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Besides its linguistic miracles, by which Prophet Muhammad 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 Muhammad 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 fact (about ants communication) more than one thousand years ago. God says in Sura Al-Namel (Chapter 27):
In the above mentioned verses, the ant reported the imminent danger facing them through four successive stages as follow:
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 ant’s communication. We have shown the sequence of the ants' orders which are divided into four stages – four stages of phrases and signals.
Ants use chemical communication in the situations of alarm and defense 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 defense; the Australian ant is a case in point. When this kind of ants faces danger, they secrete some droplets from their protective gland in order for their fellow ants to run and make vibration by their antennas showing that they are in state of being alert.
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.
(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:
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)