Wonderful Creatures


Everything in the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah. He knows what you are engaged upon. On the Day when they are returned to Him, He will inform them of what they did. Allah has knowledge of all things.
(Surat an-Nur: 64)

Greylag geese can fly at high altitudes of about 8,000 metres (5 miles). This is in fact quite a difficult task since many creatures cannot breathe at such altitudes because of the deficiency in the amount of oxygen available at high altitudes. This deficiency makes respiration difficult. That is the reason why we can hardly breathe when we climb up a high mountain. Flying at an altitude that has a rarefied atmosphere, the bird needs to flap its wings faster. In order to move its wings more, the bird will expend more oxygen, which makes the situation even more difficult for it. However, these birds do not experience any difficulty even while they are flying at altitudes of thousands of meters. That is thanks to the special creation of their lungs, which make the most of the rare oxygen at high altitudes.

Functioning in a different way than those of other creatures, these birds' lungs enable them to obtain more energy from the rarefied atmosphere. And this is one of the signs of Allah's perfect creation.


Some creatures living near the surface of water are susceptible to dangers both from above the water and from beneath them. These creatures have an incredible means of security; they are transparent. As you can see in the pictures, they are unnoticed by their enemies. Likewise, crab, shrimp and fish larvae are created almost completely transparent.

Obviously these creatures could not possibly have considered the environment they lived in and then adopted an appropriate colour. Besides, how would these animals know that they need to be protected? How could they be aware of the presence of predators and conclude that they would not be noticed if they were transparent?

Allah, Who creates everything perfectly, created these little defenceless creatures with a perfect design. Allah watches over and protects all things. Our compassionate Lord created a particular way of protection for each being. And these creatures are protected from predators thanks to their transparency. Allah creates all creatures completely and perfectly. It is related in verses that Allah's creation is matchless:

He Who created the seven heavens in layers. You will not find any flaw in the creation of the All-Merciful. Look again - do you see any gaps? Then look again and again. Your sight will return to you dazzled and exhausted! (Surat al-Mulk: 3-4)

Wonderful Creatures

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