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Scientific Topics- Miraculous Scientific Facts- Lesson (7): Silk is Stronger than Steel Wire and it is Very Light
In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful  


Dear brothers, undoubtedly you have heard about silkworm, which is called by biologist the spinning queen. 

Do you know the reason? In fact, if its salvia touches the air, it freezes and turns into a silk thread. 

This worm can spin six inches per minute. Its thread is about 300 meters long, and it is one continuous thread that is very thin, very strong and very bright.

Its brightness is derived from the protein it contains. 

In fact, 360 cocoons can spin a silky shirt, and the lightest fabric is the one made from natural silk. Clothes that are made of natural silk are very light, but they cannot be cut easily. Better yet, the silk thread is stronger than the steel wire that is as thin as a silk thread.

Thus, it is very strong, very light and very beautiful.    
How about the colors of these threads? The color of silk thread is either gold or silver. 

No matter how wide the shoulders of someone are, how tall he is and what size of clothes he wears, a very light silk shirt of no more him.

Very bright and strong gold and silver thread is made of the silk warm salvia. It is 300 meters long and it is never affected by sunlight. Its color never fades out even if it is left in sunlight for hundreds of hours. 

Allah the Almighty says: 

(It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah)

[Fatir, 28]

Spider web: 

By the way, the spider web is 5 times stronger than a steel wire which is as thin as the spider web.

Allah the Almighty says: 

(Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding* Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers (standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying)" "Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of Fire.) 

[Aal-'Imran, 109-191] 

The universe has two functions: A guiding function and a beneficial one: 

Dear brothers, the delicate point is that the universe has two major functions. The first function is guiding; it guides man to Allah, Exalted and Sublime be He, and its tool is pondering over the creation of the heavens and the earth. The second function is a beneficial one that is based on the following Ayah: 

(And has subjected to you all that is in the heavens and the earth; it is all as a favor and kindness from Him.)


[Al-Jathiyah, 13] 

Hence, it is being subjected to us in this worldly life. 

The Prophet, peace be upon him mentioned the two purposes of creating the universe in his Hadith when he looked at the new moon and said:

(A new moon of good and right guidance) 

[Abu Dawood, from Qatadah]

The goodness lies in making use of its light and to give us a lunar calendar for mankind and pilgrimage. It also guides us to our Lord. Thus, it has two functions; a guiding function and a beneficial one. Westerners have perfectly made use of the beneficial function, while easterners have probably made good use of the guiding function. However, we should also make good use of the beneficial one. 

Dear brothers, everything manifests a proof that indicates the Oneness of Allah the Almighty.

This universe is a manifestation of Allah's Most Beautiful Names and His Exalted Attributes, and pondering over the creation of the heavens and the earth is the shortest way to get closer to Allah and the widest gate through which one can approach Him.  

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