So I guess for this Ramadhan it is appropriate to disclose another ridiculous theory that the Watchers has been thinking of. Seriously, I sometime think my seniors are getting out of their mind and they're infecting me too.. in a good way.
So as usual, I would like to apologize if anything I wrote here offends you. Please consider this article as junk and disregard everything in it. Yes I admit it, it's probably the stupidest thing you've ever read.
Previously on November 2012 I wrote an article "TIADA MUSIBAH DALAM ISLAM (NO HARM FROM GOD)" and since then I received a few emails (just a few) that need answers. To Cairo345 and BerthaJorge whom haven't received my answer since 2012, I would like to say sorry. Both your questions are too complex to be explained in a single email. So I decided to answer it now.. sort of.
Sorry for the 2 years delay.
Their questions can be summarized as follows:-
(a) Cairo345 claimed to be a Moslem. He lost his mother during a mugging went wrong. He said if her mother didn't changed her usual route, she will still be alive. He couldn't understand it because her mother never ever walked that street except on that day she died. Why did God make her changed her mind that day?
(b) Bertha questioned that if Allah is so wonderful, then why o why did He allowed good people to be born, live and die as non-Moslems? Why let someone good to be borne as non-Moslem just to be predestined to go to Hell?
Perhaps you have heard questions similar to these. These are tough questions that even the Jews and Christians prefers to avoid. These questions usually came from atheists and those who lost their faith in God. Perhaps the way I answers it won't satisfy them but it is important for you as Moslems to understand a little bit the way the universe work. I don't think I am capable of saving their souls, but I believe if I spent a little efort explaining to my fellow moslems, then hopefully you can save your own soul when facing something extremely unfortunate in the future.
To start my explanation, I would like to use this guy as an example.
This guy's name is Muhammad Hafiz Abdul Rahman and his story unfolded on 17th June 2014. He was riding a motorcycle on a highway and his wife Noorshah Ahmad was pillion riding. A silver Mercedes driven by an idiot hit them causing them to fall unto the asphalt right under a moving lorry. He survived because he landed right between the tyres but as you can see in the pictures, his wife didn't. She was crushed and her internal organs were all over the street.
The amazing thing here is this guy upon realizing what had happened to his wife, manage to quickly overcame his grief and immediately covered her remains. Then he got up and collected her wife's splattering internal organs one by one and even get himself a broom and cleaned the road. After that while waiting for the police to arrive, he just sat there next to her and recite the holy Quran as a gift to her soul.
The next amazing thing is he didn't even blame that idiot Mercedes driver. He merely said "It's not the car's fault. Everything is as planned by Allah. We ought to be grateful because we can see proof of His power"
So, unlike Cairo345 who blame God for his mother's death, the Malaysian Muhammad Hafiz was feeling all grateful. Why is that?
Further inquiries into his background reveals that Muhammad Hafiz is currently studying Islam in a religious school. So in short, he is a religious person and his belief remains intact. Cairo345 on the other hand despite claiming to be a Moslem, seems to have already lost his faith.
The most unfortunate incident that befallen Muhammad Hafiz occurred somewhere at noon during a traffic jam at Cheras Road when he was taking Noorshah to her workplace. Usually when hearing things like this, people will say things like this:-
"Why didn't he took a different route? If he take a different route to avoid the traffic jam then that thing would never had happened!"
"They should have left home earlier than that to avoid congestion. If they did then she will still be alive!"
"It's the damn Mercedes.. the bastard driving it is murderer! He even ran away from the scene!" (Well, I'm actually in agreement with this).
All of above are perhaps true but for Muhammad Hafiz, he thinks differently and we in the Watchers group admire him for that..
You see, I am certain that Noorshah was supposed to die on that day anyway. It doesn't matter where she is because at that specific moment when the clock was ticking - her number is up.
