DUALITY IN CREATION
Glory be to Him Who created all the pairs: from
what the earth produces and from themselves and from things unknown
to them. (Qur'an, 36:36)
There are antimatter equivalents of all the basic particles
in the universe. Antimatters possess the same mass but carry
opposite charges. For that reason, when matter and antimatter
make contact they disappear by turning into energy.
While "male and female" is equivalent to the concept of "pair,"
"things unknown to them," as expressed in the Qur'an, bears a broader
meaning. Indeed, we encounter one of the meanings pointed to in
the verse in the present day. The British physicist Paul Dirac,
who discovered that matter was created in pairs, won the Nobel Prize
for Physics in 1933. This finding, known as "parity," revealed the
duality known as matter and anti-matter. Anti-matter bears the opposite
characteristics to matter. For instance, contrary to matter, anti-matter
electrons are positive and protons negative. This fact is expressed
in a scientific source as follows:
... every particle has its antiparticle of opposite
charge� [T]he uncertainty relation tells us that pair creation
and pair annihilation happen in the vacuum at all times, in all
Another example of duality in creation is plants.
Botanists only discovered that there is a gender distinction in
plants some 100 years ago.48
Yet, the fact that plants are created in pairs was revealed in the
following verses of the Qur'an 1,400 years ago:
It is Allah Who created the heavens with no support-you
can see them-and cast firmly embedded mountains on the earth so
that it would not move under you, and scattered about in it creatures
of every kind. And We send down water from the sky and make every
generous plant grow in it, in pairs. (Qur'an, 31:10)
It is He Who made the earth a cradle for you
and threaded pathways for you through it and sent down water from
the sky by which We have brought forth diverse pairs of plants.
47. Henning Genz,
“Nothingness: The Science of Empty Space,” 205, www.2think.org/nothingness.shtml
48. The Revival 5, Issue 2, “Wanna C A Miracle: Quran: The
Living Miracle,” www.therevival.co.uk/Revival_issue/vol5_iss2_quran_miracle.htm.