In a section of nobel writings of Professor Hossein Ansarian , The land of lovers, the author mentions the logic behind the recitation of The Holy Quran by Mohammad (s) . three kinds of verses were recited by the holy prophet to awaken people. It it is said in the previous article on the same site (erfan) these verses are of three kinds. The verses on creation , The verses on man
and the verses on shariat. No we consider the 2nd category.
These verses attract our attention towards man's internal and external creation. They as well, depict Allah's power and might:
الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ.
“He who created death and life that He may try you-which of you is best in deeds and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving. 67:2”
Death is the transition of this limited world into an unlimited arena to get the rewards for one's good deeds and get punished for his or her worng-doings.
The next world, whose gate is the death, is the world which the Holy Quran, one hundred and twenty four thousand prophets, the twelve Infallible Imams, the divine philosophers, the Gnostics and God-Lovers have told us about. The disbelivers of the next world do not have any valid reasons to present for their premises.
Let us not look at the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in which empirical and physical sciences (like behaviorism in psychology) dominated man's thinking. The rational man easily set aside those premises and started to accept the truth. Let us read the following article written by Norman Vincent pepl so that we may grasp the reality. It will show us that the disbeliever's reasoning is based on the lack of logic. The premises which are rooted in sound logical reasoning and are based on man's nature, logic, wisdom, the prophets' righteous proclamations and the Imam's insight can not be negated:
“When I learned of my mother's death, I went to the church so that I could deliberate in private in that spiritual environment. I wanted to feel her presence in the church because she had previously told me: “Any time you pray in this church, I will be with you.” I sat at my special desk. My eyes fell on the old and torn bible which was my loyal associate in my trips. I had a desire to find a means of comfort on that gloomy day. I laid my hand on the sacred book, gazing at a vague spot in the space. Suddenly, I felt two soft hands touching my head; I became extremely delighted.
I am a curious man by nature. In accidents of the world, I always look for the reasons and I carefully analyze the situation. I thought perhaps the sensation of those two hands was an illusion which was created due to my mother's death. However, I could not easily accept this explanation. From that day on, I have always believed that my mother is not dead and that she will always be alive.
Nothing has ever shaken my conviction that eternal life exists. I do believe on the eternality of life; this concept is irrevocable to me. I am positively certain that after death I will find my dear friends and nothing may separate me from them. And I firmly believe that everybody will preserve his or her specific personality in that huge, extended world. There is no pain there for any believer.
Man will improve and perfect himself there. This is due to the fact that life without spiritual betterment and progress is useless.
Years back I read the following sentence written by a scientist: 'At death man's life becomes extinct like a candle's flame'.
In those days when the emprisit philosophy was the rule of the day and was followed by most people, such claims looked fascinating since they could easily entice people to accept them. But nowadays, these philosophers are asked to present the rationale behind their ideology.
The truth is that such philosophizings are baseless and these philosophers could never prove their ideas.
In fact, human nature as such, which is the very foundation of our conviction, is the most reliable proof for our conviction, is the most reliable proof for our belief and faith.
When God wishes man to arrive at some truth, He will first plant the seed of this truth in man's conscience. Man's desire for eternal life is so widespread that nobody could ever deny it.
Man has not reached the supernatural truths through his mathematical reasoning. Rather, his internal belief, conviction, and revelation have helped him to arrive at these truths and facts.
Inspiration plays a crucial role in the understanding of scientific facts. As Burgeson, the French philosopher, puts it: It has frequently happened that a scientist grasps a scientific fact through revelation and inspiration. The reverse is also true in that the scientific researches have helped a scientist to believe in revelation.
The old conception of a materialistic scholar is not helpful any more. Sir James John has declared: Everything in this world is in turmoil. And Einstein's theory has revealed that energy and matter are interchangeable; both are the same thing.
When I was interviewing the wife of Edison, the great inventor, I asked her husband's opinion concerning the Hereafter. She said that her husband was of the belief that soul is a real entity which is separated from the body at death. When Edison was dying his physician heard him saying: Every thing is amazing and beautiful in the next world.
Now, let us listen to the statements of a nurse who has observed many people at their death. She said:
It seems most dying people see things at their moments of death. Most often they talk about light and good melodies. Some others seem to be looking at some familiar faces. An unexpected wonder is often observed in the looks of these dying persons. I was sitting next to the bed of my dying friend. At the last moments of his life prior to death, he addressed his son saying: I see beautiful mansions. In one of them there is light; it is for me. It is wonderful. Then he was silent forever.
This son was telling us: My father was a man of knowledge; he would never say anything without proof. What my father told us was true; I have no doubt about it.
