Who created me?


By Engr. Altaf Hussain Awan

DURING this modern age of science and technology, man is crossing the limits of the earth’s atmosphere. Even planets are approachable by human beings. We have developed Nano robots to travel in our blood stream and repair arteries. No doubt we are the most wonderful creation of this universe.

When I realize the extraordinary mental capacity of the human being, I start wondering where I came from! No doubt that I am designed and created with perfect beauty and precision. From a biological point of view, my parents are the apparent cause of my entry into this world. But who created my parents? And their parents? Of course, this question leads us to the creation of the very first human being.

I have no choice but to believe that there is someone who created the whole universe with a purpose. He designed and developed the perfect environment for the human before creating him. In fact, the powers of the universe are put into service of the human being. Hence, my first and foremost duty is to comprehend the personality and the powers of The One Who is the Creator of everything I can imagine and beyond.

Thinking deeply about the most sophisticated modern technology leads us to the Creator. Suppose a man from a jungle enters a city and sees all the vehicles stopping at the traffic signal when it is red. These vehicles start moving when the signal turns green. The man from the jungle starts to think that it is the signal which causes the movement of the vehicles. He discusses this matter with a passerby who tells him that every vehicle has a driver. An engineer next to them argues that the basic mechanism causing the motion is the engine of the vehicles. This argument can be extended to atoms and even subatomic particles. But who created these particles? Hence, progress in our level of understanding leads us to the truth. The higher level of understanding will definitely lead us to the Ultimate Truth which is nothing but the fact that there is one Creator Who is the cause of all existence and movements.

In 2011, I had a chance to visit the Comoros Islands. These islands are situated in the Southern Sea, south-east of the continent of Africa. The major portion of the islands is covered by thick forests. It rains almost daily and this is the major cause of the growth of a number of fruits including mangos, papaya and even sugarcane. These fruits are free for all. Definitely, there is someone who created all kinds of provisions for mankind.

If we say that even a small thing, such as tissue paper, cannot be made without making it, how can humans come into existence without a Creator? No theory, evolution or anything else can explain the creation of tissue on its own. Then how can we use such theories to explain existence?

Furthermore, when computers were newly introduced, everyone was impressed by how well and fast they could work. Yet no one praised computers without praising their creator as it was understood that the praise belongs not to the machine but to the one who came up with its idea and made it. Why is it then that we understand some principles using some concepts but negate them as explanations to others?

It is only the concept of Unity (One Creator) which gives us a clear understanding of ourselves and the universe. This concept of One Creator is the only way of peace and tranquility on this earth. If the entire humanity believes in this concept, there may not be any conflict and clash among the believers.

This very concept is elaborated in Qur’an, the holy book of Islam:

“O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allah), who created you and those before you so that you may become pious (Al-muttaqun, the one who believes in monotheism, loves the Creator and abstains from all kind of sins which He has forbidden). Who has made the earth a resting place for you and the sky as a canopy and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth herewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals to Allah (in worship) while you know (that He alone has the right to be worshipped).” (2: 21-22)