The many tasks that animals carry out and their actions require a degree of judgement, knowledge, experience and expertise going far beyond what they could imaginably do with the degree of intelligence available to them. Even simple observation is enough for us to know that it is not the animals themselves that produce these superior characteristics. Consider the ability of birds migrating thousands of kilometres to navigate faultlessly, the marvellous architectural skills employed by spiders when spinning their webs, the perfect cooperation and sharing of duties in ant colonies, the wonderful geometry of the honeycombs, built cooperatively by thousands of bees, and countless other examples...
The source of intelligence and will that enable animals to do these things is to be found neither in their bodies nor in nature, but rather in the conscious intervention of a hidden intelligence and power which reveals itself at every stage. Even if the owner of this intelligence and power cannot be seen, such intervention in events provides enough evidence of the existence of this power to remove all doubt.
The evolutionist scientists who are aware of this also admit to the existence of a power that goes far beyond the ability of these creatures to carry out their labours, but they limit their explanations of the subject by calling this power “instinct.” Because they do not wish to acknowledge the true holder of this power they call instinct, they also invent a name for it and call it “mother nature.” However, to date, no evolutionist has been able to show the place where the order is given for what they call instinct, to define what they call “mother nature,” to explain whether it is a stone, a tree, a river, a mountain, a sea or a star.
As a result, the evolutionists create an imaginary god out of what they call “mother nature” and apply the term “instinct” to behaviour that is really brought about by the command and inspiration of God. God reveals in the Qur’an as follows:
What you serve apart from Him are only names which you and your forefathers haave made up. There is no mandate for them from God… (Qur’an, 12:40)
Thus by not accepting the facts, they deceive themselves and try to appease their consciences. They clearly feel the existence of God and His attributes in their consciences, but they run away from “reality” and deny the evidence of God. The reason for this is explained in the Qur’an as follows:
When Our Signs came to them in all their clarity, they said, “This is downright magic,” and they repudiated them wrongly and haughtily, in spite of their own certainty about them. Consider the final fate of the corrupters. (Qur’an, 27:13-14)
God has spread boundless evidence of His existence before the eyes of man. He has made manifest His eternal intelligence and knowledge in His chosen beings. With His endless grace, He gives unimaginable tasks to the most unexpected, humble, even brainless creatures. As a result, many creatures, whether large or small, from birds to reptiles, from whales to insects, exhibit unexpected behaviour and actions that fill people with admiration. Such behaviours are surprising to most people. Even man, who sees himself as an intelligent, knowledgeable and conscious being, is humbled in the face of many of these skills (for example, the spider’s ability to produce strands stronger than steel), and does not even have the power to imitate them.
The subject of this book, the mosquito, is just one such creature, aspects of whose behaviour fill us with admiration. And although it is the creature we may be most used to and encounter most commonly, it is possibly the one we give the least thought to and consider as worthless.
So you may well ask yourself, “In that case, why the mosquito?” God decrees as follows in a verse of the Qur’an:
God is not ashamed to make an example of a mosquito or of an even smaller thing. As for those who believe, they know it is the truth from their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, they say, “What does God mean by this example?” He misguides many by it and guides many by it. But He only misguides the deviators. (Qur’an, 2:26)
It behoves a man who is aware of this fact to reflect sincerely on the evidence of God’s creation and to rightly fear (and respect) Him. ... Do you not know that God has power over all things? Do you not know that God is He to Whom the kingdom of the heavens and the Earth belongs and that, besides God, you have no protector and no helper? (Qur’an, 2:106-107)