By keeping people fit and healthy, sport is a form of preventative medicine significantly reducing the burdens on the National Health Service:
"Wider active participation should be a central aim of sports policy .... Authoritative research indicates that exercise and participation in sport help to combat social exclusion and improve health" (All Party Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, May 1999)
The Miracle in the MosquitoEyesight cannot perceive God, but He has spread boundless evidence of His existence before the eyes of man. He has made manifest His infinite intelligence and knowledge in His chosen beings. With His endless grace, He gives unimaginable tasks to the most unexpected, humble, even brainless creatures. As a result, many creatures, whether large or small, from birds to reptiles, from whales to insects, exhibit unexpected behaviour and actions that fill people with admiration. These behaviours are surprising to most people. Even man, who sees himself as an intelligent, knowledgeable and conscious being, is humbled in the face of many of these skills—for example, the spider’s ability to produce strands stronger than steel—and does not even have the power to imitate them. The subject of this book, the mosquito, is just one such creature, aspects of whose behaviour fill us with admiration. However, it is the creature we are most used to and encounter most commonly of these, and possibly the one we give the least thought to and consider as worthless. So, why the mosquito? The answer to this question is given in the Qur’an: God is not ashamed to make an example of a mosquito or of an even smaller thing. As for those who believe, they know it is the truth from their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, they say, “What does God mean by this example?” He misguides many by it and guides many by it. But He only misguides the deviators. (Qur’an, 2:26)
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