Doctor Tesley Watz, a physician in London, once told me: I was sitting next to a dying patient of mine. His hands were in my hands. Then I started to hold his hands more firmly. But the patient said: let go of my hand; how magnificent is over there.
On his last moments of life, Rousseau uttered the following succinct expression: Be at your ease. Look how charming is the sky over there! I am going there( Interesting points of the world of science, P 203.).
أَيَحْسَبُ الْإِنسَانُ أَنْ يُتْرَكَ سُدًى أَلَمْ يَكُ نُطْفَةً مِنْ مَنِيٍّ يُمْنَى ثُمَّ كَانَ عَلَقَةً فَخَلَقَ فَسَوَّى فَجَعَلَ مِنْهُ الزَّوْجَيْنِ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنثَى.
“Does man think that he is to be left to wander without an aim? Was he not a small seed in the seminal elements, than he was a clot of blood, so He created him then made him perfect. Then He made of him two kinds, the male and the female. 75:35-39”
قُتِلَ الْإِنْسَانُ مَا أَكْفَرَهُ مِنْ أَيِّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ مِنْ نُطْفَةٍ خَلَقَهُ فَقَدَّرَهُ ثُمَّ السَّبِيلَ يَسَّرَهُ ثُمَّ أَمَاتَهُ فَأَقْبَرَهُ.
“Cursed be man! How ungrateful is he! Of what thing did He create him? Of a small seed; He created him, then He made him according to a measure, then as for the way: He has made it easy for him. Then He causes him to die, then assigns to him a grave. 80:17-21”
أَلَمْ نَجْعَلْ لَهُ عَيْنَيْنِ وَلِسَانًا وَشَفَتَيْنِ.
“Have we not given him two eyes, And a tongue and two lips? 90:8-9”
لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ فِي أَحْسَنِ تَقْوِيمٍ.
“Certainly we created man in the best make. 95:4.”
فَلْيَنظُرْ الْإِنسَانُ مِمَّ خُلِقَ خُلِقَ مِنْ مَاءٍ دَافِقٍ يَخْرُجُ مِنْ بَيْنِ الصُّلْبِ وَالتَّرَائِبِ.
“So let man consider of what he is created: He is created of water pouring forth, coming from between the back and the ribs. 86:5-7”
وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ سُلَالَةٍ مِنْ طِينٍ ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَاهُ نُطْفَةً فِي قَرَارٍ مَكِينٍ ثُمَّ خَلَقْنَا النُّطْفَةَ عَلَقَةً فَخَلَقْنَا الْعَلَقَةَ مُضْغَةً فَخَلَقْنَا الْمُضْغَةَ عِظَامًا فَكَسَوْنَا الْعِظَامَ لَحْمًا ثُمَّ أَنشَأْنَاهُ خَلْقًا آخَرَ فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ.
“Then we made him a small seed in a firm resting-place, then we made the seed a clot, then we made the clot a lump of flesh, then we clothed the bones with flesh, then we caused it to grow into another creation, so blessed be Allah, the best of the creators. 23:12-14”
وَهُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ مِنْ الْمَاءِ بَشَرًا فَجَعَلَهُ نَسَبًا وَصِهْرًا وَكَانَ رَبُّكَ قَدِيرًا.
“And He it is who has created man from the water, then He has made for him blood relationship and marriage relationship, and your Lord is powerful. 25:54”
إِنَّا خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ نُطْفَةٍ أَمْشَاجٍ نَبْتَلِيهِ فَجَعَلْنَاهُ سَمِيعًا بَصِيرًا.
“Surely We have created man from a small life-germ uniting itself: We mean to try him, so We have made him hearing, seeing. 76:2”
خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ نُطْفَةٍ فَإِذَا هُوَ خَصِيمٌ مُبِينٌ.
“He created man from a small seed, and lo! He is an open contender. 16:4”
Man's story of creation is marvelous and breath-taking, indeed. So are those sacred verses of the Holy Quran which deal with the Allah's signs revealed to man. Nowadays every feature of man's creation is the topic of a specific science.
Not a man, not even a tribe of men, could possibly have access to all secrets of man's creation. For every limb and organ of men there are lots of researches available. We should read these to appreciate the complexities of creation.
The sacred verses of the Holy Quran and the narrations and the Islamic news have all had their crucial role to lead man toward his inner being. Such verses were introduced above. To grasp them fully one needs to study the interpretations on these verses, books on physiology, psychoanalysis and psychology since there are points in those verses which we could not understand except with the help of above-mentioned scientific books.
source : land of lovers