Don't You See? The Queen Is A She!

Sunday, November 7, 2010 by aiyqosim
AlhamduliLlah, the interview went smoothly and the doctors were friendly. The OSPE (Objective Structured Practical Examination) was also ok. My reports were also ok and most importantly, all of them were approved. yeay!

Before restarting my regime with Community Medicine & Public Health books for the written exam this Thursday, I just want to share a story, taught by a friend Nabil Al Hanis, a story of the prophet Sulaiman AS and the colony of ants.

The famous story was beautifully mentioned in The Holy Al Quran, chapter 27, An-Naml, The Ant, verse number 17-19. But, SubhanaLlah... one thing dazzled me. I mean, really literally dazzled me.

From the verse number 18, (translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali)

حَتَّىٰ إِذَا أَتَوْا عَلَىٰ وَادِ النَّمْلِ قَالَتْ نَمْلَةٌ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّمْلُ ادْخُلُوا مَسَاكِنَكُمْ لَا يَحْطِمَنَّكُمْ سُلَيْمَانُ وَجُنُودُهُ وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ

At length, when they came to a (lowly) valley of ants, one of the ants said: "O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you (under foot) without knowing it."

Note the word namlatun/namlah (نملة), it was a female ant. A female ant was the leader of the colony? Yes, the colony of ants was led by a female ant. Yes, the queen!

MasyaAllah, with the modern technology, now we know that the highest rank in the hierarchy of a colony af ants is... yes, the queen!

Allah SWT told us, through the Holy Quran, that the "king" of the ant's colony is a QUEEN. And that was about 14 centuries back, long before the scientists even know how many legs an ant has!

So, my point being,

صُنْعَ اللَّهِ الَّذِي أَتْقَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ

(such is) the artistry of Allah, who disposes of all things in perfect order:

-Surah An-Naml, verse : 88-

Dr. Abdullah Zakir Naik always end his presentation or debate by,

"...some people may only need one aayah(proof) to accept Islam, but some others, let it be thousands of aayaat(proof's') he/she will never listen. They are just like what Al Quran has told us,

صُمٌّ بُكْمٌ عُمْيٌ فَهُمْ لَا يَرْجِعُونَ

Deaf, dumb, and blind, they will not return (to the path)..."

Allahu A'lam, may Allah grant us the wisdom, to see the signs of The Creator beyond His creations, ameen...


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