The Bee & The Healing Honey

Do you ever wonder at Allaah’s flawless designs?
Do you reflect in Allaah’s numerous signs?
Take the example of a bumble bee-
When Allaah commands, He just says “Be!”
To all the colonies and Queen bees of the hive
Working 24/7 building nests they strive!
From caring the young larvae to awesome calculation,
Bees are inspired with a sophisticated communication!
And the beeswax for honeycomb construction,
Then food collection to honey production!
All the way inside the beehive, they strive
In a magnificent order and organization!

Flower to flower, the bees dance and fly!
Then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?!

A medicine, a drink and a sweet healing property
Used for injured wounds and can save many in poverty!
Producing honey for all humanity,
So Who gave the bees such amazing ability?
From clearing the stomach to improving our vision,
Honey production is a bee’s daily mission.
Good for our liver and good for our heart
Can’t deny the Almighty’s Great work of art!
From beginning to the end of their lives,
Bees strive to secure, protect and clean their hives!

Flower to flower, the bees dance and fly!
Then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?!

Baffling all scientists who yet cannot explain
But Allaah makes his verses simple and plain-
Inspiring the bees to acquire such knowledge
Why does mankind still fail to acknowledge?
Just another one of Allaah’s flawless designs!
Thy Lord’s wisdom in one of many Greatest Signs!

Flower to flower, the bees dance and fly!
Then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?

~~ By SparkaPoet (Shohima Abdul Rahman) 08/09/11~~

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Please read bottom to understand the poem in detail…

Inspired to write by the following Quranic verses:

1) Your Lord revealed to the Bees “Build dwellings in the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men erect. Then eat from every kind fruit and travel the paths of your Lord, which have been made easy for you to follow.” From inside them comes a drink of varying colours, containing healing for humanity. There is certainly a sign in that people who reflect. (Surah An-Nahl: 68-69)

Comments: "Von-Frisch received the Nobel Prize in 1973 for his research on the behaviour and communication of the bees. The Bee, after discovering any new garden and behaviour or flower, goes back and tells its fellows bees the exact direction and map to get there which is known as the ‘bee dance’. The meanings of this insect’s movements that are intended to transmit information between worker bees have been discovered scientifically using photography and other methods. The Quran mentions in the above verse how the bee finds with skill the spacious paths of its Lord,"
(pg.50, The Quran & Modern Science, by Dr Zakir Naik)

2) “There comes forth from their (bee’s) bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men.”(Surah An-Nahl 16:69)

Comments: "The bee assimilates juices of various kinds of flowers and fruits and forms within its body the honey, which it stores in its cells of wax. We are now aware that honey has a healing property and a mild antiseptic property. The Russians used honey to cover their wounds in World War II, The wound would retain moisture and would leave very little scar tissue. Due to their density of honey, no fungus or bacteria would grow in the wound. A person suffering from an allergy of a particular plant may be given honey from that plant so that the person develops resistance to that allergy. Honey is rich in fructose and vitamin K. Thus the knowledge contained in the Quran regarding honey from the bees belly and properties was far ahead of the time it was revealed,"
(pg. 56, The Quran & Modern Science, Dr, Zakir Naik)

3) In the creation of the heavens and the Earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are signs for people with intelligence: those who remember God, standing, sitting and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the Earth: "Our Lord, you have not created this for nothing. Glory be to You! So safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire." (Surah Al'Imran: 190-191).

4) His Command When He desires a thing is just to say to it, “Be!” and it is. (Surah Ya-Seen, 36: 82)

5) Then Which of the Favours of Your Lord Will You (Both Mankind & Jinns) Deny? (Surah Ar-Rahman, 55:13).

There are numerous narrations from the hadith that prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) used honey and ordered the people to use for curing various illnesses, so if you get a chance read it.

Anyone interested in science and would like to know more about the behaviour and communication of the bees >> this is the book to read by Harun Yahya > “The Miracle of the Honeybee.”
I read some stuff and it was so amazing! These little creatures are the best at calculation when constructing the hexagonal honeycomb, but ofcourse these are all inspired by Allah.