Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Story of Creation (15 – C): Creation Miracles, Birds, Wild Animals, and Insects Signs in the Holy Quran…


1.    Creation Miracles
2.    Birds Soaring
3.    Hoopoe
4.    Raven
5.    Zebras
6.    Whales Fall
7.    Ants Warning
8.    The Mosquito
9.    Spider house
10.  The Bee
11.  Housefly

1.    Creation Miracles

Too many Atheists insist on asking for a miracle so they might believe, although it’s in God’s hands only so they believe, but there is a daily miracle that happens almost billions of times every day in front of us without noticing.

This miracle is mentioned in the following verse:

ان الله فالق الحب والنوى يخرج الحي من الميت ومخرج الميت من الحي ذلكم الله فانى تؤفكون

Verily! It is Allâh Who causes the seed-grain and the fruit-stone (like date-stone) to split and sprout. He brings forth the living from the dead, and it is He Who brings forth the dead from the living. Such is Allâh, then how are you deluded away from the truth? (6:95)

As example of this miracle, is the Chicken which is the living thing delivering the Egg, which is the dead thing, and then the Egg break into a little chick which is the living thing again. Knowing the Egg is a small container of Carbohydrates, Fat, Protein, water, Vitamins and Minerals. [1]

Another Example, is the bean plant (or any similar) which is the living thing, delivering a seed which is a dead thing (non living organism), then this dead thing is grown into a new tree again (a living organism).

The following image shows transformation from egg’s yolk and white into a living chick in few days period:

2.    Birds Soaring

Quoted from: Soaring Flight of Land Birds

Soaring differs from gliding flight in that the bird does not lose altitude and sometimes even climbs. When soaring, a bird uses no energy of its own; instead it depends on external forces called thermal currents -- rising masses of air that form over areas where the ground warms up rapidly. Thermal currents occur mostly above woodland clearings, cornfields, and even above some large towns. [2]

Quoted from: How do birds fly?

When Gliding, the wings are not beating, the bird uses its primary feathers and tail feathers to help control speed, to steep and to add stability to the glide. The following are snap shots for birds gliding, but it’s better to see the animation from the source [3].


These two facts are mentioned in the following verses on the Holy Quran:
الم يروا الى الطير مسخرات في جو السماء ما يمسكهن الا الله ان في ذلك لايات لقوم يؤمنون

Have they not seen the birds obedient in mid-air? None holdeth them save Allah. Lo! herein, verily, are portents for a people who believe. [16:79]

As explained above that birds soaring is done by no efforts from the bird itself but it’s carried because of air currents, as mentioned in the verse the bird is stable in mid-air carried by ALLAH, who of course controls the wind by his commands only.

Birds gliding and the control through the feathers of its wings, is mentioned in the following verse:
اولم يروا الى الطير فوقهم صافات ويقبضن ما يمسكهن الا الرحمن انه بكل شيء بصير

Do they not see the birds above them, spreading out their wings and folding them in [Yaqbedn]? None upholds them except the Most Gracious (Allâh). Verily, He is the All-Seer of everything. (67:19)

This verse explains that bird spreads its wings then it folds them in (i.e. feathers), which is used when it wants to ascend more, or distance between then when it wants to fall down, the word used for folding them in, it’s “Yaqbedn” which means to collect together or to make close to each others:
وقَبَّضْتُ الشيءَ تَقْبِيضاً: جَمَعْتُه وزَوَيْتُه

Knowing that birds never collect its wings together while flying, otherwise it will fall, it beats up and down, but the collection and folding in is meant for its feathers only.

3.    Hoopoe


Quoted from Wikipedia – Hoopoe:

Hoopoes make seasonal movements in response to rain in some regions such as in Ceylon and in the Western Ghats. Birds have been seen at high altitudes during migration across the Himalayas and were recorded at about 6400 m by the first Mount Everest Expedition.

