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Zul Qada 1431

Volume 27 No 10

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson


Part of God’s perfect design

Scientists looking for life elsewhere, first look for the presence of water. In the Quran, God tells us He made all living things from water (21:30). Humans have known for a while that water makes up about two-thirds of their bodies. So why else is water important? Every day as we go about our lives, we use water in a number of ways. We drink it (16:10), cook food with it, use it to perform ablution (5:6) before we pray, water plants, clean our dishes, and in many more activities. Water sustains our life directly and indirectly. And God is the One who placed it on our planet as part of His perfect design. Praise be to God.

God ALONE Worthy of Worship

[27:60-61] Who is the One who created the heavens and the earth? Who is the One who sends down to you from the sky water, whereby we produce gardens full of beauty—you could not possibly manufacture its trees? Is it another god with GOD? Indeed, they are people who have deviated. Who is the One who made the earth habitable, caused rivers to run

through it, placed on it mountains, and created a barrier between the two waters? Is it another god with GOD? Indeed, most of them do not know.

Water: Key to Life

So why is liquid water essential to life as we know it? "Liquid" water may sound redundant, but scientists insist on using the qualifier, for ice or steam is not good enough. The biochemical reactions that sustain life need a fluid in order to operate. In a liquid, molecules can dissolve and chemical reactions occur. Liquids effectively convey vital substances like metabolites and nutrients from one place to another in an organism. And water, which dissolves just about anything, is the best liquid for the job.

[21:30] Do the unbelievers not realize that the heaven and the earth used to be one solid mass that we exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they believe?

Water plays another key role in the biochemistry of life: folding enzymes. Enzymes are proteins that catalyze

chemical reactions, making them occur much faster than they otherwise would. To do their job, enzymes must take on a specific three-dimensional structure. It is water molecules that facilitate this. Whether it’s for animals or plants, water allows the growth and development of life on the planet.

[41:39] Among His proofs is that you see the land still, then, as soon as we shower it with water, it vibrates with life. Surely, the One who revived it can revive the dead. He is Omnipotent.

[24:45] And GOD created every living creature from water. Some of them walk on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some walk on four. GOD creates whatever He wills. GOD is Omnipotent.

Water: anomaly compared to other Liquids on Earth

Water’s ability to successfully further the processes of life has a lot to do with how unique a fluid it is. For example, while other substances take on both solid and liquid forms, few do so under the conditions of temperature

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