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The Miracle of Locust Larvae staying underground for 17 years compared to Resurrection - Referenced in the Holy Quran and Confirmed by Science!

The sections of this article are:

1-  Allah Almighty's Divine Claim in the Noble Quran.
2-  The Scientific Proofs.
3-  Conclusion.

  

  

  

1-  Allah Almighty's Divine Claim in the Noble Quran:

The Holy Quran and Islam are filled with scientific statements and notions.  These are statements of Allah Almighty describing how He created things on earth and in the Universe.  What's most amazing is that all of these scientific statements and notions had been proven to be in perfect agreement with science and our modern-day scientific discoveries.  Allah Almighty made the Noble Quran be Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) Everlasting Divine Miracle and proof for Prophethood.  The Holy Book certainly stood the test of time 1,500 years ago with Its Claims, Prophecies and Miraculous language eloquence, and it does again and again in our day today with Its overwhelming agreement with science and discoveries that were not known to man 1,500 years ago.

Allah Almighty Said: "We will show them Our signs in the Universe and inside their selves, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 41:53)"

With this said, let us now look at the following Noble Verse from the Holy Quran:

Noble Verse(s) 54:7
Yusuf Ali:

[054:007]  They will come forth,- their eyes humbled - from (their) graves, (torpid) like locusts scattered abroad,

Arabic (from right to left):

54:7 خشعا ابصارهم يخرجون من الاجداث كانهم جراد منتشر

We have already seen how Allah Almighty's Parables in the Noble Quran were proven to be Scientifically accurate and full of Divine Truth and Wisdom [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] and so much more at:  The Overwhelming Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran.  These Parables were not mentioned by chance.  They had a Divine Purpose, Wisdom and Truth in them, and only Science today was able to confirm their Truthfulness.

The Parable of the locust, above, is no different.  At resurrection, billions upon billions of people will resurrect by Allah Almighty's Will and Command.  They will resemble the locusts' larvae being born and springing out of ground to life.

Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, also said that man's body after he dies will be devoured in earth except for his Coccyx.  And from the Coccyx, h will be recreated again:

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    2-  The Scientific Proofs:

    Let us look at the scientific facts below to see that locusts are indeed the best and most suitable animals that Allah Almighty could compare man's resurrection to.

      

    Article #1:

    "In the United States, the two most common species of cicada are the periodical cicada and the dogday cicada. The periodical cicada, also called the 17-year locust, is found throughout most of the eastern half of the United States. It is blackish brown with orange-tipped wings and red legs. The periodical cicada emerges from the ground in a given locality only once every 13 or 17 years. The dogday cicada, or dogday harvestfly, is found in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. It is black with green markings. It has a two-year cycle. Each synchronized population of cicadas is called a brood. In some localities, there are several broods of cicadas; although each brood maintains a 2-, 13-, or 17-year cycle, the insects may emerge in years other than those in which similar broods emerge because of the starting year of their cycles."  (Source)

      

    Article #2:

    "Periodical cicadas, Magicicada spp., emerge in specific locations once every 17 years in the northern part of their range and once every 13 years in the southern part. Every year periodical cicadas emerge somewhere in the eastern United States. The different groups that emerge each year in different locations are called “broods.”"  (Source)

      

    Article #3:

    "Native Americans made good use of periodical cicada emergences in the same way they took advantage of shad runs, waterfowl migration, and other, more seasonal abundances-they ate them. Zyla says the Iroquois prepared cicada pie. Personally, I'm not too sure about turning something that appears only once every 17 years into a meal, if I don't need to. I like my Magicicada singing in mass choruses and I'll leave their consumption to their non-human predators."  (Source)

      

    Article #4:

    "What about the insect that provides the humming sound in the trees that is heard throughout the summer? This insect is often called a locust or cicada. Before they die in the fall, they lay their eggs in the twigs of trees. Six weeks later the babies drop to the ground and live in the soil. Some species or cicada babies or nymphs, stay in the ground as long as 17 years, while others come out in two to five years. When they come out of the ground they often make mysterious holes the size of your thumb which are harmless but look curious."  (Source)

