Creation in the Qur’an

By A. O.

creationCreation in the Qur’an

Religion has taught the truth of creation, which all people can grasp through reason and personal observation, since the creation of the first human being.

All divine religions have taught that God created the universe by commanding “Be!” and that its flawless functioning is proof of His great power of creation.

Many verses in the Qur’an also reveal this truth. For example, God reveals how He miraculously created the universe from nothing:

The Originator of the Heavens and Earth. When He decides on something, He just says to it, ‘Be!’ and it is. (Al-Baqarah 2:117)

We are also told in the Qur’an:

He created the Heavens and Earth with truth. The day He says “Be!” it is. His speech is Truth. The Kingdom will be His on the Day the Trumpet is blown, the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible. He is the All-Wise, the All-Aware. (Al-An`am 6:73)

We all know that present-day science demonstrates the invalidity of the materialist-evolutionist claim and confirms the fact of creation. Contrary to the claims of the theory of evolution, all the proofs of creation that surround us show that chance had no role in the universe’s coming into existence. Every detail that emerges as we observe the sky, earth, and all living things is intended as evidence of God’s great power and wisdom.

God created the Universe from nothing

God creates everything, in the form and at the time that He chooses, without the use of any model and out of nothing. He is exalted above any defect and is rich beyond any need. He has no need of any cause, vehicle, or stages for His creation. Nobody should be deceived by the fact that everything is linked to given causes and natural laws. God is beyond all these causes and laws since He created them.

God, the Lord of the earth and the heavens, can also do away with these causes if He so wills. For instance, He can create people who do not need oxygen to survive and therefore do not need any lungs. Given this, why would He “need” to perfect the lung by making it evolve over time or through any other mechanism? It is therefore completely wrong for people to think of God’s greatness and might as being limited to their own feelings and reason. We can have knowledge only to the extent that He permits.

God can use particular stages in His creation if He so wills. For example, He produces a plant from a seed or a human being from the coming together of a sperm and an egg cell. Yet these stages have nothing to do with evolution and have no room for chance or coincidence. Every stage in the emergence of a plant, or the turning of a single cell into a human being “in the best of forms,” happens thanks to the perfect systems created by God’s infinite might.

God willed and created the earth and the heavens, all that lies between, and all living and non-living things. This is very easy for Him, as indicated in the Qur’an:

He created the Heavens and Earth with truth. The day He says “Be!” it is. His speech is Truth… (Al-An’am 6:73)

Our Word to a thing when We will it is just to say to it “Be!” and it is. (An-Nahl 16:40)

He gives life and causes to die. When He decides on something, He just says to it, “Be!” and it is. (Ghafir 40:68)

Creation is very easy for God. As revealed in these verses, God says to a thing “Be!,” thereby willing it to be so. God reveals in many verses that He created the universe and living things in perfect form. It is a grave mistake for believers to adhere to forced explanations in the face of this evident truth and to make such specious claims that God employed evolution to create and used mutation, natural selection, and transitional stages between apes and humans. It is quite wrong to put forward such accounts, for which there is no evidence in either the Qur’an or science, in the hope of being accepted by evolutionists.

God makes all the laws in the universe and gives them the form He chooses, brings about what He wills and when He wills it, permeates everything in the earth and the heavens, and rules everything with His power. Yet some people do not fully comprehend His might and thus judge Him based upon their own limited powers. God reveals their existence in the Qur’an:

They do not measure God with His true measure when they say: “God would not send down anything to a mere human being. (Al-An’am 6:91)

They do not measure God with His true measure. God is All-Strong, Almighty. (Al-Hajj 22:74)

They do not measure God with His true measure. The whole Earth will be a mere handful for Him on the Day of Resurrection the heavens folded up in His right hand. Glory be to Him! He is exalted above the partners they ascribe! (Az-Zumar 39:67)

Contrary to what those who believe in evolutionary creation suggest, God did not first create apes and then cause them to evolve into humans through flawed transitional forms with missing organs. Rather, as the Qur’an reveals, God created man in the most perfect manner:

We created man in the finest mold. (At-Tin 95:4)

He created the Heavens and Earth with truth and formed you, giving you the best of forms. And He is your final destination. (At-Taghabun 64:3)

These verses are some of the proofs that God created man in perfect form, in other words, the form that he has now.

Of course, man also has several incapacities and weaknesses, all of which remind him of his poverty before our Lord. Deformities and disabilities are the results of a purposeful creation, for they serve as reminders for those who see them and as a test for those who carry them. They are not imperfections caused by evolutionary process as falsely claimed by the evolutionists.

In the Qur’an, God describes how easy creation is for Him:

Does He Who created the Heavens and Earth not have the power to create the same again? Yes indeed! He is the Creator, the All-Knowing. (Ya-Sin 36:81)

Your creation and resurrection is only like that of a single self. God is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (Luqman 31:28)



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A. O. is a Turkish writer and author.


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