In this world of ours live many kinds of amazing creatures.
In addition to the ants, honeybees, dogs, cats, flies, spiders, horses, chickens, seagulls, sparrows and other species we know so well, there are also many we have not yet encountered. In many parts of the globe, there are millions of kinds of living things which we have never heard of. Even if we learned their names, we would have nothing to which we could compare them.
The subject of this book is an insect that most of us aren’t used to seeing in our environment. This insect is the termite, which resembles an ant in appearance and partially in the way it lives. But even though they look like ants, termites have very different characteristics—and abilities.
Some people may be surprised to find a book entirely about termites. What, they may ask, is there to tell about these small insects? But as you will soon see, this little-known creature has characteristics that may open people’s minds to an entirely different horizon of ideas.
This book investigates that hidden world of termites, their physical characteristics and the marvelous social system that orders their lives. Having read all these details, you may well conclude that termites, like every other living creature in the world, offer a clear proof of God’s being named the “perfect and incomparable” Creator.
He is God – the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise.(Surat al-Hashr: 59:24)
Intelligent Design, in other words Creation
In order to create, God has no need to design
It’s important that the word “design” be properly understood. That God has created a flawless design does not mean that He first made a plan and then followed it. God, the Lord of the Earth and the heavens, needs no “designs” in order to create. God is exalted above all such deficiencies. His planning and creation take place at the same instant.
Whenever God wills a thing to come about, it is enough for Him just to say, "Be!"
As verses of the Qur’an tell us:
His command when He desires a thing is just to say to it, “Be!” and it is.(Surah Ya Sin: 82)
[God is] the Originator of the heavens and Earth. When He decides on something, He just says to it, “Be!” and it is.(Surat al-Baqara: 117)