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    Creation of man from "Nutfah"



    "Be cursed (the disbelieving) man! How ungrateful he is! From what
    thing did He create him? From Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He
    created him and then set him in due proportion."

    (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):17-19)





    These three ayahs come at the end of the first half of Surat Abasa (He
    Frowned), which is a Makkan Surah. The Surah is forty-two ayahs after
    the invocation of the Basmalah and was so named because the Prophet
    (SAWS) had turned away from a companion who was blind. Abdullah Amr
    Ibn-Kais, known as Ibnum-Maktoum (RA), had come to ask about a
    religious matter while the Prophet (SAWS) was busy calling a group of
    Qurayshi leaders to Islam. He persisted in asking his question so
    much that the Prophet (SAWS), who is the most patient man, frowned.
    The noble companion did not see the frowning, yet Allah (SWT) revealed
    this magnanimous Surah reproaching the cherished Seal of the Prophets
    for his frown.



    This was to stress a supreme Islamic value that Allah wants humans to
    follow, which is that favoring people should be based on their piety
    to Allah. Their fear of His greatness, observing His commands and
    prohibitions and their certainty of meeting Him, thus awaiting His
    judgment is the true measure. Their ancestry, origin, glory, power,
    race, color or any other perished norms of this world are false, as
    Allah (SWT) says in what can be translated as: " …Verily, the most
    honorable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwâ (i.e.
    he is one of the Muttaqűn (the pious)). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing,
    All-Aware." (Surat Al-Hujurât (The Dwelling):13).



    Signs of Creation in Surat Abasa



    1. Affirming that humans are created from a nutfah (male and
    female semen drops) that carries all the characteristics and all what
    is predestined for them.

    2. Pointing out that the womb incubation period ends as soon as
    the fetus is born and stresses the facilitation of the baby’s passage
    from the mother's abdomen to the surrounding life.

    3. Asserting the inevitability of death and of being put in a
    grave, and the inevitability of resurrection, judgment and punishment.

    4. Pointing out that many people live without knowing the purpose
    of their existence nor accomplishing any of their duties, so they die
    with no good deeds, overburdened with sins. For this reason Allah
    (SWT) says what can be translated as, "Nay, but (man) has not done
    what He commanded him." (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):23).

    5. Drawing attention to the miracle of supplying food for all
    living beings, first and foremost mankind and his livestock.

    6. Relating the water cycle around the earth by describing the
    way it is sent down from the heaven.

    7. Describing the way the earth cracks by rain or when it is
    watered for planting or when plants grow out of it.

    8. Highlighting the creation of various kinds of plants, stating
    their major kinds which constitute main nutrition for man and his
    livestock, such as cereals, grapes, beans, vegetables and animals’ wet
    fodder such as clover (kadb), in addition to olives, date-palms,
    interlaced-tree gardens, fruit trees, grass and herbage (abb).

    9. Likening the revival of bodies after disintegration and
    turning into earth, to the revival of plants out of dead earth after
    sending water down to it, and describing how people will be horrified
    on the Day of Judgment as one will escape from his closest kin.



    Each point of these needs special treatment. For this reason, I will
    confine my article here to the first point of the previous list,
    namely, man’s creation from a sperm and ovum, predestined by Allah
    (SWT) through His knowledge, wisdom and power as He says in the ayahs
    17 – 19 of Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned). Before going into this point,
    we should review the interpretations provided by many past and
    contemporary scholars in explaining the implications of these blessed
    ayahs.



    The scholars’ interpretation of the Ayahs:



    According to Ibn-Kathir, Allah (SWT) dispraises the one who denies the
    resurrection of mankind; "Be cursed (the disbelieving) man!” Ibn
    Abbas said man is cursed, for his consistent lying and accusations of
    lying to others, "How ungrateful he is ", or how great his
    disbelieving. Besides, in Ibn Jareer’s view, the meaning is may be
    what made him a disbeliever, or what makes him disbelieve in
    resurrection? Katada thinks that, "How ungrateful he is " means how
    cursed he is; then Allah explains how He created him of a worthless
    thing, and how He is able to return him to his beginning where He says
    what can be translated as, “from what thing did He create him? From
    Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He created him and then set him
    in due proportion.” (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):18-19). This means
    that He predestined his death, living, deeds, and whether he will be
    miserable or happy.



    In the interpretation of Al-Jalalein (May Allah have mercy upon its
    two writers), we read: "Be cursed (the disbelieving) man!” the
    disbeliever is cursed, "How ungrateful he is" a blaming question,
    meaning what makes him a disbeliever? (Or how disbelieving he is)
    “From what thing did He create him?” a determinative question which He
    explains it saying, " From Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He
    created him and then set him in due proportion.” a clot, then an
    embryo, until the end of his creation. The same ideas came in the
    other available interpretations, so there is no need to repeat them.



    The scientific implications of the Noble Ayahs:



    Man was created of Nutfah Amshaj [a union of (or mixed) sperm and
    ovum]. Nutfah in the Arabic language means a little water that ranges
    from one drop to a few drops. It is said: man natafa and yantuf
    natfan and natfatan, the meaning of which is water dripped from him
    after his ablution or wash. It is also said: The bucket natafat,
    meaning water dripped drop by drop. Nutfah is also a little pure
    water as much as the little water that remains in the bucket. It is
    also known as nutafa, its plural is nutaf which means also bucket. It
    is said also a natoof night, which means rainy; rained until morning.



