Mosquito in the Holy Quran!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
إِنَّ اللَّهَ لا يَسْتَحْيِي أَنْ يَضْرِبَ مَثَلاً مَا بَعُوضَةً فَمَا فَوْقَهَا
فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فَيَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ مِنْ رَبِّهِمْ
وَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَيَقُولُونَ مَاذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِهَذَا مَثَلاً
يُضِلُّ بِهِ كَثِيراً وَيَهْدِي بِهِ كَثِيراً وَمَا يُضِلُّ بِهِ إِلاَّ الْفَاسِقِينَ (2-26)ا    

Some may see the title inappropriate or even blasphemous. But the Almighty Allah has categorically declares that ” Surely Allah is not ashamed to set forth any parable– [that of] a mosquito or any thing above that; then as for those who believe, they know that it is the truth from their Lord, and as for those who disbelieve, they say: What is it that Allah means by this parable: He causes many to err by it and many He leads aright by it! But He does not cause to err by it [any] except the transgressors” Holy Quran 2:26

Thus Quran mentions this creature as an example and nothing to be ashamed about it. If we go for a study into this tiny creature we would be entering into an astonishing world of divine technology. Whoever overlooks its significance especially in Human Healthcare deserves harsh bites!

The following graphic sheds light on this creature’s organic structure.


The Mosquito in the Quran has special significance as it proves indisputably that only its creator can reveal those words. First of all the word itself shows its gender as feminine and the modern technology now discovered that it is the female that keeps us awake and enjoy the title as the International Killer. It is also astonishing what holy Quran attaches to it which is translated as ‘or anything above that’ but actually it is one of the limitations of the translation. It has been said that better to translate as “and what is upon her”.

Now everybody knows that mosquitoes are dangerous because of what they carry! Wikipedia has this to say:
“When a mosquito bites, she also injects saliva and anti-coagulants into the blood which may also contain disease-causing viruses or other parasites…….”

“Mosquitoes are estimated to transmit disease to more than 700 million people annually in Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico and much of Asia with millions of resulting deaths. In Europe, Russia, Greenland, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and other temperate and developed countries, mosquito bites are now mostly an irritating nuisance; but still cause some deaths each year.[3] Historically, before mosquito transmitted diseases were brought under control, they caused tens of thousands of deaths in these countries and hundreds of thousands of infections.[4] Mosquitoes were shown to be the method by which yellow fever and malaria were transmitted from person to person by Walter Reed, William C. Gorgas and associates in the U.S. Army Medical Corps first in Cuba and then around the Panama Canal in the early 1900s.[5][6] Since then other diseases have been shown to be transmitted the same way.”


Here you can watch Sheikh Hamza Yusuf speaks on the verse above in an event on Malaria conducted by Tony Blair faith Foundation.

 May the almighty Allah join us with whom He leads aright  Aameen

Published in: on June 15, 2009 at 3:21 pm  Comments (10)  
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  1. very good post.

  2. mashah Allah.. nice article. May Allah accept

    • may allah accept, it’s written in the qurann, obviously allah accepts

  3. HI i am a Muslem i trust the GOD and i beleive in Islam so my advice is to all to come in Islam because this is the best relegion of the world thanks.sediq

    • Dear person,
      it is a lovely thing you say. I like the simplicity of your message. It seems to come from your heart. I am not Muslim, but I do study Al Qur’an often.
      Blessings to you,

      • Blessings to you too…May Allah give you and your family good health….Whichever religion you follow,you be happy and spiritually healthy and always do good.

  4. how can this be the best religion of the world if their holy book (Koran) praises an insect because it is capable of infecting and possibly killing people? what a very strange bunch of people you all are.

    • Really pitiful. Holy Quran is not ‘praising’ mosquitoes but draws peoples attention towards it.

  5. as every muslim knows .. the holy Quran conserves knowledge about everything that a knowlebgeable human should have knowlegde about since mosquitis are so vadly common .. what i think allah has said in the holy quran is tht everything humane created is created for the fact of spreading the name of islam and allah .. so if the female mosquito botes for blood its so that she as reproduce … therefore spreading the creations of allah grandma says that even animals and insects speak eventhough we cannot understan them … they speak the name of allah ..

  6. “Mosquito in the Holy Quran! Traditional Islamic School”
    actually got me personally hooked on your website!
    I actuallywill probably be back way more frequently.
    Thank you -Beatris

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