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:
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 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,
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,