Quran Corrects Scientists on Embryology – Islmaic view at the end of the article
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
Starting by demonstrating the wrong perceptions of the non-Muslim “Scientists” of the past few centuries
A misconception among Westerners until the 17th century: the human fetus is a dwarf that increases in size
The fetus is generated from menstrual blood
Aristotle and Thales
Jacob Royef’s book 1554 AD
The fetus is born fully
In a woman’s oocyte
Drawing by artist (Leonard Fancy) For the sperm Léonard de Vinci 1511
The fetus is born fully in the oocyte of the woman, after the discovery of microscopy period Hartsacker’s drawing of the sperm 1694 AD.
15 centuries ago, Muslim scholars rejected the idea of a fetus born from menstrual blood, and the idea of a fetus being created fully in the men’s sperm based on Quranic verses and prophetic hadiths.
In 1674, a student, Nicolaas Hartsoeker (1656-1725) and van Leeuwenhoek were the first to examine semen microscopically, a situation that would later lead to dispute between them over the discovery of sperm (cited in Clarke, 2006).
Hartsoeker postulated the existence of a preformed individual in the sperm, consistent with his spermist theory of preformation, and produced the now famous drawing of a tiny man or ‘homunculus’ curled up inside the sperm head in his Essai de Dioptrique in 1694
Nicolas Hartsoeker postulated the existence of animalcules in the semen of human
This was the beginning of spermists’ theory, which held that the sperm was in fact a “little man” that was placed inside a woman for growth into a child, a neat explanation for many of the mysteries of conception
In contrary to this ignorance of the western scientists in the 7th century
Quran corrects scientists and reveals the following
Has there [not] come upon man a period of time when he was not a thing [even] mentioned?
Indeed, we created man from a sperm-drop mixture that We may try him; and We made him hearing and seeing.
We created man from Nutfah (male and female semen drops) then set him in due proportion” proportioned him
Decree of chromosomes.
Allah knows Best