Bacteria and Voting?

Asalamoalaykum warahmatullah,

I love the concept of quorum sensing in biofilms [yayyy it’s also on TEDtalks]. They’re the only things besides the Quraan which stimulate my brain. Did you know bacteria ‘talk’ to each other? When things are good, they ‘high-five’ each other and mount an attack or get food. All done peacefully with proper voting. That’s some real unity and teamwork. SubhanAllah. It is mesmerizing.

There are so many lessons to learn from such social behaviour of bacteria and I feel as if my mind would burst with wonder one day. It reminds you of all these things being taken care of by Allah Subhanahu Wa’ Ta’la. You’d be shocked how minute and detailed these processes are. To me, bacteria seem more fascinating than humans. And subhanAllah Allah SWT loves us, humans, as the best Creation. It is very humbling to be aware of so many other beautiful creations of Allah SWT serving us quietly, beautifully and in perfect harmony by the permission of Allah SWT. Yet we disobey Him as if we run the world.

It was He Who created the seven heavens one above the other. You will not find any flaw in the creation of the All-Merciful. Look again-do you see any gaps? Then look again and again. Your eyes will in the end be dazzled and exhausted! [Surah Al Mulk, 67:3-4]

I like thought experiments, that’s partially what I’ve been taught to do all my life. ‘Kajillions’ of dollars are spent on research associated with the harm bacteria cause (diseases) just so that bacteria are prevented to hurt us in any way. Drugs are made for this purpose and being involved partially with research, it’s crazy how the pharmaceutical companies shell out money to research and do marketing. All that just because something invisible to human’s eye hurt him/her and he/she couldn’t stop the bacteria from causing any harm. I’m sure all of us have heard about Malaria and that it’s caused by mosquitoes. These mosquitoes carry bacteria as well…and so all this reminds me of another verse:

O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it (carefully): Verily, those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create (even) a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatches away a thing from them, they will have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought. [Surah Al-Hajj, 22:73]

The only sad news is that scientists start worshipping Creations as their gods. Some of my Profs have given bacteria that status and I’m not exaggerating when I’m saying that. I do know that there are not many practising Muslim microbiologists but they must use their knowledge to help these poor people.

Kuffar scientists  may have list of degrees and published papers. I ask everyone to excuse me but really the simple Bedouins who believe in the existence of God have more ‘Aql. I pity them and if you’re a university student who’s reading this, please approach your Profs with the Haqq!

Doesn’t knowing about the creation make you love the Creator even more? I think learning a bit about this should be mandatory for those who wish to learn about Aqeedah. Just strengthens one’s faith even more. Alhamdolilah. :)

Just writing about all this makes me sooo excited.

Alhamdolilah we’re blessed with Islam. May Allah SWT keep us steadfast on it till we die.Ameen.

And Allah SWT knows best.


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