Surah 16. An-Nahl – The Bee
An-Nahl signifies the Bee. The honeybee is a remarkable creature. It works hard through the processes of making honey and then turns up its labor for the common benefit of all. What a beautiful token of selflessness, and organized Way of Life!
16:69 “And then eat from fruits of all kind, and follow the ways that your Sustainer has made easy for you.” (God endowed the bee with navigational skills.) And then comes forth from their bellies a delicious drink of many hues, in which there is health for people. In all this, there is a message for people who are willing to listen. [Notice the female gender used throughout for bees. They are the worker bees. Interestingly, Shakespeare wrote: Honeybees are soldiers and they have a king]