The study of living organisms
|Allah, Hayol Qayom|
Biology is defined a a study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields (that cover morphology, physiology, anatomy, behaviour, origin, and distribution. When we talk about living things we often refer to the plants and animals.
Allah say in the Qur'an that He is Hayyol Qayyum, the Ever-Living and Sustainer.
So this broadens the definition of a living organism.
A living organism is not only things that we can perceive and measure. A living organism is also the planet we are on. Minerals and mountains are living creatures. Light and sound are living creatures. They all have a consciousness.
So maybe we should redefine the definition of living organisms and widen it to include not also the earth and universe, but also unseen phenomena, like Allah?
Have a good week-end.
Masalamah and Salam aleikum.