 25, V. No. 54, that… ‘Man has been created from water’. You will tell me there are three contradictions. See, Science has proved that man has been created from dust, as well as from sperm, as well as from water. If I tell you in one statement, that to make a cup of tea, I require water.  In the second statement, I say to make a cup of tea I require tea leaves or tea powder. It is not  a contradiction – I require both.  If I want to make sweet tea, I add sugar to it – If I want to make ‘Pani kum’ tea, I add less  water and more milk. If I want to make ‘Sulaimani’ tea I add only water. So there is no contradiction when the Qur’an says… ‘Human being is created from sperm and  dust and  water’. It is actually  contradistinction – What’s the meaning of contradistinction? Contradistinction means, speaking  two or more things about a subject, which are not conflicting with each other. For example, if I say that… ‘this man – he is honest, he is kind and loving’- It is contradistinction. But if I say… ‘this man is always a liar and a truthful person’- then it is a contradiction, because both are opposing. If it is not opposing, it is called as a contradistinction.

(Q) As-Salam Alaikum Zakir bhai – My name is Shakir, and I am a Mechanical Engineer student. I would like to ask you a question, that how can you prove to an atheist scientifically the existence of God?

A. (Dr.Zakir): The brother has posed a question, how can you scientifically prove the existence of God Almighty, the existence of Allah (SWT) to especially to an Atheist, who does not believe in God. The first thing I will do is that , I will congratulate that Atheist. I will congratulate him – You know why? If you look around us – he is a Hindu because father is a Hindu – He is a Christian because  father is a Christian – Some  Muslims are Muslims because their fathers are Muslim. This person, though he may be  coming from a religious background, he does not believe in the false god which his parents  attribute to – so he does not believe in God. I am congratulating him because he has accepted the first word of the ‘Shahada’, the first part of the  Islamic creed ‘La Ilaha’  – there is no god. Now my job is to prove ‘Illallah’, ‘but Allah’ – which I shall do Inshaallah. To the other people, I have to first to remove the wrong concept of ‘god’ and then prove  the right concept of the Allah (SWT). Here half my job is done. He has already said ‘La Ilaha’ – There is no god. Now I have to prove ‘Illallah’, ‘but Allah’ – which I shall do Inshaallah. You ask this Atheist, that suppose there is an object… an unidentified… may be a flying object which no one in the world has seen – No human being in the world knows about this object. If it is brought in front of you, and if you ask that who will be the first person who will be able to tell you the mechanism of this unidentified object, you have to ask him the question. Who is the first person , who will be able to tell you the mechanism of this new object which no one in the world has seen? After thinking for a while, he will give  the answer – ‘the person  who will be able to tell you the mechanism…the first person,  is the Creator of  that object’. Some may say  ‘Manufacturer’, some may say ‘Producer’. Whatever they say, don’t grapple with the words…accept it – It will be somewhat similar. Either ‘Creator’, or ‘Producer’, or ‘Manufacturer’ – but remember what he has told you – Keep it in your mind. Then ask him the next question – How  did the Universe come to existence – How was it formed? He will tell you by the Big Bang Theory. Tell him the Qur’an mentions in Surah Anbiya, Ch. 21, V. No. 30, about the Big Bang Theory. Who could have mentioned this in the Qur’an 1400 years ago? – He will tell you… ‘May be it is a fluke’. Don’t argue with him – Next part of the question. We did not know  the light of the Moon is reflected light – We came to know recently – You ask him. He will tell you… ‘Yes, yes  the light of the Moon is reflected light – it is not its own light’. When we discovered ? He will tell you…  ‘Recently, yesterday, fifty years back, hundred years back, yesterday in science’. You tell him, the Qur’an mentioned that – ‘the light of the moon  is reflected light’, fourteen hundred years ago. Who could have mentioned that ? May be somebody had a wild guess. Do not argue with him…. Continue – We thought the sun was stationary. You ask him – Is it  stationary ? He will say… ‘ No it is rotating and revolving’. When did you learn this? He will tell you… ‘Yesterday…  fifty years back… twenty years back’. Qur’an mentioned this fourteen hundred years ago. He will hesitate, but may say – ‘May be, some intelligent person wrote it’. Don’t argue with it… Continue. How was the universe initially – What is celestial matter ? He will tell you ‘it was Smoke’. How did you come to know ? ‘We have got proof, we have got evidence’. You tell him… ‘Qur’an mentioned this fourteen hundred years ago’. Who could have mentioned that? – He will hesitate. Don’t wait for a response… Continue – Keep on posing question after question. All that I have given in the lecture – Keep on posing one question after the other. That, ‘water cycle’, how did you come to know about it? Qur’an mentioned it fourteen hundred years ago. About – ‘every living thing made from water’ – Who could have mentioned that ? Qur’an speaks about Botany – the ‘male and female’ – Who could have mentioned that ? Pose one after the other and ask the question – ‘Who could have written that’ ? Then you tell him there is a theory known as ‘Theory of Probability’.That if you have two choice, out of which one is right – the chances that you will make the  correct choice just at random, is one in two. For example, if I toss a coin it can be either heads or tails – The chances I will be right, will be one in two. If I toss it twice, the chances I will be right both the times, will be 1/2 multiplied by 1/2   that is  1/4. Twenty five percent chance. If I toss it thrice, chances I will be right all three times, 1/2 multiplied by  1/2 multiplied by 1/2, it is 1/8. 12 and 1/2 %. A dice has got six sides. If I throw a dice, the chances that at random I will be correct is 1/6. If I through it twice, the  chances that both the times  I will be right, will be 1/6 x 1/6  which is 1/36. This is called as ‘Theory of Probability’. If I throw the dice twice, and then toss a coin, all three being right will be 1/6 multiplied by 1/6 multiplied by 1/2 is 1/72. So you ask him – the chances may be if you ask – what is the shape of the earth? There are various shapes. Some may say if is flat, some may say its triangular, some may say it is hexagonal, some may say pentagonal, some may say heptagonal, some may say square. Say there can be ten shapes. Some may say it is round, it is spherical – the chances that if any one makes a wild guess, it being correct, is 1/10. ‘The light of the Moon’ – it can either be its own light, or it can be reflected light. The chances that you make a wild  guess and it being correct will be one upon two. The chances that both – ‘shape of the earth’ and ‘light of the moon being reflected light’- both being correct, if you make a wild guess – it will be 1/10 multiplied by 1/2, it is 1/20. What can the living creatures be made of ? Some may say ‘Sand’, some may say ‘Stone’, some may say ‘Aluminum’, some may say ‘Gold’ – say a thousand materials you can name. Some may say ‘Water’, some may say ‘Silver’, a thousand materials. The chances that you make a wild guess, and one of them being right  according to mathematics,  is one upon  a thousand. The  chances that all three being correct –  ‘the earth is spherical’, ‘light of the moon is reflected light’, and ‘every living creature created from water’… is correct, will be 1/10 multiplied by 1/2 multiplied by 1/1000. Answer comes to 1/20,000 or 0.005 percent. Qur’an speaks about scientific… science more than a thousand verses. In three verses, the chances comes to .05 percent. If you apply  probability theory to all these being at random, chance it will come to zero… negligible. And  in Maths – anything one in ten raise to fifty, it is equal to zero. So you ask  your Atheist friend… ‘Who could have written this?’ The only answer  he can give you is, his first answer – ‘the Creator’, ‘the Manufacturer’. The person who has produced it – That is  the only answer. There is no other answer. What Science is saying today  is…‘They are not eliminating God… They are eliminating models of god’. La Ilaha IllAllah. They are not eliminating god but models of god. I  hope that answers  the question.

