Ants  self-defence


Anew miracle in the Holy Quran
By Wadea Omrany
Translated By Magdy Abd Al-Shafy

      Besides its linguistic miracles , by which prophet Mohummed challenged the polytheists to write one verse like it but they failed  , the Holy Quran contains a lot of scientific  miracles that God revealed to Mohummed more than one thousand years ago . These miracles are discovered today to strengthen the belief of the believers and prove the Divine origin of The Holy Quran. Here is , Mrs Wadea Omrany discovers a new scientific miracle in The Holy Quran . Mrs Wadea says here we are before another a new scientific miracle in the Holy Quran ,in Sura Al-Namel ( rendered in English "ants") , verse number eighteen . This new miracle is about what the ant said in verse number eighteen and about what science discovered concerning the way in which ants communicate with each other , especially when informing of an impending danger that threatens the kingdom of ants .
         We will try to explain the words  that the ant uttered in the Holy Quran and we will try to connect what it said  with the newly scientific discoveries , and this   evidence that the Holy Quran preceded science and mentioned these facts(about ants communication) more than one thousand years  ago.
     God says what means in Sura Al-Namel ( in English rendered "ants )
"At length, when they came to a (lowly) valley  of ants, one of the ants said: "O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts break you (under foot without knowing it." ( 27:18)


A picture of some ants on a piece of wood

  In  the above mentioned verses ,  the ant reported the imminent danger facing them  through four successive stages as follow :
"O ye ants" this is the first alarm given by the ant to draw the attention of the other ants quickly. On receiving this alarm , the other ants stand alert to receive the other  signals that the same speaker ant will give .
"get into your habitations"here the speaker ant follows her words up  with another signal , ordering the ants to do what they ought to do …… . We will see this relation in the light of what science has found out (concerning the communication between ants )  in the  other half of the scientific analysis in this  essay .
"lest Solomon and his hosts break  you "in these word , the speaker ant shows the reason for this danger to her fellow ants and this is what we will prove in the light of  what the scientific analysis gives .
without knowing it."  The ants , as a reaction to the previous alarms , will make a certain kind of defence , in these last few words , the ant shows her fellows that they don't have to attack the source of danger ……….because the source of danger is not from a real enemy –this does not   doesn't aim to attack the kingdom of ants as Solomon and his soldiers don't know of the ants on their way ….so the ants don't consider them real enemies .
        In the last few words, the speaker ant prevents her fellows from attacking Solomon  , and this what we will explain scientifically through the scientific analysis of the chemical codes of ants communication .
         we have shown the sequence of the ants' orders which are divided into four stages –fours stages of phrases and signals .What does science say in this context ? read this essay :
            Ants use chemical communication in the situations of alarm and defence and when the fast exchange of information is necessary, and when they face expected danger too. This alarm is generally marked and expressed by the emission of chemical signals of defense. The protective  glands are responsible for the roles of alarm and defence , the Australian ant is a case in point .When this kind of ants  faces danger , they secrete some droplets from their protective gland – this is and order for its fellow ants to  run and make vibration by their antennas showing that they are in state of being alert . Study the composition of these phenomenon :
     The first substance detected by the ants is an aldehyde  hexanal  :  this draws their attention  and arouses  their interest . And as a result ,  they agitate and raise their antennas in air to  search  for other odors.
  When they detect  hexanol  (the first message was in the form  alcohol): the ants become  in an alert state and run in all the directions in  search of the source of problem. When  undécanone is emitted , it attracts the ants toward the source of danger , and makes  them   bite all foreign objects  in the ant hill. Then finally,  when they come closer to the target , they discern the  butyloctenal , which  increases their aggression and their readiness to sacrifice themselves .


Amagnified picture of the head of an ant holding a piece of wood , see God's doing who perfected the doing of all things

       This essay says that the chemical communication is the most important method of communication in the time of danger and in reporting this  danger as well  , in this process ants give out different kinds of these substances , each substance has a different code denoting certain kind of speech . If we pursue the emission of the substances by the ant  that reported  that danger in the above mentioned essay , we will find that it  is the same as the ant did in the Holy verse ,number eighteen ,( Sura Al-Naml)  .
     The substances that an ant gives out  of her body in a situation like this are divided into four kinds of substances , every substance has a certain language and code.

  The  successive stages of the reaction of the ants :
     aldéhyde  hexanal  is the  first chemical substance that an ant emits if it  feels something dangerous , and this can be regarded as a siren (of danger ) , on receiving this substance , ants begin to centralize in one point and then remain alert and ready to receive the rest of signals and this identifies with the first phrase uttered by the ant in the holy verse "O ye ants "
Then the ant emits the second chemical substance" hexanol"
      On receiving  this substance , ants begin to run in all directions to determine the source of this substance . The ant that emits the chemical substance should determine the way lest all the rest of ants should go away and this what the ant of prophet Solomon  did when it asked the other ants to enter their habitations saying " get into your habitations ", and this is an instruction  from the speaker ant to her fellows to go in the direction of the habitations  . So it must have determined the way and this is the same as directing the movement of ants in general .
Undécanone is the third substance that the ant emits
      This substance shows the cause of the danger, and that what the ant did when it said in the third phrase "lest Solomon and his hosts break you (under foot)."  Do you see how much   the correspondence and the consistency is ? In this stage, in which the ants receive this substance, ants become ready to face the impending danger . So what about the fourth substance ?
    In the fourth  stage , the speaker ant emits a special chemical substance , this substance is    butylocténal .  By this substance , the speaker ant gives  an order of defence and determines  the kind of  defence ….. so the it said   in the last phrase " without knowing it" . By so doing the ant prevented the other ants from entering  the  stage of attack that would lead to death . So  Prophet Solemn smiled tenderly  and mercifully as if he had calmed these  ants down and as if he  would like to have said that they needn't have worried as he saw them and he was kind to them  and would not allow any harm .

And now let me summarize what I have already said :
At length, when they came to a (lowly) valley  of ants, one of the ants said: "O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts break you (under foot without knowing it." ( 27:18)

one of the ants said: "O ye ants


get into your habitations


lest Solomon and his hosts crush you


without knowing it.


And now ,how can the atheists and  the suspicious people of the miracle of Holy Quran  respond after reading these facts that science proved its authenticity ? These facts were mentioned in the Holy quran more than one thousand years ago.
There is no god but thou: glory to thee: I was indeed wrong!

Some references

Wadea Omrani , The City of Fas , the Kingdom of Morocco ,
Languages : Arabic and French
The present job : plastic artist
Scientific qualifications : Studies in plastic art.
I wish to employ this kind of arts in calling for God , the Most High and this through drawings ,using symbols and facts ,that lead people to know the truth of Islam .
Translated By Magdy Abd Al-Shafy