    Small pearls are called nutaf to liken them to water drops. Nutaf is
    used metaphorically to express generosity and good deeds. It is said:
    so and so is bountiful muntef i.e. he always does favors and yantufu
    with good deeds means that he does them continuously. Qur'an used the
    word nutfa to express the gamete being either a female ovum or a male
    sperm in twelve ayahs that can be translated as follows:



    1. “He has created man from Nutfah (mixed drops of male and female
    sexual discharge), then behold, this same (man) becomes an open
    opponent." (Surat An-Nahl (The Bees):4).



    2. “His companion said to him during the talk with him: “Do you
    disbelieve in Him Who created you out of dust (i.e. your father Adam),
    then out of Nutfah (mixed semen drops of male and female discharge),
    then fashioned you into a man?” (Surat Al-Kahf (The Cave):37).



    3. “O mankind! If you are in doubt about the Resurrection, then
    verily We have created you (i.e. Adam) from dust, then from a Nutfah
    (mixed drops of male and female sexual discharge i.e. the offspring of
    Adam), then from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood) then from
    a little lump of flesh – some formed and some unformed (as in the case
    of miscarriage)" (Surat Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage):5).



    4. “And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay
    (water and earth).12. Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam)
    as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge and
    lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman). Then We made the
    Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made
    the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little
    lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We
    brought it forth as another creation. So Blessed is Allâh, the Best of
    creators.” (Surat Al-Mu'minűn (The Believers):12-14).



    5. “And Allâh did create you (Adam) from dust, then from Nutfah
    (male and female discharge semen drops i.e. Adam's offspring), then He
    made you pairs (male and female).” (Surat Fâtir (The Originator of
    Creation):11).



    6. “Does not man see that We have created him from Nutfah (mixed
    male and female sexual discharge - semen drops). Yet behold he (stands
    forth) as an open opponent.” (Surat Yâ-Sîn):77).



    7. “It is He, Who has created you (Adam) from dust, then from a
    Nutfah [mixed semen drops of male and female sexual discharge (i.e.
    Adam’s offspring)] then from a clot (a piece of coagulated
    blood),” (Surat Ghâfir (The Forgiver):67).



    8. “And that He (Allâh) creates the pairs, male and female, 45.
    From Nutfah (drops of semen - male and female discharges) when it is
    emitted.46.” (Surat An-Najam (The Star):45-46).



    9. “Does man think that he will be left neglected (without being
    punished or rewarded for the obligatory duties enjoined by his Lord
    Allâh on him)?.36. Was he not a Nutfah (mixed male and female sexual
    discharge) of semen emitted (poured forth)? .37. Then he became an
    ‘Alaqah (a clot); then (Allâh) shaped and fashioned (him) in due
    proportion. 38. And made of him two sexes, male and female. 39. Is not
    He (Allâh Who does that) Able to give life to the dead? (Yes! He is
    Able to do all things). 40.” (Surat Al-Qiyâmah (The Resurrection):
    36-40).



    10. “Verily, We have created man from Nutfah (drops) of
    mixed semen (sexual discharge of man and woman), in order to try him:
    so We made him hearer and seer.” (Surat Al-Insân (Man):2).

    11. “Be cursed (the disbelieving) man! How ungrateful he
    is! 17. From what thing did He create him?. 18. From Nutfah (male and
    female semen drops) He created him and then set him in due proportion.
    19." (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):17-19).



    In the second ayah of Surat Al-Insan (Man), the Qur'an calls the union
    of ovum and sperm "Nutfah (drops) of mixed semen (sexual discharge of
    man and woman)" (Surat Al-Insân (Man):2). Which is known as a zygote
    indicating the completion of the fertilization process. This phrase
    of reference, occurring also in Surat An-Najm (The Star) (ayahs
    45-46), is considered the first accurate scientific expression related
    to the creation of an embryo through the union of the ovum and the
    sperm. This fact was not achieved by acquired science until the end
    of the 12th century of the Hijra, i.e. the 18th century A.D (1186
    A.H / 1775 A.D).



    In fact, since the time of Aristotle (384 – 322 B.C) until the end of
    the 18th century A.D, a belief prevailed all over Europe that the
    human embryo was created out of man's ejaculate only and that the
    woman's womb was just an incubator for it, or that it was created only
    from the blood of the menstrual cycle, and that man's ejaculate was
    just a co-agent for it.



    When the microscope was manufactured in the 17th century, in 1677 AD
    (Hook&Hamm), the sperm was discovered. Then it was believed that the
    fetus is created complete in a miniscule size at the sperm's head, and
    simply grows throughout pregnancy (Hartsoeker, 1694). Although the
    Graafian follicle was discovered at the end of the 17th century A.D.
    (by Regnier de Graaf, 1672), the ovum was discovered late in the 19th
    century A.D. It was not determined that the ovum and the sperm are
    cells until 1859 A.D. At the end of the 19th century A.D. the
    fertilization of the ovum by the sperm was observed (Hertwig, 1875,
    Van Beneden, 1883). This fact had been determined by Allah's
    Messenger (SAWS) twelve centuries earlier.



