Dr O in Muslim Medicine. Here
While studying for my Musculoskeletal exam, I had a bit of an epiphany in the middle of reviewing one of my lectures, and I just wanted to share it here. I'm having trouble trying to describe how deeply I feel about this in words, but I hope you can benefit from it, iA.
I never quite realized the true depth of this before, but after extensively studying the human body and its complex inner machinations, I can't help but feel so completely overwhelmed by how perfectly constructed we are. To study every tissue, bone, muscle, tendon, nerve, blood vessel, organ, and the trillions upon trillions of cells that compose every single part of our being, and to realize that every single one of these cells somehow miraculously maintains its own life and its own distinct purpose.
Our biomechanical and biochemical engineering is so perfectly crafted and so brilliantly designed- every part of our body syncs so flawlessly with one another and integrates with such mind-numbing complexity, and yet… …it operates with such impressive finesse and exquisite beauty that we can't help but feel unappreciative of just how truly amazing our body really is.
Simply look at your own hand, and flex one of your fingers- and realize that for such a simple movement, hundreds of nerve impulses, countless muscles and tendons moving a team of skeletal bones powered by blood pumped from your heart carrying oxygen received from your lungs using energy derived from your body's chemical digestive processes were used. And this is just one finger- imagine yourself running, and now try to wrap your head around just how vast the inner mechanics of your body are and how much internal effort is needed to perform that action.
They say that to prove the existence of our Lord, you need only look at nature to see the untold beauty of His creation. I feel that to appreciate but a mere glimpse of Allah (swt)'s immaculate wisdom and boundless mercy, you don't need to look very far at all- who else but the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Sculptor of the galaxies and stars, and the Master of all creation, can take a single microscopic zygote and from it craft a beautiful human body of such wondrous design and operation?