However, if the fabric of time suddenly changed that she did not die, it could have resulted in something much much worst. Because she was a mother to a 6 years old boy and a wife to a Muhammad Hafiz, then her every movement and decision will greatly influence the destiny of both her son and husband and everyone else around her. Just a second early and her husband would ended up on a slightly different position under the lorry and both of them would be killed, leaving the child orphaned. If they have a car or ride a taxi, the son probably would tag along and all of them would be dead. Should Muhammad changed the route, something else and even bizarre might happen. Their motorcycle could collided with the Mercedes which then collided with a lorry which then could swerve and ran over 15 pedestrians - causing multiple fatalities..
Perhaps some of you might have heard these words of wisdom:
“The universe is a complete unique entity. Everything and everyone is bound together with some invisible strings. Do not break anyone’s heart; do not look down on weaker than you. One’s sorrow at the other side of the world can make the entire world suffer; one’s happiness can make the entire world smile.”
― Shams Tabrizi
Of course it is. Because thar's the way things work in the universe, and Allah is always TAKING CARE of each and everyone of His creation in a FAIR ORDER.
"Taking care" here means that He will always choose the best outcome for us amongst the rest of other possible outcomes. So if one day you ended up losing a toe in a freak accident, then God had saved you from losing an entire leg in another freak accident supposed to happen. If you cursing yourself for failing to get a driver licence for the third time in a row, then perhaps it is because if you were driving that year you will end up jumping a cliff somewhere.
"Fair Order" on the other hand means that not everyone will be spared from blood and tears. Because of the fact that Allah has allowed each human to exercise his/her own free will and because everything and everyone is bound with the invisible strings of destiny, and added by the fact that these strings couldn't be broken due to the law of physics (For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction - Newton 3rd Law) - then there is no possible way for everyone on earth to win it all (remember that not even Prophet Muhammad was granted all his wishes). By common sense alone it is fair that people with good judgment out to be given priority over the idiots. Similarly under the concept of Qada and Qadar, Allah will favor those who pray and hardworking over the infidels and the couch potatoes.
Need a better illustration to understand the concept? Here's one (and remember that this is just for illustration)
I think it was about a year ago when I was corresponding with a visitor to my blog requesting my opinion of the theory of "parallel universe". Some of you might have heard about it but I'm going to copy and paste from several internet sources anyway.
In 1954, a young Princeton University doctoral candidate named Hugh Everett III came up with a radical idea that there exists many worlds, exactly like our universe. These worlds are all related to ours; branch off from ours, and our world is branched off of others. Within these many worlds, there were different outcomes than the ones we know. So let say in this world Muhammad Hafiz is alive, then in another world it was him that was flattened by the tire while Noorshah survived. In fact, if we applied Everett's idea then there were infinite worlds with infinite outcomes, all depending on what decision was made by Noorshah and Muhammad Hafiz on that day. That may sound far-fetched for conventional Moslems, but we must began studying this theory because it's based on real science or otherwise we would end up looking like utter idiots if the non-Moslems began throwing the maths and questions.
I myself have a very vague ideas how to explain the so called parallel universe theories. All I know that this theory is now being explored seriously by prominent physicists and that would only means that they have the math to prove its probability.
However, I don't think the scientists of our time will be able to prove it to the public. All they have so far is good maths written on a a whiteboard. But perhaps someone in the distant future, perhaps a Moslem scientist during the era or Al-Mahdi or Prophet Isa might come up with something extraordinary. Thus I decided to go ahead and write this article with the hope that one day, something like this (see below) will appear.
Hehe.. Me and my stupid wishful thinking..
Notions of parallel universes or dimensions that resemble our own have appeared in works of science fiction and have been used as explanations for metaphysics. However, after the discovery by physicist Werner Heisenberg of Brown University, such notion began to attract real interest of quite a lot of brilliant people (physicists) around the globe. In Heisenberg's experiment (known as the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle) scientists have discovered that photons - tiny packets of light - taking different forms arbitrarily, namely acting as particles when observed at and waves when not.
This idea was then supported by the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics posed by the Danish physicist Niels Bohr. He added that when we observe a quantum object, we affect its behavior. In laymam terms he was saying that quantum particles acted solid when someone's watching, but then acting as a wave when no one's looking. Sounds a lot like the movie "Toy Story" doesn't it? But in extremely small and eerie way - eerie because photons are not 'creature'. Photon is just a quantum of light and a form of electromagnetic radiation.
