Muslims believe the world is God’s gift to mankind and that there is proof of His existence in every natural object. The finest grain of sand, with its patterned arrangements of atoms, displays the minute detail of His reckoning. From the smallest of viruses to the largest of plants and animals, every living creature presents signs of God’s creational capacity. The universe serves as a reminder that the extent of His creation is still unknown to man, and in this wondrous Universe, man’s place is that of the ultimate creation.
Muslims believe that the Qur’an is the word of God (Allah) as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It serves as the source of the Muslim worldview – together with the Hadith and Sunnah – and contains all the information needed to lead a good, true Muslim life, from the basic tenets of Islam to laws governing Muslim societies.
The Qur’an describes the special status of humans in creation, and is another piece of evidence of Allah’s existence. The natural world, like the Qur’an, is considered irrefutable proof of Allah’s existence, and Nature is usually referred to as “the second book” of Allah.
Nature And Origin
Muslims believe that when Allah created the universe in accordance with His Will, He made everything with great care and measure and then left it to its own devices, governed by the laws He gave:
(He is the) Cleaver of the daybreak. He has appointed the night for resting, and the sun and moon for reckoning. Such is the measuring of All-Mighty, the All-Knowing. (Al-An`am 6:96)
Everything was created in balance, and left for mankind to look after. The earth was made rich in bounty and gifts that humanity was invited to discover and use to its benefit. Because of negligence and irresponsibility, however, the delicate balance of nature has been disturbed with negative consequences.