Embryology

Modern science has extensively studied human embryonic development, a complex process where a fertilized egg (zygote) undergoes numerous transformations to become a fully formed baby. This process involves various stages, including the development of a zygote into a blastocyst, implantation in the uterus, and the formation of an embryo and then a fetus, complete with the development of organs and body structures. This understanding has been achieved through advanced scientific research and technology.

In the Quran, specifically in Chapter Al-Mu'minun (Chapter 23, Verses 12-14), there is a description of human creation that is remarkably detailed:

Chapter Al-Mu'minun, Verses 12-14:

 

"And indeed, We created humankind from an extract of clay, then placed each as a sperm-drop in a secure place, then We developed the drop into a clinging clot [of blood], then developed the clot into a lump [of flesh], then developed the lump into bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, then We brought it into being as a new creation..."

 

Professor Keith L. Moore, a prominent scientist in anatomy and embryology, commented on the Quran's description of embryonic development. He noted the detailed and sequential nature of the Quranic description, which aligns closely with modern embryological knowledge, and expressed astonishment at its accuracy, considering the time when it was written.