The human being is the most complex creature on the planet. Every person has a distinctive identity. This identity is characterized by a unique fingerprint, distinctive eye print and exclusive DNA which carries most of the genetic instructions used in the development, functioning and reproduction of the human being. If uncoiled, the DNA in all the cells in your body would stretch 10 billion miles, from here to Pluto and back.
Verily We created man from clay then We placed him as a drop (of sperm) in a safe lodging; Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed (solid) blood, then of that clot We made a fetus lump, then We made out of that lump bones then covered the bones with flesh, and then produced it another creation.
That is the Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, the Exalted in Might, the Merciful. The one who perfected everything He created and began the creation of man from clay.
Then He made his posterity out of the extract of a liquid disdained. Then He proportioned him and breathed into him from His soul. And He made for you hearing and vision and hearts; little are you grateful.
The beginning is the formation of the zygote
Fertilization occurs when the sperm cell successfully enters and fuses with an egg cell (ovum). The genetic material of the sperm and egg then combine to form a single cell called a zygote and the germinal stage of prenatal development commences.
Embryogenesis covers the first eight weeks of development and at the beginning of the ninth week the embryo is termed a fetus. The scientific description of the development of the embryo is identical to the above verse.
...He creates you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation, in three veils of darkness (threefold gloom). This is Allah, your Lord. The Sovereignty is His. There is no God except Him. How then are you turned away?
Modern science explains there are three layers that surround the fetus in the womb and provide sturdy and powerful protection for the embryo:
- the interior abdominal wall of the mother,
- the uterine wall and
- the amino-chorionic membrane.