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Allahu Ta’ala created this universe with perfection and systematic organisation. Out of this, He chose our planet for life. He created everything in this planet which is needed to sustain life. He stretched the earth and flattened it so that it could be lived upon. He made it neither too hard nor too soft, neither too hot or too cold unlike other planets. He created an environment within and on the earth to sustain life. He decorated the skies with sun, moon and millions of stars. He created the vast oceans, the plant and the animal kingdoms. Finally, He created the master of this universe “Man”. Man is not essential for the survival of the universe, if it would have been so the universe would not have survived without him. On the contrary the universe is very important for the survival of man. This fact is mentioned in the Qur’an and Hadith (traditions of the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) at many places.

In the the Qur’an Allahu Ta’ala says:

وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمْ مَا فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا
“And He has subjected to you, as from Him, all that is in the heavens and on earth” (45:13)

And a Hadith (tradition of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) mentions:

إنَّ الدُّنيا خُلِقَت لَكُم
“Indeed, world has been created for you.”

Since the universe was essential for the survival of man, it was created first and later on man was sent to this universe.

Man is the crown of all the creation - the best Creation of Allah Ta’ala. He says in the Qur’an:

لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ فِي أَحْسَنِ تَقْوِيمٍ

“Indeed we have created man in the best of moulds” (95:4)

For whom was this cream of all the creation (Man), created?

This question arises almost in the mind of every human being. But unfortunately mostly people do not get an answer to this inner query. Usually people die without knowing this reality; they live throughout their lives in complete ignorance just like animals. Many people ponder over this question but they do not have enough intelligence to understand it. Their inherent intellectual capability is clouded and obscured by prejudice, ignorance and blind faith in the religion of their parents. These factors work on their minds subconsciously right from the days of childhood and consequently they never perceive the Ultimate Truth.

When a man is born, he is in a state of ignorance, inexperience and helplessness. As he grows, he starts acquiring knowledge.

Faculties for acquiring knowledge:

1. Sensual-Faculty: which comprises of five senses viz., touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight.
2. Intellectual Faculty.
3. Intuitional (Mystic) Faculty.
4. Prophetic Faculty.