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Quran miracles : Embryology

The Quran on Human Embryonic Development: In the Holy Quran, God speaks about the stages of man’s embryonic development:  We created man from an extract of clay.  Then We made him as a drop in a place of settlement, firmly fixed.  Then We made the drop into an  alaqah  (leech, suspended thing, and blood clot), then We made the  alaqah  into a  mudghah  (chewed substance)...  1  (Quran, 23:12-14) Literally, the Arabic word  alaqah  has three meanings: (1) leech, (2) suspended thing, and (3) blood clot. In comparing a leech to an embryo in the  alaqah stage, we find similarity between the two 2  as we can see in figure 1.  Also, the embryo at this stage obtains nourishment from the blood of the mother, similar to the leech, which feeds on the blood of others. 3 Figure 1:  Drawings illustrating the similarities in appearance between a leech and a human embryo at the  alaqah  stage. (Leech drawing from  Human Development as Described in the Quran and Sunnah , Moore and others, p. 37, modif