Modern scientific data has shown the degree of perfection attained by certain species of birds with regard to the programming of their movements. It is only the existence of a migratory program in the genetic code of the birds that can explain the long and complicated journey that very young birds, without any prior experience and without any guide, are able to accomplish. They are also able to return to the departure point on a definite date.
The Glorious Quran points to the flight of birds as a product of divine creation of Allah, the Supreme Being thus:
“Do they (human being) not look at the birds, held poised in the midst of (the air and) the sky? Nothing holds them up but (the power of) Allah. Verily in this are signs for those who believe” Quran 16:79.
Prof. Hamburger in his book “Power and Fragility” gives the example of ‘mutton-birds’ that lives in the Pacific with its journey of over 15,000 miles in the shape of figure ‘8’. It makes this journey over a period of 6 months and comes back to its departure point with a maximum delay of one week. The highly complicated instructions for such a journey have to be contained in the birds’ nervous cells. They are definitely programmed. Should we not reflect on the identity of this “Programmer”?
Surely, the Glorious Quran affirms (in more than 1400 years ago) about the attribute of the Absolute “Programmer of Creation” and the Supreme “Evolver of Creation” as:
“Do they (mankind) not observe the birds above them, spreading their wings and folding them in? None can uphold them except the Most Gracious. Truly it is He (Allah) that watches over all things” – Quran 67:19.