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.
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 cell.
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 human creation:
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 site 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 site is only a part of the
intricacies of human creation; but even what is
related in this site 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)