    A Jewish man passed by the Prophet (SAWS) while he was talking to his
    companions and Quraish said, ‘O thou Jew, this man alleges he is a
    Prophet.’ The Jew said, ‘I will ask him about a thing nobody knows
    unless he is a Prophet. O Mohammad! Of what is man created?’ The
    Prophet (SAWS) said, ‘O Jewish man, he is created of all, of a man's
    nutfa and of a woman's nutfa.’ (Narrated by Imam Ahmad in his
    Masnad).



    Therefore, the nutfa mentioned in ayahs 17-19 of Surat Abasa, is nutfa
    amshaj, i.e. the mixed nutfa, which results from the union of the
    sperm and the ovum, known scientifically as the zygote. The intended
    nutfa amshaj may be the ovum of the woman only, from which Allah (SWT)
    created his Prophet Isa Ibn Maryam (AS) “Jesus son of Mary” from a
    mother only without a father, which is a Divine miracle. Although man
    tried over half a century ago to clone frogs, mice and monkeys, in
    1998 A.D, the Scottish embryologist Ian Wilmut and his team cloned the
    ewe Dolly asexually after 280 abortive attempts over many years. This
    indicated that the basis of reproduction is the ovum and that the
    sperm can be replaced by any complete body cell with chromosomes and
    can fertilize an ovum from which the nucleus has been removed by
    putting them both (the cell and the ovum) in a strong electromagnetic
    field to stimulate their fusion. This was done to produce the ewe
    Dolly. Nevertheless, it did not take long before the signs of old age
    appeared on Dolly, then it died.



    Determination inside the nutfa



    Allah (SWT) shapes the destiny of things in two ways: First, He sets
    them in a special estimate and feature according to His wisdom in a
    way that they appear only as He has set them. Second, He gives them
    the ability to do what He has predestined for them. Allah (SWT) says
    what can be translated as, "Verily, We have created all things with
    Qadar (Divine Preordainments of all things before their creation as
    written in the Book of Decrees Al-Lauh Al-Mahfűz).” (Surat Al-Qamar
    (The Moon):49).



    There is also the ayahs we are explaining, “From Nutfah (male and
    female semen drops) He created him and then set him in due
    proportion." (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):19). This means that Allah
    created man by His knowledge, wisdom and power; and from this come all
    the dominant characteristics which will appear on the fetus, and the
    recessive characteristics he will pass on to his subsequent
    generations, as well as the determination of sex (either male or
    female). Through the union of the sperm (which carries 23
    chromosomes) and the ovum (which carries 23 chromosomes), the nutfa
    amshaj is composed, and becomes made up of 46 chromosomes, arranged in
    23 pairs. Twenty-two of them carry the body characteristics, and one
    pair carries the sexual characteristics which are (x + x) for females
    and (x + y) for males.



    The fertilization of the ovum takes place by one sperm, and here the
    Prophet (SAWS) says, "Not from all the water is a baby created"
    Narrated by Muslim. In 1869, Eduard Strasburger postulated that only
    one sperm cell of the fern was involved.



    Also Ibn-Masoud (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAWS) said, "if a
    nutfa [amshaj] settles down in the womb, the angel of wombs puts it in
    his hand's palm and says ‘O Allah! Will it be created or not?’ If
    Allah says it will not be created then it will not be a human being,
    and the womb will emit it as blood, but if Allah says it will be
    created, the angel says, ‘O Allah! Will it be a male or a female?
    Happy or unhappy? How many years will it live? What will it leave
    behind? How will its living be? Where will it die?"



    Huzaifa Ibn-Osaid (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAWS) said, “After
    forty two nights, Allah sends an angel to the nutfa to shape it, to
    create its hearing, seeing, bones, flesh and skin, then the angel
    says, ‘O Allah! Will it be a male or a female?’ Allah destines what
    He wants and the angel writes this destiny.” (Sahih Muslim - Book of
    Al-Qadar).



    Also, Ibn-Masoud narrated that the Prophet (SAWS) said, “Everyone is
    created in his mother's womb for forty days as a nutfa, then for the
    same period as a clot, then the same period as leech, then the angel
    is sent to breath life into it, this angel is ordered with four words:
    to write its living, date of death, deeds and if it will be happy or
    unhappy.” (Sahih Muslim - Book of Al-Qadar).



    Fourteen centuries after the Prophet's sayings, studies of embryology
    have confirmed that human features do not appear on the embryo's face
    until the forty-second day of its age. The major stages that give the
    leech-like object its first human features become complete between the
    fortieth and the forty-fifth day of the embryo's age when the organs
    are developed, and the skeleton spreads in an obvious way, with
    continuous growth through cell division, and the distinction of organs
    and systems.



    The studies conducted on chromosomes emphasized that they are composed
    of molecules of deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA, which, through its
    components, the genetic code of every living being is written (Francis
    Crick & James Watson, 1955).



    DNA is a very complicated chemical compound. If it is chemically
    broken up, it turns into phosphoric acid, a number of sugars and
    nitrogenous bases. It consists of a double-walled strip with
    separating phalanges. This strip coils upon itself to form the double
    helix DNA molecule. The dimensions of this helix are calculated by
    micron segments (one micron equals one thousandth of a millimeter).
    But if it is unfolded, its length reaches about four centimeters.



    Each chromosome is divided lengthwise with many distinct markers into
    longitudinal units, each of which carries a number of genes. Each
    gene is composed of many codons and each codon is composed of three
    nucleotides. The nucleotide is composed of a pair of nitrogenous
    bases linked together by a thin middle link. The external side of
    each nitrogenous base is leaning on a sugar molecule and a phosphate
    molecule in an accurate compact order where sugar and phosphate
    molecules compose the two opposite walls of the DNA, with the
    nitrogenous bases spread in a very tight reciprocal way that
    determines the heredity characteristics of the living being.



    These nitrogenous bases are only four, but by their different
    combinations the DNA codons for all human beings are written to give
    each person his unique hereditary print with his seen and unseen
    characteristics.



    Nucleotides are the letters in which DNA codon is written. These are
    considered the words in which the gene systems are written, and these
    genes, the hereditary unit of function, are sometimes called cistrons.



    Here, Allah's unrestrained power becomes clear, when we view the
    magnificence of His determination for the characteristics of each
    fetus in the moment of meeting between the two gamete cells i.e. the
    sperm and the ovum. They come together to constitute the nutfa
    amshaj, so that the number of chromosomes will be complete and the
    embryo will be created. All the dominant and recessive inherited
    characteristics from the father and mother's lines unite in a
    wonderful integration, and perhaps this is what is referred to when
    Allah said what can be translated as, “From Nutfah (male and female
    semen drops) He created him and then set him in due
    proportion." (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):19).



    These facts were ascertained only in the 20th, whereas the Glorious
    Qur'an and the Prophet's (SAWS) Hadith stated them much earlier. This
    is absolute evidence that the great Qur'an carries the words of Allah
    (SWT), the Creator who revealed it with His knowledge to the Seal of
    His Prophets and Messengers, and preserved it as He promised. It was
    preserved in the same language of His revelation (Arabic) throughout
    the last 14 centuries and shall stay so until Allah (SWT) inherits the
    earth and all that is living on it. So praise be to Allah for the
    blessing of Islam, praise be to Allah for the blessing of Qur'an,
    praise always be to Allah, and prayers and blessings be upon our
    Prophet Mohammad (SAWS), his kin and companions and all who follow his
    right way and call with his invocation until the day of judgment.





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    Creation of man from "Nutfah"



    "Be cursed (the disbelieving) man! How ungrateful he is! From what
    thing did He create him? From Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He
    created him and then set him in due proportion."

    (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):17-19)




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    Kill yourself then and leave this life.






  3. Re: Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    > "Be cursed (the disbelieving) man! How ungrateful he is! From what
    > thing did He create him? From Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He
    > created him and then set him in due proportion."
    > Dumb ass!


