Senses: Hearing, Eye Sight

It has been discovered that one of the first senses to develop in a developing human Embryo is the hearing. The Foetus can start to hear sounds after the 24th week and the sense of sight is developed by the 28th week.

The next few verses you will be reading from the Qur’an revealed over 1400 years ago amazed me. You will find that the hearing sense is mentioned first in all the verses and to back this up I have also included translations from the other major translators. The Qur’an matches with the discovery of modern Embryology. Another amazing miracle which could not have been known by humans over 1400 years ago.

Then made him proper and blew into him a spirit from Him, and bestowed ears and eyes and hearts to you; very little thanks do you offer! (Qur’an 32:9)

Other Translations of above verse:
Sahih International: Then He proportioned him and breathed into him from His [created] soul and made for you hearing and vision and hearts; little are you grateful.
Pickthall: Then He fashioned him and breathed into him of His Spirit; and appointed for you hearing and sight and hearts. Small thanks give ye!
Yusuf Ali: But He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (and understanding): little thanks do ye give!
Shakir: Then He made him complete and breathed into him of His spirit, and made for you the ears and the eyes and the hearts; little is it that you give thanks.
Muhammad Sarwar: then He gave it proper shape and blew His spirit in it. He made ears, eyes and hearts for you, but you give Him very little thanks.
Mohsin Khan: Then He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him the soul (created by Allah for that person), and He gave you hearing (ears), sight (eyes) and hearts. Little is the thanks you give!
Arberry: then He shaped him, and breathed His spirit in him. And He appointed for you hearing, and sight, and hearts; little thanks you show.

Another verse mentions:

Indeed We have created man from mixed semen; in order to test him –   We therefore made him hearing, seeing(Qur’an 76:2)

Other Translations by:
Sahih International: Indeed, We created man from a sperm-drop mixture that We may try him; and We made him hearing and seeing.
Pickthall: Lo! We create man from a drop of thickened fluid to test him; so We make him hearing, knowing.
Yusuf Ali: Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight.
Shakir: Surely We have created man from a small life-germ uniting (itself): We mean to try him, so We have made him hearing, seeing.
Muhammad Sarwar: We created the human being from the union of sperm and egg to test him. We gave him hearing and vision.
Mohsin Khan: Verily, We have created man from Nutfah drops of mixed semen (discharge of man and woman), in order to try him, so We made him hearer, seer.
Arberry: We created man of a sperm-drop, a mingling, and We made him hearing, seeing.

And another verse:

And  it is He Who has created ears and eyes and hearts for you; very little is the  right you acknowledge. (Qur’an 23:78)

Other Translations by:
Sahih International: And it is He who produced for you hearing and vision and hearts; little are you grateful.
Pickthall: He it is Who hath created for you ears and eyes and hearts. Small thanks give ye!
Yusuf Ali: It is He Who has created for you (the faculties of) hearing, sight, feeling and understanding: little thanks it is ye give!
Shakir: And He it is Who made for you the ears and the eyes and the hearts; little is it that you give thanks.
Muhammad Sarwar: It is God who has created ears, eyes, and hearts for you. Little are the thanks that you give.
Mohsin Khan: It is He, Who has created for you (the sense of) hearing (ears), sight (eyes), and hearts (understanding). Little thanks you give.
Arberry: It is He who produced for you hearing, and eyes, and hearts; little thanks you show.

The sense hearing is mentioned first in every verse. Amazing

God knows best

The Birth Of A Human Being

The Qur’an descibes the Human creation in such great detail that it was impossible for humans to have known over 1400 years ago. I wont be going into great detail on this topic but enough to give you an idea that humans would not have known this at the time.

Up until recently, it was thought that the gender of a baby was determined by the mothers cell(s). Over 1400 years ago, the following verses were mentioned within the Qur’an:

And that it is He Who has created the pairs, male and female? From a drop of liquid, when it is added? (Qur’an, 53:45-46)

and

Was he not a drop of ejaculated sperm, then a blood clot which He created and shaped, making from it both sexes, male and female? (Qur’an, 75:37-39)

It was amazing to know that the above verses were mentioned within the Qur’an over 1400 years ago and later discovered in the 20th century by modern Science.

The Process

When the sperm of the male meets with the ovum of the female, the process of the baby’s development starts. In Biology, this cell is known as a Zygote, which will eventually become a piece of flesh called an Embryo.

For those who want to view the Embryo can only do so via a powerful microscope. The first microscope was not invented until the year 1610. The first detailed account of the interior construction of living tissue based on the use of a microscope did not appear until 1644, so over 1400 years ago it was impossible to view a Embryo with the naked eye.

The Embryo then clings to the Uterus by its Tendrils and via this bond it can obtain from the mothers body, the essentials required for development.

The Qur’an mentions:

“Recite: In the name of your Lord Who created man from alaq. Recite: And your Lord is the Most Generous.” (Qur’an, 96:1-3)

The word alaq in Arabic is something that clings. The word used describes leeches that cling to a body to suck blood. It was recently discovered that the Embryo looks like a leech! No human would have know this over 1400 years ago without the use of a powerful microscope which did not exist at the time.

clinging

Below is an image of an Embryo, which looks like a leech.

Leech-Mentioned-In-Quran

The Qur’an continues to mention the development of the Embryo in much more detail. The Qur’an mentions the below verse:

We then turned the drop of fluid into a clot of blood, then the clot into a small lump of flesh, then the lump into bones, then covered the bones with  flesh; then developed it in a different mould; therefore Most Auspicious is  Allah, the Best Creator. (Qur’an, 23:14)

Embryologists assumed that the bones and muscles in an Embryo developed at the same time, but recently with the use of more powerful technology, they have discovered that the Qur’an description is correct! No one could have made this up 1400 years ago.

Another verse from the Qur’an which amazed me was the one below.

It is He Who created you from a single being, and then from the same  being created its spouse, and sent down for you eight pairs of animals; He  creates you in your mothers’ wombs, from one sort to another, in a  triple darkness; such is Allah, your Lord – for Him only is the  kingship; there is no God except Him; so where are you being turned away? (Qur’an 39:6)

According to Professor Keith Moore these three veils of darkness mentioned within the Qur’an are referring to:

1)  The Anterior abdominal wall of the mother
2)  Uuterine wall
3)  Amnio chorionic membrane

The above was impossible for humans to know over 1400 years ago without the technology which exists today.

The Qur’an goes into much more detail when describing the development of a human. The above is just part of it.

God knows best