Bohr's interpretation was widely accepted, and still is by much of the quantum community. Then came Hugh Everett III with his crazy idea of the existence of many worlds (parallel universe). Everett said that it is wrong to assume that photons reacted to human's observation. Photons are not creature with a mind of its own. He said that measuring a quantum object does not force it into one comprehensible state or another. Instead, a measurement taken of a quantum object causes an actual split in the universe. The universe is literally duplicated, splitting into one universe for each possible outcome from the measurement. When a physicist measures the particle, there are two possible outcomes: It will either be measured as a particle or a wave. This distinction makes Everett's Many-Worlds theory a competitor of the Copenhagen interpretation as an explanation for quantum mechanics.
Heavy stuffs.. Yeah I know.. Simply plagiarizing it from other sourced almost make me fallen asleep..
But it is quite interesting when you think about it because if we adopted Everret's idea then the important thing here is human 'free will' (a.k.a choices). When a human (or several of them collectively) make a choice to simply observe photons, the universe suddenly split into two parallel universe. In one universe where human was looking - the photons were acting particle. In another parallel universe however - the photons were acting as a wave.
So, if a simple human decision to look at the photons can split the universe into two or several parallels, then how about an even bigger decision like for example choosing who to marry, or what time to wake up from sleep, or even where to dump your crap?
Wouldn't that means that as we decided to choose from several options that were presented to us, then at that instant moment the universe also split into several parallels that simulate the future and the outcome of or choice?
Crazy idea but a lot of physicists are actually considering its plausibility.. and it's gotten even worse with some weird stories that popped up in the news.
Here's a funny one:-
A curious incident took place in Tokyo, Japan during the early 1990s: a man arrived on a flight with a passport from a non-existent country.
The man expressed anger and shock when Japanese customs officials detained him. Although the officials checked their records carefully, the passport had been issued by a country that did not exist. No record showed the country had ever existed.
Although passports exist issued by non-existent countries (known as camouflage passports), this passport was real and had custom officials’ stamps on various pages including stamps by Japanese customs officials from previous visits.
The man was well-traveled, caucasian, said the country was in Europe and had existed for almost 1,000 years. He carried legal currency from several European countries, an international drivers license and spoke several languages.
Finally, indignant, he demanded a meeting with higher government authorities. He was convinced some massive practical joke was being played on him.
After being detained for almost 14 hours in a small security room at the airport terminal, some government officials took pity on him and transported him to a hotel. They ordered the mystery visitor to wait there until they decided what to do about the matter. From the reports, the Japanese were just as confused and flustered as the mysterious man without a country.
Although two immigration officials were posted with instructions not to permit the man to leave his room, the next morning the guards discovered he was gone. The only exit was the door they watched and the only window had no outside ledge and was 15 stories above a busy downtown street.
The authorities launched an intensive manhunt throughout Tokyo for the mysterious traveler, but finally gave up the hunt. The man was never seen again.
So what if the parallel universe a.k.a alternate reality a.k.a many-worlds theory one day proven exists? What does that means for us?
In my previous article "YASEEN : STORY OF THE LOST CIVILISATION" I wrote that there's an ayat in Yaseen indicating that the Yaseenites knew about extra terrestrial being. I was referring to the following verse:-
Now, read carefully the words "able to create the like of them", it is rather obvious that the word 'the like of them' refers to God's ability to create another heaven and earth which is either closely resembled or even an exact replica of heavens and earth (with people, animals, plants and so forth). The next words "of course and He is" tell us that.. well.. most probably He had done so because as "the great creator and the all knowing", He would create whatever He wants out of whim (kun fayakun).
Because the story of Yaseen is about a super advance race that was later wiped out from the face of the earth, then the first theory the Watchers had is that these Yaseenites had acquired a technology to investigate other civilizations from distant planets. But there's an anomaly in these verse. Here no only it said that God had created another earth, it also conceivable that it said that God had created another heavens!
Err.. What does that suppose to mean?
