Written and designed by Qudsiya Remtulla of  The Visual Age. I asked her to tell us a little about herself and this is what she said – “I have a passion to change the tradition all text learning systems and introduce something more effective; contemporary and interactive. Using infographics is a way for me to do that as well as explore my self taught designing potential. I look to make a difference some where by the use of design.”


I love curiosity in human beings; and even more so in little children. I spent the evening with my nephews (7 and 4), watching the clouds move in a mesmerizing motion across the sky, observing at how the little black birds float in the open air and discussing the Absolutely Amazing Creator that brought it all to being.

Whilst we were at it, the little ones kept digging into their curious minds for questions as I tried to quench their thirst for knowledge. One of their questions was, “Why did Allah create little insects? What about bees? What do they do with their lives?” – a valid question with a touch of innocence.

We brainstormed on the possibilities of their creation just to challenge our brains and the older one came up with something profound. He said, “Maybe they have been created for us to study their lives and learn something from them.” Turns out, there’s quite a bit we can learn from the lives of bees.




A simple Google search allowed us to find all the verses in the Qur’an about bees and there are many other interesting facts about them elsewhere.