      

    Article #5:

    "This FAQs are primarily for North American annual and periodical (17 & 13 year, Magicicada, "locusts") cicadas.
    ......
    Question: Why do they stay underground for 17 years?
    Answer: There are a number of theories. Most likely they've developed this rhythm to avoid predators. Climate events -- perhaps the Ice Age -- are also factor."
      (Source)

      

    Article #6:

    "Word Tutor: Magicicada
    IN BRIEF: n. - Seventeen-year locust.
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    Adults are diurnal. Males chirp loudly, attracting other males as well as females to the chorus. Larvae remain at the same site on a root for a long period of time and move stepwise to thicker roots as they grow and molt. At maturity they dig a tunnel to emerge. At sunset they emerge and molt to the adult form on stems. Most of every brood molts at the same time,
    thus appearing simultaneously in great numbers every 17 years at each location (but not always in the same year in distant locales).
    .......
    The males' chirping attracts females, and mating occurs on stems in the end-to-end position. Eggs are embedded in plant tissues in the spring, up to twenty in each nest. Young larvae drop from the trees and burrow underground, searching for a suitable rootlet. They need 17 years to reach maturity."
      (Source)

      

      
    The Quran's Parable is Scientifically Accurate!

    According to the scientific articles above, locusts go through a cycle of life and resurrection.  They also stay the longest periods of time, from among all animals, for 17 years hidden underground to then emerge to resurrection again.  While it is true and doesn't require any brain to know that humans are not insects, but Allah Almighty's Parable about man's resurrection being like the locusts' resurrection does indeed show a great deal of Knowledge about this insect that was not known to desert man in Arabia 1,500 years ago.  Not only man will emerge in billions upon billions of humans, but him being recreated again from his Coccyx like a plant emerging from its seed, and resurrecting from the dead like a locust resurrecting from its larvae after 17 years of being created underground indeed reveals a Divine Knowledge that was not known to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, 1,500 years ago, in the Noble Quran.

    Locusts are the best and most suitable animals, out of all animals, that Allah Almighty could compare our resurrection experience and cycle to.  They also do emerge in the greatest numbers as well.  It is perhaps worth investigating how many years will it take for us to resurrect.  Will it be around 13 to 17 years?

      

      

    3-  Conclusion:

    Again, the Holy Quran and Islam are filled with scientific statements and notions.  These are statements of Allah Almighty describing how He created things on earth and in the Universe.  What's most amazing is that all of these scientific statements and notions had been proven to be in perfect agreement with science and our modern-day scientific discoveries.  Allah Almighty made the Noble Quran be Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) Everlasting Divine Miracle and proof for Prophethood.  The Holy Book certainly stood the test of time 1,500 years ago with Its Claims, Prophecies and Miraculous language eloquence, and it does again and again in our day today with Its overwhelming agreement with science and discoveries that were not known to man 1,500 years ago.

    Allah Almighty Said: "We will show them Our signs in the Universe and inside their selves, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 41:53)"

    Indeed, Allah Almighty's Parable about our resurrection being like the locust's is indeed a Miraculous one, because locusts are the best and most suitable animals Allah Almighty could compare our resurrection experience and cycle with.  Locusts do stay in the ground the longest among all animals and they do emerge from the ground in the greatest numbers too.

    The Holy Quran, again and again, have proven Itself to be the True Divine Holy Book from Allah Almighty.  Indeed, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone for making the Noble Quran and the Divine Inspirations that He Sent to Prophet Muhammad be the Perfect and Everlasting Miracle, for us humans, out of all of His Divine Miracles!  And may Allah Almighty send His Peace, Mercy and Blessings upon our Beloved and Blessed Prophet, Teacher and Role Model, Muhammad.  Ameen.

      

      

      

      

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