Diet and feeding

The diet of the Hoopoe is mostly composed of insects, although small reptiles and frogs as well as some plant matter such as seeds and berries are sometimes taken as well. It is a solitary forager which typically feeds on the ground. More rarely they will feed in the air, in pursuit of numerous swarming insects, where their strong and rounded wings make them fast and maneuverable. More commonly their foraging style is to stride on relatively open ground and periodically pause to probe the ground with the full length of their bill. Insect larvae, pupae and mole crickets are detected by the bill and either extracted or dug out with the strong feet. In addition to feeding in soil Hoopoes will feed on insects on the surface, as well as probing into piles of leaves and even using the bill to lever large stones and flake off bark. Common diet items include crickets, locusts, beetles, earwigs, cicadas, ant lions, bugs and ants. These can range from 10 to 150 mm in length, with the preferred size of prey being around 20–30 mm. Larger prey items are beaten against the ground or a preferred stone in order to kill them and remove indigestible body parts such as wings and legs. [4]


In the above explanation, the Hoopoe can fly large distances on very high altitudes as it can cross the Himalayas, also it eats what is hidden or buried in ground or flying speedy insects or hidden ones into piles of leaves.

Now, let’s read the following miraculous verses about the Hoopoe and King Solomon story:

وَتَفَقَّدَ الطَّيْرَ فَقَالَ مَا لِيَ لا أَرَى الْهُدْهُدَ أَمْ كَانَ مِنَ الْغَائِبِينَ (20) لَأُعَذِّبَنَّهُ عَذَابًا شَدِيدًا أَوْ لَأَذْبَحَنَّهُ أَوْ لَيَأْتِيَنِّي بِسُلْطَانٍ مُّبِينٍ (21) فَمَكَثَ غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ فَقَالَ أَحَطتُ بِمَا لَمْ تُحِطْ بِهِ وَجِئْتُكَ مِن سَبَإٍ بِنَبَإٍ يَقِينٍ (22) إِنِّي وَجَدتُّ امْرَأَةً تَمْلِكُهُمْ وَأُوتِيَتْ مِن كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَلَهَا عَرْشٌ عَظِيمٌ (23) وَجَدتُّهَا وَقَوْمَهَا يَسْجُدُونَ لِلشَّمْسِ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ وَزَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَعْمَالَهُمْ فَصَدَّهُمْ عَنِ السَّبِيلِ فَهُمْ لا يَهْتَدُونَ (24) أَلاَّ يَسْجُدُوا لِلَّهِ الَّذِي يُخْرِجُ الْخَبْءَ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا تُخْفُونَ وَمَا تُعْلِنُونَ (25)

He (Solomon) inspected the birds, and said: "What is the matter that I see not the hoopoe? Or is he among the absentees? (20) "I will surely punish him with a severe torment, or slaughter him, unless he brings me a clear reason." (21) But the hoopoe stayed not long, he (came up and) said: "I have grasped (the knowledge of a thing) which you have not grasped and I have come to you from Saba' (Sheba) with true news. (22) "I found a woman ruling over them", she has been given all things that could be possessed by any ruler of the earth, and she has a great throne. (23) "I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allâh, and Shaitân (Satan) has made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and has barred them from (Allâh's) Way, so they have no guidance," (24) [As Shaitân (Satan) has barred them from Allâh's Way] so they do not worship (prostrate themselves before) Allâh, Who brings to light what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and knows what you conceal and what you reveal. [27:18-25]

These verses confirm the following with the scientific facts mentioned above:
  • This bird was able to travel long distances such as from Palestine, the land of king Solomon, to Yemen, the land of the queen of Saba’a.
  • The bird was able to see the people of Yemen worshiping the Sun and noticed the great throne of their queen, and this shows that it has excellent sight.
  • Finally, the bird appraised ALLAH for the hidden things that he created whether in Earth or heaven (sky, high altitude), and this clear indication for Hoopoe’s food that is hidden whether in ground or in leaves in high trees, as if thanking ALLAH for his food, and named these few millimeters creatures that he eats as hidden things !!

Imagine what kind of such small believer, a bird that appraises ALLAH for what he gave to him, while men and women still ignore ALLAH’s gifts to them, starting from their own bodies and what created to them in this world to feed them and to serve them, unfortunately, they are blind to see ALLAH’s signs around them..

