Assalamualaikum wbt and peace be upon you,
I was listening to the al-Quran (Soorah al-Hajj) while reading the translation on Quran Explorer just now. And how I was stunned when I saw the below verses:
mankind! A similitude is coined, so pay ye heed to it: Lo! those on
whom ye call beside Allah will never create a fly though they combine
together for the purpose. And if the fly took something from them, they
could not rescue it from it. So weak are (both) the seeker and the
sought! (73) They measure not Allah His rightful measure. Lo! Allah is Strong, Almighty. (74) Allah chooseth from the angels messengers, and (also) from mankind. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Seer. (75) He knoweth all that is before them and all that is behind them, and unto Allah all things are returned. (76) O ye who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord, and do good, that haply ye may prosper. (77) And
strive for Allah with the endeavour which is His right. He hath chosen
you and hath not laid upon you in religion any hardship; the faith of
your father Abraham (is yours). He hath named you Muslims of old time
and in this (Scripture), that the messenger may be a witness against
you, and that ye may be witnesses against mankind. So establish worship,
pay the poor-due, and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protecting friend.
A blessed Patron and a blessed Helper! (78).
Isn't it really really true. Of course no one can create a teeny weeny fly (even though some would boast that they have created rockets and whatnot). A fly is just a simple little insect. It's surely no rocket science right. But how come the rocket scientists are not able to create it. And to add insult to injury, is when the fly took something from them, they could not rescue it from it.I was really stunned when I heard this verse. Coz I've never even thought about it , that when a fly took something from my food, and I wasn't able to take it back. But it's just sooo true isn't. You can kill the fly but you cannot take it back from the fly. It just show how terribly weak we are.