GROWING up in Solihull, I always engaged in discussions with my friends in school and college about the existence of God. The discussions were often very theoretical and philosophical, each bringing their arguments to the table.
But as I grew up and settled down with my wife, the experience of having our first child changed this whole thought process. Where did our daughter come from?
We most certainly did not create her and the perfection of her existence baffles us every day.
Now I know that an evolutionist may have an answer to this question, bringing forward various representations of how reproduction occurs in different species, and all this is fine but I cannot accept that it all happened by chance.
How am I able to get so many things wrong in life, yet without effort, the reproduction of a human being was done with perfection.
She has over 100 trillion cells, each assembled in the most beautiful way, all functioning in harmony and developing each day.
As intelligent as we are as human beings and for all the centuries that we have lived, we have not managed to create one system or product that is able to reproduce itself.
Spiders silk was imitated to create the material Kevlar, used in bullet proof jackets. Rossella racovitzae was copied when the modern day fibre optic was born and even the humble abalone shell was the model for the almighty tank.
But we have not been able to imitate reproduction. We cannot produce something that can reproduce itself, instead we have to create complex factories to mass produce products.
It seems that reproduction is the reserve of the ultimate Creator. God says in the Quran, “It is He who forms you in the womb however He wills.
There is no god but Him, the Almighty, the All-Wise (Quran 3:6)”. This is something that I am reminded of as I peer into the cot each day.
Solihull Islamic Education Academy