Knowing Allah through His creations
The best thing through which one can know Allah is through His creations that He perfectly brought to existence and all the bounties He bestowed upon mankind—believing and unbelieving.
The noble Qur'an is the most evident witness on the greatness and will of Allah since it includes the news of all creations and unveils the facts that humans ignore.
Here, we will point out some of the miracles mentioned in the noble Qur'an that strongly prove the existence of Allah and His eternal encompassing knowledge:
- Scientists had many trials to discover the real components of iron since they discovered that the energy relating its molecules equals four times of that which exists in our solar system. Scientists wondered upon knowing this fact; however, scholars of Islam were familiar with it since they studied the saying of Allah:
And We sent down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people, and so that Allah may make evident those who support Him and His messengers unseen. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might. [Al-Hadeed: 25].
Thereupon, they knew through the word "we sent down" that iron was not among the minerals found on earth, rather it was sent down from heaven. The mineralogists in the modern time asserted that iron does not have the same properties of other minerals exist on earth.
- Exploring the deep seas, marine geologists discovered that all the details pertaining to the descriptions of the seas are stated in the Qur'anic verse in which Allah Almighty says:
Or [they are] like darknesses within an unfathomable sea which is covered by waves, upon which are waves, over which are clouds - darknesses, some of them upon others. When one puts out his hand [therein], he can hardly see it. And he to whom Allah has not granted light - for him there is no light. [Al-Noor: 40].
Professor Shridar, one of the greatest marine geologists in West Germany commented on the above verse saying: this is a fact which has been proved through building dozens of arsenals and taking pictures through satellites. These words can never be of humans.
Professor Dorgaro, a marine geologist, explained the scientific authenticity of the above verse saying: "man in the past could not dive more than 20 meters beneath the sea without the help of equipments. However, in the present, we use modern equipments to dive 200 meters beneath the deep sea where we find great darkness as it was perfectly described in the noble verse "unfathomable sea". Marine researches explained the meaning of the saying of Allah "darknesses, some of them upon others"; it is known that the rainbow colors are seven, including red, yellow, blue, green, orange…etc. when we go deeper towards the bottom of the sea, each of these colors disappear gradually and each leaves darkness. The red disappears, then the orange, yellow and finally blue at 200 meters deep. Each of these colors disappears leaving darkness until it reaches its highest degree at the depth of 200 meters. As for the saying of Allah "waves, upon which are waves", it was scientifically proved that the bottom and top of the seas are separated by numerous waves which are placed above each other. This is as if the bottom of the sea is bordered by waves which are invisible to us while that on its top are visible, so they are like waves upon waves as stated in the verse. That is why Professor Dorgaro asserted that these verses can never be of humans."
This is Allah!!
If you still do not know Him,
- Ponder over His signs and creations;
- Think of the heavens and how they are erected;
- How He stretched the earth beneath your feet;
- Think who controls your breath in ever inhale and exhale.
- He is Allah the One and the Ever-Sustainer.
 Excerpted from an article by Sheikh Mohamed Mutwali al-Sha'rawi titled "the material signs on the existence of Allah".