The Wisdom of Mosquitoes

23 May by Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

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AlhamduliLlah. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm:

وَقُل رَّبِّ أَنزِلْنِي مُنزَلًا مُّبَارَكًا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الْمُنزِلِينَ

(Qur’ān 23:29). ‘Wa Qul Rabbi ‘Anzilnī Munzalāan Mubārakāan Wa ‘Anta Khayru Al-Munzilīn’, ‘And say, ‘My Lord, let me land at a blessed landing place, and You are the best to accommodate [us].’ May Allah ﷻ make our first time here to be Khayr (goodness) for us and for you also insha’Allah. And for this gathering to be of benefit for the Ummah, and Hidayah (guidance) for us and for others also. “اللَّهُمَّ اهْدِنَا وَاهْدِ بِنَا”, “Allahumma ‘hdina w ‘hdi bina”, “Oh Allah guide us and guide by [means of] us.” May Allah ﷻ make Hidayah for us to make others also [reach] Hidayah with us insha’Allah.

AlhamduliLlah we arrived at Maghrib to this city in Canada. It is a nice city. Everything Allah ﷻ creates is beautiful. And one of them is this beautiful city: Montréal. When we arrived at Maghrib, AlhamduliLlah when we went to pray, Masha’Allah [Mawlana laughs] everywhere there are mosquitoes. SubhanAllah, it is a very funny thing. Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla creates everything with wisdom; nothing without wisdom. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَايَسْتَحْيِي أَن يَضْرِبَ مَثَلًا مَّا بَعُوضَةً فَمَا فَوْقَهَا”,

Inna Allāha Lā Yastaĥyī ‘An Yađriba Mathalāan Mā Ba`ūđatan Famā Fawqahā”, “Indeed, Allah is not timid to present an example – that of a mosquito or what is smaller than it.” (Qur’ān 02:26). Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla is saying in Qur’an, Allah ﷻ is not – What is “Yastaĥyī” in English? [Murid: He ﷻ is not ‘ashamed’ to.] Mawlana: Maybe there is another word also; there must be. [The word is: He ﷻ is] not ‘shy’; not ‘shy’. Allah ﷻ is not ashamed from anything – He ﷻ is not shy to give this example to human beings.

There is a wisdom from this. Because people are not giving any value for this. And Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla, from this thing which is of no value, gives punishment for people, punishment for tyrants, punishment for anyone, punishment for those who are against Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla, against His ﷻ will and are not giving any respect to what He ﷻ creates. Now, they have big knowledge. They are looking at mosquitoes and they found miracles and miracles in this small insect. Of course, everything is a miracle of Allah ﷻ. It is very very small. And there are (more) smaller than this insect that Allah ﷻ creates. But this is what we can see. What we cannot see is even more.

With this small insect, Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla destroyed the enemies of prophets, the enemies of believers who were making themselves proud and thought that they are a big thing. So Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla, with this small insect, destroyed the army of Nimrod who was claiming he is god. He made a big fire and threw Sayyidina ‘Ibrahim ‘alayhi s-salam in this fire. Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla with His ﷻ Mercy, He ﷻ is able to do everything. He made – ‘يَا نَارُ كُونِي بَرْدًا وَسَلَامًا عَلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ’, ‘Yā Nāru Kūnī Bardāan Wa Salāmāan `Alá ‘Ibrāhīm’, ‘O fire, be coolness and safety upon Ibrahim.’ (Qur’ān 21:69). He ﷻ made even fire, paradise for Sayyidina ‘Ibrahim ‘alayhi s-salam. And nothing affected him. Even when they threw him there, he was in paradise.

After that, when Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla was angry with Pharaoh and his army, He ﷻ sent mosquitoes that came like a cloud over this army and attacked them. This army was armored with iron. Everything they had was iron. And iron – if there’s a normal enemy [facing you], if they hit you by sword, they cannot touch you; if they throw an arrow, it cannot go inside; even with a spear, they also cannot. This is with a normal army. But with mosquitoes, they cannot do anything [to face them]. And these mosquitoes, SubhanAllah normally mosquitoes only take blood, but Allah ﷻ made them to go inside [and eat them]. There were millions of mosquitoes for each one [of the army]. They were eating them. Millions and millions. After that, only skeletons were left in these armors.

When Nimrod saw this, he ran away. He ran away and closed his door. And Allah ﷻ, to make him more ignoble, to humiliate him, He ﷻ sent him one mosquito. But this mosquito – Mawlana was saying every time – it had one leg that was not good. It was making like this [Mawlana imitates limping and laughs]. It came in from the [door’s] keyhole and entered through his nose to his brain. It began to eat from his brain making him in very much pain. Every time he was feeling painful, he was making like this [hitting his head]. The mosquito was stopping when he hit his head. After that, it became bigger and bigger and it wasn’t stopping. This time, he hit his head even more. After that, it also didn’t stop so he brought people to hit his head with wood, then a big wood. In the end, one of them brought a big wood, branch and beat him. His head split into two parts and the mosquito was as big as a bird. He sent him to Jahannam.

There are many wisdoms of mosquitoes. Of course, it is also for people – sometimes in old times also, for making disease, making illness. From this illness, many people were dying or curing. This is also a wisdom. This is all Allah’s ﷻ will. Whoever is a believer, Allah ﷻ rewards him. Now also, when some of these mosquitoes or insects bite you, Allah ﷻ rewards you. Don’t worry. Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam is saying, “For the Mu’min, everything is good in this world.” In this Dunya, if he is a believer, nothing is bad for him. Even when some thorn hurts him, Allah ﷻ rewards him for this also.

For this, mosquitoes – this night also, we are making this Sohbah about mosquitoes. We must accept everything from Allah ﷻ. Of course, you can kill them; there’s no problem. Some people ask if Allah ﷻ says we can’t – no. “كُلُّ مُضِرٍ يُقْتَل” It is a Hadith or rule of Fiqh. Everything that harms people must be killed. And this is one of them. There’s no problem to kill them.

Many times people are forgetting what Allah ﷻ promised for the Mu’min, for the believer. So they are complaining and are not happy. Be happy with everything Allah ﷻ gives you. This is a small thing that Allah ﷻ made for you, don’t be angry. Insha’Allah may Allah ﷻ not give you [something] bigger than this that makes you forget this. May Allah ﷻ save us from every badness, especially our ego, our Nafs insha’Allah. May Allah ﷻ keep us safe from this and save us from bad things.

We are living in a time that is a very bad time but also a very good time. Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam is saying, “آخِرُ الْأُمَّةِ أَخِيرُ الْأُمَّة”, “Akhiru l-Ummah Akhyaru l-Ummah.” “The last Ummah (nation) is the best Ummah”, Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam said. Because if they are following Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, they will be like the Sahabah, like the companions of Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. The companions will even be happy for them to be like them. May Allah ﷻ bless you.

Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.


Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani

23 May 2023/ 3 Dhul Qa’dah 1444

Montreal, Canada

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