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  4. Re: Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    Melinda2000@gmail.com wrote:
    > Creation of man from "Nutfah"
    >
    >
    >
    > "Be cursed (the disbelieving) man! How ungrateful he is! From what
    > thing did He create him? From Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He
    > created him and then set him in due proportion."
    >
    > (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):17-19)
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > These three ayahs come at the end of the first half of Surat Abasa (He
    > Frowned), which is a Makkan Surah. The Surah is forty-two ayahs after
    > the invocation of the Basmalah and was so named because the Prophet
    > (SAWS) had turned away from a companion who was blind. Abdullah Amr
    > Ibn-Kais, known as Ibnum-Maktoum (RA), had come to ask about a
    > religious matter while the Prophet (SAWS) was busy calling a group of
    > Qurayshi leaders to Islam. He persisted in asking his question so
    > much that the Prophet (SAWS), who is the most patient man, frowned.
    > The noble companion did not see the frowning, yet Allah (SWT) revealed
    > this magnanimous Surah reproaching the cherished Seal of the Prophets
    > for his frown.
    >
    >
    >
    > This was to stress a supreme Islamic value that Allah wants humans to
    > follow, which is that favoring people should be based on their piety
    > to Allah. Their fear of His greatness, observing His commands and
    > prohibitions and their certainty of meeting Him, thus awaiting His
    > judgment is the true measure. Their ancestry, origin, glory, power,
    > race, color or any other perished norms of this world are false, as
    > Allah (SWT) says in what can be translated as: " …Verily, the most
    > honorable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwâ (i.e.
    > he is one of the Muttaqűn (the pious)). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing,
    > All-Aware." (Surat Al-Hujurât (The Dwelling):13).
    >
    >
    >
    > Signs of Creation in Surat Abasa
    >
    >
    >
    > 1. Affirming that humans are created from a nutfah (male and
    > female semen drops) that carries all the characteristics and all what
    > is predestined for them.
    >
    > 2. Pointing out that the womb incubation period ends as soon as
    > the fetus is born and stresses the facilitation of the baby’s passage
    > from the mother's abdomen to the surrounding life.
    >
    > 3. Asserting the inevitability of death and of being put in a
    > grave, and the inevitability of resurrection, judgment and punishment.
    >
    > 4. Pointing out that many people live without knowing the purpose
    > of their existence nor accomplishing any of their duties, so they die
    > with no good deeds, overburdened with sins. For this reason Allah
    > (SWT) says what can be translated as, "Nay, but (man) has not done
    > what He commanded him." (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):23).
    >
    > 5. Drawing attention to the miracle of supplying food for all
    > living beings, first and foremost mankind and his livestock.
    >
    > 6. Relating the water cycle around the earth by describing the
    > way it is sent down from the heaven.
    >
    > 7. Describing the way the earth cracks by rain or when it is
    > watered for planting or when plants grow out of it.
    >
    > 8. Highlighting the creation of various kinds of plants, stating
    > their major kinds which constitute main nutrition for man and his
    > livestock, such as cereals, grapes, beans, vegetables and animals’ wet
    > fodder such as clover (kadb), in addition to olives, date-palms,
    > interlaced-tree gardens, fruit trees, grass and herbage (abb).
    >
    > 9. Likening the revival of bodies after disintegration and
    > turning into earth, to the revival of plants out of dead earth after
    > sending water down to it, and describing how people will be horrified
    > on the Day of Judgment as one will escape from his closest kin.
    >
    >
    >
    > Each point of these needs special treatment. For this reason, I will
    > confine my article here to the first point of the previous list,
    > namely, man’s creation from a sperm and ovum, predestined by Allah
    > (SWT) through His knowledge, wisdom and power as He says in the ayahs
    > 17 – 19 of Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned). Before going into this point,
    > we should review the interpretations provided by many past and
    > contemporary scholars in explaining the implications of these blessed
    > ayahs.
    >
    >
    >
    > The scholars’ interpretation of the Ayahs:
    >
    >
    >
    > According to Ibn-Kathir, Allah (SWT) dispraises the one who denies the
    > resurrection of mankind; "Be cursed (the disbelieving) man!” Ibn
    > Abbas said man is cursed, for his consistent lying and accusations of
    > lying to others, "How ungrateful he is ", or how great his
    > disbelieving. Besides, in Ibn Jareer’s view, the meaning is may be
    > what made him a disbeliever, or what makes him disbelieve in
    > resurrection? Katada thinks that, "How ungrateful he is " means how
    > cursed he is; then Allah explains how He created him of a worthless
    > thing, and how He is able to return him to his beginning where He says
    > what can be translated as, “from what thing did He create him? From
    > Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He created him and then set him
    > in due proportion.” (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):18-19). This means
    > that He predestined his death, living, deeds, and whether he will be
    > miserable or happy.
    >
    >
    >
    > In the interpretation of Al-Jalalein (May Allah have mercy upon its
    > two writers), we read: "Be cursed (the disbelieving) man!” the
    > disbeliever is cursed, "How ungrateful he is" a blaming question,
    > meaning what makes him a disbeliever? (Or how disbelieving he is)
    > “From what thing did He create him?” a determinative question which He
    > explains it saying, " From Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He
    > created him and then set him in due proportion.” a clot, then an
    > embryo, until the end of his creation. The same ideas came in the
    > other available interpretations, so there is no need to repeat them.
    >
    >
    >
    > The scientific implications of the Noble Ayahs:
    >
    >
    >
    > Man was created of Nutfah Amshaj [a union of (or mixed) sperm and
    > ovum]. Nutfah in the Arabic language means a little water that ranges
    > from one drop to a few drops. It is said: man natafa and yantuf
    > natfan and natfatan, the meaning of which is water dripped from him
    > after his ablution or wash. It is also said: The bucket natafat,
    > meaning water dripped drop by drop. Nutfah is also a little pure
    > water as much as the little water that remains in the bucket. It is
    > also known as nutafa, its plural is nutaf which means also bucket. It
    > is said also a natoof night, which means rainy; rained until morning.
    >
    >
    >
    > Small pearls are called nutaf to liken them to water drops. Nutaf is
    > used metaphorically to express generosity and good deeds. It is said:
    > so and so is bountiful muntef i.e. he always does favors and yantufu
    > with good deeds means that he does them continuously. Qur'an used the
