Posted on 07/06/2012 by __socrates

SPIDER. Arabic al-Ankabut العنكبوت
The title of the xxixth Surah of the Qur’an, in the 40th verse of which is given the parable of the spider “The likeness for those who take to themselves guardians instead of God is the likeness of the spider who buildeth her a house: But verily, frailest of all houses surely is the house of the spider. Did they but know this!”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam