𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐝 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐛 | 𝐌𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐐𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
Allah tells us in Quran 1500 years ago that during menstural cycle the womb of the women shrinks and swell which effect the size of walls of womb. Firstly, let us examine scientists claims which are discovered recently.
The menstrual period is when the unfertilised egg is expelled from the body. Since fertilisation has not taken place, the walls of the previously readied womb contract and the egg is expelled with the breaking of tiny blood vessels. Following that, the body will then begin preparations to repeat the whole process all over again.
What happens during the menstrual cycle?
In the first half of the cycle, levels of estrogen (the “female hormone”) start to rise. Estrogen plays an important role in keeping you healthy, especially by helping you to build strong bones and to help keep them strong as you get older. Estrogen also makes the lining of the uterus (womb) grow and thicken.
This lining of the womb is a place that will nourish the embryo if a pregnancy occurs. At the same time the lining of the womb is growing, an egg, or ovum, in one of the ovaries starts to mature. At about day 14 of an average 28-day cycle, the egg leaves the ovary. This is called ovulation.
Source : What happens during the menstrual cycle?
What Affect Size of Uterus?
One of the most common factors that affect uterus size is the menstrual cycle. Most women ovulate every month, which means that the uterus is preparing for conception. This process causes the endometrium, or the wall of the uterus, to fill with blood and endometrial tissue.
Source : What Factors Affect Uterus Size?
The Quran Says in this regard:
“Allah knows what every female bears and every shrinking of the womb and every swelling. Everything has its measure with Him.” [Qur’an 13:8]
At the beginning of the menstrual period, the mucous on the walls of the womb (the endometrium layer) is 0.5 mm thick. Under the effect of hormones secreted by the egg, this layer grows and reaches a thickness of 5-6 mm. This layer is then discarded in the absence of fertilisation. As we see from the above verse, this monthly increase and reduction in the walls of the womb is indicated in the Qur’an.
Allah knows Best.