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
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)