All rabbits possess these
characteristics at birth. Allah has created them
as fast runners and thus enabled them to escape
their predators easily.
What do you think the answer
of a rabbit would be if we were to ask it, "Which
food do you like most?" Yes, you are right!
He would certainly say "carrots." (Meanwhile,
remember that carrots are good for our eyes.) Well,
do you know that rabbits live in the warrens they
dig under the ground, and that carrots grow towards
the depths of the earth? As you may understand from
this question, carrots have been created in the
most appropriate way to meet rabbits' needs.
Also for us, human beings,
Allah has made everything easy to use. Take, for
instance, the orange you eat in wintertime. If it
were not in segments, it would be very hard for
you to eat it, because it is so juicy. However,
Allah, Who has created everything you see around
you, has also created this delicious fruit full
of vitamin C in its segmented form, ready to eat,
in its special package. Now back to rabbits! A rabbit
can easily gnaw a carrot with its continually growing
front teeth that give it such a lovely look.
Apart from their nutritional
needs, Allah has given living creatures many features
that make life easy for them. Various rabbit species
with different characteristics live on earth. Rabbits
living in cold regions, for example, are mostly
white in colour. This is an important feature that
makes them invisible on the snow and enables them
to hide themselves effortlessly. Wild rabbits, which
are relatively bigger than other rabbits, have longer
limbs and ears. The desert American rabbit, on the
other hand, has quite large ears. These ears help
rabbits to keep themselves cool.
In nature, most animals live
in particular territories they mark out for themselves.
This is similar to us living in our comfortable
homes surrounded by our family members. Animals
and animal groups usually avoid entering other animals'
territories. "Leaving a scent" is a method
employed by animals to mark their territories. Gazelles,
for instance, leave a substance with a scent similar
to tar on long thin branches and grasses to mark
their territory. This substance, secreted from the
glands under their eyes, informs other gazelles
that this field is already occupied. Reindeer, on
the other hand, have scent glands on the tip of
their hind feet with which they mark their territory.
Rabbits mark their territories with glands on their
As we have seen, Allah has
created animals with very interesting and important
characteristics. Learning all these makes us astonished
at the flawless creation of Allah. We remember that
Allah is our Creator and we feel grateful to Him.
Remember that Allah has commanded people to think
about His blessings and be thankful. In a verse
of the Qur'an, Allah informs us that He will reward
those who are thankful:
We will recompense the thankful.
(Surah Al 'Imran: 145)
Children! So, you must also
remember to be thankful for the blessings and beauty
with which you are surrounded. Thanks for the article