The human body is the most complicated machine in the world. We see with
it, hear with it, breathe with it, walk and run with it, and sense pleasure
with it. Its bones, muscles, arteries, veins and internal organs are organized
with marvellous design, and when we examine this design in detail we find
even more amazing facts. Every part of the body, though each may seem
to be so different from another, is made up of the same material: cells.
We created you, so why do
you not confirm the truth? Have you thought about the sperm
that you ejaculate? Is it you who create it or are We the
Creator? (Qur'an, 56: 57-59)
Cells, each of which is one thousandth of a millimetre, are the structural
units that form our body and everything in it. Some of these cells unite
to form bones, others to form nerves, the liver, the inner layer of the
stomach, the skin or the cornea of the eyeball. Each has the size and
shape that exactly meet the requirement of that part of the body.
How and when did cells, which have such varied functions, come into being?
The answer to this question will take us into a process whose every moment
is filled with mystery. All the approximately 100 trillion cells that
make up your body today came from the division of one single cell. That
single cell which had the same structure as all the cells in your body
now, came from the union of your mother's egg cell and your father's sperm
In the Qur'an, God sometimes refers to the wonders of the earth and the
sky, and sometimes to the mysteries of the creation of living things as
various signs of His existence. One of the most important of these signs
is His wondrous creation of human beings.
In many verses, as a lesson to human beings, God advises them to turn
and look at their own creation. He explains in detail how human beings
come to be and what stages they pass through. In Sura 56, He tells of
We created you, so why do you not confirm the truth?
Have you thought about the sperm that you ejaculate? Is it you who create
it or are We the Creator? (Qur'an, 56: 57-59)
The essence of a human being composed of 60-70 kilos of flesh and a mass
of bones was originally contained in a drop of fluid. It is certainly
a wonder that an intelligent, feeling human being with the faculties of
speech and hearing and with a remarkably complex physical structure could
come into existence from a drop of fluid. This development was certainly
not the result of a random process or the operation of chance, but rather
of a conscious process of Creation.
This book will explain in detail a wonder that is experienced continually,
by every person on the face of the earth the wonder of human creation.
It must be made clear that what is dealt with in this book is only a part
of the intricacies of human creation; but even what is related in this
book reveals once again the eternal power of the Creator, His limitless
knowledge and intelligence that surround and embrace the whole universe.
And it will remind human beings that Almighty God is "the Best of Creators".
We created man from the purest kind of clay; then made
him a drop in a secure receptacle; then formed the drop into a clot and
formed the clot into a lump and formed the lump into bones and clothed
the bones in flesh; and then brought him into being as another creature.
Blessed be God, the Best of Creators! (Qur'an, 23: 12-14)