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What Quran Says About the Birth of a Human Child

Updated on September 19, 2013
Human fetus
Human fetus

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the merciful.

The Holy Qur'an provides a comprehensive guidance for humanity. The real purpose of mates, the formation of gametes their union up to the birth of a child, and even taught us how to pray for our parents.

Here I would like to share some embryological facts mentioned in Qur'an.

Allah has made for you mates from among yourselves
Allah has made for you mates from among yourselves

The real purpose of mates

"He created for you helpmates from yourselves that you might find rest in them, and He ordained between you love and mercy. Look, here indeed are portents for who reflect ". Surah ar-Rum:The Romans (30:21)

"And all things We have created by pairs, that haply you may reflect". Surah adh-Dhariyat: The Scatterers (51:49)

"Allah has made for you mates from among yourselves, and has made for you, from your mates, sons and grandsons, and has provided you with good things. Will they then believe in vain things and deny the favour of Allah?" Surah an-Nahl: The Bee (16:72)

About Gametes

"We created man from a product of wet earth; Then placed him as a drop (of seed) in a safe lodging" Surah al-Mu'minun: The Believers (23:12-13)

"Have you seen that which you emit? Do you create it or are We the Creator?" Surah al-Waqi`ah: That Which is Coming (56:58-59)

"From what thing doth He create him? From a drop of fluid. He create him and proportioneth him" Surah `Abasa: He Frowned (80:18-19)

"Was he not a drop of fluid which gushed forth?" Surah al-Qiyamah: The Resurrection (75:37)

and that is it..... a single drop unites and develop into a wonderful creature of trillions of cells.

Human sperm: A Scanning electron micrograph view
Human sperm: A Scanning electron micrograph view
A sperm cell
A sperm cell
A sperm penetrate into the ova
A sperm penetrate into the ova

Role of female gamete

"O mankind! Lo! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another. Lo! the noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct. Lo! Allah is Knower, Aware." Surah al-Hujurat: The Chambers (49:13)

"Look! We create man from a drop of thickened fluid to test him; so We make him hearing, knowing." Surah ad-Dahr: The Man (76:2)

We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm

Sex dermination of child

"And that He createth the two spouses, the male and the female, From a drop (of fluid) when it is poured forth" Surah an-Najm: The Star (53:45-46)

Sex determination
Sex determination | Source

Foetus

"Create man from a clot." Surah al-`Alaq: The Clot (96:2)

"Then he became a clot; then (Allah) shaped and fashioned." Surah al-Qiyamah: The Resurrection (75:38)

"He it is Who created you from dust, then from a drop then from a clot, then bring you forth as a child, then (ordain) that you attain full strength and afterward that you become old men - though some among you die before - and that you reach an appointed term, that haply you may understand."Surah al-Mu'min: The Forgiving One (40:67)

Development of a child

"Verily We created man from a product of wet earth; Then placed him as a drop in a safe lodging; Then fashioned We the drop a clot, then fashioned We the clot a little lump, then fashioned We the little lump bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators!" Surah al-Mu'minun: The Believers (23:12-14)

Development Stages of Human child

Three different layers inside Womb

"He created you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation, in a threefold gloom. Such is Allah, your Lord. His is the Sovereignty. There is no God save Him. How then are ye turned away?" Surah az-Zumar: The Companies (39:6)

Almighty is Omniscient

"Allah know that which every female bear and that which the wombs absorb and that which they grow. And everything with Him is measured." Surah ar-Ra`d: The Thunder ( 13:8)

"He it is Who fashion you in the wombs as please Him. There is no God save Him, the Almighty, the Wise."Surah Al-Imran: The Family Of Imran (3:6)


How to pray for our Parents?

"Thy Lord hath decreed, that you worship none save Him, and (that you show) kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age with you, say not "Fie" unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a gracious word. And lower unto them the wing of submission through mercy, and say: My Lord! Have mercy on them both as they did care for me when I was little". Surah Bani Isra'il: The Israelites (17:23-24)

"We created man from a product of wet earth; Then placed him as a drop in a safe lodging; Then fashioned We the drop a clot, then fashioned We the clot a little lump, then fashioned We the little lump bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators!"

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      Banu 3 years ago

      Thanks for giving this information it is of great use

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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      As Salamu Alaikum Sister,

      You have beautifully mentioned all the related verses from Quran ( by showing appropriate pictures)

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      Deena 5 years ago from India

      Ehtesham12

      Thank you ....

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      Ehtesham12 5 years ago from Islambad

      Thanks for sharing this.I was thinking to post like this.On Quran,Well done.

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      Deena 5 years ago from India

      Thank you for visiting the page

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for sharing this very useful information!