"... (they) are not even able
to create a single fly..."
O mankind! A likeness has been made,
so listen to it carefully. Those you call upon apart from
Allah are not even able to create a single fly, even if they
were to join together to do it. And if a fly steals something
away from them, they cannot get it back from it. How feeble
are both the seeker and the sought! They do not measure Allah
with His true measure. Allah is All-Strong, Almighty.
(Surat al-Hajj: 73-74)
PANORAMIC SIGHT FROM THOUSANDS OF LENSES The hexagonal shaped lenses constituting
the eyes of a fly provide a much larger area of vision than
an ordinary lens does. In some flies, the number of these lenses
may sometimes be as many as 5,000. Additionally, the spherical
structure of the eye also enables the fly to see its back, and
thus gives it a great advantage over its enemies.
THE ABSORBENT PUMP OF
THE FLY: PROBOSCIS Another specific feature of flies is the
way they digest food. Unlike many other living organisms, flies
digest food not in their mouth, but outside their bodies. They
pour a special liquid over the food by means of their proboscis,
which puts the food in the proper degree of consistency for
absorption. Then the fly absorbs the food with the absorbent
pumps in its throat.