Whatever that supposed to mean, I am not going to think too much about it. Remember that His throne extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them, for He is the Highest and Most Exalted (Ayatul Kursi).
So that's that.. I've decided not to write anything in an attempt to proof the parallel heaven theory. I worried that my brain might explode.
But the again it does gives me an idea to answer some of the difficult questions posed to me about our life here on earth.
parallel universe or alternate reality?
Before I further explain the Watcher's theory, I need to first tell you that we (Watchers) think what the parallel universe really is (if there is any to begin with). When speaking about the parallel universe, the mainstream idea think of it as an permanent parallel universe that replicate our own but independence by itself.
By analogy it is like putting two balls side by side which is a replica to one another (refer picture below). We however think it is more like putting a ball facing a mirror. We are the ball and the reflection from the mirror is our alternate reality.
There are two differences between the two ideas. With the first idea both universe are tangible, solid and real but is connected by some sort of yet to be understand connection that may have to do with time, space and continuum. With our idea of an alternate reality - only our world is real. The alternate reality is just a by-product of some kind of yet to be understand laws of physic which created a mirror-type image of our own reality. These mirror type images acted merely as simulations of the outcome of each of our future if different decisions were made by us in accordance of our own free will.
The second different is something that we get the idea from the Quran. Have you ever noticed how God always described past and future as though as the it supposed to be something tangible that exists right before and behind us? I mean, if you read it as a literature it sounded okay, but if you try to read and imagine it literally it sounded as though there's more to it?
The following are some of the surahs, such as from Chapter (36) sūrat yā sīn :-
And We have put before them a barrier and behind them a barrier and covered them, so they do not see.
So if I read this surah literally, it means that there is literally something existing in front of and behind our back and it has been there all the time in our lifetime. It is so tangible in fact that we could have seen it if not because of the 'barrier'. Unfortunately, the Almighty put some sort of barrier that prevents us from seeing it. What could it be?
Here another one from another surah namely Chapter (21) sūrat l-anbiyāa (The Prophets).
He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they cannot intercede except on behalf of one whom He approves. And they, from fear of Him, are apprehensive.
This surah - when taken literally - also give clue of something. That thing that exists before and after us is a real thing, something that is tangible enough that there is a person (of whom He approves) can actually intercede it. Apparently we won't know who this person is but if its something that can be intercede, that means its real and not merely a pigment of our imagination.
And a discussion about what's 'before and after' us cannot be complete without referring to one of the most famous surah amongst Moslems - the Ayatul Kursi (The Throne)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Allah! There is no God but He,
the Living, the Self-subsisting, the Eternal.
No slumber can seize Him, nor sleep.
All things in heaven and earth are His.
Who could intercede in His presence without His permission?
He knows what appears in front of and behind His creatures.
Nor can they encompass any knowledge of Him except what he wills.
His throne extends over the heavens and the earth,
and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them,
for He is the Highest and Most Exalted.
My group's discussion didn't actually reached any conclusion on exactly what we thought the parallel universe should be like of even if these surah's refer to it. That mostly because the subject of parallel universe would be pointless without the presence of a physicist amongst us. Unfortunately also none amongst us is one so the discussion end there and the topic is considered K.I.V ( it have the same meaning with put on hold) untill the day we have physicist giving his 2 cents.
But on personal basis, I do not believe that there is a permanent parallel universe out there (the idea as portrayed by mainstream media) where there are millions upon millions of me somewhere in different dimensions marrying someone else, having different kids, and living another life. I believe there is only one me and therefore I can only agree with the suggestion of some of my seniors that there are only mirrored reflections of our past and future that temporarily exists to simulate the different outcome of of my present choices.
So i brief, I imagine it to be sort of like this.
- Lets say for example that on 6.00am I decided to ride motorcycle to work.
- exactly at that moment some sort of universe computing program start to kick-in and and a parallel universe was created starting from 6.01 onwards simulating what could happened to me from that moment on.
- The simulation starting from 6.01 until the moment I died. Therefore it was discovered that if if I start my move from 6.00am then 15 minutes later I would be fatally hit by a car that would negligently exit a junction 700 meters from my home approximately at 6.15 am.
