Now, let's think about what we have learned so far about animals. From the white ewe that recognises her baby from its odour to the zebra that has a distinctive pattern and symmetry, you have learned many things about animals. However, the most important knowledge this book has provided you is that it is Allah Who has granted all these features to these animals.
As all the examples throughout the book have shown, Allah, the Creator of all living beings on earth, has also taught them how to survive. Sometimes, Allah gives some of this information to the living beings at birth.
For example, while you are reading these lines, you know that you have to keep your eyes open. But for you to see, it does not suffice to know that you need to keep your eyes open. Your eyes have to perform many operations at the same time. You may liken this to a computer game; to start the game, you need only to push the start button, which is a command that starts many complex operations in the computer. Meanwhile, what happens to you is that you sit on your comfortable chair and enjoy the game. Just as a computer could not have come into existence spontaneously, so it is with the components forming the eye. As is the case of all other beings, it is Allah Who has created our eyes and bodies flawlessly.
Our Lord, the Owner of infinite knowledge, has presented you all your physical features at birth, which makes a healthy life possible. That is why, we ought to be grateful to Him for these gifts.
As a person of wisdom learns more about the creation of Allah, his faith in Him becomes deeper and he reveres His might and power more. Actually even a single feature of a creature immediately reminds us of Allah. Not only living beings, but also everything surrounding us and all events that take place provide concrete evidence of Allah's existence. This important fact is stressed in a verse as follows:
In the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and day, and the ships which sail the seas to people's benefit, and the water which Allah sends down from the sky – by which He brings the earth to life when it was dead and scatters about in it creatures of every kind – and the varying direction of the winds, and the clouds subservient between heaven and earth, there are Signs for people who use their intellect. (Surat al-Baqara: 164)
You must also reflect on these facts and never forget the infinite might of Allah, our Lord, and that it is Allah Who gives us all the favours we cherish.
Always keep in mind that all the beauties you see around you exist because Allah creates them.