You said: “Deen encompasses two laws: one is the laws that Allah created when He created the universe and govern the workings of this universe and the other is the laws that govern human beings, the do’s and don’ts, values that are in the Quran.”
This is your assumption because both laws apply to the quality and nature of the primeval matter from which God created all the creations of our Universe. The do’s and don’ts apply to the quality and nature of the primeval matter from which all the creations have been created as much as they apply to the Creativity and Design of all creations that depend on it.
Hence, based on your assumption on the two laws of the Universe, you assumed: “Virgin birth is a classic example of putting natural laws that apply to lower life forms, plants and bacteria, and attributing them to human beings in order to justify a false belief.”
Please note that you do not mention certain species of animal life like pythons, sharks, lizards, etc, which also reproduce by Asexual method. I do not know whether you did this deliberately to mislead the reader or whether it was a deliberate mistake?
By stating that plants and animals are lower forms of creations whose attributes have nothing to do with humans is a great mistake.
All creations have the same quality and nature because they are created from the same primeval matter. Hence, in Creativity and Design, plants and animals may differ in form, but in quality and nature they have the same attributes.
For example, their carnal desire and attraction for the opposite sex is no different than that of humans. The Qur’an states that there is not a bird that flies nor an insect that crawls “does not live in a community like yours.”
Hence, when Abraham was shown “the natural laws of the different dominions of the heavens and the earth”, he was being asked to develop a Standard way of life for all humans that related to “the natural laws of the different dominions of the heavens and the earth”.
Therefore, to “inherit and rule the world”, humans do not only have to “inherit the Qur’an”, they will also have to relate their way of life to “the natural laws of the different dominions of the heavens and the earth”.
These are the finer teachings of Tawhid (unity and universality) in the “millat of Ibrahim”.
AK Sayed (South Africa).