Mosquitoes Between Qur'an & Science
"God is not ashamed to make an example of a mosquito or of an even smaller thing. As for those who believe, they know it is the truth from their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, they say, "What does God mean by this example?" He misguides many by it and guides many by it. But He only misguides the deviators. (Qur'an, 2:26)
I can't find a little thing in the mosquito which is not a Miracle to Humans, Let's get through some facts first
Fact One - There are about 2700 species of mosquito
Fact Two - A mosquito can weigh between 2 and 2.5 milligrams
Fact Three - A female mosquito can drink around 5-millionths of a litter of blood (Aedes aegypti)
Fact Four - Mosquitos have 100 eyes or more
Fact Five - When there is a full moon, mosquito bites increase by 500 times
Fact Six - Mosquito wings beat 500 times a second
Fact Seven - The animal that is responsible for the most human deaths world wide is.......... the mosquito
Fact Eight - Mosquitoes prefer children to adults
Fact Nine - They dislike citronella as it irritates their feet
Fact Ten - A mosquito can detect a moving target from 18 ft away
Fact Eleven - A male mosquito lives between 10 and 20 days
Fact Twelve - A female mosquito lives between 3 and 100 days
Leaving behind its watery world and setting forth in a new world, the mosquito is now an entirely different creature. The new body of this creature is full of countless miracles, as in the previous stages of development. On close examination of the mosquito's body, the signs of a very special creation are evident in every detail. Now let's get acquainted with these miracles by dealing with the mosquito's structure section by section.
The mosquito's body is divided into 3 sections: the head, the thorax and the abdomen.
A fully equipped control centre: The head
There are two feelers on the upper side of the mosquito's head. These feelers are rich in sensory cells, and are very sensitive receptors. The male mosquito's feelers are much more sensitive than those of the female, bcause at mating time, thanks to these feelers, they can perceive the frequency of the female's wing beat in the midst of a multitude of sounds.
In the female mosquito between the feelers there is a tube for sucking blood. This sucking tube does not have a simple structure; contrarily it contains a somewhat complex system. In fact it is the casing for a very special cutting and vacuuming mechanism, called the "labium."
When the mosquito bites, this sheath folds back and the cutting mechanism goes into action. This mechanism consists of 6 parts. Four of these are very effective cutting knives. They are strong enough to cut as easily into the skin of a frog or the scales of a snake as into the human skin.
The other two parts join together to make an empty tube. The mosquito sticks this tube into the wound opened by the knives enabling it to suck the blood of its victim.
One of the knives numbs the tissue with a salivary fluid it pours into the wound. This is a kind of local anaesthetic. In this way the mosquito cuts into the skin and you don't feel a thing as it sucks your blood. As this fluid also prevents the blood from clotting, the mosquito is able to carry on sucking the blood. It is again this fluid that later causes irritation and swelling.