- The program then computes other factors in order to decide whether my death at 6.15 am is the best thing that could have happened to me. Factors to be taken into computation are things like for example: (a) pain and suffering at the time of death (b) the amount of good deeds that I have accumulated as my tickets to go to heaven (c) the global effect from my absence to the world (d) etc.
- of course in order to arrive to answers for (c), the program also automatically creates several others parallel universes.
- It it was discovered that my good deeds has yet sufficient to guarantee my way to heaven then the program will create several others parallel universe in order to see how I shall spend the rest of my life if I am allowed to continue living beyond 6.15am. Am I going to perform more good deeds later on? Do my extension of life going to benefit people around me and the world? Or am I simply going to perform more sins and bring harm to others?
- If the 6.00am simulation shows that it would be beneficial for myself and the world to not die at 6.15am, hence the program will destined that I shall avoid the 6.15am death. How can this be done? Well, at this moment at 6.00am, every particles and human destinies in the world (and perhaps the universe) will re-arranged itself just to safe my arse. It turned out to be that a single jagged pebble that was picked up by one of my children 3 years ago (see how this involves simulation from the past) finally ended somehow inside my shoe. I put my feet in the shoe and suddenly "OWWW!! WHAT THE HELL!! THAT HURTS!!". So I take off my shoe to remove the pabble and that delay me for another minute. So instead of my day started at 6.00 am, it has now started at 6.01 am.
- I rode my motorcycle and suddenly this idiot in Proton Saga indiscriminately rushed out from the T junction. Lucky for me I still have time to pull the brake and avoid collision. Otherwise I would be dead at 6.15am.
But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not. (Al-Baqarah 2:216)
I also wish to reiterate that even if the alternate realities do exist, it does not in any way indicates that the Almighty has no control over our future. At the same time it also does not means that he is controlling our future. Yes it does sound contradicting but when it come to Lord Almighty, there is absolutely no limitations and that means that everything is a paradox. Yes He allows human to exercise free will and yet He also knows exactly what choices we're going to make. Yes He put us on earth for a test (heaven or hell) and yet He already knows where we are going to end up. And yes He allows time to flow in our world but as discovered by Albert Einstein in 1952 - past, present, and future all exist simultaneously.
Einstein's belief in an undivided solid reality was clear to him, so much so that he completely rejected the separation we experience as the moment of now. He believed there is no true division between past and future, there is rather a single existence. His most descriptive testimony to this faith came when his lifelong friend Besso died. Einstein wrote a letter to Besso's family, saying that although Besso had preceded him in death it was of no consequence, "...for us physicists believe the separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one."
Ok, I know that I am not physicists and so are most of you reading this article. Trying to explain Einstein's 'Theory of Relativity" or Richard Feynman’s "Sum over Histories" would definitely lead us to a few doses of aspirin. I guess the simplest way to describe it is by using the movie "Twilight" and "The Matrix" as analogy ( Please don't tell me you haven't seen either one of these movies yet.. I mean, if you're a guy then it's okay if you haven't seen Twilight but it definitely not okay if you haven't watched the Matrix ).
So, imagine yourself as Edward Cullen ( or Bella Swan if you're a chick ) and you fell in love with Bella and your love story is taking place in a small town called Fork (let's forget about all that vampire stuff for a moment). So you meet Bella about a year ago (the past), and now you and her are married to each other and had a child named Renesmee (the present) but just a second ago your adopted sister named Alice (whom happens to by a psychic capable of seeing the future) had told you that a group of Italian vampires are coming to kill your entire family in three months from now (the future).
Now, from your point of view as Edward Cullen, there is the past, the present and the future. But imagine if there is another character in this twisted plot. Imagine if there is a handsome guy in black coat named 'Neo' who is watching your entire love story from a monitor displaying the Matrix?
See? It happens to be that Edward and Bella, even though they really does exists and has their own free will, are creatures that turned out to live in the world of Matrix! So from Neo's point of view, Edward's entire love story with Bella is just like a 300 bytes data of meaningless PDF text. It's like "oh Edward meet Bella at page 25" and then "Edward married Bella and have kid at page 134" and then "Oh the Voltury vampires will come to kill them at page 300".