    > word nutfa to express the gamete being either a female ovum or a male
    > sperm in twelve ayahs that can be translated as follows:
    >
    >
    >
    > 1. “He has created man from Nutfah (mixed drops of male and female
    > sexual discharge), then behold, this same (man) becomes an open
    > opponent." (Surat An-Nahl (The Bees):4).
    >
    >
    >
    > 2. “His companion said to him during the talk with him: “Do you
    > disbelieve in Him Who created you out of dust (i.e. your father Adam),
    > then out of Nutfah (mixed semen drops of male and female discharge),
    > then fashioned you into a man?” (Surat Al-Kahf (The Cave):37).
    >
    >
    >
    > 3. “O mankind! If you are in doubt about the Resurrection, then
    > verily We have created you (i.e. Adam) from dust, then from a Nutfah
    > (mixed drops of male and female sexual discharge i.e. the offspring of
    > Adam), then from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood) then from
    > a little lump of flesh – some formed and some unformed (as in the case
    > of miscarriage)" (Surat Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage):5).
    >
    >
    >
    > 4. “And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay
    > (water and earth).12. Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam)
    > as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge and
    > lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman). Then We made the
    > Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made
    > the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little
    > lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We
    > brought it forth as another creation. So Blessed is Allâh, the Best of
    > creators.” (Surat Al-Mu'minűn (The Believers):12-14).
    >
    >
    >
    > 5. “And Allâh did create you (Adam) from dust, then from Nutfah
    > (male and female discharge semen drops i.e. Adam's offspring), then He
    > made you pairs (male and female).” (Surat Fâtir (The Originator of
    > Creation):11).
    >
    >
    >
    > 6. “Does not man see that We have created him from Nutfah (mixed
    > male and female sexual discharge - semen drops). Yet behold he (stands
    > forth) as an open opponent.” (Surat Yâ-Sîn):77).
    >
    >
    >
    > 7. “It is He, Who has created you (Adam) from dust, then from a
    > Nutfah [mixed semen drops of male and female sexual discharge (i.e.
    > Adam’s offspring)] then from a clot (a piece of coagulated
    > blood),” (Surat Ghâfir (The Forgiver):67).
    >
    >
    >
    > 8. “And that He (Allâh) creates the pairs, male and female, 45.
    > From Nutfah (drops of semen - male and female discharges) when it is
    > emitted.46.” (Surat An-Najam (The Star):45-46).
    >
    >
    >
    > 9. “Does man think that he will be left neglected (without being
    > punished or rewarded for the obligatory duties enjoined by his Lord
    > Allâh on him)?.36. Was he not a Nutfah (mixed male and female sexual
    > discharge) of semen emitted (poured forth)? .37. Then he became an
    > ‘Alaqah (a clot); then (Allâh) shaped and fashioned (him) in due
    > proportion. 38. And made of him two sexes, male and female. 39. Is not
    > He (Allâh Who does that) Able to give life to the dead? (Yes! He is
    > Able to do all things). 40.” (Surat Al-Qiyâmah (The Resurrection):
    > 36-40).
    >
    >
    >
    > 10. “Verily, We have created man from Nutfah (drops) of
    > mixed semen (sexual discharge of man and woman), in order to try him:
    > so We made him hearer and seer.” (Surat Al-Insân (Man):2).
    >
    > 11. “Be cursed (the disbelieving) man! How ungrateful he
    > is! 17. From what thing did He create him?. 18. From Nutfah (male and
    > female semen drops) He created him and then set him in due proportion.
    > 19." (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):17-19).
    >
    >
    >
    > In the second ayah of Surat Al-Insan (Man), the Qur'an calls the union
    > of ovum and sperm "Nutfah (drops) of mixed semen (sexual discharge of
    > man and woman)" (Surat Al-Insân (Man):2). Which is known as a zygote
    > indicating the completion of the fertilization process. This phrase
    > of reference, occurring also in Surat An-Najm (The Star) (ayahs
    > 45-46), is considered the first accurate scientific expression related
    > to the creation of an embryo through the union of the ovum and the
    > sperm. This fact was not achieved by acquired science until the end
    > of the 12th century of the Hijra, i.e. the 18th century A.D (1186
    > A.H / 1775 A.D).
    >
    >
    >
    > In fact, since the time of Aristotle (384 – 322 B.C) until the end of
    > the 18th century A.D, a belief prevailed all over Europe that the
    > human embryo was created out of man's ejaculate only and that the
    > woman's womb was just an incubator for it, or that it was created only
    > from the blood of the menstrual cycle, and that man's ejaculate was
    > just a co-agent for it.
    >
    >
    >
    > When the microscope was manufactured in the 17th century, in 1677 AD
    > (Hook&Hamm), the sperm was discovered. Then it was believed that the
    > fetus is created complete in a miniscule size at the sperm's head, and
    > simply grows throughout pregnancy (Hartsoeker, 1694). Although the
    > Graafian follicle was discovered at the end of the 17th century A.D.
    > (by Regnier de Graaf, 1672), the ovum was discovered late in the 19th
    > century A.D. It was not determined that the ovum and the sperm are
    > cells until 1859 A.D. At the end of the 19th century A.D. the
    > fertilization of the ovum by the sperm was observed (Hertwig, 1875,
    > Van Beneden, 1883). This fact had been determined by Allah's
    > Messenger (SAWS) twelve centuries earlier.
    >
    >
    >
    > A Jewish man passed by the Prophet (SAWS) while he was talking to his
    > companions and Quraish said, ‘O thou Jew, this man alleges he is a
    > Prophet.’ The Jew said, ‘I will ask him about a thing nobody knows
    > unless he is a Prophet. O Mohammad! Of what is man created?’ The
    > Prophet (SAWS) said, ‘O Jewish man, he is created of all, of a man's
    > nutfa and of a woman's nutfa.’ (Narrated by Imam Ahmad in his
    > Masnad).
    >
    >
    >
    > Therefore, the nutfa mentioned in ayahs 17-19 of Surat Abasa, is nutfa
    > amshaj, i.e. the mixed nutfa, which results from the union of the
    > sperm and the ovum, known scientifically as the zygote. The intended
    > nutfa amshaj may be the ovum of the woman only, from which Allah (SWT)
    > created his Prophet Isa Ibn Maryam (AS) “Jesus son of Mary” from a
    > mother only without a father, which is a Divine miracle. Although man
    > tried over half a century ago to clone frogs, mice and monkeys, in
    > 1998 A.D, the Scottish embryologist Ian Wilmut and his team cloned the
    > ewe Dolly asexually after 280 abortive attempts over many years. This
    > indicated that the basis of reproduction is the ovum and that the
    > sperm can be replaced by any complete body cell with chromosomes and
    > can fertilize an ovum from which the nucleus has been removed by
    > putting them both (the cell and the ovum) in a strong electromagnetic
    > field to stimulate their fusion. This was done to produce the ewe
    > Dolly. Nevertheless, it did not take long before the signs of old age
    > appeared on Dolly, then it died.
    >
    >
    >
    > Determination inside the nutfa
    >
    >
