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The miracle of camel creation in holy Quran

The miracle of camel creation in holy Quran

"Do they not look at the Camels; how they are created ?..."
"Do they not look at the Camels, how they are created ? And at the Sky, how it is raised high? And at the Mountains, how they are fixed firm? And at the Earth, how it is spread out? Therefore do thou give admonition, for thou art one to admonish." (Al-Ghashiya - The Overwhelming/The Pall, 17-21)

It's beyond doubt that all beings reflect the eternal force and Knowledge of their Creator. This fact is expressed in many verses of the Qur'an, permanently confirming that everything created by Allah is factually an proof of faith and a lesson for exhortation.

The 17th verse of the Chapter Al-Gashiya, which is "Do they not look at the Camels, how they are created ?", indicates to an animal that has to be accurately tested and thought about: This is the 'camel'. In this article, we will study this animal on which the Qur'an invites us to contemplate about.
The particularly specific characteristic of the camel is its body construction , which is not effected even in the most hard circumstances. Its body has such features that for many days, it can stay alive without water and food and can even travel with a accumulation of hundreds of kilograms on its back. Many characteristics of the camel constitute proof that this animal is created specially for the dry climate conditions, and put into service for the relief of man. In the Qur'an, it is stated; "Verily, in the succession of the night and the day, and in all that Allah hath created, in the heavens and the earth, are signs for those who fear Him." [Yunus (Jonah), 6]
The camel is particularly  devised for the conditions of the desert. As a matter of fact, each portion of the animals' body has to be inspected in order to comprehend how it is "created " by Allah.

Feet for all sorts of land: its feet are gifted with two toes linked to each other with a flexible predicate . This construction  which enables it to firmly grasp the land is composed of four fat-balls. These feet are completely appropriate for all sorts of land conditions. Its nails maintain the foot against any potential injuries that may happen as a consequence of blows. Knees are covered with a construction  called "callus", which is consisted of skin as hard and thick as horn. When the animal lays down on the hot sands, this calloused construction  maintains the animal from being injuried by the highly hot sand.

The hump as a food stock: the hump of the camel is a mass of fats, and supplies nutrients to the animal periodically in times of hunger . With this system, this animal can live 3 weeks without water, whilst it looses 33% of its weight. Under the same hard circumstances, a human being would lose 8% of his weight, but die within 36 hours as he would entirely lose the water in his body.

Heat isolating fur: this fur consists of stout and felted hair that does not only maintain the body of the animal against cold and hot climatic conditions, but also gets rid of the water loss of the body. The Hecin camel can postpone the  venation of its body by means of enhancing  its body temperature up to 41° C (106 F), and thus prohibits the water loss. With its thick fur, camels in Asia can stay alive high temperatures reaching up to +50° C(122F) in summer and falling down to -50° C(-58F) in winter.

Head sheltered from the sand: the eye lashes of the camel are designed like two isolated combs clamping together. In case of risk , they are automatically shut . With this particular design, even a single grain of sand is not let into the eye. Nose and ears are covered with long hairs for  preservation from dust and sand . Its long neck enables the animal to arrive and feed on the leaves, which are 3 meters from the ground.
In addition to the above features, the camel also has other specialized systems in its body. factually , each one of these qualities of the animal grants it skill in the hard conditions of the desert. These features may be classified as below:

Camels can stay alive without food and water for 8 days under temperatures of 50° C (122F). During this period, it loses 22% of its body weight. However, it can stay alive even if it loses 40% of the water in its body, whilst losing just 12% would bring about a man's death. Another cause for its endurance against thirst is a mechanism which enables the camel to enhance its interior temperature up to 41° C (106F). Thanks to this, the animal keeps the water loss at the minimum level in the extreme hot climates of the desert. Camels can also diminish their interior body temperature down to 30° C (86F) in the cold nights of the desert.


Camels can consume 130 liters (35 gallons) of water nearly in 10 minutes. This amount is approximately one third of their body weight. Besides, camels also have a mucus construction in their nose, which is 100 times greater than a man's. Every time the animal breathes, air is moisturized by the mucus. When we breathe, we lose 16mg (.0006 ounces) of water vapor for every liter (quarter of a gallon) of air. However, with the construction  of the mucus, camels can get use of the moisture in the air in a ratio of 66%.


Most of the animals die when the heaped urea in their body comes into the blood circular system. Yet, camels use this urea generated in their body by filtering it through the liver continuously. Consequently, they use it as a origin of protein and water. Both the blood and cell constructions of the camel are specialized for enabling this animal to stay alive for long periods of time.

One fifth of the camel's body is saved as fat in its hump. The store of the body fat in only one portion of the camel's body prohibits it from missing water all through the body. This lets its body use a minimal amount of water. Although a camel with humps can take in 30-50 (66-110 pounds) kilograms (66-110 pounds) of food in a day, it is able to live one month with only 2 kg (4.4 pounds) of grass.

In addition, camels have very powerful and rubber-like lips that make it easier for them to eat thorns severe enough to pierce leather. Moreover, it has such a powerful digestive system that it can eat everything it comes across even such things as plastic plates, copper wire and reeds. The four-chambered stomach of this marvelous animal makes use of everything, even items other than food. It is clear how valuable these qualities of the camel are in such a dry climate.

"Do ye not see that Allah has subjected to your (use) all things in the heavens and on earth, and has made his bounties flow to you in exceeding measure, (both) seen and unseen? Yet there are among men those who dispute about Allah, without knowledge and without guidance, and without a Book to enlighten them!" (Luqman, 20)

Now, let us consider in the light of this information: Has the camel adapted its own body to the desert conditions on its own? Has it shaped its own mucus of the nose or the hump on its back? Or has it designed its own nose and eye construction with preservation against wind-whirls and storms? Has it arranged its own blood and cell construction based on the basis to inhibit waste of water? Has it selected itself the sort of the hair covering its body? Has it converted itself to a 'desert ship' on its own?

Just as any other living being, the camel certainly cannot perform any of the above listed qualities in itself. Furthermore , it cannot make itself beneficial or profitable to mankind. The verse in the Qur'an stating, "Do not they look at the camel, how it is created?" illustrates the creation of this wonderful animal in the best way. As the other beings, camel is too, created with many characteristics and then placed on earth as a mark of the privilege of the Creator in creation.
While it is created with such superior physical qualities , it has been given to the service of mankind. On the other hand, mankind is given the responsibility to see similar marvels of creation throughout the whole universe and know the Creator of all beings, Allah.

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