Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Bones are clothed with flesh

Quran Chapter 23: 14 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2149) درس قرآن

Bones are clothed with flesh

Chapter Mu’-minuun” – (The Believers) – 23

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

 ثُمَّ خَلَقْنَا ٱلنُّطْفَةَ عَلَقَةًفَخَلَقْنَا ٱلْعَلَقَةَ مُضْغَةً فَخَلَقْنَا ٱلْمُضْغَةَ عِظَٰمًا فَكَسَوْنَا ٱلْعِظَٰمَ لَحْمًا ثُمَّ أَنشَأْنَٰهُ خَلْقًا ءَاخَرَ فَتَبَارَكَ ٱللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ ٱلْخَٰلِقِينَ 14


14.  Then fashioned We the drop a clot, then fashioned We the clot a little lump, then fashioned We the little lump bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best Creator of all! 14.  Summa  khalaqNan-nutfata  ‘alaqatan-  fa-khalaqNal-‘alaqata  muzgatan-  fa-khalaqNal-Muzgata  ‘izaaman-  fa-kasawNal- ‘izaama  lahmaa;  summa  ‘ansha’-Naahu  khalqan  ‘aakhar.  Fa-tabaarakAllaahu  ‘Ahsanul-khaaliqiin.




After settlement of a drop (of seed) in the womb of mother, it is changed into different forms slowly and gradually. Adam (peace be upon him) also went through all such stages of creation, but not in the womb of mother, rather in a particular safe lodging of the universe. After that, lineage of the mankind’s creation was established in this manner that which food will he take, by it; semen will be produced into him. Then a drop of that semen will go into the womb of mother, where its form will be changed as a clot after some days. Then the clot will become a little lump. After some period, a skeleton of bones will be prepared from a little lump. Then those bones will be clothed with flesh. After this process, the body of the mankind will be ready and the soul will be put into this body. Process of changing different forms takes time and it becomes a full human being. Then it is born from the womb of the mother. With effect from childhood to old age, it changes its many forms. These entire progresses and changes are made by the power and command of Allaah almighty without partnership of any other.


It is not known that how much time Adam (peace be upon him) took for completion of all above mentioned stages. Allaah Almighty knows everything. However nowadays, minimum time for completion of above mentioned stages in the womb of mother is six months, and maximum period according to sayings of some people is four years.


After birth from the womb of mother, the infant increases till a particular period, and then his fall time begins, even that his age in this life comes to an end. Allaah Almighty has established these all stages of mankind’s creation and life by His knowledge and omnipotence, and He is Who causes to pass every human being from these stages. Therefore, He deserves all praises. There is no one who may make such plans save Him and may create any thing as He creates.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).