    >
    > Allah (SWT) shapes the destiny of things in two ways: First, He sets
    > them in a special estimate and feature according to His wisdom in a
    > way that they appear only as He has set them. Second, He gives them
    > the ability to do what He has predestined for them. Allah (SWT) says
    > what can be translated as, "Verily, We have created all things with
    > Qadar (Divine Preordainments of all things before their creation as
    > written in the Book of Decrees Al-Lauh Al-Mahfűz).” (Surat Al-Qamar
    > (The Moon):49).
    >
    >
    >
    > There is also the ayahs we are explaining, “From Nutfah (male and
    > female semen drops) He created him and then set him in due
    > proportion." (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):19). This means that Allah
    > created man by His knowledge, wisdom and power; and from this come all
    > the dominant characteristics which will appear on the fetus, and the
    > recessive characteristics he will pass on to his subsequent
    > generations, as well as the determination of sex (either male or
    > female). Through the union of the sperm (which carries 23
    > chromosomes) and the ovum (which carries 23 chromosomes), the nutfa
    > amshaj is composed, and becomes made up of 46 chromosomes, arranged in
    > 23 pairs. Twenty-two of them carry the body characteristics, and one
    > pair carries the sexual characteristics which are (x + x) for females
    > and (x + y) for males.
    >
    >
    >
    > The fertilization of the ovum takes place by one sperm, and here the
    > Prophet (SAWS) says, "Not from all the water is a baby created"
    > Narrated by Muslim. In 1869, Eduard Strasburger postulated that only
    > one sperm cell of the fern was involved.
    >
    >
    >
    > Also Ibn-Masoud (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAWS) said, "if a
    > nutfa [amshaj] settles down in the womb, the angel of wombs puts it in
    > his hand's palm and says ‘O Allah! Will it be created or not?’ If
    > Allah says it will not be created then it will not be a human being,
    > and the womb will emit it as blood, but if Allah says it will be
    > created, the angel says, ‘O Allah! Will it be a male or a female?
    > Happy or unhappy? How many years will it live? What will it leave
    > behind? How will its living be? Where will it die?"
    >
    >
    >
    > Huzaifa Ibn-Osaid (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAWS) said, “After
    > forty two nights, Allah sends an angel to the nutfa to shape it, to
    > create its hearing, seeing, bones, flesh and skin, then the angel
    > says, ‘O Allah! Will it be a male or a female?’ Allah destines what
    > He wants and the angel writes this destiny.” (Sahih Muslim - Book of
    > Al-Qadar).
    >
    >
    >
    > Also, Ibn-Masoud narrated that the Prophet (SAWS) said, “Everyone is
    > created in his mother's womb for forty days as a nutfa, then for the
    > same period as a clot, then the same period as leech, then the angel
    > is sent to breath life into it, this angel is ordered with four words:
    > to write its living, date of death, deeds and if it will be happy or
    > unhappy.” (Sahih Muslim - Book of Al-Qadar).
    >
    >
    >
    > Fourteen centuries after the Prophet's sayings, studies of embryology
    > have confirmed that human features do not appear on the embryo's face
    > until the forty-second day of its age. The major stages that give the
    > leech-like object its first human features become complete between the
    > fortieth and the forty-fifth day of the embryo's age when the organs
    > are developed, and the skeleton spreads in an obvious way, with
    > continuous growth through cell division, and the distinction of organs
    > and systems.
    >
    >
    >
    > The studies conducted on chromosomes emphasized that they are composed
    > of molecules of deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA, which, through its
    > components, the genetic code of every living being is written (Francis
    > Crick & James Watson, 1955).
    >
    >
    >
    > DNA is a very complicated chemical compound. If it is chemically
    > broken up, it turns into phosphoric acid, a number of sugars and
    > nitrogenous bases. It consists of a double-walled strip with
    > separating phalanges. This strip coils upon itself to form the double
    > helix DNA molecule. The dimensions of this helix are calculated by
    > micron segments (one micron equals one thousandth of a millimeter).
    > But if it is unfolded, its length reaches about four centimeters.
    >
    >
    >
    > Each chromosome is divided lengthwise with many distinct markers into
    > longitudinal units, each of which carries a number of genes. Each
    > gene is composed of many codons and each codon is composed of three
    > nucleotides. The nucleotide is composed of a pair of nitrogenous
    > bases linked together by a thin middle link. The external side of
    > each nitrogenous base is leaning on a sugar molecule and a phosphate
    > molecule in an accurate compact order where sugar and phosphate
    > molecules compose the two opposite walls of the DNA, with the
    > nitrogenous bases spread in a very tight reciprocal way that
    > determines the heredity characteristics of the living being.
    >
    >
    >
    > These nitrogenous bases are only four, but by their different
    > combinations the DNA codons for all human beings are written to give
    > each person his unique hereditary print with his seen and unseen
    > characteristics.
    >
    >
    >
    > Nucleotides are the letters in which DNA codon is written. These are
    > considered the words in which the gene systems are written, and these
    > genes, the hereditary unit of function, are sometimes called cistrons.
    >
    >
    >
    > Here, Allah's unrestrained power becomes clear, when we view the
    > magnificence of His determination for the characteristics of each
    > fetus in the moment of meeting between the two gamete cells i.e. the
    > sperm and the ovum. They come together to constitute the nutfa
    > amshaj, so that the number of chromosomes will be complete and the
    > embryo will be created. All the dominant and recessive inherited
    > characteristics from the father and mother's lines unite in a
    > wonderful integration, and perhaps this is what is referred to when
    > Allah said what can be translated as, “From Nutfah (male and female
    > semen drops) He created him and then set him in due
    > proportion." (Surat 'Abasa (He Frowned):19).
    >
    >
    >
    > These facts were ascertained only in the 20th, whereas the Glorious
    > Qur'an and the Prophet's (SAWS) Hadith stated them much earlier. This
    > is absolute evidence that the great Qur'an carries the words of Allah
    > (SWT), the Creator who revealed it with His knowledge to the Seal of
    > His Prophets and Messengers, and preserved it as He promised. It was
    > preserved in the same language of His revelation (Arabic) throughout
    > the last 14 centuries and shall stay so until Allah (SWT) inherits the
    > earth and all that is living on it. So praise be to Allah for the
    > blessing of Islam, praise be to Allah for the blessing of Qur'an,
    > praise always be to Allah, and prayers and blessings be upon our
    > Prophet Mohammad (SAWS), his kin and companions and all who follow his
    > right way and call with his invocation until the day of judgment.


