THE SEQUENCE IN DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN ORGANS
It is He Who has created hearing, sight and
minds for you. What little thanks you show! (Qur'an, 23:78)
Allah brought you out of your mothers' wombs
knowing nothing at all, and gave you hearing, sight and minds
so that perhaps you would show thanks. (Qur'an, 16:78)
Say: "What do you think? If Allah took away
your hearing and your sight and sealed up your hearts, what
god is there, other than Allah, who could give them back to you?"
We created man from a mingled drop to test him,
and We made him hearing and seeing. (Qur'an, 76:2)
The information only recently obtained about the formation
of the baby’s organs inside the mother’s womb
is in complete agreement with that revealed in the Qur’an.
The above verses refer to a number of senses given to human beings
by Allah. These are always referred in a specific order in the Qur'an:
hearing, sight, feeling and understanding.
In a paper published in the Journal of the
Islamic Medical Association, Dr. Keith Moore states that during
the development of the foetus, the eye begins to form after the
inner ear has assumed its first form. He says the brain, the centre
of feeling and understanding, begins its development after the ear
and the eye.94
The foetus' ears begin to develop as early as the twenty-second
day of pregnancy and become fully functional in the fourth month.
After that, the foetus can hear sounds in its mother's womb. For
that reason, the sense of hearing forms before the other vital functions
for a new-born baby. The order set out in the Qur'an is striking
from that point of view. (See Harun Yahya, The
Miracle of the Creation of the Human Being, Goodword Books,
New Delhi, 2001)
94. Kazi, 130 Evident Miracles
in the Qur'an, 78-79.