A Message To Our Young Men And Young Women
By Wallace D. Muhammad Chief Minister of the Nation of
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful; Peace and Blessings upon His Servant and His Messenger, Muhammad forever, Amen.
There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.
As -Salaam –Alaikum
My Dear Young Brothers and Sisters,
Allah is the Creator of everything in the universe: the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth — everything.
Did Allah also make the airplanes that we see flying in the sky? Yes, He did. He gave the man a brain and He gave the man the earth. The man used his brain to study the earth and he got the materials to make the airplane.
So although Allah did not make the airplane in the way you think things are made, He made it in a Divine way.Allah gave the man a brain, made the brain to think, and gave the man the earth that provided him with the materials he needed.
Did He give the man any help outside of that? Yes—He created birds that fly in the air. This showed the man that he, too, could make something to fly in the air like a bird.
31. Seest thou not that
The ships sail through
The Ocean by the grace
Of God? - that He may
Show you of His Signs ?
Verily in this are Signs
For all who constantly persevere
And give thank.
Holy Quran translation by Yusuf Ali — Sura 31; Verse 31
There are also ships that sail on the seas. How did Allah help the man learn how to make ships? He caused trees to grow near the water. When Allah grows the trees for many years and they get old, their limbs break off and fall into the water. The man sees birds, turtles, and frogs get on the fallen branches and ride them in the water. Then the man says to himself: "If I can cut off a branch, dig it out, and sit in it, I will have a canoe. I will be able to ride the water like the birds, the turtles, and the frogs." So he did it.
Allah does not only create the thing (our brain) that we use to make our world, but He also gives us hints on how to do it. Perhaps some of you .have already learned about submarines. A submarine is a ship that can go deep down in the ocean.
Allah helped the man make that kind of ship by making him the fish as an example. The body of the fish has a wind bladder. When the fish breathes in air, the wind bladder gets full of the air which is lighter (weighs less) than the water. When the bladder gets full it causes the fish to rise right up to the top of the water. Whenever the fish wants to go down deep in the water, it lets the air out of the bladder.
Man used to eat the fish and wonder why that bladder was there. As he got smarter and smarter, he discovered its purpose. Then the man got the idea of making a big ship of wood or iron and putting tanks (bladders) in it. When he let water in the tanks, the ship would sink down in the water. When he pumped the heavy water out of the tanks and filled them with the lighter air, the ship would rise to the surface.
These are only a few examples of how Allah helps us to make our world by giving hints in nature to our minds. Whatever you see in the world that looks like a hard thing to do was not done by the man without the help of Allah. In order to see and understand these hints, your mind must always be wide-awake and observant of what is happening in the world around you.
Thank you for reading this article. I pray that you understand it and benefit from it.
As -Salaam -Alaikum