Written by: Arifa Inayatullah
During our Science period we were reading an interesting chapter which was about some common gasses like Oxygen, Carbon dioxide, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Carbon monoxide and so on. It inspired me that's why I am writing this article to share it with The Truth friends. The teacher was explaining the chapter in these words:
"Oxygen is present in the air at about 21% by volume in the free state while it is found in water in combined state and contains about 89% of oxygen by weight. It's also found in the Earth's crust in various compounds such as silicates, carbonates, oxides and nitrates. I had couple of questions in my mind. I was hesitating when my teacher called me.
"Arifa! You are looking confused. Do you have any questions to ask?”
"Oh yes, teacher! I am a bit confused and I've many questions to ask you."
"Sure! Go ahead," the teacher replied.
"Teacher, were these gasses discovered by scientists? Who formed these gasses?"
"These gasses were formed by Allah سبحانہ وتعالی for the beneficence of human beings and scientists discovered these gasses."
"Did Muslim scientists also discover these gasses?"
"These gasses were discovered by Muslim, Greek and European scientists."
"Well teacher! Alhamdulillah we are Muslims and we believe that all the universe is created by Allah سبحانہ وتعالی. What do non-Muslim scientists think? Who created these gasses? There are enough proofs for them to believe that all these gasses have been created by Allah, so why don’t non-Muslim scientists believe in Allah?"
The teacher smiled and said, "These are nice questions. First of all, they do believe in Allah but do not have faith in Him and are not ready to embrace Islam. Scientists also said that when we carry out research on anything, at the end, the main question we come up with is ‘Who created this?’
For instance suppose, if Allah stops giving us Oxygen, what will happen? First we will all die. Second, the H2O water formula which means that one atom of Oxygen and two atoms of Hydrogen make a drop of water would become useless when the Oxygen vanishes. Half of the life on this planet will come to an end. We must be thankful to Allah who is giving us each and every thing. If the simplest thing of our body (example eyelashes) were not given to us by Allah, what will happen? Obviously, we will be in great difficulty. So, we should always be very thankful to Allah. Allah سبحانہ وتعالی says in the Quran:
فَبِأَيِّ آلَاءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ
‘Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny?’
Now do you understand?"
"Oh yes teacher, Jazakillahu khair! Now I understand," I sat down, satisfied.
So friends we must be thankful to Allah that He is giving us everything but if we don’t have something we want then we just have to be patient, because:
“INDEED ALLAH IS WITH THE PATIENT.”