Yes, the story started at page 1 and ended at page 300 but that doesn't change the fact that page 1 to page 300 exists in one single e-book and that book can even be printed out and put into your palm ( i.e exists) in one single moment. Therefore, whereas Edward Cullen had made a decision to kiss Bella Swan at page 40, unbeknown to him his future already exist at page 41 while his past still lingers at page 39.
This is how I think (at the moment) how the parallel universe is functioning. However in my twisted version, it is called parallel universe because for each future pages (page 41) and previous pages (page 39) there are also several automatically 'alternative' pages that were created for simulation and consideration.
So for example, when Edward kisses Bella at page 40, then at that moment there will exists several alternatives to page 41 (and future pages onward). So suddenly there exists page 41(a), 41(b), 41(c), 41(d) and so forth - each with different outcome of the future pages onwards. It is then amongst all these alternative pages that one page with the best outcome (after all things considered) was adopted to be the next page 41 of Edward Cullen.
I hope you already catch my drift on this because I intend to go back to Neo and the Matrix.
Now for Neo there might be some limitations because as human it might take him a while to peruse the whole pages. But for the Matrix it takes no time at all. Because of the computing power of the Matrix capable of processing unlimited (i.e paradox) amount of data, then processing mere 300 bytes of data literally take no time at all. In fact, the 300 bytes of data is literally like an single electrical pulse that form the entire the entire Matrix universe.
So is this single electrical pulse important to the Matrix?
The answer is YES and NO. Why?
Well, it is important because to the Matrix, that existence of that single pulse triggers the future chain reaction of other electrical pulses in the Matrix system. Other than that, it might also carries with it electrical signal that can launch a software or start hardware that will eventually change the future course of the entire Matrix.
But at the same time, the pulse by itself is so tiny and insignificant that neither its existence nor absence can jeopardize the running of the Matrix universe. Should the administrator of the matrix decided that its existence is no longer needed, the matrix is already equipped with necessary program that can swiftly terminate the pulse and then rearrange the entire Matrix to continue its usual operation.
So in short, every pulses in the Matrix are at the mercy of the Matrix administrator.
Now you get the simple idea of the theory, then imagine if the assumed power of the Matrix is multiplied by infinity. Would you, being Edward Cullen living in Fork, be able to speculate the spectacular power of the Matrix?
Of course not. Hence if you no longer can assume the answer to the question of "The Matrix's Power multiplied with infinity", the it would be impossible to even comprehend the actual universe that we actually live in right now.
We are halfway through this article and again I would to remind all my readers that the Matrix mentioned above is just a scenario taken from a movie to illustrate my theory on what might led to the existence of future and past parallel universe (if there is one).
Please do not think about it seriously. It's just silly things for leisure reading only. Ok?
I think what made it fun to think about the idea that parallel universe exists, and the idea that past/present/future happens at the same time, is because these two ideas compliment each others. They even compliment the third idea namely that the world is sort of like an Illusion (Yep.. like the matrix in that movie).
Hey wait your horses and be calm. The idea does not try to invalidate your or other people's existence. No one is saying that your kids are just hologram or that you've been married to your own pigment of imagination. Don't worry.. you are real, your family is real and so does people around you.
I merely entertain an idea that we may not be as solid as we think we are. I know everyone had heard stories about demon or djin entering and possessing human. We also had heard stories about angel who can be in any places at such indescribable speed. We also heard about bunians who can established a village or town with houses and buildings overlapping in the same exact place where there is only jungles. It has been an accepted notion to us human that these beings are not 'solid' beings as we are. If an ordinary human tries to punch one of them, our physical hand will simply went through their face.
But ever heard of a djin possessing another djin? Or two bunian kingdom exists on the same spot overlapping each other existences? I don't know about you but I certainly never heard any.
So I believe that it is all about perspective. We saw them as something not solid, they on the other hand see themselves as something entirely solid but with different ability. They can hit each other, build houses, or do whatever things that human do.