Q. As-salam alaikum – I am Kausar Shaikh, a product of Darul Qur’an Kuwait – Presently I am teaching Arabic in Anushakti Nagar. My question is – It is mentioned in the Qur’an that… ‘one day in the sight of Allah is equal to a thousand years’ and in another place it is mentioned that…‘ one day is equal to fifty thousand years’. Is’nt the Qur’an contradicting itself? – Please explain.

A. (Dr. Zakir): The Sister has asked a question that, it is mentioned in the Qur’an in a certain place, that…‘one day in the sight of Allah is equal to a thousand years’ – and some where else it is mentioned that, ‘one day in the sight of Allah (SWT) is equal to a fifty thousand years’ – Is’nt this a contradiction? What the sister was referring to a verse of the Holy Qur’an from Surah Al-Hajj, Ch. 22, V. No. 47, as well as  Surah Sajdah, Ch. 32, V. No. 5, which does say that… ‘One day in the sight of Allah (SWT) is equal to a thousand years’. And in Surah Maarij  Ch. 70,  V. No. 4, it says that… ‘One day in the sight of Allah (SWT) is equal to a fifty thousand years of your reckoning’. Does’nt it seem to be a contradiction? Sister, what these verses in the Holy Qur’an are referring to – it is giving an indication – that time in the sight of Allah (SWT) is incomparable to the earthly time. The earthly time, whether it is a thousand years or whether it is a fifty thousand years, whether it is thousands of years –  it is somewhat  equal to one day in the sight of Allah, or may be one second in the sight of Allah (SWT) . It is just giving you a reference, that time in the sight of Allah (SWT) is incomparable to the earthly time. But even if you want to take these verses literally, still there is an explanation for that. The Arabic word used in these verses is ‘Yaum’. It has got two different meanings – It can be either translated as ‘day’ or as ‘period’ or as ‘Epoch’….  very long period. So if you read this verse of Surah Sajdah, Ch. 32, V. No. 5, it says… ‘It is Allah who rules the affairs from the Heavens to the Earth and all these go up to him on a day, which is equal to a thousand years of reckoning’. If you translate this word correctly ‘Yaum’ as ‘period’, it will read that ‘Allah rules all the affairs from the Heavens to the Earth, and all of them go unto him in a period which is equal to a thousand years of your reckoning’. Surah Marijj, Ch.No.  70, V. No. 4, reads that… ‘the spirits and the angels they ascend to Allah (SWT) in a day which is equal to fifty thousand years of your reckoning’. If you translate it correctly, ‘Yaum’ as period – it will read that… ‘the spirits and the angels  ascend unto Allah (SWT) in a period  equal to fifty thousand years’. The Qur’an is referring to two different periods – therefore there is no contradiction. For example if I say I will take one hour to reach Vashi… I will take a period of one hour to reach Vashi, and then say I will take a period of fifty hours to reach Shrinagar… to reach Kashmir – it is not contradicting, because both are different periods. So one place the Qur’an says… ‘the period  required for all the spirits  and the angels to go up unto Allah (SWT) is equal to fifty thousand years of your reckoning’ – and the other place says… ‘the period required  for all the affairs to go unto Allah (SWT) is one thousand years’. There is no contradiction in that. I hope that answers the question.