4.    Raven


Common Ravens have been observed to manipulate others into doing work for them, such as by calling wolves and coyotes to the site of dead animals. The canines open the carcass, making it more accessible to the birds. They watch where other Common Ravens bury their food and remember the locations of each other's food caches, so they can steal from them. This type of theft occurs so regularly that Common Ravens will fly extra distances from a food source to find better hiding places for food. They have also been observed pretending to make a cache without actually depositing the food, presumably to confuse onlookers. [5]


Quran mentions the story of Adam’s son, who killed his brother and carried his body till ALLAH showed him a Raven burying something in Earth, to teach him how to bury his brother body, which was the first human to be killed and died on Earth ever. This story is mentioned in the following verse:
فبعث الله غرابا يبحث في الارض ليريه كيف يواري سوءة اخيه قال يا ويلتى اعجزت ان اكون مثل هذا الغراب فاواري سوءة اخي فاصبح من النادمين

Then Allah sent a raven, who scratched the ground, to show him how to hide the shame of his brother. "Woe is me!" said he: "Was I not even, able to be as this raven and to hide the shame of my brother?" Then he became full of regrets.― (5:31)

The ability to hide and bury something in Earth is scientifically correct and matches the verses mentioned above, and below a real story with images to a Raven burying a golf ball:

Quoted from: Mark Young’s Birding Blog, Thieving Raven

A nearby Australian Raven had a golf ball in its mouth. Intrigued I started to photograph it and wondered what the bird was going to do with the ball. It was obvious it had picked up the ball from the nearby golf course. I imagine there was a golfer up there somewhere cursing the Raven for having stolen his ball.
With a couple of quick jabs, the Raven had the ball buried in the sand. It then used its bill to throw some more sand on the top and then promptly flew off again. [6]

5.    Zebras


Bachelor males either live alone or with groups of other bachelors until they are old enough to challenge a breeding stallion. When attacked by packs of hyenas or wild dogs a zebra group will huddle together with the foals in the middle while the stallion tries to ward them off. [7]


When these wild assess under attack the “stallion” among them will alert the rest so they all run away together and protect themselves from the attacking lion, now let’s read the following verses:
فَمَا لَهُمْ عَنِ التَّذْكِرَةِ مُعْرِضِينَ (49) كَأَنَّهُمْ حُمُرٌ مُّسْتَنفِرَةٌ (50) فَرَّتْ مِن قَسْوَرَةٍ (51)

Then what is the matter with them that they turn away from admonition? (49) As if they were alerted asses, (50) Fleeing from a lion! (51)

These verses give an example of the infidels when they turn (or even run) away from hearing about Islam or hearing the prophet calling them to Islam, as wild assess (i.e. Zebras), alerted and running away from a lion, which matches perfectly with the scientific fact that they are alerted by one of them to run all !!

The miracle of this sign that these animals exist in African Jungles or savannas, far away from Arabia, how come that it’s mentioned in Quran and who knows that they are alerted to run away all ?!

Except that ALLAH who created everything knows that and he wrote it in his holy book, the Quran.

6.    Whales Fall


Whale fall is the term used for a whale carcass that has fallen to the ocean floor. Whale falls were first observed in the 1980s, with the advent of deep-sea robotic exploration.

A whale fall was first observed by marine biologists led by University of Hawaii oceanographer Craig Smith in 1987, discovered accidentally by the submersible Alvin using scanning sonar at 1,240 m (4,070 ft) in Santa Catalina, California Basin. Whale falls have since been found by other scientists, and by military submarines. They can be found by using side-scan sonar to examine the ocean floor for large aggregations of matter. [8]

Two deep-sea fish, next to a whale fall, Image credit: © 2008 MBARI [9]


ALLAH mentions the story of Prophet Jonah who was thrown into the sea and being swallowed by a great whale:
فَالْتَقَمَهُ الْحُوتُ وَهُوَ مُلِيمٌ (142) فَلَوْلا أَنَّهُ كَانَ مِنْ الْمُسَبِّحِينَ (143) لَلَبِثَ فِي بَطْنِهِ إِلَى يَوْمِ يُبْعَثُونَ (144)

Then the fish (Whale) swallowed him while he was reproaching his own self. (142) Had he not been of those who proclaim Allah’s purity, (143) He would have definitely lived in its belly till the day when the dead will be raised. (37:142-144)

ALLAH explains that if Jonah were not who prays to ALLAH a lot, he might not be saved and left in the whale till Resurrection Day, what does this mean?

