Miracles in the Holy Quran :The Components Of The Fetus
What Are The Components Of The Fetus?
In the past, humans knew nothing about the components of the fetus.
Aristotle was the first one who has specified a special research about
embryology. He summarized the beliefs of the people in his time in two
The first theory states that the fetus exists in the semen. When the semen
reaches the womb of a woman , it grows up typically as the seed grows in the
ground and it takes its food from the womb.
The second theory states that the fetus is created out of the menstrual
blood and the sperm works only as an agent( it congeals the menstrual blood,
typically as the rennet that congeals milk to transfer it into cheese) . Actually,
Aristotle preferred and supported this one.
Another group of scientists thought that the fetus is created as the dwarf
inside the ovum. It is only in the 18th century when doctors started to
consider the importance of both the sperm and the ovum in the creation of
humankind. In the 19th century, the components of the fetus have been
After the human fertilization where one sperm penetrates the ovum, the
cortical reaction of the ovum takes place, preventing other sperm from
fertilizing the same egg. With the entrance of the sperm in the ovum, the
ovum becomes a Nutfah of mixed semen which is a fertilized ovum. The fertilized ovum includes both the sexual secretions of the male and female.
The resulting mixture (drop), composed of the ovum and the penetrating
sperm, becomes a Nutfah. Allah the Al Mighty says: (( Verily, We have created
man from Nutfah (drops) of mixed semen (sexual discharge of man and
woman), in order to try him: so We made him hearer and seer.)) Surat Al-
Insan (Man) 2
Before one thousand and four hundred years ago, Ibn Abbas said about
Allah's saying ((from Nutfah Amshag (drops) of mixed semen)) : " It means
semen of man and semen of woman when they are mixed. Then, it transfer
from one phase to another , from one situation to another, and from color to
Similarly, Al hasan Al basry, Moujahid, Okrama, and all Muslim
scholars agreed that the meaning of Nutfa (Drops) of mixed semen is the
mixed Nutfah (drops) from both the semen of man and the semen of woman.
Allah the Al Mighty says: (( O mankind! We have created you from a male
and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one
another. Verily, the most honorable of you with Allah is that (believer) who
has At-Taqwa [i.e. he is one of the Muttaqun (the pious. See V.2:2)]. Verily,
Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. )) Surat Al-Hujurat (The Dwellings) 13
Muhammad Ibn Jarir Al-Tabari said in his interpretation of Qur'an : " Allah
the Al Mighty says: We have created you from a male and a female which
means that We have created you from masculine semen from man and
feminine semen from woman". Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya (dead in 751 H /1350
AD ) said in his book (At-tebiyan fi Aqsam AlQur'an) The Explanation of The
Sections of Quran : " And the semen of man alone could not bring child unless
it mixed with another liquid from the woman." Also, he said : " The organs,
parts, and the feature have been created from the combination of both
semen. This is the truth."
All the scholars have agreed that ((Amshag)) is the mixture of the man's
semen with woman's semen. Thus, Who has told Muhammad (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him) that??
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