    What does this have to do with offering support to those in chronic pain???

    --
    -Sandy
    "Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
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  5. Re: Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    On Sat, 27 Sep 2008 23:26:56 -0400, mollypup wrote:



    > What does this have to do with offering support to those in chronic pain???


    Nothing, you dumb ****. It's an obvious troll, and you respond to it by
    quoting back 450 ****ing lines of ****, for a one-line reply. Learn how
    to trim your posts, dimwit.

    You're as goddam ignorant as the original poster.


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  6. Re: Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    Melinda2000@gmail.com wrote:
    > thing did He create him? From Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He


    Females drop semen?

    News to me!

  7. Re: Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    On Sat, 27 Sep 2008 23:36:06 -0500, Switch wrote:

    >> thing did He create him? From Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He


    > Females drop semen?
    > News to me!


    Only the spitters do.

    > User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.16 (Windows/20080708)


    Bugger off, Win-droid.


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  8. Re: Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    Dan C wrote:
    > On Sat, 27 Sep 2008 23:36:06 -0500, Switch wrote:
    >
    >>> thing did He create him? From Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He

    >
    >> Females drop semen?
    >> News to me!

    >
    > Only the spitters do.
    >
    >> User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.16 (Windows/20080708)

    >
    > Bugger off, Win-droid.
    >
    >

    Piss off, obsessive zealot. I use Slack, too.

  9. Re: Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    On Sat, 27 Sep 2008 23:54:27 -0500, Switch wrote:

    >>> Females drop semen?
    >>> News to me!


    >> Only the spitters do.


    >>> User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.16 (Windows/20080708)


    >> Bugger off, Win-droid.


    > Piss off, obsessive zealot. I use Slack, too.


    Sure you do, junior.

    Bugger off.


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  10. Re: Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    > Sure you do, junior.
    >
    > Bugger off.
    >
    >

    And just as I started thinking that maybe the reputation of Linux users
    as arrogant pricks was being eroded, you have to go ahead and reinforce
    the stereotype.

    Thanks for making the rest of us look like dicks.

    Piss off, old fart.

  11. Re: Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    "mollypup" wrote in message
    news:gbmtet$74f$1@registered.motzarella.org...
    > Melinda2000@gmail.com wrote:
    >> Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    >
    > What does this have to do with offering support to those in chronic
    > pain???
    >
    > --
    > -Sandy
    > "Do not go gentle into that good night.
    > Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
    > -Dylan Thomas



    Duh!
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    cross post, you know what to do.
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  12. Re: Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    On Sat, 27 Sep 2008 23:36:06 -0500, Switch sprout:

    > Melinda2000@gmail.com wrote:
    >> thing did He create him? From Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He

    >
    > Females drop semen?


    sure, we call them 'manpages'.

  13. Re: Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    On Sun, 28 Sep 2008 00:37:10 -0500, Switch wrote:

    > And just as I started thinking that maybe the reputation of Linux users
    > as arrogant pricks was being eroded, you have to go ahead and reinforce
    > the stereotype.


    Perhaps it's not a sterotype, and is indeed actually true...?

    By the way, your email address of: screw@you.com really reinforces your
    position. Not.

    > Thanks for making the rest of us look like dicks.


    You do that just fine, without assistance from me.

    > Piss off, old fart.


    I'm not that old. Bugger off, n00b.


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  14. Re: Creation of man from "Nutfah"


    Creation of man from "Nutfah"

    NutFah? Is that Islamic for "Nutbuttah" as it is known in Jersey? Or perhaps
    you are more familiar with "nut butter" as it is known in the rest of the
    states?

    "Be curtsied (the believing) turnip-man! How grateful his sheep! From wheat
    ding did He berate him? From Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He
    created his sheep and then set upon them in due proportion."

    See. I knew they meant Nutbuttah. Of course the rest of the post made no
    sense whatsoever...

    Don't hold for bestiality, but Mad Libs is fun!--og
    (WTF, I already wasted time opening this. Might as well have some fun...)



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