Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Diamond hidden in a piece of coal

If you've ever thought of where a diamond comes from, you've probably been amazed at the fact that it is found inside a piece of coal!

A diamond is found in nature in rocks which have come from very high pressure and temperature zones below the surface of the earth by volcanic activity.

Roughly 49% of diamonds originate from central and southern Africa, although significant sources of the mineral have been discovered in Canada, India, Russia, Brazil, and Australia. They are mined from kimberlite and lamproite volcanic pipes, which can bring diamond crystals, originating from deep within the Earth where high pressures and temperatures enable them to form, to the surface.

Diamonds come in many different colours ranging from crystal clear to black.
Diamond color can occur in blue, green, black, translucent white, pink, violet, orange, purple and red, though yellow and brown are by far the most common colors.[8] "Black," or Carbonado, diamonds are not truly black, but rather contain numerous dark inclusions that give the gems their dark appearance. Colored diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration, while pure or nearly pure diamonds are transparent and colorless. Most diamond impurities replace a carbon atom in the crystal lattice, known as a carbon flaw. The most common impurity, nitrogen, causes a slight to intense yellow coloration depending upon the type and concentration of nitrogen present

The black diamonds are known as Industrial diamonds and are used in diamond-tipped drill bits and saws.

Allah protects these precious gems in a case of black coal, in the same way a woman in a hijaab and wearing an Abaya is like a diamond protecting herself from the eyes of all except those who deserve to see her in her full beauty,these being her family members and those mentioned clearly in the Quraan.

My words are not too good but I hope that you understand what i am trying to say, and I pray that Allah Guide all the Muslim girls out there on the right path, and help them in their struggle to be good Muslims Ameen.


Habayeb said...

Salaam sis....very true...another example can be of a pearls hidden in oyster shells deep in the ocean...that's the way our hijab protects us. Alhamdulilah.

Moon said...

Walaikum Assalaam sis,

Jazakallah, well said, we're like pearls guarded by our shells, our hijaab :)