Islamic Voice A Monthly English Magazine

MUHARRAM - SAFAR 1424 H
MARCH 2004
Volume 17-03 No : 207

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Be Like A Bee

Be Like A Bee

"And your Lord revealed to the bee saying:
Make hives in the mountains and in the trees and in what they build:
Then eat of all the fruits and walk in the ways of your Lord submissively.
There comes forth from within it a beverage of many colours, in which there is healing for men;
most surely there is a sign in this for a people who reflect." (Surat an-Nahl, 68-69)

It is well known by almost everyone that honey is a fundamental food source for the human body, whereas only a few people are aware of the extraordinary qualities of its producer, the honeybee.

As we know, the food source of bees is nectar, which is not found during winter. For this reason, they combine the nectar collected in summer time with special secretions of their body, produce a new nutrient - honey - and store it for the coming winter months. It is noteworthy that the amount of honey stored by bees is much greater than their actual need. The first question that comes to mind is why do the bees not give up this "excess production", which seems a waste of time and energy for them? The answer to this question is hidden in the "inspiration" stated in the verse to have been given the bee.

Bees produce honey not only for themselves, but also for human beings. Be like the bee which goes from one flower to another, savouring the nectar from each of them. Being like a bee in life, will enable us to move from one form of goodness to another.

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