Ant Man and the Science of the Quran Surah:An-Naml

A movie, I was reluctant to see was the Antman. It looked painfully silly and didn’t peek my interest until one day I started watching it recently. I was immediately fascinated by the scientist, played brilliantly by Michael Douglas, who could control ants through usage of frequencies and sound waves.

Turns out this isn’t a creative idea from Stan Lee, it actually is the truth of how ants operate. More info here:

Going back to the Quran, we learn about a wonderful man in the beginning stages of humanity named Solomon. He was granted kingship and guarding over all creatures and humans at the time after Adam. One of the stories in the Quran to display his power bestowed upon him, was the power to communicate to animals.

27:16 And Solomon inherited David. He said, “O people, we have been taught the language of birds, and we have been given from all things. Indeed, this is evident bounty.

This is not just a fairytale, it is science. Ants have been discovered to communicate through sound to one another by rubbing the spikes on their bellies to form sound waves and vibrations to “talk” to one another and give out directions.

27:18 Until, when they came upon the valley of the ants, an ant said, “O ants, enter your dwellings that you not be crushed by Solomon and his soldiers while they perceive not.”

27:19 So [Solomon] smiled, amused at her speech, and said, “My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do righteousness of which You approve. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks of] Your righteous servants.”

So could it be, that like Stan Lee’s scientist who developed the Antman suit, Solomon also was given the power of knowledge of how to manipulate sound waves and understand them? Perhaps he was able to actually understand the different vibrations the ants made and they could be processed as words in his mind because he was bestowed with this gift?

This really starts to bring forth many questions, but it truly opens up the deeper science behind the Universe. Much of what Tesla talks about is how the universe is run on frequencies and sound waves. Perhaps when you understand them, and actually can harness them, you control the environment and reality around you. We will never be Allah, but we can be bestowed with the knowledge and wisdom of being able to understand this reality and perhaps more if Allah so chooses you as a great servant in this world.

I recommend the movie, it is funny and fascinating, especially to a muslim who knows of this story of  King Solomon.