Allah, the Creator of everything, is the sole possessor of all beings.
It is Allah Who heaps up the heavy clouds, heats and brightens the Earth, varies the direction of the winds, holds birds suspended up in the sky, splits the seed, makes a man’s heart beat, ordains photosynthesis in plants, and keeps planets in their separate orbits.
People generally surmise that such phenomena occur according to “the laws of physics,” “gravity,” “aerodynamics,” or other physical factors; however, there is one significant truth these people ignore: all such physical laws were created by Allah, the only possessor of power in the universe.
Allah rules all the systems at any moment in the universe, regardless of whether we are aware of them, or if we are asleep, sitting, walking. Each of the myriad of processes in the universe, all essential to our existence, is under Allah’s control. Even our ability to just take a small step forward depends on Allah’s creation in countless minute details, including Earth’s force of gravity, the structure of the human skeleton, the nervous system and muscular system, the brain, the heart, and even the rotation speed of the Earth.
Planed and Decreed
Attributing the existence of the world and of the entire universe to sheer coincidence is complete delusion. The exquisite order of the Earth and the universe completely contradicts the possibility of formation through coincidence, and is, rather, a clear sign of Allah’s infinite might.
For instance, the Earth’s orbit around the Sun deviates only 2.8 mm in every 29 km from the right path. If this deviation were 0.3 mm longer or shorter, then living beings all over the Earth would either freeze or be scorched. While it is virtually impossible for even a marble to revolve in the same orbit without any deviation, the Earth accomplishes such a course despite its gigantic mass:
“…Allah has appointed a measure for all things…” (At-Talaq, 65: 3).
In effect, the splendid order in the universe is maintained as a result of fantastic systems that depend on highly delicate equilibriums.
Some people hold the perverted belief that Allah “created everything and then left them on their own.” However, any event, taking place in any area of the universe, occurs solely by Allah’s Will, and under His control:
“Do you not know that Allah knows everything in heaven and Earth? That is in a Book. That is easy for Allah.” (Al-Hajj, 22: 70)