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John Glen, The astronaut, confesses to the existence of an intelligent Being governing over the creation:

Upon his return to the earth, this well-known astronaut wrote an article which was published in the United States. He writes:

“I can not open my eyes without wondering and being puzzled at the beauties of the world.

A glimpse at the world will reveal the fact that there is an active Agent which controls the affairs in this world. When I was being selected for this space journey, I was given a hand-book containing all sorts of issues concerning space. Two chapters of this article influenced me greatly.

In order to understand them, we should know what a light year is. Light travels 300,000 kilometers a second. This means each second light could travel seven times round the earth. Now let us suppose a piece of light has traveled straight for one year. The distance traveled by this piece of light is called a light year. This distance is 9,500,000,000,000 kilometers.

Now let us see what this article says about the greatness of the world. The diameter of the galaxy is nearly 10,000 light year. Our sun, which is a very small star compared with other stars, is 30,000 light-year away from the center of the galaxy.

Thus, it would be impossible to imagine the immense dimensions of the distances in the distances in the solar system alone.

What we have said so far concerns the huge world around us. Now. Let us return to the micro-world of the atom.

Atoms are similar to the solar system in that they have complicated internal structures. Electrons rotate around the nucleus in each atom in accordance with a pre-determined order.

What I wish to convey to my readers is that order reigns over every thing in this world. This rule applies not only to the atoms but also to the immense aspects of creation, i.e., the galaxies which are away from us thousands of light-years.

Could we ever claim that this is mere accident? Did a molten mass of materials start spontaneously to rotate around some other celestial body. I strongly doubt it. Every movement in this world is established in accordance with a specific plan.

The huge world of stars all convince me that there is a Creator. There should be a force to keep these rotating bodies on their orbits.

Now we should accept the fact that it would be impossible to measure God with scientific scales. Nor could we reach the spiritual forces through our senses. These forces are not perceptible. But aren’t there other intangible forces which we accept without feeling them?

An air-plane might have the strongest engines and be equipped with the most delicate machines. It would not, however, be able to work without an un-felt impetus. In order to work properly, a plane should be guided and led. But what is its leader? It is the compass, for sure. But the force which operates the compass is beyond our imagination. It can never be seen, touched, and tasted. But we are aware that this force exists because we perceive it.

Next to the pilot, we will observe an apparatus which navigates the plane. We are sure that the force which runs the hands of the compass is always at work. When we travel, we owe our safety to the proper function of this mechanism. We are certain that its proper function will let us arrive at our destination.

So are the religious and spiritual forces. Let us put ourselves at their disposal to avoid going astray and to ensure arriving at prosperity. Although our senses will not feel them, their effects are felt in our life. Then why should we doubt their existence?(  The Things worth knowing in the world of science, P 8.).

So this is the truth behind revelation and what Imam Zainol Abedin (s) meant in the sentence discussed above.

Faith in God has numerous effects in man’s individual, social, family, political, economic and even physical status. This is valid to the extent that the researchers start their research with the following sentence. Faith in God not only keeps man’s integrity, but it safeguards his physical and mental health, as well(  Analyzing religion through science, P 73.). This much attention towards the recognition of God is the result of revelation. This revelation leads man towards truth and the Prophet and the Infallible ones (s), and the sciences. The safety of our thoughts, souls, physiques, society and families is the result of this very revelation. Regarding this, let us note the following:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا هَلْ أَدُلُّكُمْ عَلَى تِجَارَةٍ تُنجِيكُمْ مِنْ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَتُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِأَمْوَالِكُمْ وَأَنفُسِكُمْ ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ إِنْ كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ.

“O you who believe! Shall I lead you to a merchandise which may deliver you from a painful chastisement? You shall believe in Allah and His Apostle, and struggle hard in Allah’s way with your property and your lives; that is better for you, did you but know! 61:10-11

Naturally, human body, like his soul, becomes inflicted with the disasters of everyday life. And these diseases, either through the entry of microbes into one’s body, or through accidents or aging, will make life miserable for man.

The medical sciences and psychology teach us that the psychosomatic diseases are prevalent in the world today. These diseases may attack man because of his mental disturbances. The microbe-caused diseases could not have any effect over anybody who is mentally stable. Conversely, a man who suffers from mental disturbances will be ready to come under the attack of microbes.

The Holy Quran, fifteen centuries ago, made this issue completely clear. The Holy Quran bases one’s mental and bodily health over true faith and has ordered us to follow the right path of faith if we wish to be away from physical and mental disturbances.

The Holy Quran considers the faith in God extremely significant and has ordered man to have complete faith in the sacred Being of God.

For anybody who believes in God and in the Resurrection and for the one who ascribes everything to God there is no difference (for him) between bad and good: anything which comes from Allah is good and acceptable.

Remember the sentence usually written over the doors of our great grand fathers’ houses:

أُفَوِّضُ أَمْرِي إِلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَصِيرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ.

“I entrust my affair to Allah, Surely Allah sees the servants. 40:44

Our grandfathers used to observe this expression each day and they ascribed everything to Allah only.

They truly believed that they should ask God for His assistance. Thus, they welcomed anything which they received from Him: they used to fight the nature with the weapon of faith; thus, they were content with what they were given and they never developed any mental diseases.

In contrast, people who do not have strong faith, plan all day with no result whatsoever. What they get is worry and insecurity. All the defects which attack us, such as psycho-somatic disturbances like ulcers, blood pressure, and heart attacks, result from lack of faith. Or else, a believer is certain that pain or gain is given by God; there fore, in the face of hardships, he will not give up; he will never complain and does not go to extremes in his emotions. He acts as the Holy Quran wants him to act:

لِكَيْلَا تَأْسَوْا عَلَى مَا فَاتَكُمْ وَلَا تَفْرَحُوا بِمَا آتَاكُمْ.

“So that you may not grieve for what has escaped you, not to be exultant at what He has given you. 57:23

This is evident. If a man knows the content of this holy verse, he will never indulge in arrogance or pride when he has a social position or when he is at the peak of youth; he will never hurt others, either, Nor will he become disturbed mentally when his social stats is denied.

Nowadays, some people are after social positions and functions. They, however, forget people and ignore them altogether.

The Holy Quran teaches us that the worldly pains or joys are transient. A wise man will never become overjoyed or exultant when he is affluent; neither does he become depressed when he is poor economically. A genuine believer knows that what he gets from Allah is in his benefit both mentally and physically. Therefore, he will face the problems bravely.

Thus, if man appreciates Godly revelations, he will both become aware of worldly affairs and will possess mental welfare. Regarding this, the Holy Quran states:

الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُمْ بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ.

“Those who believe and whose hearts are set at rest by the remembrance of Allah; now surely by Allah’s remembrance are the hearts set at rest. 13:28

The misery and mental difficulties of some people at the present century is due to their lack of firm beliefs in religion.

In order for man to enjoy mental security and calmness, he should involve every cell of his body in the act of invocation and supplication, praying Allah.

 Refrence: The Land of Lovers By Professor Hossein Ansarian

source : The Land of Lovers By Professor Hossein Ansarian
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