Animal Communities

Quran 6:38:

{There is no animal on land, nor a bird flying with its wings, but are communities like you. We neglected nothing in the Scripture. Then to their Lord they will be gathered.} [Quran Ch6 – V38]

The following excerpt is taken from “Tafhim ul Quran” by Sayiiddina Maududi note 27:

That is, “If you are really serious in your demand of seeing a Sign in order to judge whether the Message of this Prophet is true or false, you should see and ponder over the innumerable Signs that are found in abundance all around you. For instance, if you consider animal life, you will see that the structure of the bodies of each species of birds and beasts suits its functions immensely well; the qualities and characteristics that have been ingrained in its nature help to fulfill all its needs; the provision of its nourishment has been arranged in a wonderful way; and the course of its life has been so predetermined that it cannot transgress its limits in any way whatever. Allah also sees that each and every animal, nay, even the smallest insect, is being looked after, protected and guided, wherever it be, for the performance of the functions pre-destined for it. In short, you will find that its structure suits it well; it has been given inherent powers that help provide its needs: excellent provisions have been made for its food. The process of its birth, procreation and death has been going on according to a regulated fixed scheme. If you give a careful consideration to this Sign alone, you will realize that the teachings of this Prophet about the Oneness of God and His attributes and the way of life based on these to which he invites you are absolutely we. Yet you neither try to see with open eyes these Signs nor listen to the Message this Prophet is conveying to you. As a result, you have been involved in ignorance and, therefore, desire to see some wonderful miracle for mere pastime. ”  

The following is taken from “The Holy Quran in Today’s English” by Yahiya Emerick note 651:

All living things on earth have some type of cultural or instinctual system whereby they interact with others of their species…..

The Prophet once said, “All creatures are like a family of God, and He loves the most those who are most merciful to His family.”  (Mishkat, Bayhaqi)

References:

Abd-Allah, Muhamed. 323 Verses on Science in the Quran . Kindle Edition.

Emerick, Yahiya. The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an in Today’s English (p. 829). Unknown. Kindle Edition.

Maududi, Abul Ala (2010). Tafhim ul Quran. (note 27). https://www.englishtafsir.com/Quran/6/index.html#sdfootnote27sym

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