Subject: [MALUMAAT] Taffakur series VIII
Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding. - 190 :Surah Al-Imran
Computer experts today are trying to reproduce in laboratories the collective behaviour forms of ants in robots. Instead of very advanced programmes, they are focusing on robots that co-operate devising between themselves on the basis of "simple" information elements. In these studies, the basic principle is the same. Instead of forming a highly advanced robot, the intention is to develop a herd of robots that are less "intelligent" but which will undertake the most "complex" tasks, just as the ants do in the ant colony These robots will not be very advanced from the point of "intelligence" when taken one by one, but they will achieve the division of labour by collective action motivation. This will be possible because they will have the capacity to exchange the simplest information with each other.
The life and co-operation in the ant colony has also influenced NASA The organization is planning to send many "ant robots" for research on the planet Mars instead of a single advanced robot. Thus, even if some of them are destroyed, the surviving members of the team will be able to complete their tasks.(Book - The Miracle in the Ant by Harun Yahya)
Tafakkur: Now that is some startling revelation mumineen! The giant Goliath (sophisticated advanced science and information technology)learning some basics from the lowly David (the ant) In fact in the Holy Quran they find a pride of place as Surah : 27 - An-Naml is named after them. If you go to see in reality, they are in fact not lowly to be trampled around by us, but in their collective work, military strategy, advanced communication network, astute and rational hierarchy, discipline, perfect city planning - the humans have much to learn from them. Now if that is a difficult pill to swallow, I cannot help it, because a fact is a fact. The oldest of them are 80 million years old, and they began socializing 40 million years ago, and as on date there are approx.: 8800 species. Now that is some statistics that humans cannot match.
Now whenever you see the ants say aloud ALHAMDOLILLAH and reflect on Allah's Glorious creation and try to learn more about them. Everything that appears to be very simple, is in fact very complex.
You may have observed your peers and elderly, specially your mother 'threading the needle'. In order to thread the needle, she puts it between her lips or presses it between her thumb and finger, so that the protruding fibres are smoothened, once the thread is thus narrowed down, can we say 'becomes humble' it easily passes through the needle.
Likewise if we remove the protruding fibres of ego, pretence, deceit, one-upmanship etc.: and become humble to learn lessons in life even from a lowly creature like an ant, we will evolve into a fuller contemplative, fulfilled (one who does not need material crutches to feel happy, one who does not strive after happiness, but himself is happiness personified) human being.
If I give you an example, it would be easy to understand. Just look at our bawa -safique, our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) whose 90th Milad Mubrak we have just celebrated. He is humility personified. The vaaz relay on his Salgirah day has proved that this chosen one of Allah is not 'mehdood' (restrained) by zaman (time) and makan (place). In real time on his single nida of YA HUSAIN the entire length and breath of this world reverberated with matam and tasabih of YA HUSAIN.
It would be a singular service to the community, and unique in the Fatemi history, if computer enthusiasts pool their resources and talent to arrive at the number of time YA HUSAIN was said by mumineen the world over after Dai e Husain recited the sahadat and gave the nida of matam by crying aloud YA HUSAIN. By listening to the vaaz tape, the tasabih count during the particular time (I think there was continuos matam was + 10 minutes) multiplied by number of mumineen in each centre, we can arrive at a fairly accurate count of YA HUSAIN said by mumineen the world over, on a single nida of Dai-e-Husain on his 90th Milad Mubarak.
May Allah grant my beloved Aqa Moula
(TUS) sehato -afiyaat - ta- kiyamat.
Abde Syedna (TUS)