Best of the Creators
An interesting verse is verse 14 of Quran's chapter Muminun. In this verse God exalted describes himself as "the best of creators". Different interpretations related to this verse are made of. For example, the abundance of some acts of creation of God mentioned - diversity was found in these claims. Lived before modern times scholars to define the different meanings that this verse conveys can be understood, although the efforts of current commentators to identify what it actually suggests shows that they still can not understand the real meaning and the situation is really amazing (and one that is extremely teaching).
Some regard to this verse asking the question of "Are there any other creators besides Allah?”. To me this description directly refers to another creative existence besides God: The Human Beings... With this definition, God includes his people to the class of "creators". For us who live in modern times to understand it is not so difficult! Take a look at the civilization of the human race developed, that’s enough! The human race has developed the science, technology and arts and has proven his intelligence as a "creative" race. This is not something we the religious people would be uncomfortable for. Since the beginning of time, this is what God planned and expected from human race. God knew that human race is a creative existence when He calls Holy angels to kowtow to Adam, the first human-being. The message was so obvious: "Humans have a creative intelligence, they will prove it!"
Here are the two related verses:
Then We made the seed a clot, then We made the clot a lump of flesh, then We made (in) the lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, then We caused it to grow into another creation, so blessed be Allah, the best of the creators.
And when your Lord said to the angels, I am going to place in the earth a khalif, they said: What! wilt Thou place in it such as shall make mischief in it and shed blood, and we celebrate Thy praise and extol Thy holiness? He said: Surely I know what you do not know.
In the first verse, after mentioning about the phases regarding the creation of human, the God describes itself as “the most beautiful of the creators”. Regarding this verse, some people asks if there are other creators than the God. The creature the God includes in the category of “creator” like itself is human. Human cannot create from nothing, but, we would better understand what is intended in the verse if we consider the products developed by the use of existing. The God “is the most beautiful of the creators”. Because, The God created a creature that can create. We can infer from this that the purpose of God exalted is to reveal the creative aspect of human. This verse is the indicator of the fact that God exalted aims that human establishes civilization and develop technology/arts/science.
In the second verse stated that human is the "caliph of the God". The most important reason of this should be the creative aspect of the human being...
After very long of a period of his life spent as an atheist and produced many works that defense atheism, the famous British philosopher Antony Flew changed his mind and saying that "there is a God" he returned to the deism. Having described his transformation in the book "There is a God", Flew places Nobel Prize laureate George Wald's opinions, and declares to join them: "It is mind that has composed a physical universe that breeds life, and so eventually evolves creatures that know and create: science-, art-, and technology-making creatures." Anthony Flew as a deist sees God's plan and the meaning of human existence in the universe like this: "Create a creature that can create".
Allah (God) knows the best.