And [Solomon] reviewed the birds, and he said, “Why do I not see the hoopoe, or is he of those absent? I shall surely punish him severely or slay him, or he must come to me with a clear excuse.” But [the hoopoe] was not long in coming, and it said, “I have found out what you have not apprehended, and I come to you from Sheba with tidings!” [27:20-22]
The Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) asks: “My Lord, show me how You give life to the dead.” He said, “Do you not believe?” He said, “I do! But this is so my heart may be calm.” He said, “Then take four birds and draw them to you. Then place a part of them on each mountain. Then call them; they shall come to you in a rush. And know that indeed Allah is overpowering, all-wise” [2:260]
[Jesus said]: “Truly, I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that I create for you a bird-like figure out of mud. Then I blow into it, and it becomes a bird—by Allah’s permission [3:49]
Allah said, “O Jesus, son of Maryam, remember My grace upon you and upon your mother when I aided you with the Holy Spirit so that you may speak to people in the cradle and as a grown man; and I taught you the Book and the wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and you created out of mud a bird-like figure—by My permission; then you blew into it, thus it became a bird—by My permission [5:110]
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