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 realised
until now, trillions of workers of this world have been
unceasingly working for you. You are surprised, aren't
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 site. 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
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.
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?
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.
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 flavour 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.
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
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 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 this site, 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 site, 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