Produced in the testicles at the rate of 1,000 per minute, sperm has a special design made for its journey to the female ovaries, a journey that progresses as if it "knows" the place. The sperm is composed of a head, a neck and a tail. Its tail helps it move in the uterus like a fish.
Its head part, containing a portion of the baby’s genetic code, is covered with a special protective shield. The function of this shield is revealed at the entrance to the mother’s uterus: here, the environment is very acidic. It is clear that the sperm is covered with a protective shield by "someone" who is aware of this acidity. (The purpose of this acidic environment is the protection of the mother from microbes.)
It is not only millions of sperms that are ejaculated into the uterus. Semen is a mixture of various kinds of fluid. The Qur’an emphasises this fact in the verse below:
"Has man ever known a point of time when he was not something remembered? We created man from a mingled drop to test him, and We made him hearing and seeing." (Surat al-Insan: 1-2)
These fluids within the semen contain sugar,
which is to provide the energy needed by the sperm. Besides, its
basic composition has various tasks such as neutralising the acids
at the entrance to the mother’s uterus, and maintaining the slippery
medium for the movement of the sperms. (Here, we again see that
two different and independent beings are created in accordance with
each other.) The spermatozoa make a difficult journey within the
mother’s body until they reach the ovum. No matter how much they
defend themselves, approximately only a thousand out of the 200-300
million spermatozoa reach the ovum.
The ovumWhile the sperm is designed according to the ovum, the ovum, on the other hand, is prepared to be the seed of life in a totally different medium.... While the woman is unaware, first, an egg matured in the ovaries is left in the abdominal cavity, and then it is caught in the arms placed at the end of the appendages called the fallopian tubes of the uterus. Following this, the egg starts to move on with the help of the movement of the cilia inside the fallopian tube. This egg is only as big as the half of a salt particle.
The place where the ovum and the sperm meet is the fallopian tube. Here, the ovum starts to secrete a special fluid. With the help of this secretion, the spermatozoa find the location of the ovum. We need to be aware: when we say that the ovum "starts to secrete", we are not talking about a man or a conscious being. It cannot be explained by coincidence that a microscopic protein mass "decides" on such an act "by itself" and then "prepares" and secretes a chemical compound to attract the spermatozoa to itself. There is evidently design at work.
Briefly, the reproduction system of the body
is designed to unite the ovum and the sperm. This means that woman’s
reproduction system is created in accordance with the needs of the
spermatozoa and the spermatozoa are created in accordance with the
needs of the environment within the woman’s body.
Meeting of the sperm and the ovum
When the sperm, which will fertilise the egg,
draws closer to the ovum, the egg again "decides" to secrete a special
fluid, prepared particularly for the sperm, which dissolves the
protective shield of the sperm. Consequently, the solvent enzyme
sacks which are found at the end of the sperm and are especially
made for the ovum are laid open. When the sperm reaches the ovum,
these enzymes drill the membrane of the ovum allowing the sperm
to enter. The spermatozoa around the ovum start to compete to break
in, but in general, only one sperm fertilises the ovum.
The Qur’anic verses describing this stage are very interesting. In the Qur’an, it is stated that a human being is made from an extract of base fluid, that is, the semen.
"...then He produced his seed from an extract of base fluid" (Surat as-Sajda: 8)
As the verse informs us, it is not the fluid itself carrying the spermatozoa that fertilises the egg, but only an "extract" of it. A single sperm within it is the fertilising agent, and moreover, the chromosomes in the sperm which are "an extract" of it.
When an ovum allows one sperm in, it is not possible
for another sperm to enter it. The reason for this is the electrical
field that forms around the ovum. The area around the egg is (-)
negatively charged, and as soon as the first sperm penetrates the
ovum, this charge changes to (+) positive. Therefore, the ovum,
which has the same electrical charge as the external spermatozoa,
starts repelling them.
This means that the electrical charges of the two substances, forming independently and separately from each other, are also in accordance with each other.
Finally, the male’s DNA in the sperm and the
female’s DNA in the ovum combine. Now, there is the first seed,
the first cell of a new human being in the mother’s womb: the zygote.
When the sperm of the male unites with the ovum
of the female as described above, the essence of the baby to be born
is formed. This single cell known in biology as the "zygote" will
instantly start to grow by division and eventually become a "piece
THREE DARK REGIONS
1. The fallopian tube: this is the region where the egg and the sperm unite and the where the ovarium connects to the uterus.
