Mosquitoes and Humans both have the same amount of sensory hearing cells

"Allah is not ashamed of giving a parable of a mosquitoe and what is above it being like the Believers, so that they would know that It (i.e., the Quran) is the Truth from their GOD. And as for the disbelievers, they would say: "What does Allah want (to accomplish) from this parable." (Allah) leads astray, with it (i.e., this parable), whom He pleases, and leads to the Right Path whom He pleases. And He does not lead astray except those who are wicked. (The Noble Quran, 2:26)"

So as we clearly see, Allah Almighty compared the Believers to the mosquitoe and what is on top of it or above it, and He, the Almighty, Said that He is not ashamed to make such comparison. So what does this mean? How are the Believers and the mosquitoes similar so that Allah Almighty would decide to choose this specific little insect from among the 10s, if not 100s, of insects that man knew 1,500 years ago? And, of course, we today know of millions of different insects that exist on earth. But why did Allah Almighty single out this particular insect to compare it to the Believers?

Note: To further prove that Noble Verse 2:26 is comparing the mosquitoes to the Believers, let us look at Noble Verse 2:25, which is the one before it:

"But give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is Gardens, beneath which rivers flow. Every time they are fed with fruits there from, they say: "Why, this is what we were fed with before, "for they are given things in similitude; and they have therein companions pure (and holy); and they abide therein (for ever). (The Noble Quran, 2:25)"

The Scientific Quotes and Facts about Mosquitoes and Humans:

As science today continues to uncover the mysteries of the world that we live in, we find ourselves more and more seeing the True Divinity and Truth of the Glorious and Noble Quran. The following scientific articles will reveal the Truth about this seemingly irrelevant insect that, yet, Allah Almighty chose to compare to His Believers, whom He Loves, from Mankind.

Article #1:

'How A Locust's Eardrum Could Lead To Tiny Microphones'

ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2006) -

Being able to hear the smallest of noises is a matter of life or death for many insects, but for the scientists studying their hearing systems understanding how insect ears can be so sensitive could lead to new microphones able to capture and analyse extremely faint sounds.

A multidisciplinary team at the University of Bristol have used funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to explore the workings of the 'ears' of a locust. These are micrometre thick membranes with complex and varying structural properties. The thickness of the membrane varies at different points and this affects how it responds to sounds - and in the case of ambient noise the team have discovered the membrane oscillates by only a few nanometres. The thickness of a human hair is about 80,000 nanometres across.

Professor Daniel Robert is the research leader at Bristol: "We have found that different sound frequencies elicit very different mechanical responses in the locust hearing system. By studying these tiny nanoscale movements and understanding how sound waves are turned into mechanical responses we may be able to develop microphones based on the functions of natural hearing. These could detect very faint sounds and analyse their frequency, something that current microphones cannot pick up."

The research team is also using nanotechnology techniques to study the hearing of mosquitoes. By employing Laser Doppler Vibrometry and Atomic Force Microscopy Professor Robert's team are able to accurately measure the tiny nanoscale movements of a mosquito antenna as it responds to sound and then create a 3D map of its profile and properties.

Professor Robert explained: "Mosquitoes hear through their antenna and this comprises around 15,000 sensory cells, as many as in the human ear. We have found that just like humans, mosquitoes have the capacity for active hearing. This means that they can generate their own vibrations to amplify incoming sounds and improve the sensitivity of their hearing. They are able to stop this positive feedback when sounds create enough vibration on their own. How the mosquito does this is poorly understood but if we can gain a better understanding it could open up the way to developing tiny sensors, robust enough to work in a range of acoustic environments but able to detect nanoscale sounds at frequencies of human interest."

Professor Julia Goodfellow, BBSRC Chief Executive, commented: "The fascinating insights that this research has revealed demonstrates the importance of multidisciplinary teams in modern bioscience research. By combining the skills of biologists, physicists and engineers researchers are able to further our understanding of key basic biological processes that occur at the nanoscale."

Professor Robert is taking part in a discussion sponsored by BBSRC at the Edinburgh International Science Festival on 8 April 2006. Researchers will be available to talk to the public about nanotechnology and what it means for them and the future.

Adapted from materials provided by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Article #2:

This article in PDF format talks in great scientific details about the mosquitoe's sophisticated hearing system.

So what is Allah Almighty telling us?

Now in regards to Noble Verse 2:26, the Noble Verse is talking about the invisible hearings and communication that both the mosquito and the Believers have. Scientists have proven that mosquitoes have probably the best ability to hear and detect the least sounds, and amazingly, their hearing system is similar to ours as scientists have proven above. Believers too have that through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives them the special and unique ability to receive the communication from GOD Almighty. So this communication that the Believer gets is:

1- Truly, very unique.

2- Can only be detected and recognized by him.

3- Requires special Faith and Relationship with Allah Almighty to process, detect and recognize.

Allah Almighty Said regarding the Holy Spirit:

"Raised high above ranks (or degrees), (He is) the Lord of the Throne (of Authority): by His Command doth He send the Spirit (of inspiration) to any of His servants he pleases, that it may warn (men) of the Day of Mutual Meeting,- (The Noble Quran, 40:15)"

"Say, the Holy Spirit has brought the Revelation from thy Lord in Truth, in order to strengthen those who believe, and as a Guide and Glad Tidings to Muslims. (The Noble Quran, 16:102)"

"Thou wilt not find any people who believe in God and the Last Day, loving those who resist God and His Apostle, even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred. For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with a Spirit from Himself. And He will admit them to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell therein (for ever). God will be well pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of God. Truly it is the Party of God that will achieve Felicity. (The Noble Quran, 58:22)"

"Then will God say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Recount My favour to thee and to thy mother. Behold! I strengthened thee with the Holy Spirit, so that thou didst speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught thee the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel and behold! thou makest out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, by My leave, and thou breathest into it and it becometh a bird by My leave, and thou healest those born blind, and the lepers, by My leave. And behold! thou bringest forth the dead by My leave. And behold! I did restrain the Children of Israel from (violence to) thee when thou didst show them the clear Signs, and the unbelievers among them said: 'This is nothing but evident magic.' (The Noble Quran, 5:110)"

The mosquito, as we've seen above, has a very sophisticated and unique hearing and communications system. It is probably the most complex and advanced hearing system in all insects. It also happens to be the same, in sensory, to the humans' hearing system as scientists have recently discovered. Perhaps that is why Allah Almighty Chose this seemingly irrelevant insect to be compared to the Believers! I am sure that there are also many other reasons that scientists will reveal in the future, insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing).




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