Karl Ersnt von Baer: He indirectly proved that the Qur’an is the true word of Allah


Karl Ernst von Baer pic

If you don’t know who this man is, then, as a Muslim, you owe it to yourself, to learn about him: he is Karl Ernst von Baer. He was a well-renowned German-Embryologist, actually considered one of the Founding-Fathers of Embryology. Anyway, he did something that’s so important for the World, and especially for the Muslims: he, single-handedly, discovered the functionality & purpose of the Ovum/Fallopian-Egg, by dissecting a Female-Dog. Thus, he came to the conclusion, that not only does the Ovum serve the purpose of facilitating fetal-development within Animals, but in Human fetal-development, as well; but, why is this so important? Because, Allah tells us, within the Qur’an, 14-centuries ago (12-13-centuries prior to even the birth of Karl Ernst von Baer himself) that the Human being was created from Ova/Fallopian-Eggs.(Noble Qur’an: Chpt.96, V.1 & 2) And, ironically, this discovery, single-handedly proved that everything in the Qur’an is the absolute truth, because how could/would it be possible for the Qur’an to be right about something like this, which no one on Earth had any prior knowledge of, and then be wrong about anything else?!!!


Gareth Bryant/2013

5 responses »

  1. Yes! Also, my embryology textbook for medical school was written by Keith L. Moore. He also studied the Quran and concluded that it matched embryology in a way that no human could have known 1400 years ago. He became Muslim a while back.

  2. Aristotle believed that humans originated from the action of male semen upon female menstrual blood which leaves us with something of a dilemma. If we translate alaqa as “clot” it means that the Qur’an is completely wrong about human development, since there is absolutely no stage during which the embryo consists of a clot.

    The only situation in which an embryo might appear like a clot is during a miscarriage, in which case the clotted blood which is seen to emerge (much of which comes from the mother incidentally) is solidified and by definition no longer alive. So if ever an embryo appeared to look like a clot it would never develop any further into a human; it would be a dead mass of bloody miscarrying flesh.

    Since Muhammed had several wives it is entirely likely that he would be very familiar with miscarriages. Alternatively it could be hinting at Aristotle’s incorrect belief that the embryo originated from the combination of male sperm and female menstrual blood.

    However, the most convincing explanation, and the most worrying for those who maintain that the Qur’an is God’s eternal Word, untampered with and free from any human interference, is that the Qur’an is merely repeating the teaching of the enormously influential Greek physician Galen. If this is the case, not only is the Qur’an wrong, but it also plagiarises ancient Greek literature!

    The account of the different stages in embryology as described by the Qur’an, ar-Razi and al-Quff is identical to that taught by Galen, writing in around AD 150 in Pergamum (Bergama in modern Turkey). Galen taught that the embryo developed in four stages as detailed below

    English translation:

    But let us take the account back again to the first conformation of the animal, and in order to make our account orderly and clear, let us divide the creation of the foetus overall into four periods of time. The first is that in which. as is seen both in abortions and in dissection, the form of the semen prevails (Arabic nutfah). At this time, Hippocrates too, the all-marvelous, does not yet call the conformation of the animal a foetus; as we heard just now in the case of semen voided in the sixth day, he still calls it semen. But when it has been filled with blood (Arabic alaqa), and heart, brain and liver are still unarticulated and unshaped yet have by now a certain solidarity and considerable size, this is the second period; the substance of the foetus has the form of flesh and no longer the form of semen. Accordingly you would find that Hippocrates too no longer calls such a form semen but, as was said, foetus. The third period follows on this, when, as was said, it is possible to see the three ruling parts clearly and a kind of outline, a silhouette, as it were, of all the other parts (Arabic mudghah). You will see the conformation of the three ruling parts more clearly, that of the parts of the stomach more dimly, and much more still, that of the limbs. Later on they form “twigs”, as Hippocrates expressed it, indicating by the term their similarity to branches. The fourth and final period is at the stage when all the parts in the limbs have been differentiated; and at this part Hippocrates the marvelous no longer calls the foetus an embryo only, but already a child, too when he says that it jerks and moves as an animal now fully formed (Arabic ‘a new creation’) …

    … The time has come for nature to articulate the organs precisely and to bring all the parts to completion. Thus it caused flesh to grow on and around all the bones, and at the same time … it made at the ends of the bones ligaments that bind them to each other, and along their entire length it placed around them on all sides thin membranes, called periosteal, on which it caused flesh to grow .

    Qur’an: Sura 23:13-14 in Arabic for comparison
    English translation:

    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 (Alaqa, a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh (Mudghah), 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 be Allah, the Best of Creators!

    The first stage, geniture, corresponds to [nutfah], the drop of semen; the second stage, a bloody vascularised foetus with unshaped brain, liver and heart (“when it has been filled with blood”) corresponds to [alaqa], the blood clot; the third stage “has the form of flesh” and corresponds to [mudghah], the morsel of chewed flesh. The fourth and final stage, puer, was when all the organs were well formed, joints were freely moveable, and the foetus began to move. If the reader is in any doubt about the clear link being described here between the Galenic and the Qur’anic stages, it may be pointed out that it was early Muslim doctors, including Ibn-Qayyim, who first spotted the similarity. Basim Musallam, Director of the Centre of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge concludes

    “The stages of development which the Qur’an and Hadith established for believers agreed perfectly with Galen’s scientific account … There is no doubt that medieval thought appreciated this agreement between the Qur’an and Galen, for Arabic science employed the same Qur’anic terms to describe the Galenic stages” .

    • The Qur’an never refers to `Alaq, which is actually a plural-word, if you but knew anything about the Arabic-Language, which you clearly do not, as a “Blood-Clot”. Rather, the singular-word, `Alaqah, is referred to as a “Leech-Like Substance”, thus derived from the Arabic verb, “`Alaqa”, meaning, to cling, to latch, to hang-on, etc.

      And, this is why you argument has no merit, because, you’re attempting to dispute what I’ve written, based upon incorrect translations of texts, that, in Human written-form, not only predate Modern-Science, but, also, thae English-Language itself. So, in conclusion, the Qur’an did not get the information about the Fallopian-Egg from the notion that Humans were created, embryolgically, from Sperm & Menstrual-Blood, because, we both know, well, at least I know, that by the time a Woman begins to menstrually-bleed, then, her Falopian-Egg has already dropped, meaning that she wouldn’t be able to get pregnant anyway, because a Woman only releases one Fallopian-Egg from her Fallopian-Sacs, every 28-days & the menstrual-bleeding indicates the ending of the Menstrual-Cycle itself…Basic-Biology 101.

      • Sura 22:5 says “We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then from a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed … and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babes.” Sura 23:13-14 repeats this idea by saying God “placed him as (a drop of) sperm (nutfah) in a place of rest, firmly fixed; then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood (alaqa); then out of that clot We made a (foetus) lump (mudghah), then We made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then We developed out of it another creature.” 75:38 also says man becomes an alaqa and 96:2 says we came from alaq.

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