2. Inside the uterus wall to which the zygote clings for development.
3. The region where the embryo starts growing in a sack full of a special liquid.
This is stated in the Qur’an as:
The Qur’an has more to disclose about the zygote. Perfectly clinging to the uterus, the zygote starts to develop. The uterus of the mother, meanwhile, is filled with a fluid called the "amnion liquid" that surrounds the zygote. The most important function of the amnion liquid in which the baby develops is to protect the baby against blows from outside. In the Qur’an, this fact is revealed as follows:
(Did We not create you from a base fluid?
Then place it in a secure repository? (Surat al-Mursalat: 20-21)
Being a dark spot at the first stage, the baby’s eye takes its final form during the passing months.
All of this information given in the Qur’an about the formation of man demonstrates that the Qur’an comes from a source that knows about this formation down to its slightest detail. This situation once more proves that the Qur’an is the word of Allah.
Meanwhile, the embryo that previously looked
like a gel, with time transforms. In the initial soft structure,
hard bones begin to form to provide the body the ability to stand
upright. The cells, which were initially the same, become specialised:
some form light-sensitive eye cells, some nerve cells sensitive
to cold, heat and pain, and some cells sensitive to sound vibrations.
Do the cells by themselves decide on this differentiation? Do they
by themselves first decide to form a human heart or a human eye
and then accomplish this incredible task? On the other hand, are
they created appropriately for these purposes? Wisdom, intellect
and soul will assent to the second alternative.
At the end of these processes, the baby completes its development inside the mother’s womb, then is born into the world. Now it is 100 million times bigger and 6 billion times heavier than it was initially....
This is the story of our first step into life,
not those of any other organism. What can be more important for
a man than finding the purpose of such an amazing creation?
(Surat Ghafir: 64)
It is illogical to think that all of these complicated functions occur "of their own volition". No one has the power to create himself, or another person or any other object? Allah creates all the events hitherto described, each moment, each second and each stage.
"Allah created you from dust and then from a drop of sperm and then made you into pairs. No female gets pregnant or gives birth except with His knowledge. And no living thing lives long or has its life cut short without that being in a Book. That is easy for Allah." (Surah Fatir: 11)
Our body, which from only a "drop of sperm", transforms itself into a human, has millions of delicate balances. Even though we are not aware of them, there are extremely complex and delicate systems in our body that help us survive. All these systems are designed and operated by the only Owner, Creator and Lord of man, Allah, in order for him to understand that "he is made".
Man is a being created by Allah. Since he is
created, he is not to be "left uncontrolled (without purpose)".
"O man! What has deluded you in respect of your Noble Lord? He Who created you and formed you and proportioned you and assembled you in whatever way He willed." (Surat al-Infitar: 6-8)
Thanks to the substances in its composition,
mother’s milk is both an excellent food-source for the newborn and
a substance that increases the resistance of the mother as well
as the baby to diseases. Doctors agree that artificial baby food
should only be preferred if the milk of the mother is not adequate,
and that babies should be fed with mother’s milk, especially in
the first months. Now, let us look at the features of this milk:
THE SUCKING REFLEX
Babies are born from their mother’s womb with the reflex to suck. Their sucking exercises, which start with thumb sucking in the womb, have a vital importance in the feeding of the baby after birth, because there is no other way for the baby to get milk, which is its only food source.
Immune system elements that the baby needs, such as antibodies or defence cells, are given to the baby ready-made in the mother’s milk. Just like professional soldiers, they defend the body to which they do not belong and protect the baby from its enemies.
It is antibacterial. Although bacteria are produced in normal milk if it is left at room temperature for six hours, no bacteria are produced in mother’s milk if left for the same period.
It protects the baby against arteriosclerosis.
The baby quickly digests it. We know that none of the artificial baby food produced in modern laboratories by expert dieticians is as beneficial as the natural mother’s milk. How can we answer the question, "Who produced this baby milk in a human body when the mother herself is even unaware of its production, and yet it is superior to those produced in laboratory conditions"? It is very clear that mother’s milk is brought into being by the Creator of the baby who is in need of this milk...
Allah is Known Through Reason
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