When a whale is died there are 3 assumptions about his remains, whether:
  • It will flow on the sea surface and could be caught, and Jonah’s body will be discovered.
  • It will rest on sea shore and also it will be caught.
  • Or it will sink on sea floor thousands of meters below surface and never been discovered.

The verses refer to the last option that it will never be discovered, this means that whale’s body will never be caught as it will fall on sea surface which is scientifically correct and Whales fall when they die.

7.    Ants Warning

Quoted from Wikipedia – Ants:

An ant's head contains many sensory organs. Like most insects, ants have compound eyes made from numerous tiny lenses attached together. Ants' eyes are good for acute movement detection but do not give a high resolution. They also have three small ocelli (simple eyes) on the top of the head that detect light levels and polarization. Compared to vertebrates, most ants have poor-to-mediocre eyesight and a few subterranean species are completely blind. Some ants such as Australia's bulldog ant, however, have exceptional vision. Two antennae ("feelers") are attached to the head; these organs detect chemicals, air currents and vibrations; they are also used to transmit and receive signals through touch. The head has two strong jaws, the mandibles, used to carry food, manipulate objects, construct nests, and for defense. In some species a small pocket (infrabuccal chamber) inside the mouth stores food, so it can be passed to other ants or their larvae.

Ants use pheromones for more than just making trails. A crushed ant emits an alarm pheromone that sends nearby ants into an attack frenzy and attracts more ants from further away. Several ant species even use "propaganda pheromones" to confuse enemy ants and make them fight among themselves. Pheromones are produced by a wide range of structures including Dufour's glands, poison glands and glands on the hindgut, pygidium, rectum, sternum and hind tibia. Pheromones are also exchanged mixed with food and passed by trophallaxis, transferring information within the colony. This allows other ants to detect what task group (e.g., foraging or nest maintenance) other colony members belong to. In ant species with queen castes, workers begin to raise new queens in the colony when the dominant queen stops producing a specific pheromone.

Some ants produce sounds by stridulation, using the gaster segments and their mandibles. Sounds may be used to communicate with colony members or with other species.[10]

Quoted from Wikipedia – Ant Colony:

An ant colony is an underground lair where ants live, eat and mate. Colonies consist of a series of underground chambers, connected to each other and the surface of the earth by small tunnels. There are rooms for nurseries, food storage, and mating. The colony is built and maintained by legions of worker ants, who carry tiny bits of dirt in their mandibles and deposit them near the exit of the colony, forming an ant-hill. Food carried in by workers is retrieved from the surrounding environment and can be traced from colony to colony by the use of isotopes. [11]
Ants subterranean structures revealed


The above facts about Ants are mentioned in 1 verse in the Holy Quran, let’s read it in the story of the ant with King Solomon:

وَحُشِرَ لِسُلَيْمَانَ جُنُودُهُ مِنَ الْجِنِّ وَالإِنسِ وَالطَّيْرِ فَهُمْ يُوزَعُونَ  (17) حَتَّى إِذَا أَتَوْا عَلَى وَادِي النَّمْلِ قَالَتْ نَمْلَةٌ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّمْلُ ادْخُلُوا مَسَاكِنَكُمْ لا يَحْطِمَنَّكُمْ سُلَيْمَانُ وَجُنُودُهُ وَهُمْ لا يَشْعُرُونَ (18) فَتَبَسَّمَ ضَاحِكًا مِّن قَوْلِهَا وَقَالَ رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَى وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَدْخِلْنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ فِي عِبَادِكَ الصَّالِحِينَ (19)

And there were gathered before Sulaimân (Solomon) his hosts of jinn and men, and birds, and they all were set in battle order (marching forward). (17) Till, when they came to the valley of the ants, one of the ants said: "O ants! Enter your dwellings, lest Sulaimân (Solomon) and his hosts should crush you, while they perceive not." (18) So he [Sulaimân (Solomon)] smiled, amused at her speech[1] and said: "My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favours which You have bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds that will please You, and admit me by Your Mercy among Your righteous slaves." (19) [27:17-19]

This verse includes all the following facts:

  1. First, although Ants do not exist apparently in a valley, but the verse mentioned the valley of the Ant, but the valley here is not a natural valley but what is named technically “Ants Colony” that exist all underground.
  2. Second, The Ant heard the army of Solomon coming even before it reached their valley, which means that it heard the sound vibration of the coming army through air currents.
  3. Third, the Ant talked to other ants and warned them to enter their houses that exit inside their colony (or valley), and this matches that Ants produce sounds and can alert their groups too, and have houses inside their valley (i.e. colony).
Who knows that an ant can detect danger, alert, talk and direct its people and mention that in a book 1500 years ago except ALLAH, the Almighty God?

8.    The Mosquito


Quoted from Wikipedia – Mosquito

The mosquito genus Anopheles carries the malaria parasite (see Plasmodium). Worldwide, malaria is a leading cause of premature mortality, particularly in children under the age of five, with around 2 million deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Some species of mosquito can carry the filariasis worm, a parasite that causes a disfiguring condition (often referred to as elephantiasis) characterized by a great swelling of several parts of the body; worldwide, around 40 million people are living with a filariasis disability. [12]
The following are magnified images [13] [14] for the Mosquito and the worm that it carries.

Caption: Illustration of Wuchereria bancrofti or Filaria, a parasitic filarial nematode worm spread by a mosquito vector. It is one of the three parasites that cause lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis. Wuchereria bancrofti adults produce sheathed microfilariae that migrate into the blood. [15]


Let’s read the following verse:

ان الله لا يستحيي ان يضرب مثلا ما بعوضة فما فوقها فاما الذين امنوا فيعلمون انه الحق من ربهم واما الذين كفروا فيقولون ماذا اراد الله بهذا مثلا يضل به كثيرا ويهدي به كثيرا وما يضل به الا الفاسقين

Verily, Allâh is not ashamed to set forth a parable even of a mosquito or what’s above it. And as for those who believe, they know that it is the Truth from their Lord, but as for those who disbelieve, they say: "What did Allâh intend by this parable?" By it He misleads many, and many He guides thereby. And He misleads thereby only those who are Al-Fâsiqûn (the rebellious, disobedient to Allâh). (2:26)

ALLAH says that he can give examples even for a mosquito and what is above it !!, Muslims scholars explained that it means one of the following:

-       “What is above it” means more than a mosquito in size, like bird, Earth, Sun, etc..
-       Or, “What is above it’ that it carries something above it, similarly when talking about a horse or camel and what is above it, means what it is carried by these animals.

Taking the second explanation, we understand that mosquito, although it’s among the smallest creatures that can be seen, it’s truly carrying smaller creatures on it, which are the parasites and worms that can cause death for millions of humans all over the World.

9.    Spider House


Quoted from Wikipedia – Spider Web

The abdomen has no appendages except those that have been modified to form one to four (usually three) pairs of short, movable spinnerets, which emit silk. Each spinneret has many spigots, each of which is connected to one silk gland. There are at least six types of silk gland, each producing a different type of silk.

Silk is mainly composed of a protein very similar to that used in insect silk. It is initially a liquid, and hardens not by exposure to air but as a result of being drawn out, which changes the internal structure of the protein. It is similar in tensile strength to nylon and biological materials such as chitin, collagen and cellulose, but is much more elastic, in other words it can stretch much further before breaking or losing shape. [16]


From above explanation, we understand that Spider house (i.e. web) is constructed from silk which is a liquid protein that is stretched to build a web. And this type of insects’ homes is the weakest ever since it’s constructed from most fallible substance that is a “liquid Protein”, so it’s not sand, or mud, or wood, or any solid thing.

This fact is mentioned also in the following verse:

مثل الذين اتخذوا من دون الله اولياء كمثل العنكبوت اتخذت بيتا وان اوهن البيوت لبيت العنكبوت لو كانوا يعلمون

The likeness of those who take (false deities as) Auliyâ' (protectors helpers) other than Allâh is the likeness of a spider, who builds (for itself) a house, but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider's house; if they but knew. (29:41)

ALLAH gives example of those who worship other than ALLAH, is like the spider house thus they have the weakest belief ever, and it will never help them on the Resurrection Day.

10.    The FLY


Anatomy: Like all insects, the housefly has a body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), a hard exoskeleton, and six jointed legs. Flies also have a pair of transparent wings. The Housefly can taste using its feet and with its mouthparts. Adults are about 1/4 to 1/2 inch (6 - 12.5 mm) long with 13 - 15 mm wingspan. Houseflies are dark gray, with four dark stripes down the top of the thorax. They have sponging mouthparts (they cannot bite); houseflies can only eat liquids, but they can liquefy many solid foods with their saliva. [17]

Quoted from Wikipedia - Fly

Because no species of fly have teeth or any other organ or limb that allows them to eat solid foods, flies consume only liquid food, and their mouthparts and digestive tract show various modifications for this diet. [18]


As explained above, Fly can’t eat solid food they consume liquid and has to liquefy solid foods with their saliva before, this technically means, that anything eaten by this fly can’t be excluded again as its nature will change immediately as it will be mixed with fly’s saliva, this is different than misquotes or other bugs that suck blood and store it in its belly, with keeping its nature.

This fact is refereed to in the following verse, as whatever snatched by a fly it will never be released ever because it’s already changed:

يا ايها الناس ضرب مثل فاستمعوا له ان الذين تدعون من دون الله لن يخلقوا ذبابا ولو اجتمعوا له وان يسلبهم الذباب شيئا لا يستنقذوه منه ضعف الطالب والمطلوب

O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it (carefully): Verily! those on whom you call besides Allâh, cannot create (even) a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatches away a thing from them, they will have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought. (73)

11.    The Bee

Quoted from Wikipedia - Bees \ Natural Hives

Honey bees in the subgenus Apis use caves, rock cavities and hollow trees as natural nesting sites. Members of other subgenera have exposed aerial combs. The nest is composed of multiple honeycombs, parallel to each other, with a relatively uniform bee space. [19]

Bee Bole

A bee bole is a cavity or alcove in a wall or a separate free-standing structure set against a wall (the Scots word 'bole' means a recess in a wall). A skep is placed inside the bee bole. Before the development of modern bee hives (such as the design published by Lorenzo Langstroth in 1853), bee boles were a practical way of keeping bees in some parts of Britain, although most beekeepers kept their skeps in the open covered by, for example, old pots, or sacking. The bee bole helped to keep the wind and rain away from the skep and the bees living inside. [20]

Q- Who Produce the Honey?

Quoted from Wikipedia - Worker Bee

A Worker bee is any female eusocial bee that lacks the full reproductive capacity of the colony's queen bee; under most circumstances, this is correlated to an increase in certain non-reproductive activities relative to a queen, as well. Worker bees occur in many bee species other than honey bees, but this is by far the most familiar colloquial use of the term.

Honey bee workers keep the hive temperature uniform in the critical brood area (where new bees are raised). Workers gather pollen into the pollen baskets on their back legs, to carry back to the hive where it is used as food for the developing brood. [21] Female Honey Bee is shown in the below image [22]:

Quoted from Wikipedia: Honey - In medicine

Historically, honey has been used by humans to treat a variety of ailments through topical application, but only recently have the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of honey been chemically explained.

It promotes the healing process." Some wound gels which contain antibacterial raw honey and have regulatory approval are now available to help treat drug-resistant strains of bacteria (MRSA). One New Zealand researcher says a particular type of honey (Manuka honey) may be useful in treating MRSA infections.)

As an antimicrobial agent honey may have the potential for treating a variety of ailments. Antibacterial properties of honey are the result of the low water activity causing osmosis, chelation of free Iron, its slow release of hydrogen peroxide, high acidity, and the antibacterial activity of methylglyoxal.

Honey appears to be effective in killing drug-resistant biofilms which are implicated in chronic rhinosinusitis. [23]

Quoted from: Colors of Honey

  • White Color is from Clovers and Alfalfas
  • Very Light Amber Color is from Wildflowers
  • Light Amber Color is from Orange Blossoms
  • Plain Amber Color is from Buckwheats, Tupelos and Others.
The colors of honey come from the nectar of the plants. The lightest colors of honey have the mildest flavors, while the darker colors have fuller flavors [24], as shown below [25].


ALLAH mentions the following about the Bee:

وَأَوْحَى رَبُّكَ إِلَى النَّحْلِ أَنِ اتَّخِذِي مِنَ الْجِبَالِ بُيُوتًا وَمِنَ الشَّجَرِ وَمِمَّا يَعْرِشُونَ (68) ثُمَّ كُلِي مِن كُلِّ الثَّمَرَاتِ فَاسْلُكِي سُبُلَ رَبِّكِ ذُلُلاً يَخْرُجُ مِن بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاء لِلنَّاسِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ (69)

And your Lord inspired the bees, saying: "Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. (68) "Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you - females)." There comes forth from their bellies (females), a drink of varying color wherein is healing for people. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think. [16:68-69]

The above 2 verses list all the following facts about Bee and its honey:

  1. That ALLAH inspired the bees to take homes in the mountains (i.e. caves), trees, and what they erect (i.e. walls), which matches with the 3 natural hives for bees listed above.
  2. The order for bees to eat from all Fruits, and this refer to flowers nectar without no limitation.
  3. According to verse grammar, all the bees that generate honey are the female bees as ALLAH saying their bellies to females (boutouneha).
  4. The honey generated by bees comes from their bellies particularly as shown in the above image (Bee-Anatomy).
  5. The honey colors have many various colors, as explained it depends on the type of flower.
  6. The honey generated by bees has a healing feature which totally correct and similar to what explained above.
  7. “Following the ways of your Lord”, it may have explanation for Bees’ navigation, but I couldn’t find a match for it yet, as Scientist are still studying this skill for Bees, and didn’t reach a solid conclusion yet.

Finally, as ALLAH says in the end of the verse: “Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think.”

Thanks to ALLAH, Lord of the Worlds.



[2] Paul and Bernice Noll’s Window on the World, Soaring Flight of Land Birds, http://www.paulnoll.com/Oregon/Birds/flight-soaring-land.html

[3] Canadian Museum of Nature, How Do Birds Fly?, http://nature.ca/discover/exb/hwdbrdsfly/index_e.cfm

[4] Wikipedia, Hoopoe, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoopoe

[5] Wikipedia, Common Rave, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Raven

[6] Mark Young’s Birding Blog, Thieving Ravens and a curious Heron, http://myoungbirding.blogspot.com/2010/05/thieving-ravens-and-curious-heron.html

[7] Wikipedia, Zebra, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebra

[8] Wikipedia, Whale Fall, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whale_fall

[9] Monterey Bay Aquarium research Institute, Fleshing out the life histories of dead whales, http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/2010/whalefalls/whalefalls-images.html

[10] Wikipedia, Ant, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant

[11] Wikipedia, Ant Colony, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant_colony

[12] Wikipedia – Mosquito-borne disease, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosquito-borne_disease

[13] The funny Inbox, The Incredible Microscopic World, http://thefunnyinbox.com/toprted/the-incredible-microscopic-world/

[16] Wikipedia, Spider, Web types, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider#Web_types

[18] Wikipedia,, Fly, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly

[19] Wikipedia, Beehive, Natural Hives, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beehive#Natural_hives

[20] Wikipedia, Bee Bole, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_bole

[21] Wikipedia, Worker Bee, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worker_bee

[22] Wikipedia, Honey Bee, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_bee

[23] Wikipedia, Honey in Medicine, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey#In_medicine

[24] Food Fun and Facts, Honey Facts, http://www.foodfunandfacts.com/honeyfacts.htm

[25] Twin Cities daily photos, Secret life of the bees, http://www.twincitiesdailyphoto.com/2010_09_01_archive.html

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