… And not absent from your Lord is any [part] of an atom's
weight within the earth or within the heaven or [anything] smaller
than that or greater, but that it is in a clear register.
In this beautiful verse, Allah clarifies that nothing is hidden from
Him in this universe, no matter how minute it may be. It was
believed that the atom was the smallest entity in the universe.
After it was split, smaller entities were discovered having positive
electrical properties, such as protons, and negative electrical
properties, such as electrons.
In 1939, the German scholars Hahn and Strassmann at the University
of Berlin split a uranium atom. With further research, particles
which are even more minute, like the quark, have been
Modern sciences have reached a high level of technical development
and scientific advancement in various fields of life. The
future still awaits further development. This process will continue
until the day of Resurrection. The collective efforts of all humankind
in fields of knowledge will never measure up to, or even
come close to, Allah’s Knowledge and Ability.
Allah the Exalted says:
And they ask you, [O Muhammad], about the soul. Say, ‘The soul is of the affair of my Lord. And mankind have not been given of
knowledge except a little.’
The knowledge of Allah and his abilities are boundless and unmatchable. Allah,
in this Qur’anic verse, has laid out a simple explanation for us so that our
minds will be able to recognize and absorb the huge difference between his
knowledge and ours. Glory be to Allah!