In the Name
of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Science Knows What is in the Wombs
Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Generally people claim
that there is
an error in the Quraan since Allah says in the Quraan in Surah 031:034
that only Allah knows what is in the wombs, but now modern science can
see what is in the mother’s womb. In reality, they only mentioned
one point, while there could be many other aspects including timeframe.
Surely Allah is He with
Whom is the knowledge of the hour, and He sends down the rain and He knows
what is in the wombs; and no one
knows what he shall earn tomorrow; and no one
knows in what land he shall die; surely Allah is Knowing,
In the above verses
that no one knows in what land and at what exact time he/she will die,
since even on the death bead one may be moved by others just before
his/her death which he/she might not know. Same is true for his/her
birth as no one knows when he/she will be born right after intercourse.
Also no one knows what he/she will earn tomorrow (during his/her whole
life). You must look at it from the appropriate perspective in time
that Allah is talking about. Here “know what is in the wombs",
refers to all aspects including gender.
So as we can see, not
is in the womb" entails not knowing the gender, age of death and
provisions of the child and whether the child will be a corrupt or
righteous person. Obviously, no doctor and no modern scientific
equipment can know all of these in advance.
So even if in the future
advances to the extent that we can even have the ability to choose the
gender of our child, then this still won't disprove the Quraan. If one
does not know about all of the things that I have previously mentioned,
then it does not qualify that the person "knows what is in the womb",
for these are the matters of the unseen which the verse alludes to.
And their prophet said
Surely Allah has raised Talut to be a king over you. They said: How can
he hold kingship over us while we have a greater right to kingship than
he, and he has not been granted an abundance of wealth? He said: Surely
Allah has chosen him in preference to you, and He has increased him
abundantly in knowledge
grants His kingdom to whom He pleases, and ALLAH is
Bountiful, All-Knowing, (Al_Quraan_002:247).
Here in the above verse
his kingdom of knowledge and physique which may include about knowing
the gender of the child before his/her birth but not knowing all
In conclusion, there is
no scientific error in the Quraan.
Al-Quraan, the Miracle of Miracles and free from contradictions and