In the human body, all the systems simultaneously
work in a co-ordinated way and in full harmony for a
definite purpose, namely, to keep the body alive. Even
the smallest movements we do everyday, such as breathing
or smiling, are outcomes of perfect co-ordination in
the human body.
Inside us is an incredibly complicated and comprehensively
co-ordinated network that operates without stopping
at all. The purpose is the continuance of living.
This co-ordination is particularly visible in the locomotive
system of the body, because, for even the smallest movement,
skeletal system, muscles and nervous system must work
in perfect collaboration.
In order to perform a co-ordinated act, first, the
organs involved in this act and their inter-relations
should be known. This information comes from the eyes,
the balance mechanism in the internal ear, muscles,
joints and skin. Every second, billions of pieces
of information are processed, evaluated and new decisions
are taken accordingly. Man is not even aware of
the processes accomplished in his body at dizzying speed.
He just moves, laughs, cries, runs, eats and thinks.
He spends no effort in performing these acts. Even for
a faint smile, seventeen muscles have to work together
at the same time. In order to be able to walk, fifty-four
different muscles in the feet, legs, hips and back must
work in co-operation.
The perfection of the co-ordination of the body will
be better understood with the following example. In
order just to lift the hand, the shoulder has to be
bent, the front and rear arm muscles - called "triceps"
and "biceps" - should be contracted and relaxed, and
the muscles between elbow and wrist have to twist the
wrist. In every part of the act, millions of receptors
in the muscles pass on information immediately to the
central nervous system about the position of the muscles.
In return, the central nervous system tells the muscles
what to do in the next step. Of course one is not aware
of any of these processes, but just wishes to lift one's
hand, and does it right away.
What happens in case of a problem in this co-ordination?
Different expressions might appear on our faces when
we want to smile, or we might not manage to talk or
walk when we want to. However, we can smile, talk, walk
anytime we want and no problems occur, because everything
mentioned here is accomplished as a result of the fact
of Creation which logically requires "infinite intelligence
For this reason, man should always remember that
he owes his being and life to his Creator, God.
There is nothing for man to be arrogant or boastful
about. His health, beauty or strength is not his own
work, and it is not given to him eternally. He certainly
will become old and lose his health and beauty. In the
Qur'an, this is stated as:
Anything you have been given is
only the enjoyment of the life of this world and its
finery. What is with God is better and longer lasting.
So will you not use your intellect?" (Surat al-Qasas: