Children!
Did you ever wonder?
"How did the universe form?"
"How did the sun and the moon begin to exist?"
"Where were you...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
     The author, who writes under the pen-name HARUN YAHYA, was born in Ankara in 1956. Having
completed ...
WONDERS OF
  ALLAH'S
 CREATION
To The Reader
   In all the books by the author, faith-related issues are explained in the
 light of the Koranic verses an...
WONDERS OF
  ALLAH'S
 CREATION



  HARUN YAHYA




       Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd.
   I Wynne Road London SW9 OBB
         U...
Copyright © Harun Yahya 2001 CE
                    First Published by Vural Yay›nc›l›k, Istanbul, Turkey

               ...
INTRODUCTION                                              08


HOW DID THE UNIVERSE FORM?                                1...
Ch ild ren !
        D id y ou ever wonde r?
        “H ow d id the uni v e rse form?”
        “How did the sun and the mo...
y o u r se l f , y o u r frien d s, y ou r parents, the earth,
the sun, the food that you love, bananas,
cherries, strawbe...
D o y ou kn ow what the uni v erse i s? I t
        is endless space and everything that it
        holds, earth, the sun,...
i t a s w ell.
     S o h ow d id a ll of these thi ngs form?
How did the sun come into being, for
e x am p le? O r h ow d...
THE WRONG RESPONSE:
           T hos e wh o resp on d i ncorre ctl y say: The uni v e rse
     w as al wa y s th ere a n d...
If a friend of yours had put some soil, stones and a little bit of
water inside a box and then came to you and said that a...
HOW DID ALLAH CREATE THE UNIVERSE?

           S c i e n tists h a ve m a d e a v e ry i mportant di scov ery
     i n r e...
s c a t t e r a ll over y ou r r oom. You woul d hav e to put
t o g e t h er th e p u zzle’s pi eces for the m to form an
...
ALLAH CREATED EARTH FOR US

            A l l a h is th e O n e Wh o cre ate d earth, the sun, stars
     and moon. So how...
"He (Allah) is the Creator of
the Heavens and the Earth..."
    ( S u r a t a s h - S h u r a : 11 )
be c a u s e , a s we h a ve a lready sai d, we nee d to breathe
     i n o r de r to live. For th is we nee d oxygen.
   ...
DO YOU THINK THIS IS POSSIBLE?

                                                You are playing on the
                   ...
I t i s im p ossib le for wav es to hav e forme d such
     a perfect city from sand by coincidence. It is
     ob v i ou ...
W h e n m eteors fa ll o n othe r pl ane ts, they create
giant craters, but when they fall on earth, they
don ’ t c a u se...
Can Atoms Think?
                                   A s we expl ai ned e arl i e r, after
                               t...
atom s th a t m a ke up thi s ke y. I f you
say, “I must see these atoms”, then you
m us t v isu a lise th e key to be as ...
day 1           week 1                month 1              month 2

     How are Humans Made of Atoms?
           We have ...
month 3          month 4           month 5- 6          month 7-8-9

     information in the cell did not divide into two. ...
+




                                      =


     n a k e d ey e. Like a tom s, i t i s i mpossi bl e for ce l l s al l...
Ou r b od ies a re p erf ect organi sms that al l ow us
   to live on earth in comfort, to run and play, to
   r e a d a n...
OUR WINDOWS ON THE WORLD: EYES

                   Ea c h org a n in our bodi es i s v e ry i mportant to
           us . ...
to see. The centre of vision is a
small area. This is the tiny area where the
electrical signals form the image of the boo...
snow y d ots or m issin g l ine s i n your v i si on. Now l ook
     at your television set. Quite often, you see snowy
  ...
d oor a n d win d ows, to fly out of the house , and then
a l l of t h em g ot tog eth e r i n the backyard. Then there
wa...
OUR EARS THAT HEAR WITHOUT ANY CRACKLE

          Allah has created our ears perfectly just like
     our eyes. Imagine a ...
quite a strong noise while it spins. Nevertheless,
A l l a h h a s c rea ted ou r ears so i deal l y that we don't
hear th...
OUR HEART THAT NEVER TIRES

         F or u s, ou r h ea rt is an esse nti al organ.
     I t b e a t s a b ou t seven ty ...
an d h a s d on e so sin c e th e day we were born
 an d w i l l c on tin u e to d o so unti l the day we
 die. Moreover, ...
DO YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS AN
                          ARMY IN THE BODY THAT
                        PROTECTS US AGAINST G...
Weapon
    Enemy    Engulfer   Guard     Killer M a n u f a c t u r e r Weapon Suppressor Memory




     The white blood ...
Sometimes we do feel this
                                   b a ttle. You say how? When we hav e
                        ...
Di d y ou kn ow th a t the l i v i ng thi ngs that you se e
e v e r y d a y h a ve very in teresti ng fe ature s?
     Af ...
When Allah creates people, He
                                gives them some features to
                                ...
THE AMAZING ADVENTURE OF THE MOSQUITO

      Mosquitoes are creatures with which most
hu m an s a re fa m ilia r because o...
The mother mosquito links her eggs in the shape of a raft to
      prevent them from sinking.

     the mother mosquito ar...
looks like the diver’s snorkel the
child in the next picture is using.
T h i s i s a tu b e a n d th e to p of i t stays
o...
The mosquito that
                                                     has come out of
                                   ...
d oe s t h e m osq u ito m a nage to see ?
          Mosquitoes are able to see the living things
    around them with the...
example, your arm… Then, with its needle-like
     tube, it chooses a suitable spot for itself. The
     n e e d l e of a ...
with a unique skill that is
just right for this process.
How? Before the mosquito
begins to suck blood, it
secretes a spec...
that can see easily even at night, to arrange its
     eggs in the shape of a raft so that they don’t
     s i n k … It c ...
THE FLY IS ONE OF THE BEST FLYING
         CREATURES ON EARTH
      W e h a ve so fa r m enti one d the spe ci al feature ...
You know quite a lot about helicopters and
     aeroplanes. Well, do you know how long humans
     h a v e b een a b le to...
complete ability to take off like flies do. This
f e at ure exists in som e hel i copte rs to some e xtent.
H ow e v e r, ...
THE TINY PRODIGIES THAT
                             PRODUCE HONEY

                Do you know who makes the honey on you...
these rooms, maintaining the heat and moisture
inside the hive, collecting nectar, pollen, water
a n d r e sin , etc .
   ...
It is impossible to
     form a perfectly
     hand-drawn
     honeycomb.


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Isn’t it neat? Could you have made such neat
hexagons             side    by     side   without       a   ruler?
F u r t h...
T h e worker b ee b ec ome s e xhausted after worki ng
     non - s t o p for a n oth er 2 to 3 we e ks and di e s.
      ...
resemble the number 8 on the honeycomb. The
numbers of times the bee turns or shakes its
abdomen are signals that indicate...
to make it in great quantities. Allah says in a
     v e r se i n th e Q u r’a n :
          Your Lord revealed to the bee...
U n t il n ow, we on ly tol d you about the cre ature s
t ha t y ou a re u sed to see i ng around you. Howe v er,
there ar...
don’t have homes. They sleep on ice. If
                     y ou were to lie down on i ce for ev en a few
               ...
m on t hs , h e m oves a b ou t
with the egg between
hi s f e et . Th is is wh y h e
is       unable         to       go
h...
CAMELS CARRY WATER TANKS
                           ON THEIR BACKS

               Ju st a wh ile a g o, we menti oned the...
t e m pe ra tu res in th ese a re as can ri se as hi gh as 50 0 C
(12 2 0 F ) .
    Y o u m ig h t h a ve ex p e ri e nce ...
desert, since the desert is dry land and there is
     almost no vegetation. There are only cactuses and
     o t he r t h...
THE BEE HUMMINGBIRD

      As you can see, this bird is small
enough to stand on a pencil. Even with
their small size, the...
THE DEFENSIVE CRAB:
                     THE HERMIT
        There are many interesting creatures living in
     the    sea...
BOOBY, THE BIRD THAT SWIMS

   Boobies are birds that dive into water from
great heights, and they have webs between their...
DO FISH FLY?
                      Flying fish don’t fly with wings like
                  b ird s, b u t th ey sl i de on...
THE HERON
      The heron displays
great           skill     in
catching         fish.    It
stands up spreading
its      ...
THE OSTRICH
        The ostrich is a bird
     that    runs      extremely
     fast. It can run at
     speeds of up to 7...
THE POLAR BEAR
      The polar bear can run very fast
on ice with his levelled, hairy claws
and non-slippery soles. Polar ...
CHEETAH: THE FAST RUNNER
          Cheetahs are known as the fastest running
     a n i m al s on la n d . Th ey can go ov...
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  1. 1. Children! Did you ever wonder? "How did the universe form?" "How did the sun and the moon begin to exist?" "Where were you before you were born?" "How did the seas, trees, and animals come about?" "How do the colourful and lovely scented fruits that we love, such as bananas, cherries, plums and strawberries, emerge from the dark soil? Who gives them their colours and scents?" "From where does the tiny bee learn how to make such tasty honey? How does he make a honeycomb that has such smooth corners?" "Who was the first human?" "Your mother gave birth to you. But the first human couldn’t have had a mother or a father. So how did the first human all of a sudden appear?" In this book, you will learn the correct answer to all of these questions. ABOUT THE AUTHOR The author, who writes under the pen-name Harun Yahya, was born in Ankara in 1956. He studied arts at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, the author has published many books on faith- related and scientific issues. Harun Yahya is well- known as an author who has written very important works disclosing the invalidity of the theory of evolution. Some of the books of the author have been translated into English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Bosnian, Indonesian, Turki, Tatar, Urdu and Malay and published in the countries concerned. Harun Yahya’s books appeal to all people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, regardless of their age, race, and nationality, as they center around one goal: to open the readers’ mind by presenting the signs of Allah’s eternal existence to them. ISBN 1-84200-037-3 Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd. 1 Wynne Road London SW9 OBB 9 781842 000373 United Kingdom
  2. 2. ABOUT THE AUTHOR The author, who writes under the pen-name HARUN YAHYA, was born in Ankara in 1956. Having completed his primary and secondary education in Ankara, he then studied arts at Istanbul's Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, the author has published many books on political, faith-related and scientific issues. Harun Yahya is well-known as an author who has written very important works disclosing the imposture of evolutionists, the invalidity of their claims and the dark liaisons between Darwinism and bloody ideologies. His pen-name is made up of the names "Harun" (Aaron) and "Yahya" (John), in memory of the two esteemed prophets who fought against lack of faith. The Prophet's seal on the cover of the author's books has a symbolic meaning linked to the their contents. This seal represents the Koran as the last Book by Allah and the last word of Him and our Prophet, the last of all the prophets. Under the guidance of the Koran and Sunnah, the author makes it his main goal to disprove each one of the fundamental tenets of godless ideologies and to have the "last word", so as to completely silence the objections raised against religion. The seal of the Prophet, who attained ultimate wisdom and moral perfection, is used as a sign of his intention of saying this last word. All these works by the author centre around one goal: to convey the message of the Koran to people, thus encouraging them to think about basic faith-related issues, such as the existence of Allah, His unity and the hereafter, and to display the decrepit foundations and perverted works of godless systems. Harun Yahya enjoys a wide readership in many countries, from India to America, England to Indonesia, Poland to Bosnia, and Spain to Brazil. Some of his books are available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Urdu, Arabic, Albanian, Russian, Serbo-Croat (Bosnian), Uygur Turkish, and Indonesian, and they have been enjoyed by readers all over the world. Greatly appreciated all around the world, these works have been instrumental in many people putting their faith in Allah and in many others gaining a deeper insight into their faith. The wisdom, and the sincere and easy-to-understand style employed give these books a distinct touch which directly strikes any one who reads or examines them. Immune to objections, these works are characterised by their features of rapid effectiveness, definite results and irrefutability. It is unlikely that those who read these books and give a serious thought to them can any longer sincerely advocate the materialistic philosophy, atheism and any other perverted ideology or philosophy. Even if they continue to advocate, this will be only a sentimental insistence since these books have refuted these ideologies from their very basis. All contemporary movements of denial are ideologically defeated today, thanks to the collection of books written by Harun Yahya. There is no doubt that these features result from the wisdom and lucidity of the Koran. The author certainly does not feel proud of himself; he merely intends to serve as a means in one's search for Allah's right path. Furthermore, no material gain is sought in the publication of these works. Considering these facts, those who encourage people to read these books, which open the "eyes" of the heart and guide them in becoming more devoted servants of Allah, render an invaluable service. Meanwhile, it would just be a waste of time and energy to propagate books which create confusion in peoples' minds, lead man into ideological chaos, and which, clearly have no strong and precise effects in removing the doubts in peoples' hearts, as also verified from previous experience. It is apparent that it is impossible for books devised to emphasize the author's literary power rather than the noble goal of saving people from loss of faith, to have such a great effect. Those who doubt this can readily see that the sole aim of Harun Yahya's books is to overcome disbelief and to disseminate the moral values of the Koran. The success, impact and sincerity this service has attained are manifest in the reader's conviction. One point needs to be kept in mind: The main reason for the continuing cruelty and conflict, and all the ordeals Muslims undergo is the ideological prevalence of disbelief. These things can only come to an end with the ideological defeat of disbelief and by ensuring that everybody knows about the wonders of creation and Koranic morality, so that people can live by it. Considering the state of the world today, which forces people into the downward spiral of violence, corruption and conflict, it is clear that this service has to be provided more speedily and effectively. Otherwise, it may be too late. It is no exaggeration to say that the collection of books by Harun Yahya have assumed this leading role. By the Will of Allah, these books will be the means through which people in the 21st century will attain the peace and bliss, justice and happiness promised in the Koran.
  3. 3. WONDERS OF ALLAH'S CREATION
  4. 4. To The Reader In all the books by the author, faith-related issues are explained in the light of the Koranic verses and people are invited to learn Allah's words and to live by them. All the subjects that concern Allah's verses are explained in such a way as to leave no room for doubt or question marks in the reader's mind. The sincere, plain and fluent style employed ensures that everyone of every age and from every social group can easily understand the books. This effective and lucid narrative makes it possible to read them in a single sitting. Even those who rigorously reject spirituality are influenced by the facts recounted in these books and cannot refute the truthfulness of their contents. This book and all the other works of the author can be read individually or discussed in a group at a time of conversation. Those readers who are willing to profit from the books will find discussion very useful in the sense that they will be able to relate their own reflections and experiences to one another. In addition, it will be a great service to the religion to contribute to the presentation and reading of these books, which are written solely for the good pleasure of Allah. All the books of the author are extremely convincing. For this reason, for those who want to communicate the religion to other people, one of the most effective methods is to encourage them to read these books. It is hoped that the reader will take time to look through the review of other books on the final pages of the book, and appreciate the rich source of material on faith-related issues, which are very useful and a pleasure to read. In these books, you will not find, as in some other books, the personal views of the author, explanations based on dubious sources, styles that are unobservant of the respect and reverence due to sacred subjects, nor hopeless, doubt-creating, and pessimistic accounts that create deviations in the heart.
  5. 5. WONDERS OF ALLAH'S CREATION HARUN YAHYA Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd. I Wynne Road London SW9 OBB United Kingdom February, 2002
  6. 6. Copyright © Harun Yahya 2001 CE First Published by Vural Yay›nc›l›k, Istanbul, Turkey First Turkish Edition published in 1999 Published by: Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd. I Wynne Road London SW9 OBB United Kingdom Website: http://www.taha.co.uk E-Mail: sales@taha.co.uk All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrivial system or transmitted in any form or by any methods, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior permission of the publishers. All translations from the Qur'an are from "The Noble Qur'an: a New Rendering of its Meaning in English" by Hajj Abdalhaqq and Aisha Bewley, published by Bookwork, Norwich, UK. 1420 CE/1999 AH By Harun Yahya Translated By: Tuba Addas Edited By: Abdassamad Clarke A catalog record of this book is available from the British Library ISBN 1-84200-037-3 Printed and bound by: Secil Ofset in Istanbul Address: 100 Y›l Mahallesi MAS-SIT Matbaacilar Sitesi 4. Cadde No: 77 Ba¤cilar-Istanbul / TURKEY Website: www.harunyahya.com E-mail: info@harunyahya.com
  7. 7. INTRODUCTION 08 HOW DID THE UNIVERSE FORM? 10 HERE IS OUR BODY! 27 THE AMAZING FEATURES OF THE CREATURES AROUND US 3 9 FASCINATING CREATURES 59 HOW DO COLOURFUL PLANTS EMERGE FROM SOIL? 78 LET'S THINK AGAIN! 80 WHAT IS THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION? 83 HOW, ACCORDING TO EVOLUTIONISTS, DO LIVING THINGS EVOLVE? 8 8 FOSSILS THAT EVOLUTIONISTS JUST CAN'T SEEM TO FIND 9 5 WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE CAMBRIAN PERIOD? 101 THE FALSEHOOD THAT FISH CHANGED INTO REPTILES 104 NONSENSE! 108 COULD A THING LIKE THIS EVER HAPPEN? 112 THE TALE OF HUMAN EVOLUTION 114 THE TOPICS THAT ARE SCARIEST FOR DARWIN AND 126 EVOLUTIONISTS THE DATA BANK OF OUR BODY: DNA 130 ALLAH IS THE CREATOR OF ALL 134 CONCLUSION 136
  8. 8. Ch ild ren ! D id y ou ever wonde r? “H ow d id the uni v e rse form?” “How did the sun and the moon begin to exist?” “Wh ere wer e you before you we re born?” “H ow d id t he seas, tre e s, and ani mal s come a b ou t?” “How do the colourful and lovely scented fru its th a t we l ov e, such as bananas, cherri es, p lu m s a n d strawberri es, eme rge from the dark soil? Wh o g ives the m thei r col ours and scents?” “From wh ere doe s the ti ny be e l earn how to make such tasty honey? How does he make a h on ey c om b that has such smooth corne rs?” “Wh o wa s the fi rst human?” “Y ou r m oth er gav e bi rth to you. But the fi rst h u m a n c ou ld n’t hav e had a mothe r or a father. So how did the first human all of a sudden a p p ea r?” In this book, you will learn the correct a n swer to a ll of these que sti ons. Do you know what this correct answer is? Every th in g th at you se e around you, i ncl udi ng 8
  9. 9. y o u r se l f , y o u r frien d s, y ou r parents, the earth, the sun, the food that you love, bananas, cherries, strawberries, colourful roses, violets, beautiful scents, human beings, cats, dogs, ants, bees, horses, birds and butterflies, in s h or t e v e r y th in g wa s c rea ted by Al l ah. We asked you, “Did you ever think: from w he r e d oe s th e tin y b ee lea r n how to make such t as t y hon e y ?” Well, A lla h is the One Who te aches t he be e how to m a ke h on ey . But there are those people who tell stories about these things. They don’t believe that Allah has created everything and they invent stories about it. These people are called “evolutionists” and the story that they tell is c a ll e d “ e v o l u tion ”. W e w an t y ou to lea rn wh at i s the truth, and t ha t i s w h y we h a ve sta rted by te l l i ng you the r igh t t h i n g s . In th e sec on d part of the book, we w ill s h ow y o u h ow th ose wh o bel i e v e i n e v ol uti on de c e i v e p e op le. If a fter y ou hav e re ad thi s book, s o m e on e c om es u p to y ou one day and asks you to believe in the theory of evolution, you can t hen t e l l hi m th a t th e th eory of ev ol uti on i s not r igh t , an d A lla h is th e Crea t or of ev erythi ng. 9
  10. 10. D o y ou kn ow what the uni v erse i s? I t is endless space and everything that it holds, earth, the sun, the moon, the planets and the stars. Even if you walk millions and millions of miles you will not be able to reach the end of space, EARTH a n d in fa c t, you hav e hardl y re ached i ts b eg in n in g . Th e re ason for that i s that sp a c e is too large to descri be. Earth exists within this limitless space. Along with earth, the sun, moon, and millions of stars exist in 10
  11. 11. i t a s w ell. S o h ow d id a ll of these thi ngs form? How did the sun come into being, for e x am p le? O r h ow d id our earth appear? There are two types of responses to t hi s qu estion . O n e of the se re sponses i s r i gh t a n d th e oth er is wrong. Those who MOON r e s p on d wron g ly a re al so bel i e v ers i n the theory of evolution. On the n ex t p a g e, we wi l l fi rst show you the wrong response and then the right on e. SUN 11
  12. 12. THE WRONG RESPONSE: T hos e wh o resp on d i ncorre ctl y say: The uni v e rse w as al wa y s th ere a n d i t came about by i tse l f. That i s , a l o t of su b sta n c es came togethe r on thei r own by chance to form the sun, stars, earth, seas, t r e e s , rivers a n d m ou ntai ns. Don’t you think this thought is illogical? If a friend of yours came to you and said something l i k e : “ I h a d p u t som e soi l , stones, and a l i ttl e bi t of w a ter in sid e a b ig b ox. I wai te d for a coupl e of years and then a computer emerged from this b ox .” Wou ld y ou b elieve hi m? You woul d probabl y t hi n k th a t y ou r frien d was joki ng, l yi ng or mad. Evolutionists openly tell a tall story just like that. A computer cannot form all by itself as a r e sul t of som e c oin c idence s. F i rst, some one pl ans what the computer is supposed to be like, and d e c i d e s wh a t c om p on ents are to be use d. The n, i n large factories, engineers, technicians and h u n d re d s of workers c ome toge the r. They use huge machinery to put the computer together. That is t o say , wh en y ou see a computer you woul d know that it did not just happen all by itself. Isn’t it ob v i ou s th a t in tellig ent pe opl e make computers? T he su n , ea rth a n d other pl ants are much l arger t ha n a c om p u ter. S o, if the re are those who make c om pu ters, th ere m u st be a power that create s the s u n , e a rth , m oon a n d stars. THE RIGHT RESPONSE: D i d y ou u n d ersta n d what the ri ght re sponse i s? A l l a h i s th e Crea tor of the sun, earth, pl anets, and stars. Everything in the universe is perfect and orderly. That is because Allah created the universe, and He has put everything where it b e l on g s. 12
  13. 13. If a friend of yours had put some soil, stones and a little bit of water inside a box and then came to you and said that after waiting for a couple of years a computer emerged from the box, would you not break into laughter at the thought? 13
  14. 14. HOW DID ALLAH CREATE THE UNIVERSE? S c i e n tists h a ve m a d e a v e ry i mportant di scov ery i n r e c e n t y ea rs. Th is important di scov ery was that b e f o r e th e u n iverse wa s formed, there was nothi ng e l s e . T h ere wa s n o la n d , no ai r, no water, and the re w e r e n o sta rs; th ere w as ev en no space. I nsi de thi s n ot hi n g n ess, th ere wa s thi s ti ny spot. Thi s spot was s o t i ny th a t it wa s d iffi cul t e v en for an e ye to see . A l o t o f m a tter h a d b ee n squee z ed togethe r i nsi de this spot. Then, in an instant this spot exploded. W he n i t ex p lod ed , a ll t he matte r that was squee z ed inside it flew about. After that, the pieces of matter joined together to first form atoms, then from those atoms, stars, our sun, earth and the other planets. The scientists named this explosion the “Big Bang”. Everything in the universe was f o r m e d a s a resu lt of thi s Bi g Bang. Here you have to think about something very im p orta n t. Let’ s i magi ne that you put the pieces of a puzzle randomly inside a balloon. After that, you fill your balloon with air and then suddenly pop it. That is to say t he ba lloon “b ig b a n g ed” . What happens to the puzzle’s pieces t ha t yo u h a d stu ffed i nsi de the bal l oon? C ou l d th ese p iec es form a beauti ful v i l l a or an airport—something even you could hardly m an a g e—in th e m id d le of your room? Or woul d the y scatter all over the room? Of course, they would 14
  15. 15. s c a t t e r a ll over y ou r r oom. You woul d hav e to put t o g e t h er th e p u zzle’s pi eces for the m to form an a i r port or a h ou se. Allah is the Maker of the “Big Bang”, the Organiser of the matter that scattered in space a f t e r th e “B ig B a n g ”. By bri ngi ng toge the r al l thi s matter, He is also the Creator of the sun, earth, p l a n e t s a n d sta rs. Wh e n Al l ah wi shes somethi ng to be, He gives the order “Be” and it comes into being. Allah is Superior and He is the Strongest. His strength is enough for everything. When He w an t s som eth in g , H e c an create i t i mmedi ate l y. A l l a h h a s sen t u s H is book “ The Qur’ an” through w hi c h H e in trod u c es H imse l f and Hi s cre ati on to us. We can find all the right answers to every question from the Qur’an and the Sunnah (The Prophet Muhammad’s way of life). For example, w he n we a sk, “H ow h a s Al l ah cre ate d e v erythi ng?” A l l a h r esp on d s in th e Qur’ an by sayi ng: “He (Allah) is the Originator of the heavens and the earth… He created all things and He has knowledge of all things.” (Surat al-An’am: 101)
  16. 16. ALLAH CREATED EARTH FOR US A l l a h is th e O n e Wh o cre ate d earth, the sun, stars and moon. So how did all the living things on earth come into being? Imagine a huge planet with its surface completely empty. There are no humans or a n i m al s , n o p la n ts or in sects. Earth has been decorated in a lot of detail for l i v i n g t h i n g s to su rvive. All ah i s the One Who has gi v en earth all these details. Otherwise none of us would h a v e b e e n a b le to live, n ei ther you, nor your pare nts, or i n d e e d a n y of y ou r friends woul d hav e bee n he re. L e t ’ s c on sid er h ow A llah create d the earth so that l i v i n g t h i n g s c a n su rvive: 1. Think about… how orderly everything in the u n i v e r se is. Th e su n h a s bee n put i n the e xact posi ti on f r om w hi c h it c ou ld wa rm us and gi v e us l i ght at the s a m e t i m e. If th ere were no sun, there woul d not hav e been one living thing on earth. Neither us, nor the a n i m al s n or a n y oth er c reature s woul d hav e be e n abl e to live. 2 . Al l a h h a s a lso d istanced the sun from earth to j u s t t h e r ig h t ex ten t. If e arth was a l i ttl e bi t cl oser to t he s u n , th e h ea t wou ld h av e scorche d i t and we woul d n ot h a v e b een a b le to liv e. I f e arth was a l i ttl e more distant from the sun, then glaciers would have covered it and again, few living things would have been able to survive. This is one of the reasons why there is no life on other planets, because they are e i t he r t o o c lose to th e sun or too di stant from i t. 3. As you know, living things need to breathe in or de r t o live. We n eed oxygen i n the ai r so that we can b r e at he . Ex a c tly th e rig h t amount of oxyge n e xi sts i n the air so that human beings can breathe. If there w e r e a l i ttle b it m ore or a l i ttl e bi t l e ss, ne i ther we , n or t h e a n im a ls, n or th e pl ants woul d hav e surv i v ed, 16
  17. 17. "He (Allah) is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth..." ( S u r a t a s h - S h u r a : 11 )
  18. 18. be c a u s e , a s we h a ve a lready sai d, we nee d to breathe i n o r de r to live. For th is we nee d oxygen. 4. On e of th e m ost important thi ngs that make i t pos s i b l e for u s to su rvive i s wate r. No organi sm can l i v e w i th ou t wa ter. For t hi s reason, Al l ah has create d some parts of earth as water. Three quarters of e ar t h ’ s s u rfa c e is c overed wi th wate r. Howev er, the re i s n o w a ter on a n y of t he othe r pl ane ts nor i s the re any water on the moon that you see at night. The essentials for living things are only available on e ar t h . Many events on earth make it possible for us to live. If even only one of these events doesn’t take pl a c e , no livin g th in g woul d be l eft on e arth. So, i s i t possible that these thousands of events have come together spontaneously and formed such a place as earth? Of course not. Not even one of these events cou l d h a p p en b y c h a n c e. Al l ah has create d earth for hu m an b ein g s. A n d , b ec ause of thi s, earth i s the most sui t ab l e p la c e for u s. You can give the following example to those that claim earth and the whole universe were formed by chance. Let’s say that you are playing on the beach and you see some big waves approaching, so you go home. When you return to the beach after a few hou r s, yo u see a n a m a zing si ght. On the shore there i s a wonderful city made of sand. There are houses, hospitals, an airport, and buses. There are even hu m an fig u res. Y ou a sk a fri end who i s passi ng i f he knows how these things occurred. If he replied, “ I t h i n k t h e b ig wa ves th a t reached the shore must hav e f or m e d t h em ,” wh a t wou ld you thi nk? Woul dn’ t you be suspicious that your friend imagined it, or wouldn’t you laugh thinking that he must be joking or had pe r ha p s b ec om e in sa n e? 18
  19. 19. DO YOU THINK THIS IS POSSIBLE? You are playing on the beach and, all of a sudden, big waves approach. So, you quickly leave for home. When you return to the beach after a few hours, you see an amazing sight. There on the shore is a wonderful sandcastle. The recent big waves couldn’t have formed this castle “by chance”. It is impossible for such a beautiful neat building to have formed by chance, and just in the same way it is impossible for living things to have formed on earth by chance. IMPOSSIBLE!
  20. 20. I t i s im p ossib le for wav es to hav e forme d such a perfect city from sand by coincidence. It is ob v i ou s th a t som eon e who i s an expert i n bui l di ng s u c h ci ties h a d a rrived, bui l t i t and l eft. H owever, c erta in p eopl e – ev en though they are p r o f e s sors or sc ien tist s – acce pt such a ri di cul ous i d e a . T h ey won ’t sa y , “Wav e s forme d the ci ty made of sand”, but they would say “Tiny pieces of matter, namely the atoms, came together by c h a n c e a n d th ey form ed the sun, stars and earth all by themselves.” This is because these people wouldn’t want to say that Allah created everything. They defend the wrong without believing in the right. We will explain who these p e op l e a re in m ore d etai l towards the e nd of the b ook . The Surrounding Protective Shield of Earth: The Atmosphere D o y ou kn ow th a t eve ry day many me teors fal l on e ar th ? Meteors are stones that break off from planets or are the remnants of material from stars. They go about in space, and from time to time fall on the surfaces of planets causing them great damage. But, because Allah has surrounded our planet with a protective shield, 20 they don’t do us much harm.
  21. 21. W h e n m eteors fa ll o n othe r pl ane ts, they create giant craters, but when they fall on earth, they don ’ t c a u se m u c h h a rm. So h ow d o m eteors cause gre at damage to the sur f a c es of oth er p la n ets but not to the surface of e ar t h ? The reason for this is the atmosphere that surrounds earth. The atmosphere encircles our planet as a protective shield. A meteor entering t h e atm osp h ere sh rin ks through combusti on. When i t c om es c loser to th e surface of e arth, i t become s e v e n s m a ller. Th erefor e, the me teor become s v e ry small or even diminishes and disappears completely by the time it reaches the surface of t h e e a rth , a n d c a u ses us no harm. T h e a tm osp h ere d oesn’ t onl y pre v ent the harm o f m e t eors b u t it a lso absorbs harmful rays that come from the Sun. Yet again, if these harmful r a y s were a b le to rea c h e arth’ s surface, i t woul d ha v e b een im p ossib le f or l i v i ng thi ngs to surv i v e . T h e two c h a ra c teristi cs we hav e menti oned here are more than enough to show us that the atmosphere is not some haphazard thing. Allah— Who has endless mercy upon all living things on earth and Who at the same time has eternal pow e r — h a s c rea ted th e atmosphe re, and wi th thi s atmosphere, He protects us from da n g e r. The atmosphere encircles earth as a protective shield. Thanks to the atmosphere, we are protected from many threats without even realising it.
  22. 22. Can Atoms Think? A s we expl ai ned e arl i e r, after the Big Bang, particles emerged a n d c ame togethe r as ATOM S. Wel l , d o y ou know what an atom i s? Let us fi rst expl ai n to you what an atom is like. We can compare the atoms to marbles. But these marbles would be too tiny, u n l i k e a n y th in g y ou h ave see n be fore. N ow, look a rou n d y ou! E v e rythi ng that you see i n r e a lity is m a d e of the se marbl es, name l y the atoms. The chair on which you are sitting, the b ook in y ou r h a n d , y our mothe r, your teacher at school, the television that you watch, apples, m e l o n s, a n d th e c h ocol ate s i n the ki tchen, your pe t , wa ter, th e flowers i n your garde n, your toys, and even your body, all are made up of these at o m s . A s we ex p la in ed earl i e r, the stars and suns that make up the universe and the world in which we live are also formed of atoms just like you. In all the places in which you go a b ou t a n d a ll th e c orne rs that you turn, the re are a tom s. You cannot see these little things that we call atoms, because they are a lot smaller than y o u c a n im a g in e. Th ey are so smal l that e v en wi th t he l a rg est m ic rosc opes, i t i sn’ t possi bl e to see e v e n on e of th em . To be abl e to compre hend the t i n y s ize of th e a tom, l ook at thi s e xampl e: Im a gi ne that you hav e a key i n your hand. Without a doubt, it is impossible for you to see the 22
  23. 23. atom s th a t m a ke up thi s ke y. I f you say, “I must see these atoms”, then you m us t v isu a lise th e key to be as l arge as e arth. If you were able to visualise the key to be as l a r ge a s ea rth th en every atom i nsi de i t woul d be a s l arg e a s c h erries a nd so you coul d see the m. Well, how did all the atoms come together after the Big Bang? The atoms are lifeless. The y don’ t hav e any mi nds or any intelligence. They cannot make any decisions. They cannot say, for example, “Come on, let’s get together a n d fo rm a sta r” or “L et’ s come cl ose r and form e ar t h ” . We c a n a lso u s e the fol l owi ng e xampl e: We already mentioned a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces of this puzzle are lifeless and, like atoms, they cannot make decisions. If you spread them about, they cannot have thoughts such as “Well, let’s get together an d f o rm a c a stle or a human! ” Then let’s ask again: “How did all these stars, planets, humans and animals that are m a d e u p of a tom s c ome i nto bei ng? I f the atoms did not make a decision, then who put them t og e t h er?” Of course, nothing around us can occur by coi n c i d en c e. A lla h is the One Who bri ngs atoms together. Allah has created all the vastness of space, the planets, stars, earth, animals, plants an d hu m a n s from a toms.
  24. 24. day 1 week 1 month 1 month 2 How are Humans Made of Atoms? We have said that atoms come together to form h u m an b e in g s, b u t, of c ourse , you must be wonde ri ng how this can happen. First, atoms come together to f o r m C E L LS . A g a in , we a r e l earni ng some thi ng ne w: So, w ha t i s a c ell? The bodies of all living organisms are made up of c e l l s . E v e n if c ells a re n ot as smal l as atoms, they are s t i l l v e r y sm a ll a n d c a n n ot be se e n wi th the naked e ye . W e c a n t r y to ex p la in th eir ti ny si z e wi th the fol l owi ng e x am pl e : If we b rou g h t toge the r about 10, 000 cel l s, we could make up something just about the size of the head of a pin. This is why you cannot see them. But cells are the building blocks of humans, ants, cats, r o s e s , t r e es, a n d a ll oth er l i v i ng organi sms around you. Y ou , f o r in sta n c e, a re m ade up of tri l l i ons of ce l l s. S o, w h ere d id a ll th ese tri l l i ons of ce l l s come from? L ook a t y ou r b roth er. He wasn’ t the re two ye ars ago, t he n al l o f a su d d en h e appe are d and sl owl y he started t o gr o w . H ow d id th is a m az i ng ev ent happe n? Your brother started out as a single cell in your m o t he r ’ s a b d om en . B u t th is si ngl e ce l l was stori ng a l ot of important information inside. All the information t ha t h a s m a d e y ou r b rot her i nto who he i s use d to be s t o r e d i n th is c ell: h is eye col our, hai r col our, hei ght, e t c. Then this cell grew a little and started to divide. First, it divided in two. However, here something happened that you would find very interesting: The 24
  25. 25. month 3 month 4 month 5- 6 month 7-8-9 information in the cell did not divide into two. That m e a n s t h e sa m e in form a ti on was dupl i cated i n the two ce l l s . A fter th is, th e c ell s conti nued to di v i de and the sam e i nf orm a tion d u p lic ati on happened i n al l of the m, r e s u l t i ng in m a n y c ells wi th the same i nformati on. Then t h e s e w e r e d ivid ed in to o the rs, and othe rs di v i de d i nto others. This event continued until millions of cells f or m e d . While all this was happening, something you would ne v e r g u e ss took p la c e! These cells, although they contain the same information, started doing tasks that are different f r o m e a c h oth er. S om e of the m formed your brother’ s skin. Some others formed his muscles, yet others his sk e l e t o n , a n d oth ers h is brai n neurons. While the cells continued to multiply, the group of ce l l s t ha t wa s a lm ost like a bal l started to take shape. As y o u ca n see in th e p icture s at the top of the page , f i r st y ou r b roth er’s h ea d appeare d, fol l owed by hi s thi n ar m s an d th en h is leg s. The ce l l s conti nued to grow and divide and after nine months, they turned into a com pl e t e b a b y . Y ou m et hi m for the fi rst ti me whe n he w a s “ bor n ”. All the things that we have said until now may surprise you. You probably have thought about why ce l l s t o ok on d ifferen t tasks or how the y we re abl e to com bi n e in su c h a n ea t shape . Al l ah i s the One Who does al l of t h i s. Cells a re tin y bei ngs that are i nv i si bl e to the
  26. 26. + = n a k e d ey e. Like a tom s, i t i s i mpossi bl e for ce l l s al l on their own to make decisions or to come t o g e t h er to form a h u man be i ng. I t i s nonse nse to even think that your brother or other human b e i n g s a re m a d e u p of cel l s that came togethe r by c oi n c i d en c e. A l l a h , th e Crea tor o f al l , has create d al l human beings perfectly and He has told the people to t hi n k a b ou t th is in th e Book that He has se nt us: Does not man recall that We created him before when he was not anything? (Surah Maryam: 67) You, like your brother and all other human beings, started to grow from a single cell, con t i nu ed to g row a n d turne d i nto a ful l person. R i gh t n ow, y ou a re living a ni ce l i fe i n thi s worl d. You owe all of this to Allah. Allah shows great mercy to you and gives you many blessings. So, don ’ t e ver forg et to thank your Cre ator, Al l ah. 26
  27. 27. Ou r b od ies a re p erf ect organi sms that al l ow us to live on earth in comfort, to run and play, to r e a d a n d write a n d , in short, they l et us pe rform each and every task. These organisms are so wonderful that one cannot make anything that resembles them even with the most advanced t e c h n o log y . How much do you know about this body of yours, which works non-stop and repairs itself w h e n i t ru n s d own ? WATER PROTEIN SOLIDS AND LIQUID FATS CARBOHYDRATES MINERALS Did you know that your body is made up of fats, proteins, water, carbohydrates and minerals? 27
  28. 28. OUR WINDOWS ON THE WORLD: EYES Ea c h org a n in our bodi es i s v e ry i mportant to us . O u r lives wou ld c hange i f e v en onl y one of the m were missing. For example, our eyes… Did you ever think what you would have done if you didn’t have your eyes? You wouldn’t be able to know what your p a r e nt s , b roth ers or sis ters, or fri ends l ook l i ke . You w o u l d n ’t b e a b le to see al l the be auti ful thi ngs. You w o u l d n ’t b e a b le to p lay most of the game s you now d o. Yo u wou ld n ’t b e abl e to read thi s book or se e t he c ol ou rfu l p ic tu res in i t. You woul dn’ t be abl e to imagine what a rabbit or a dog looks like, because y ou w o u ld n ever h a ve seen one. You woul dn’ t be abl e to watch cartoons on TV. You wouldn’t be able to p e r f or m y ou r ta sks with e ase . You mi ght not ev en be a b l e t o fin d y ou r wa y a round home . You woul dn’ t b e ab l e to see a n y c olours or shape s, nor woul d y ou k no w wh a t lig h t is or be abl e to noti ce any o f th ese th in g s. T he l i st i s e ndl ess. Allah created all humans with eyes with wh ic h th ey can see . Al l ah has gi v en h u m a n s th is very i mportant asse t. Our eyes serve very important functions. They perform critical processes of which we are c om pl e tely u n a wa re, a nd onl y after whi ch we can se e around. L e t u s b riefly exa m in e how we see : E v e ry ob j ec t in th e worl d re fl e cts and e mi ts l i ght on to its surroundings. For instance, while you are l ook i ng a t th is b ook, th e l i ght re fl e cte d and e mi tted from this book is going to the back of your eye t hr o u g h y ou r p u p il. This light, after going through a series of p ro c esses a t th e b ack of your e ye , turns i nto an electrical signal. This electrical signal goes to your brain. At the back of your brain is the c e n tre of vision that make s i t possi bl e for you 28
  29. 29. to see. The centre of vision is a small area. This is the tiny area where the electrical signals form the image of the book and t h a t i s wh en y ou see th is book. E v e n try in g to ex p la in these processe s as bri e fl y as pos s i b l e ta kes su c h a long ti me , whereas the proce ss i s i ns t an ta n eou s. Th ese processe s happe n so fast that when you look at the book, at that instant you are a b l e t o s ee it. I s n ’ t it su c h a p erfec t syste m? I f you re me mber, we had mentioned evolutionists earlier in the book. We a l s o m e n tion ed th a t th e se pe opl e be l i e v e that e arth, the universe, the stars and all living things are a r e sul t o f c h a n c e. Th ose who say thi s say the same about our eyes. They say, “The eyes occurred by t he m se l v es a n d th rou g h coi nci dence .” Can such a c om pl e x a n d won d erfu l s ystem form by i tsel f? L et u s gi v e a n exa m p le to clari fy how ri di cul ous thi s op i n i on is: Engineers have manufactured the photographic and video cameras by copying the human eye. H ow e v e r , n on e of th is equi pment gi v es as cl ear a v i ew as your eyes do. Now lift your head from the book and look around you. Isn ’t y ou r v i si on cl ear? There i s no bl ur, 29
  30. 30. snow y d ots or m issin g l ine s i n your v i si on. Now l ook at your television set. Quite often, you see snowy dot s o r skip p ed lin es in the i mage. E v e n whe n these don ’ t h a p p en a n d even wi th al l the new technol ogy, t e l e v i s ion s still d o n ot produce the pe rfe ct i mage s t h a t y o u r ey es d o. N ow, let’s th in k for a moment. Thi s means that o u r e y e s a re a lot m ore adv anced and are of bette r qu a l i ty th a n a n y vid eo or photographi c camera or t e l e v i s ion . Wh a t wou ld you do i f someone came up t o y o u a n d sa id som ething l i ke the fol l owi ng? “ T h e re wa s a storm that cause d some el ectri cal ca b l e s , sc rews, h a m m ers, screwdri v e rs to fl y out the 30
  31. 31. d oor a n d win d ows, to fly out of the house , and then a l l of t h em g ot tog eth e r i n the backyard. Then there was some rain and thunder and these things were m i x e d with th e soil. S ome ti me passe d and I saw a t e l e v i s i on set em erg e. I pi cke d i t up and brought i t h om e .” You would probably think that that person is either insane or lying, because as we all know, television sets are made in huge factories where there are hundreds of engineers, designers and specialised personnel. It is impossible for a t e l e v i s i on set to form on i ts own. Cou ld it b e th at our e ye s, whi ch are of much better quality than television, have occurred by themselves? Of course not! J u st a s a television doe sn’ t come about on i t s own , b u t som eo ne doe s manufacture i t, our eyes are also not a result of coincidence. Allah is the One Who created our eyes in such a way that they see in t h ree- d im en sion s and wi th col oure d i mage s so clearly. This is why we have to thank Al l a h for every th ing beauti ful that we are ab le to see.
  32. 32. OUR EARS THAT HEAR WITHOUT ANY CRACKLE Allah has created our ears perfectly just like our eyes. Imagine a stereo, for instance. Even if you turn on the best of stereos, you hear some cr ac k l i n g a n d h issin g s ounds. Radi o channe l s often become mixed up. Right now, don’t talk but just listen! Do you hear any hissing? Your ears never produce any. You hear the sounds marvellously cl e a r l y . Well d on ’t y ou thi nk that your e ars coul d also have produced crackling just like stereos? Allah has created our ears perfectly and we are able to hear the sounds around us without e x p e r i e n c in g a n y d isto rti on. Al l a h h a s c rea ted our ears i n such a way that w e a re u n a b le to h ea r ce rtai n sounds that woul d disturb us. The blood in our body, for instance, f l ow s v ery fa st a n d it make s a l ot of noi se duri ng i t s c i rc u la tion . H owever, our ears do not hear the noise that it makes. Our planet also produces 32
  33. 33. quite a strong noise while it spins. Nevertheless, A l l a h h a s c rea ted ou r ears so i deal l y that we don't hear this noise. Allah is very caring towards us. This is the reason why, throughout our lives, He d oe s n ’ t let u s h ea r n oises that wi l l di sturb us. This is why we have to thank Allah for His benevolence. Allah has stated the following in a v e r se i n th e Q u r’a n : “Allah brought you out of your mothers’ wombs knowing nothing at all, and gave you hearing, sight and hearts so that perhaps you would show thanks.” (Surat an-Nahl, 78) Here is a diagram that shows the inside of your ear. Your earflap collects the sounds, and the sound finally reaches the centre of hearing in your brain by moving inside your ear. And it is there that your hearing takes place. Earflap Stirrup Anvil Cochlea Hammer Cochlear nerve Eardrum Auditory Canal Eustachian tube Earlobe 33
  34. 34. OUR HEART THAT NEVER TIRES F or u s, ou r h ea rt is an esse nti al organ. I t b e a t s a b ou t seven ty - two ti me s pe r mi nute and about forty million times per year. To u n d e r st a n d wh a t a tiring acti v i ty thi s i s, just make a fist with your hand and then relax it, and continue making a fist and relaxing it. How many m i nu t e s d o y ou th in k y o u wi l l be abl e to ke e p thi s up? Your heart, which is about the size of your fist, continues this action throughout your life without becoming tired or even stopping once. Our hearts don’t stop even while we are asleep. If we become excited, our heart beats faster, and it beats slower w hi l e w e rest. O u r h ea rt make s al l the se adjustme nts a u t o m at ic a lly wh ile we are total l y unaware. E v e r y tim e ou r h ea rt be ats, i t pumps bl ood around ou r bod i es. Wh a t we n eed to surv i v e i s i n thi s bl ood. Every one of our cells receives the necessary oxygen a n d f ood th ey n eed from the bl ood. Our heart pumps a b ou t 4 3 ,0 0 0 litres ( a p p rox. 11, 000 gal l ons) of bl ood per day. Do you know just how much blood this means? This is about enough to fill 150 bathtubs. Wouldn’t you become tired if you tried to e m pt y a sin g le b a th tu b ful l of water with just a cup? Now imagine having to empty 150 bathtubs of water with just a single cup. Probably you wouldn’t have been able to accomplish such a difficult task. However, our heart does such a task 34
  35. 35. an d h a s d on e so sin c e th e day we were born an d w i l l c on tin u e to d o so unti l the day we die. Moreover, it never takes a break. You, for example, would take a break while doing a difficult chore. You would p rob a b ly ne e d to l i e down, or take a rest, but our hearts Blood cell d on ’t b ecome ti re d, because they a re essenti al for our surv i v al . I t i s sm a ll b ut i ts task i s enormous. Thi s Heart is wh y Al l ah has cre ate d i t i n such a wa y that i t nev er ti re s. It is unimaginable for a country to be without a network of roads, railways or seaways. A Vein unique network in your body allows it to function faultlessly. These are the blood vessels of our circulatory system. Inside these Artery vessels, the blood flows that the heart continuously pumps. The blood carries countless materials from one part of the body to another. It distributes food continuously to each part of the body and collects waste materials. 35
  36. 36. DO YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS AN ARMY IN THE BODY THAT PROTECTS US AGAINST GERMS? T he p la c es wh ere we si t, the ai r we bre athe, the t hi n g s we h old a re fu l l of ge rms and v i ruse s, but w e ar e u n a b le to see them. Germs and v i ruse s are small organisms that cause diseases in human b e i n g s . We c a n n ot see them wi th our e ye s but the y c a n ca u se u s to b ec om e si ck and to l ose strength. T he r e a re oth er org ani sms we are unabl e to see . These make up the army that lives inside us and protects us against our germ and virus enemies. T hi s ar m y is c a lled th e “ I mmune System” . O u r im m u n e sy stem exi sts wi thi n our bl ood. The c e l l s th a t m a ke u p ou r i mmune system are cal l e d t he w h ite b lood c ells. When an enemy enters our body, our blood works just like a laboratory. It immediately produces very special substances to fight the enemy and reproduces more cells matching the enemy’s strength. A ferocious battle begins. Sometimes the army in our body wins the battle without us feeling it and the germs and viruses die. The importance and benefits of vaccination: Dangerous germs are given to the body after being made ineffective. In this way, the immune cells recognise them and take measures to protect 36 you against them.
  37. 37. Weapon Enemy Engulfer Guard Killer M a n u f a c t u r e r Weapon Suppressor Memory The white blood cells, approximately more than a trillion, form a very advanced army. Each one of this army’s personnel has its unique job. Some of them monitor whether there are any foreign bodies entering the blood stream, while others form the chemical substances that will destroy the enemies and others attack the enemy. When the virus enters the body, the immune cell that acts as a guard notices it. The guard cells calls the other immune cells by warning them. Meanwhile, the necessary weapons are being produced. Meanwhile, the viruses enter the body cells in order to multiply. The immune cells kill these body cells and in so doing they destroy the viruses. Result: Our body wins the battle. 37
  38. 38. Sometimes we do feel this b a ttle. You say how? When we hav e a fever! Of course, you must hav e had a fever at least a couple of tim es by now. That was whe n your enemy was fighting the army inside your body. During the battle, your body uses up all its energy and needs some more. If y ou go out to run, whi l e your body is en gaged i n a battl e, you woul d be using up all the energy that your body needs to fight. In this case, your army would lose the battle and you would fall sick. However, when you get a fever, y ou natural l y l i e down to re st, and While you wear a bandage to y ou r army use s al l your av ai l abl e protect yourself, the soldiers energy. In doing so, the army inside you fight for you. could be victorious. When our tem p erature ri se s, our body gi v es u s t h e m essa g e “rest!” D o yo u kn ow wh a t wo ul d hav e happened, i f we di d not have an immune system? Shortly after we were born, the first germ that entered our body would have killed us. Because Allah is very merciful and caring towards all humans, He has created each human being with an immune system. As we have realised from the beginning of this book, we owe Allah each m i nu t e of ou r lives for our be i ng able to see beautiful things and b e i n g ab le to ea t d elic ious food. That is why we have to think a b ou t A lla h in every th ing we se e a n d say “O A lla h , I a m g rateful to You for giving me all these b l e s s i n g s”. 38
  39. 39. Di d y ou kn ow th a t the l i v i ng thi ngs that you se e e v e r y d a y h a ve very in teresti ng fe ature s? Af t e r c rea tin g ea rth, Al l ah cre ate d many l i v i ng things on it. One of these living things is the hu m an b ein g . We told you earl i e r how the human being was created. There are beings other than humans on this planet. These are the animals an d pl a n ts. In this section, we will explain the am az i n g fea tu res of s ome of the se an i m al s a n d p la n ts. S ome of the se could be animals that you se e e v e ry d a y wh en y ou are o u t f o r a wa lk, p la y in g in the backyard or sitting on the terrace. You probably haven’t gi v e n a lot of thought to t h e i r u n iq u e f e a t ur es.
  40. 40. When Allah creates people, He gives them some features to c on stantl y remi nd them of Hi m. F or example, you can see the pictures of a h uman and a mosqui to on thi s p a g e. The mosqui to i s thousands of tim es smal l e r than the human. But, no matter what, the human is totally defenceless against the mosquito while sleeping in bed. Whatever she does, she will not be a b l e t o p reven t th e m osqui to from bi ti ng. Al l ah has given the mosquito many special features, even t hou g h i t is a lot sm a ller than the human bei ng. As a r e sul t o f th is, H e wa n ts humans to ponder. He wants them to understand that humans can do nothing, even against a mosquito, without His wish. In this way, human beings should realise that they have a b s ol u te ly n o p ower in f ront of Al l ah. N o w , th in k a b ou t y oursel f. You go to bed and hear a c on t i n u ou s b u zz. Th is is the buz z of a mosqui to. As y ou c a n see in th e p ic tu re the mosqui to i tse l f i s ti ny, b u t i t s n oise is very str ong. Thi s i s due to a uni que t al e n t t h a t A lla h g a ve it. Howe v er, do you know why t he m o s q u ito is try in g c onti nuousl y to bi te you? Come on now ; let’s tell y ou a b out the i nteresti ng adv e nture of a m os q u ito. A mosquito at work! In the bottom picture, can you see how the abdomen of the mosquito reddens as a result of the blood that it sucks? 40
  41. 41. THE AMAZING ADVENTURE OF THE MOSQUITO Mosquitoes are creatures with which most hu m an s a re fa m ilia r because of the i r v i si ts to our hom e s d u rin g th e su m me r. Did you ever get the chance to look at a m os q u ito c losely ? If n ot, l ook at the pi cture on the pr e v i o u s p a g e a n d we can study i t toge the r. Do you k n ow wh y th e a b d om en of thi s mosqui to i s red? Hi s ab d om en is red b ec a u se i t i s fi l l e d wi th the bl ood o f t he p erson on wh om the mosqui to has l anded. Why do mosquitoes suck blood? Many people believe that the mosquitoes feed on blood. In r e a l i ty , m osq u itoes feed on fl owe r ne ctar. T h e fem a le m osq u ito i s the onl y one that sucks blood, and that is for the sake of the eggs that she ca rries. After learning this, you will probably view mosquitoes with different eyes. There are things about mosquitoes that will surprise you even m or e . A s y ou kn ow m o squi toe s are cre ature s that l i v e o n la n d a n d th a t fl y, but the y grow i n water an d a f ter th ey m a tu re, they come out of the water w i t hou t even g ettin g wet. Di d you ev er he ar of thi s i nc r e di b le story ? If y ou di d not, then re ad on and y o u w i ll b e q u ite su rp rise d. The Adventure Begins… The adventure of the small mosquito begins when the mother mosquito leaves her eggs on ponds or wet leaves. Yet, she doesn’t leave her eggs at random. She aligns them neatly side-by- side. The eggs resemble a raft. Do you know why 41
  42. 42. The mother mosquito links her eggs in the shape of a raft to prevent them from sinking. the mother mosquito arranges her eggs in this shape? S h e g ives h er eg g s thi s shape be cause , si nce they h a v e b e e n left on wa ter, the e ggs coul d e asi l y si nk. I f t he y a re lin ked in th is w ay, the ri sk of si nki ng wi l l no l on g e r b e th ere. Th e wh i te eggs that the mothe r l i nes up with care immediately begin to darken. Insects and birds don’t notice these eggs because their colour is dark. In this way, the eggs are safe from b e i n g atta c ked b y in sects and bi rds. So, from where d oe s a t in y m osq u ito egg l earn to change i ts col our? Obviously, this tiny egg couldn’t have this k now l e d g e. Th e m osq u ito that i s the mothe r of thi s e g g al s o c a n ’t kn ow h ow to change i ts col our. Al l ah i s t he O n e Wh o c h a n g es th e col our of the e ggs. Al l ah i s very merciful and is the Protector of the living things He creates. He changes the colour of the m o s q u i to eg g s to p rotect the m. Wait! The mosquito’s adventure has only just b e g u n . Th e little on es insi de the e gg soon turn i nto wormlike creatures called larvae. These larvae, as y ou c a n see on th e n ext page, stay i n wate r wi th the i r heads upside down. How do you think these larvae breathe when their heads are in water? Allah has created them with an organ that allows them to b r e at he . D o y ou kn ow w hat thi s organ l ooks l i ke ? I t 42
  43. 43. looks like the diver’s snorkel the child in the next picture is using. T h i s i s a tu b e a n d th e to p of i t stays out of water. The air that goes through this tube allows the tiny mosquito that is under w a t e r t o b rea th e. How ever, th ere is a n important probl e m. Thi s t u b e st a y s ou t of wa ter but ev en the sl i ghtest Mosquito w a v e c o u l d c a u s e w a t e r t o e n t e r i t a n d t h i s w o u l d larva mean that the tiny mosquito would drown. This doe s n ’ t h a p p en . A stic ky substance at the e nd of thi s t u b e p r even ts wa ter from e nte ri ng i t. Do you thi nk that the larvae you see in the picture could have sai d , “ L et’s p u t a stic ky substance at the e nd of our t u b e , s o th a t wa ter d oe sn’ t ge t i nsi de ” ? Coul d l i ttl e mosquitoes have such intelligence and talent? Obviously little mosquitoes cannot think of doing suc h t hi n g s. A lla h is th e One Who create s the tube so that they can breathe and the sticky substance at t h e e nd of th e tu b e so t hat water doesn’ t ente r. As y o u c a n see, A lla h does not prote ct just you, He al s o pro tec ts a ll oth er liv i ng cre ature s. Don ’t th in k th a t th e adv e nture i s ov e r. I t i s sti l l goi n g o n . Meanwhile, the little mosquitoes change their sk i n s a c ou p le of tim es. F i nal l y, the y take the shape t h a t y o u see on th e left. I t sti l l doe sn’ t l ook l i ke a mosquito, does it? This phase of the mosquito is called the pupal stage. Inside the shell called the cocoon, the mosquito matures completely and takes the true shape of a mosquito. He becomes ready to fly with his antenna, mouth, feet, wings, and the eyes that make up a la rg e p orti on of i ts he ad. But fi rst, he m u st g et out of the she l l . Mosquito 43 cocoon
  44. 44. The mosquito that has come out of its cocoon is standing on water! Allah protects the mosquito from sinking with a sticky substance that He created for its feet. The Mosquito is Out for the First Time! T he c oc oon is first torn from the si de of the he ad. However, the mosquito faces a very important danger before it is born. What if the cocoon fills w i t h w a ter? In th a t c a se, the mosqui to woul d drown. H ow e v e r , th e h ea d p ort ion of the cocoon i s cov ered with a special sticky substance that prevents the h e a d of th e m osq u ito fr om comi ng i nto contact wi th w at e r . This is a very important moment, because the mosquito must stand on water on the tips of its feet, and it must not wet its wings. Even the s l i g h t es t win d c ou ld c a use the mosqui to to ti p ov e r in the water and die. The mosquito manages this w i t h g re a t skill, b ec a u se Al l ah create d hi m wi th thi s t al e n t . How is the Mosquito Able to See You and Sting You at Night? D i d y ou ever won d er? I t i s dark at ni ght and you are lying down on your bed. You are covered with y ou r q u ilt. O n ly a little part of your arm i s exposed. Yet the mosquito comes around in the darkness of n i g h t ; i t sees a n d stin g s that smal l part of you. So, w hi l e yo u a re u n a b le to see anythi ng at ni ght, how 44
  45. 45. d oe s t h e m osq u ito m a nage to see ? Mosquitoes are able to see the living things around them with the heat that they radiate, w hi c h is a kin d of lig h t i nv i si bl e to us. Si nce thi s type of sight is not reliant on visible light, they can find our blood vessels even during the d a r k n e ss of th e n ig h t. This is a unique talent. Due to this, scientists w e r e a b le to in ven t a came ra that capture s i mage s b y m e a n s of h ea t. Eve n i f i t i s dark, thi s came ra images the surroundings as if it were daylight. Can you imagine? People copying a small mosquito! Could a mosquito possibly know more t ha n a h u m a n , esp ec iall y coul d i t know more than a scientist? Of course not! Allah has given the mosquito extraordinary abilities. People are in a w e of th ese extra ord i nary tal ents and try to copy them. They invented the aeroplane by copying b i r ds . Peop le h a ve c opi ed many othe r thi ngs afte r s e e i n g th em in n a tu re. For now, l et us conti nue the a d v e n t u re of th e m osqui to. The Mosquito at Work! The technique that the mosquito uses to suck bl ood i s so m etic u lou s that i t astoni she s pe opl e. First, the mosquito lands on a target. For Mosquitoes see the living creatures around them according to their heat patterns. This is how a mosquito sees a group of people and then 45 chooses its target.
  46. 46. example, your arm… Then, with its needle-like tube, it chooses a suitable spot for itself. The n e e d l e of a m osq u ito resembl e s a syri nge and i t i s protected with a special sheath. During blood suction, the needle is released from this sheath. Ma n y p eop le th in k th at the mosqui to pi erce s the skin by inserting its needle into it, whereas the mosquito uses a different method to do so. It m o v e s its lower j a w b a ck and forth, just l i ke a saw a n d , with th e h elp of its l ower jaw, cuts the ski n. It inserts its needle into this opening and when the needle reaches the blood vessel, it starts to s u c k b lood . Doctor Mosquitoes! You could ask, “Can mosquitoes become doctors?” After reading this page you will say, “ T he y r ea lly a re d oc tor s! ” W he n y ou g et a c u t, afte r a whi l e, your bl ood stops dripping of its own accord. This is because blood can coagulate and stop flowing. Allah has c r e at e d b lood with th i s uni que qual i ty to prote ct human beings. If blood did not coagulate on its ow n, t h e tin iest c u t on our fi nge r or a wound from a f a l l wh ile ru n n in g c oul d cause you to di e si nce y ou w o u ld n ’t b e a b le t o stop the bl e e di ng. This is quite a vital benefit for us. However, m o s q u itoes m ig h t n ot be too happy about i t. Why? B e c a u s e, j u st wh en th e mosqui to starts to suck our blood, it would harden and not go up the mosquito’s tube. If this were so, the mosquito would not have existed, because none of the m o s q u itoes wou ld h a ve be e n abl e to fee d protei n t o t he i r eg g s. A g a in , A llah has cre ate d mosqui toe s 46
  47. 47. with a unique skill that is just right for this process. How? Before the mosquito begins to suck blood, it secretes a special liquid, given it by Allah, into the b l ood v essel of th e p er son on whom it has landed. In this way, the blood in that area d oe s n ’ t c oa g u la te a n d so the m o s q u ito is a b le to su ck i t. This liquid has another rare quality. While the mosquito does all these things, you won’t feel a thing, because this s u b s t a n c e n u m b s th e a rea that the mosqui to cuts. T hi s l i q u id is j u st like a anae stheti c the de nti st or s u r ge o n u ses. D oc tors admi ni ste r a certai n drug so t ha t y ou won ’t feel p a in, and you don’ t. You se e , the mosquito works just like a doctor. First, it a n a e s th etises a n d th en i t sucks. A f t e r th e m osq u ito bi te s you, you fee l a l i ttl e itching and swelling. The reason for this itching a n d sw ellin g is th is liq ui d. You might think that all these things take a long time. The mosquito, however, manages most of t h e s e in a very sh or t ti me . You fee l the bi te of t he m o sq u ito on ly a fter i t has fi ni she d i ts job and p a c k e d a wa y its eq u ip me nt. Now, let’s think together. The mosquito is as large as the tip of a pencil, but the jobs it m an a g es a re very im portant and compl ex. Do you t hi n k t h a t it is p ossib le for a mosqui to to thi nk al l of t he s e th in g s th rou gh? To prev ent the fl ow of a human’s blood, to anaesthetise the area that it c u t s s o th a t it d oesn ’t cause pai n, to make an e ye 47
  48. 48. that can see easily even at night, to arrange its eggs in the shape of a raft so that they don’t s i n k … It c ou ld n ot in vent any of the se, ri ght? Allah has created every living being with the f e at ur es m ost su ita b le for i t so that they can fe e d themselves, protect themselves and survive. This shows just how caring, merciful and protective A l l a h i s. If a m osq u ito i s abl e to conti nue i ts l i fe , for example, then this is because Allah is protecting it. Allah neither misses anything, nor does He forget. This is why everything that a m o s q u ito n eed s is c om pl ete. Nothi ng i s mi ssi ng. You can see in this picture, the course of action that a mosquito takes when it bites a human being. The mosquito does not suck blood to feed. It sucks blood only to feed its eggs. Furthermore, you won’t feel a thing while the mosquito does these things, since the mosquito anaesthetises the area that it cuts. The mother mosquito feeds the eggs inside her with the blood that it sucks. 48
  49. 49. THE FLY IS ONE OF THE BEST FLYING CREATURES ON EARTH W e h a ve so fa r m enti one d the spe ci al feature s o f t h e m osq u ito. In real i ty, al l the i nsects that we see around us have interesting features. For example, flies are able to fly superbly from the m om e n t th a t th ey a re born. We can ev en say that, when it comes to flying, flies are the most t a l e n te d c rea tu res. A fl y c a n fla p its wings about 500 to 1000 ti me s pe r s e c on d . S top h ere and thi nk for a mome nt. The f r am e of tim e th a t we menti on i s not an hour and not a minute; it is just a second. That is, it is ab ou t th e sa m e tim e a s the ti me i n whi ch you cl ose an d op en y ou r ey es. Y ou see ; the fl y has fl apped i t s w i n g s a t lea st 5 0 0 ti mes whi l e you cl ose d and o p e n e d y ou r ey es. N ow th in k a b ou t th e fol l owi ng: What woul d you do i f y ou were a sked to ope n and cl ose your arms o n l y 10 tim es a n d n ot 500 ti mes? Wi thout a doubt i t i s i m p ossib le for y ou to manage thi s 500 ti me s with the type of muscles your body has. The fly, w i t h i ts ex tra ord in a ry body muscl es, manages thi s task that neither you nor mature adults can pe r f orm . Moreover, flies do not fee l any di ffi cul ty w h i l e fla p p in g th eir wings; thei r wi ng muscl es do not wear out. This is because Allah has created t h e m with su c h a m a g ni fi ce nt system. If you were to watch a fly closely, you would witness that it experiences no difficulty while t a k i ng off; th is m a y n o t hav e see me d surpri si ng to you and you may have taken this for granted. However, this is a very important and difficult m ov e . 49
  50. 50. You know quite a lot about helicopters and aeroplanes. Well, do you know how long humans h a v e b een a b le to u se t hem? The machi ne s that are a b l e to fly tod a y were de v el oped onl y duri ng the l a s t c e n tu ry . Th is m ea ns that a hundred years ago, there were no aeroplanes or helicopters like the ones that exist today. Engineers and technicians r e se arc h ed for a very long ti me; they worked for many years and developed this machinery only a short while ago. Look, this is very important: Today, none of the machines that fly have the 50
  51. 51. complete ability to take off like flies do. This f e at ure exists in som e hel i copte rs to some e xtent. H ow e v e r, even a fter a l l these l engthy e fforts and the strong specially-developed engines, these h e l i c op ters still d o n o t hav e the abi l i ty to fl y as p e r f e c tly a s flies. N o w, exa m in e th e fi rst fl y that you come upon. S e e w h a t y ou n otic e: y ou wi l l noti ce e spe ci al l y that t he f l y d oesn ’t fly in a strai ght l i ne . The fl y can take off towards any destination it wants by m ak i ng m a n oeu vres. It can, for exampl e, z i gz ag i n t he a i r, a n d m a ke a b rupt turns. I t can l and on any surface, no matter how unsuitable. It can even l a n d o n c eilin g s or verti cal wal l s wi th e ase . N o fly in g m a c h in e can manage al l these thi ngs. T r y t o im a g in e in y ou r mi nd’ s e ye the take-off of an aeroplane and a fly, and decide which one is m o r e s u c c essfu l. Now, this question may have occurred to you: W ho t e a c h es th e fly a l l these mov es? Agai n, what we see here is the presence of Allah the Most Powerful. Allah is the One Who has given the fly s u c h i m m a c u la te fly in g abi l i ty. When it comes to flying, even the helicopters that are manufactured by humans with the most advanced technologies are not as successful as flies. 51
  52. 52. THE TINY PRODIGIES THAT PRODUCE HONEY Do you know who makes the honey on your b r e akf a st ta b le? Y ou will p rob a b ly repl y, “ ye s! ” We al l know that b e e s m a ke h on ey . H ow ev er, do you know just how m uc h th ese b ees work to make the honey from the m o m e n t th ey a re b orn unti l the mome nt they di e, or j us t h ow g ivin g a n d i nte l l i ge nt they are? Come on ; l et ’s stu d y tog eth er how Al l ah has create d the bees… I n a b eeh ive, th ere is one quee n, a few hundre d male bees and a workforce of thousands of i n f e r ti le fem a le b ees, the worker bee s. (The total n u m be r of b ees in th e be e hi v e can re ach 80, 000). The worker bees perform all the activities inside the hive. Some duties of the worker bees are as f o l l ows : Building the honeycomb, cleaning and p r o t e c tin g th e h ive, feedi ng the que e n be e and the m al e b ees, c a rin g for the be e l arv ae , and fe e di ng them with the royal jelly, honey and pollen, building cells for the eggs to grow in, cleaning 52
  53. 53. these rooms, maintaining the heat and moisture inside the hive, collecting nectar, pollen, water a n d r e sin , etc . We had mentioned earlier the life story of a m o s q u ito. Now, let’s take a l ook toge the r at what t y pe o f life th e worker bee l eads. A w orker b ee lives be twee n 4 to 6 wee ks. F or 3 weeks after its birth it lives inside the hive. Its first job is to take care of the growing bees. It feeds the baby bees with the honey and pollen it takes from s t o r ag e. When the worker bee becomes 12 days old, suddenly, b e e s wa x sta rts to be produced in its body. The beeswax is e x t r e m e l y important for b e e s , b ec a u se th e bees build their honeycombs with b e e s wa x. Y ou will s e e t he p ic tu re of a honeycomb when you turn t he pa g e.
  54. 54. It is impossible to form a perfectly hand-drawn honeycomb. 54
  55. 55. Isn’t it neat? Could you have made such neat hexagons side by side without a ruler? F u r t h e rm ore, ta ke a b l ank pi ece of paper and start t o d r aw h exa g on s from one e nd of the paper whi l e a f r i e n d sta rts to d raw from the othe r. We re you able to come up with a neat honeycomb shape, right in the middle of the paper, without leaving any spaces? You weren’t able to, right? This is s om e t h in g th a t even a dul ts are unabl e to manage . Your teachers, parents, even your grandparents w o u l d n ot b e a b le to a c hi ev e such a task. To be abl e to do this, you would need some instruments and you would have to do very complicated c a l c u l a tion s. H owever, the ti ny be e , e v en whe n i t i s just 12 days old, can make such a perfect h on e y c om b . Wh a t's m ore , i t doe s thi s wi thout usi ng a n y i ns tru m en ts. A l l t h e b ees sta rt m aki ng he xagonal hone ycombs from the corners, and meet in the middle. You might have noticed that the honeycombs are the same height. How can a bee manage such tasks that even humans are not able to carry out and w i t h s u c h ex c ellen c e? You see Al l ah i s the One Who l e t s t h e b ee d o th ese thi ngs. Al l ah has create d the b e e w i th th is ta len t. The responsibilities of the worker bee are not j u s t t h ese. A m on g its duti e s, unti l i t i s 3 wee ks ol d, are storing royal jelly and pollen in the honeycombs, keeping the beehive clean and throwing dead bees and garbage outside the b e e h i v e. D u rin g th e la s t stage of i ts 3-wee k duty, i t s t ar t s its la st ta sk of serv i ng as a securi ty guard a n d pr otec tin g th e b eehi v e from enemi es. Whe n the three weeks are over, the bee becomes skilled e n ou g h to c ollec t roy a l je l l y, pol l e n and wate r. 55
  56. 56. T h e worker b ee b ec ome s e xhausted after worki ng non - s t o p for a n oth er 2 to 3 we e ks and di e s. Du r i n g th eir b rief lives, the bee s work non-stop. I n ad d i t i o n , n o on e tea c h es the m the work that they are supposed to do. They start to work straight after bi r t h . Ju st th in k, if a n ew-born baby we re to get out of its bed, first make its bed, wash up, and then begin to take care of the other babies; wash them, feed them, dress them. Isn’t this just impossible? Yet, bees manage such an impossible task, because Al l a h h a s c rea ted th em wi th the capabi l i ti es to do so. The Honey Bees that Dance Di d a n y on e ever tell you that be e s hav e a dance? Som e be es look for a food source outsi de the be e hi v e. Af t e r fl y in g a b ou t a ll day l ong, the y fi nd the i r own source and take with them as much royal jelly as t h e y ca n , a n d th en th ey re turn to the i r hi v e. There i s st i l l a l o t m ore roy a l j el ly l eft at the source but the be e c a n n ot c ollec t it a ll wi thout the he l p of the othe r bees. The scout bee keeps the location of the food source in mind and quickly returns to the hive to gather its friends. It starts to make moves that Bees dance by making movements resembling the figure "8". Their dance has a purpose: To show their co-workers the location of a food source. 56
  57. 57. resemble the number 8 on the honeycomb. The numbers of times the bee turns or shakes its abdomen are signals that indicate the distance of the food source from the hive. By the end of the da n c e , th e oth er b ees hav e understood the l ocati on of the food source and they quickly leave for the f l ow e r s th a t a re th eir new food source. W h e r e d o y ou th in k t iny bee s hav e l e arnt how to com m u n ic a te b y d a n c in g ? Of course, the One Who has given them this knowledge is their Creator and P r ot e cto r, A lla h . Did You Know that Bees Make Honey for Us as Well? Bees can produce much more honey than they need. As you know, bees make honey in their ab d om en s. Th eir tin y b odi es make enough honey for t h e m sel ves a s well a s fo r pe opl e. But why are the bees so giving? Why don’t they j us t m a k e h on ey for th emsel v e s rathe r than thi nki ng of our needs as well? Honey is very nutritious for pe op l e . Th is is th e rea son why Al l ah has create d bee s w i t h t he a b ility to m a ke hone y and has orde red the m The bee stores honey in the cells it builds so perfectly. Here is the amazing honeycomb of the bee! 57
  58. 58. to make it in great quantities. Allah says in a v e r se i n th e Q u r’a n : Your Lord revealed to the bees: "Build dwellings in the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men erect. Then eat from every kind of fruit and travel the paths of your Lord, which have been made easy for you to follow." From inside them comes a drink of varying colours, containing healing for mankind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect. (Surat an-Nahl: 68-69) 58
  59. 59. U n t il n ow, we on ly tol d you about the cre ature s t ha t y ou a re u sed to see i ng around you. Howe v er, there are creatures that we don’t usually see around us, but we come across in books or on t e l e v i s ion . Th ese c rea t ure s al so hav e v ery speci al features. We will now tell you about a few of these. Read all of them very carefully, because w he n y ou d o, y ou will be v ery surpri se d, and at the same time you will say, “How wonderfully Allah h a s crea ted th em ”. HOW DO PENGUINS LIVE ON SUCH A FREEZING CONTINENT AT THE SOUTH POLE? P e n g u in s live a t th e pol ar re gi on of our pl anet. The unique feature of the pole is its amazing c ol d n e ss a n d th a t it i s al ways cov e red wi th snow and ice. The weather is so cold that it forms g l a c i e rs a b ove th e sea . Now, thi nk about how col d y ou fe el wh en y ou g o out to pl ay snowbal l s i n the winter. You would feel cold even if you were w e ar i n g a swea ter, a coat, a cap, a pai r of gl ov es a n d a sc a rf. Wh en y ou are pl ayi ng snowbal l s, the temperature is probably only 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) below z e r o . T h e p en g u in s live i n a pl ace where t he t e m p era tu re fa lls to 40 0 C (104 0 F ) be l ow zero. Moreover, the penguins don’t have an y co a ts, swea ters or gl ov e s, and the y live in a place that is a lot colder than o u r s. T h ey wa lk on ic e wi thout any shoes South Pol e and they don’t even become sick. They 59
  60. 60. don’t have homes. They sleep on ice. If y ou were to lie down on i ce for ev en a few m in u tes, y ou woul d become seri ousl y si ck. Noth in g h a p p ens to the pengui ns. Why? It is b ec a u se Al l ah has create d the m i n such a way that they can live in such a freezing e n v i r o n m en t. Pen g u in s ’ bodi es and the i r feature s a r e v e ry d ifferen t from ours. Due to thi s, the y can live in the coldest weather without any d i f f i c u lties. A l l a h h a s c overed p engui ns’ bodi es wi th a v ery t hi c k l a y er of fa t, so that they won’ t fe e l the col d. The layer of fat prevents them from feeling the cold, and acts as a fur. Conversely, the layer of f at s u r rou n d in g ou r b o di e s i s qui te thi n and thi s i s w hy we q u ic kly b ec ome col d. Thi s i s why we hav e t o w ea r th ic k c loth es i n col d weather. Th e p en g u in d isp l ays great dev oti on towards i t s e g g s a n d b a b ies. Pengui ns i ncubate the i r e ggs during the coldest weather. Unlike other creatures, it is not the female penguin that incubates the eggs but the male. The female pe n g u i n la y s on ly on e egg and the n l e av e s i t to the male. She leaves for distant places to find food f or he r h u sb a n d a n d baby. Because of al l the i ce an d s n ow th a t su rrou nds them, she has to trav e l f a r t o b e a b le to fin d food. T he m a le p en g u in in cubates the egg for exactl y four months. The penguin carries the egg in be t w e e n h is feet a n d d uri ng the se four months, he ne v e r on c e lea ves it o n the ground. I f he were to do so, the egg would freeze and die within a m a t t e r of m in u tes. The male penguin is so patient that for four 60
  61. 61. m on t hs , h e m oves a b ou t with the egg between hi s f e et . Th is is wh y h e is unable to go hunting and remains hu n g r y. Th e wea th er is very cold. When the weather becomes unbearably cold, all the male penguins get together even if they are carrying eggs When penguins go b e t w e e n t h e i r f e e t . T h e y c o m e c l o s e hunting, they leave their t o e a c h oth er, form in g a ci rcl e , and young in this position. The i n t hi s wa y , th ey wa rm each othe r up. young penguins that keep T h e y c o n tin u ou sly switc h posi ti ons so close together don't become t h a t t h e on es left ou ts ide the ci rcl e cold. can also become warm. Just as the e gg i s a b ou t to h a tc h , the mother pe ngui n re turns f r o m h u n tin g . S h e feed s her baby wi th the food that she has stored in her throat. To prevent the baby f r o m f r eezin g , th e m ot her and fathe r pengui ns carry it in between their feet and keep it warm with the fur of their abdomen. As y o u c a n see, A lla h h a s gi v e n these l ov el y creatures some exquisite features. Allah ha s cr e a ted th e p en g u in wi th a body that protects it from the cold, and has also m a d e i t very d evoted . B ecause the y are so dedicated, they take wonderful care of t h e i r o f fsp rin g . Th is feature has be e n gi v e n to the penguins millions of years ago. The penguins that have lived before and the ones t h a t ar e livin g n ow h a ve not change d a bi t whe n i t com e s t o th e d evotion that the y di spl ay. 61
  62. 62. CAMELS CARRY WATER TANKS ON THEIR BACKS Ju st a wh ile a g o, we menti oned the pe ngui ns t ha t live in th e c o ldest part of earth, and how Allah has created them appropriately for that e n v i r o n m en t. O n th e othe r hand, camel s are ani mal s t ha t w e r e c rea ted to surv i v e the hotte st cl i mates on e a r t h . C a m els a re c om monl y used for transportati on i n t h e d esert. D eserts a re v ast are as of sand and the
  63. 63. t e m pe ra tu res in th ese a re as can ri se as hi gh as 50 0 C (12 2 0 F ) . Y o u m ig h t h a ve ex p e ri e nce d te mperatures around 30 0 C (860 F). Even at such a temperature, you immediately become tired and thirsty when you are ou t a n d p la y in g . C am els c a n still g o for ki l ome tre s at te mperatures of 500 C (1220 F). They can stay without water for days. This is because Allah has also created their bodies very differently from ours. Camels store the water they drink inside them for long periods and they que nch thei r thi rst with the water they carry wi thi n the m. Feeding is also a problem in the
  64. 64. desert, since the desert is dry land and there is almost no vegetation. There are only cactuses and o t he r t h orn y p la n ts. Th e camel ’ s mouth and l i ps are so t ou g h th a t wh en it b i te s, i t can e v en pi erce a hol e i n t he s o le of a sh oe. Th i s i s why i t can e asi l y fe e d on t h or ns a n d keep h u n g er away. As we ll a s th a t, th e h ai r that cov e rs the ski n of the ca m e l protec ts it from the i ntol e rabl e he at. Al l ah has m a d e t h e c a m el’s feet w ide be cause they al ways wal k o n de s e rt sa n d . D u e to thei r wi dth, the camel ’ s fe e t don’t sink in the sand. In addition, Allah has made the skin under the camel’s feet very thick. In this w a y , t he soles of th eir f ee t ne v er burn. T h e r e a re very freq u e nt sandstorms i n the desert. Di d y ou ever witn ess a strong wi nd whe n you were at t h e b e a c h ? Y ou wou ld n ot hav e bee n abl e to ope n your e y e s b e c a u se y ou h a d to try to prev ent al l the sand f r o m g e ttin g in th em . If that wi nd we re to become a bit stronger, you wouldn’t have been able to see ah e a d . H owever, c a m els hav e two l aye rs of e ye l ashe s. These lashes weave into each other just like a trap an d t h e y p rotec t th e c a mel ’ s e ye s duri ng sandstorms. Allah has created every living thing with the features that are most suitable for their habitat. There are no penguins in the desert, for instance. Since the penguin’s features are not suitable for desert conditions, the penguin would die quickly in the desert. Similarly, camels could not survive near the poles. Allah has created everything where they shou l d b e. A lla h is th e stronge st and He has endl ess knowledge. Allah creates everything without any shortcomings. Allah informs us of the camel’s cr e at i o n in th e Q u r’a n as: “Have they not looked at the camel—how it was created?” (Surat al Gashiya: 17) 64
  65. 65. THE BEE HUMMINGBIRD As you can see, this bird is small enough to stand on a pencil. Even with their small size, the bee hummingbirds t r a v e l v e ry lon g d ista n c es and duri ng thi s trip, they flap their wings around two and a half million times. Just how many times can you lift and put down your a r m s ? I f y ou try to lift the m up and put them down only about 50 times, the next day your arms would ache. However, this tiny bird does this t w o an d a h a lf m illion times and nothi ng happe ns to i t . A l l a h h a s c rea ted these bi rds wi th the abi l i ty to h a n d l e s u c h a n extrem ely di ffi cul t task. 65
  66. 66. THE DEFENSIVE CRAB: THE HERMIT There are many interesting creatures living in the seas. These creatures mostly defend themselves by the most unusual methods. Hermit crabs, for instance, use live weapons to protect themselves from octopuses and other enemies. There is a type of vegetation that exists at the bottom of the ocean. The hermits collect these plants and put them on top of their shells. The reason for this is that these plants have thorns that are painful to the touch. In this way, the h e r m i t s p rotec t th em s el v e s from the i r predators. Do not forget that hermit crabs could not have t hou g h t of su c h a b ril li ant pl an al l on the i r own. A l l a h h a s ta u g h t th em how to protect the msel v e s. 66
  67. 67. BOOBY, THE BIRD THAT SWIMS Boobies are birds that dive into water from great heights, and they have webs between their t o e s . A lla h h a s g iven the m thi s fl i pper type of foot especially, so that they can swim on the surface a n d i n th e d ep th s of the sea. Boobi es di v e as we l l . They dive into the sea to catch fish and they r e m a i n u n d er th e wa ter to swi m l ong di stance s. 67
  68. 68. DO FISH FLY? Flying fish don’t fly with wings like b ird s, b u t th ey sl i de on fi ns that resembl e a bird’s wings. They travel about 56 kilometres (35 miles) in an hour. These s m al l fish c a n m ove faste r i n water by spreadi ng t he i r f in s a n d liftin g thei r tai l s out of the water. I n t h i s wa y , th ey slid e swi ftl y i n wate r. Flying fish gain speed by spreading out their wing-like fins. 68
  69. 69. THE HERON The heron displays great skill in catching fish. It stands up spreading its wings in an u m br ella sh a p e a b ove its head. This produces a shadow and prevents reflections from the surface of the water. Now, the heron can clearly see its prey under the surface of the water. The wings of the bird form a circular shadow on the water’s surface, and it always fishes inside this c i r cl e . 69
  70. 70. THE OSTRICH The ostrich is a bird that runs extremely fast. It can run at speeds of up to 70 kilometres (45 miles) per hour. The ostrich has only two toes on e ach of i ts fe e t, and one of these toes is much larger than the other one. The uniqueness of the ostri ch i s i ts abi l i ty to run only on its big toe . 70
  71. 71. THE POLAR BEAR The polar bear can run very fast on ice with his levelled, hairy claws and non-slippery soles. Polar bears, with their thick furs, have a very important p r o t e c tor in su c h c old pol ar we ather. A 10 cm (4 inch) thick layer of fat prevents the cold from affecting them. This is why they can swim in icy cold waters with speeds of 10-11 km/hour (7 miles/hour), for distances of about 2000 km. (1250 miles). Allah has created polar bears, like penguins, so that they can survive in such cold habitats, and He has positioned them in the c ol d e s t p a rts of ea rth , at the pol es, the pol ar be ar at the North Pole and the penguin at the South P ol e . A l l a h h a s a lso g iven pol ar bears a v ery strong sense of smell. Their sense of smell is so acute that they can easily pick up the smell of a seal h i d i n g b en ea th 1 ,5 m etres (1, 6 yards) of snow. I n a d d ition , it h a s an e xtra eye l i d that i s l i ke a membrane. This membrane acts as “a pair of sunglasses” and protects them against snow- b l i n d n ess. 71
  72. 72. CHEETAH: THE FAST RUNNER Cheetahs are known as the fastest running a n i m al s on la n d . Th ey can go ov er short di stances with great speeds. They can accelerate up to 75 k m . (4 5 m iles) p er h ou r wi thi n a few se conds. Some cheetahs can run more than 600 metres (650 y a r ds ) a t th e u n b eliev abl e spee d of 113 km/hour (70 m i les/h ou r) . 72

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