In this world of ours live many kinds of amazing creatures.
In addition to the ants, honeybees, dogs, cats, flies, spiders, horses, chickens, seagulls, sparrows and other species we know so well, there are also many we have not yet encountered. In many parts of the globe, there are millions of kinds of living things which we have never heard of. Even if we learned their names, we would have nothing to which we could compare them.
The subject of this book is an insect that most of us aren’t used to seeing in our environment. This insect is the termite, which resembles an ant in appearance and partially in the way it lives. but even though they look like ants, termites have very different characteristics—and abilities.
Some people may be surprised to find a book entirely about termites. What, they may ask, is there to tell about these small insects? but as you will soon see, this little-known creature has characteristics that may open people’s minds to an entirely different horizon of ideas.
This book investigates that hidden world of termites, their physical characteristics and the marvelous social system that orders their lives. Having read all these details, you may well conclude that termites, like every other living creature in the world, offer a clear proof of God’s being named the “perfect and incomparable” Creator.
He is God – the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form. to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surat al-Hashr: 59:24)