Miracles in our Bodies (Harun
Author: Harun Yahya
Publisher: Goodword Books
Pages: 108 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Children, the wide world you enter as you read this book is one of enormous
concern to you. You may not have realized it so far, but trillions of workers
are currently working on your behalf in this giant world. They are also to be
found in every single human being. You will be astonished as you read this book
and learn how these workers in your body, the wide world in question, are cells,
far too small to be visible to the naked eye.
O man! what has deluded you in respect of your Noble Lord? He Who created you
and formed you and proportioned you and assembled you in whatever way He willed.
(Surat al-Infitar: 6-8)
Dear children, prepare yourselves to step into a broad and miraculous world in a
little while. In fact, this world interests you closely. Although you might not
have realized until now, trillions of workers of this world have been
unceasingly working for you. You are surprised, aren't you?
This marvellous world is your body and the workers which have been working for
you are your body cells. Every point of your body consists of cells. At this
moment, there are trillions of cells in your body that are at your service. They
are working even while you are reading this book. For example, your eye cells
are carrying out a number of processes ceaselessly in order to enable you to
read. As you breathe, the cells in your windpipe and then the cells in your
lungs come into play. In the meantime, the cells in your stomach are probably
digesting the food you ate a few hours ago.
Our bodies are composed of cells, each of which has assumed a different task.
The figure above shows a few types of our body cells, which act together to
enable us to live.
What we have mentioned here are only a few of the processes that are continually
carried out in your body. All of these happen without your even being aware of
them. How is that trillions of cells come together, know what to do and
co-operate to function? Moreover, no trouble arises during these processes. No
cell attempts to do another's task or refuses to perform its own task. Besides,
all these processes take place with an extraordinary speed.
AND OUR CELLS GO UNDER THE MICROSCOPE...
cells in the eye nerve cell
red blood cell
In the coming pages, we will examine how daily tasks, such as digestion,
respiration, seeing and hearing are, in reality, quite splendid. We will witness
that our cells sometimes act like a chemist to produce chemical substances,
sometimes act like an engineer to make calculations and sometimes work to meet
the needs of some other cells.
It is astonishing that all these are achieved by cells that are too small to be
seen with the naked eye. Moreover, the cells in our bodies perform these vital
functions without receiving any help. Remember that these cells are not human
beings like us. They can neither see each other nor hear, nor decide to "do wise
work". They have no ears or brains. They have not studied chemistry, but, as we
will see in the following sections, they know chemical formulas and can produce
substances according to these formulas. How is it that they can do all these?
You will be filled with admiration as you read and find out that cells do not
perform all these tasks by their own wisdom. You must already be aware that they
could not have possibly learnt how to carry out these tasks in time by chance.
Still, we owe our life to the conscious acts of these tiny beings, which we
cannot even see with the naked eye. Surely in them there is a very important
fact for us to understand. There is a possessor of superior wisdom who makes our
cells perform all these tasks and teaches them what to do. The possessor of this
eternal wisdom is Allah, Who has created everything, loves us and knows all of
our weaknesses and needs.
Each one of the trillions of cells in our body fulfills its tasks perfectly as a
result of Allah's perfect plan, so that we may lead our lives without any
difficulty. Waking up every morning to go to school, tasting the sweet flavor of
honey, breathing without any difficulty, running in your school garden and
playing with your friends, writing, reading and lots of other things you do are
thanks to Allah's compassion and mercy.
Like all other things on earth, Allah has created you perfectly and given you
everything you need. What you should do in return is to give thanks to our Lord,
Who has given you all these blessings that are much more valuable than any other
present you may be given in this world.
More processes are carried out in every one of our bodies' cells, which are too
small to be seen with the naked eye, than in the laboratory below.
For this reason, we need to think thoroughly about what Allah has bestowed upon
us. In the verses of the Qur'an, our Holy Book, Allah has given many examples
for people to reflect on. The following is one such verse:
In the picture above, you can see the inside of a cell. At the center of the
cell is the cell nucleus, which is surrounded by other cell parts.
In the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and
day, and the ships which sail the seas to people's benefit, and the water which
Allah sends down from the sky-by which He brings the earth to life when it was
dead and scatters about in it creatures of every kind-and the varying direction
of the winds, and the clouds subservient between heaven and earth, there are
Signs for people who use their intellect. (Surat al-Baqara: 164)
In this book, we will reflect upon our bodies. We will see how perfectly and
elaborately the human body has been created by Allah. Once you read the book,
you will love Allah even more and thank Him. You will be surprised at the
neglectfulness of the people around you, who do not reflect, and you will be
eager to tell them what you know, so that they will be heedful too.
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