Like I said, it is about perspective. You are what you think you are, but that is not necessarily the way others see at you. Lets accept it, being solid and being real are two different things. The air is real but has no solid form. Atom is real too but can turn into many different form.
The notion that the atom was the smallest particle in the universe fell with the discovery that the atom itself is made up of even smaller, subatomic elements. What was even more shocking was the revelation that these subatomic particles emit various “strange energies.” Proponents would argue that the findings within quantum physics only apply and are significant at the subatomic level, but to those I say, are we not all existing at the subatomic level? When we observe ourselves and our physical environment at the smallest level, are we not made up of atoms?
It is interesting to point out that if you believe yourself and everything around you is made up from atoms, then you to know by now that only one percent of every atom is composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons. The other 99% is empty space.
That being said, the next time you stand in font the mirror, you should look at yourself and acknowledge that only 1% of you really exists while 99% of what you is actually isn't really there.
Yes it does sounds eerie but if we take into consideration that 99% of us and things around us is some sort of Luh Mahfuz's projection of grand illusion, that would explain why it is extremely easy for God Almighty to move each and every particles in this universe in order to fit every 'laws' that fit into the Islamic teaching of Qada & Qadar. If you ever think that it sounded improbable for a single jagged pebble to be moved by the All Merciful God to that specific location in my shoes 3 years later, or too difficult to arrange the chain of events that caused Muhammad Hafiz to end up between the tires of a truck, then you should know by now that is a matter of nothing for Him to do as he wish.. and He only wish the best outcome for each of His creation.
'KUN FAYA KUN' - Quran made it sound effortless for God to do and create as He wish. A trillion time more effortless than a keystroke of "Enter" on my keyboard as I launched a virtual world of "The Sims" in my computer.
So if the the parallel universe do exist but totally is unneeded by the Almighty (because the story of our life has already been known since before the Big Bang) then to what purpose will it served?
Well, first of all I think parallel universe is just a by-product of our reality. It s like a reflection of our image in the mirror. Totally useless except for the purpose us evaluating ourselves. I think alternate reality when finally observed by Moslems in the future will finally led to the understanding that people cannot blame God and their surroundings when it comes to how their life began and how it end.
Using the parallel universe as an analogy to answer the question why some people were born as Non-Moslems, I began to understand that The non-Moslems no longer can blame God for their death as an infidel because that what they have chosen to be no matter which path of life they have chosen. Because faith is indeed a matter of free will, then no matter in what universe they were put into, these people will still refuse to embrace Islam. They can either be born in Malaysia in one universe or Saudi Arabia in another universe and they still refuse to embrace. In fact even if they were born as a child of a religious moslem in another universe they will still choose to sprinkle their head with holy water and became a Christian. It's pointless, these people regardless of how good they are or in what situation you put them in or what evidence you shown them - they will still refuse Islam. That is just what they are and how they wanted to exercise their own free will.
Take the son of Noah or the wife of a Luth for example. They were put in the best position to be a person to obey God but it still didn't work out for them. Another very good example is prophet Muhammad's uncle Abu Talib bin Abdul Muttalib. despite being supportive and protective over prophet Muhammad - he still refused to embrace Islam until the day he died. I mean what better universe can Allah give him other than being an uncle for Prophet Muhammad?
So the best available universe remaining for Abu Talib? He can became a good non-Moslem and a good uncle to Prophet Muhammad. May he and the rest of good Non-Moslems like him receive a lenient form of Hell. Whether they will receive further respite in the day of Judgment is all upon Allah the Most Merciful.
As a conclusion to this article, just remember to say Alhamdulillah all the time even when a misfortune befallen you. Even if you tripped your feet on a nail, always remember that there a godzillion other parallel universe out there where you suffer even worse.
Allah is the Merciful.. only good things come from HIM. Even after we committed a thousand terrible sins, He still moves heavens and earth so that we only suffer a bleeding foot.
No disaster strikes except by permission of Allah . And whoever believes in Allah - He will guide his heart. And Allah is Knowing of all things (Al-Taghabun 64:11).
Happy Ramadhan and Happy Aidilfitri to you all.