Do they not look at the Camels, how they are created? And at the Sky, how it is raised high? And at the Mountains, how they are set firm? And at the Earth, how it is spread out? (Muhammad) So remind, you are only a Reminder. (Surat al-Ghashiya Verse: 17-21)
Muslims believe that all beings at universe reflect the endless power and knowledge of their Creator. God has mention this several times in Quran, and it also tried to tell the human everything at universe is part of my creation and is a sign, a symbol and warning.
The word ”look” on the verse means think, so when it says look at the camels how they are created means think about how they are created.
In this section, we will study this animal on which the Qur'an invites us to think about camels.
The exclusively specific characteristic of the camel is its body structure, which is not effected even by the most severe conditions. Its body has such features that it can survive for days without any water and food, and can travel with a load of hundreds of kilograms on its back for days.
Here is some facts about Camel's body structure:
1- FEET SUITABLE FOR ALL LAND TYPES:
The toenails protect the feet from potential damages resulting from a bump.
Knees are covered with callus which is composed of skin as hard and thick as a horn. When the animal lays down on hot sands, this calloused structure protects the animal from being injured by the extremely hot ground.
When camel walk they move both legs on one side of their body and then the other… their feet are also flat and wide… both of these features help them from sticking into the sand
2- THE HUMP AS A FOOD STOCK:
It is believed that they use their humps to store water but the humps are reservoir of fatty tissue. Camel can go for several days without food or water. They carry a supply of fat in their humps. A camel with a sagging hump is a hungry camel! They lose no water from their bodies. They do not sweat and their urine is solid crystal. That’s why they can live few days without food and water.
3- The Furs:
Camel’s fur consists of thick and matted hairs that protects the body of the animal against freezing and burning weather conditions. They grow a shaggy coat in the winter to protect them from the freezing cold… in the extremely hot summer they shed their coats… they can survive from minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 29 degrees Celsius) in the winter to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 degrees Celsius) in the summer.
4- HEAD PROTECTED FROM THE SAND:
The eyes of camels have two eyelash layers to protect themselves from blowing sand.
Eyelids have an interlocking system. In case of danger, they are automatically shut. The interlocking eyelashes do not let any dust particle to enter the eyes of the animal.
The Nose and the ears are covered with long hairs to protect the animal from sand and dust.
5- Useful for Human:
Humans have used camels for their wool, milk, meat, leather, and even dung that can be used for fuel… camel milk is an important food of the desert nomadic tribes… a camel can provide a large amount of meat for these people also.