One of the most preliminary parts of humans is being blessed with intelligence. Modern medical practice confirms that the heart can think like the brain. Hence, the combination of both is called intelligence. The most prominent belief for human beings is believing in Allah and his messengers and it is only possible because of this intellect. So, we must pursue definite knowledge before coming to any conclusions or following anything blindly. Indeed, those who have questioned their intellect will accept guidance from God. The holy Quran mentions the story of 7 young people (The people of cave) which we read every Friday. These people had no Prophet or guidance around them yet they came up to a conclusion that they can’t worship other deities and used their intellect in search of truth, so they got the guidance from God. The Quran rejects superstitions and urges you to mold beliefs and ideas upon definitive knowledge. Undeniably, the message of the prophets is based upon the very fact that man must use his intellect, i.e ears, eyes, and brain to safeguard himself from misguidance and to find the path of righteousness. Since Allah Almighty has blessed humans with these senses, Human beings will be responsible to choose the way of justice. So, we can’t blame it on destiny and if Allah were to ordain us to destiny, then the purpose of books and messengers will be obsolete.

Now coming to science, we know that the definition of science is the knowledge obtained through observations and experiments. The Quran accepts the knowledge which is either revealed or discovered. Except for this, Quran doesn’t accept any other forms of knowledge. Consequently, if anything is agreed upon these two forms of knowledge, then it is the enlightenment of God. Contrary to that, if both of those do not agree then the Quran and Islam do not consider it as truth. Let’s give an example here – some people believe that if a black cat crosses their path, then it’s a bad omen so, they might think that their tasks are either delayed or incomplete. It is a common belief throughout the world that is neither based on knowledge nor facts. It has been discovered that its illogical. Now let us understand some science here, we know that earthquakes are a result of disturbances in tectonic plates. Okay, so what causes this disturbance? Currently science has no answer to this question. Let’s take another example – the tidal waves in the ocean are the result of a gravitational force, The moon’s gravitational pull-on Earth is the main reason for the rise and fall of ocean tides. When you Question again, where did this force come from? then science doesn’t have an answer, The only answer the scientists will say in both cases is that it is the physical phenomenon of nature. We can understand from this that even science has limitations and shortcomings. It is a prerequisite to know the solution to those problems which fall beyond the control of human knowledge.

Everyone knows that a half-truth is always dangerous moreover, it diverts our ideologies, with half-truths we are going to end up in the wrong direction. Now, coming to the atheists, they believe that the creation of this universe was either by explosion or Big Bang. They do not believe in God and they think that our forefathers have passed this false delusion of God and they think that there is no concrete evidence for the existence of God. Today in this modernized era, we have learnt about the big bang theory through many observations and experiments, but how come an uneducated man knew about it 1400 years ago? Without any revelation of God, how can anyone point this out? That too in the period when science was not discovered? (I.e., Refer Quran 21:30) If there is no god as proclaimed by atheists then it is suitable for a man to commit suicide. If a traveler doesn’t know his destination and has no one to guide him and has no ways and means to find his destination then he possesses only one thing- a complete disappointment. Today, modern science is at very peak grade Even after that we Muslims can claim that there is not a single verse of the Quran that contradicts the established science because we believe that this universe is the action of God and the Quran is the discourse of God and no doubt his discourse and action cannot contradict. We know today that Islam is the most rapid growing religion in the world because of the authenticity of the Quran. Quran claim is very clear and evident before us, that mankind has to surrender before Allah and follow the path shown by the prophets of Allah. Now we have to instigate whether this claim is worth accepting? Why not search ourselves and enquire whether we have another option open for us before accepting it?

If a man uses his intellect and attempts to understand rationally and attempts to understand the fact-finding way, this will be sufficient to satisfy him that human life is one and it is inseparable in all parts of his life because, all aspects of life are co-related to each other, He may infer from his intellect that the whole of humanity has but one purpose and must strive to achieve it. All the aspects of our life for example; Art, culture, morals, educational, financial, administrative, civilization, politics, military, law, religion, and society needs one comprehensive system of life where all these aspects mentioned are harmoniously fitted because all of us possess the same nature and temperaments in principles and actions. By following it, as the humanity as a whole, then only he can achieve the highest attainable aim for which he was created and learn how to live a peaceful and happy life in this world without any corruption or evildoing. As a matter of fact, if one says that we need division of life regarding (geographical, racial, time) anything then it is no exaggeration to say that the ideologies of two brothers born in a single womb of a mother will be different so one who tells us we need different laws regarding the division of life then he must also say that we need different laws for every single individual which will be completely pointless and baseless. Human preferences, characteristics, power, capabilities have seen only slight change from the first day of this planet to this day. Hence We need a flawless system of life that folds universal, lasting, and perpetual principles, and is thus able to pass changing conditions and circumstances safely and able to solve all mankind’s problems with harmony and peace. Only with this system of life a man can travel towards his destination safely.

For this, a man must find answers to such questions as What is his nature? What is the nature of this universe? Moreover, he requires knowing that whether his life ends in this world only or he has to stand in front of someone who has bestowed this large number of blessings and is accountable for every single action of his life. Humans need comprehensive and adaptable principles of social life which are free from imbalance and extremes. We must stock all 4 sources which are desire, intellect, observations & experiments, and history of the nations of the past, in a complete way as possible to see the ideal system of life. To adapt this way of life we just need a guide who is God, he has deposited into every creature it’s guidance, the one who made everything in its proper shape and guided its functionality. If you want any proof then get hold of an ant, fly, or spider and study it. If God has guided them, then surely man must be guided too. Islam is the only true and correct system of life because it is compatible with the real facts of life. Not only this but it is also correct in terms of justice, and Allah has also bestowed upon us guidance. The greatest demand of belief is that not only do you enjoy the blessings of the right system of life but also invite others. All your struggles and efforts must be for making this right system of life accessible to all human beings.

Syed Faheem
Eluru, Andhrapradesh.