rafeeqcs cs: the Holy Quran, God speaks about the stages of man's embryonic
development, 1,400 years before modern day scientists 'discovered'
important information on creation of man and his 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-like substance)...
[Noble Quran 23:12-14]
Literally the Arabic word alaqah has 3 meanings:
1. "In comparing a leech to the embryo at the alaqah stage, we find
similarity between the two."
[The Developing Human p.8]
"Also, the embryo as this stage obtains nourishment from the blood of the
mother, similar to the leech which feeds on the blood of others."
[Human Development as Described in Quran and Sunnah p.36]
2. The second meaning of the word alaqah is 'suspended thing'. The
suspension of the embryo, during the alaqah stage, in the womb of the
mother very appropriately fits this description.
3. The third meaning of the word alaqah is 'blood clot'. We find that the
external appearance of the embryo and its sacs during the alaqah stage is
similar to that of a blood clot. This is due to the presence of relatively
large amounts of blood present in the embryo during this stage. Also during
this stage the blood in the embryo does not circulate until the end of the
third week. So the embryo at this stage is like a clot of blood.
By examining a diagram of the primitive cardiovascular system in an embryo
during the alaqah stage we would notice the external appearance of the
embryo and its sacs is similar to that of a blood clot due to the presence
of relatively large amounts of blood present in the embryo
[The Developing Human, p. 65]
So the three meanings of the word alaqah correspond accurately to the
descriptions of the embryo at the alaqah stage.
The next stage mentioned in the verse is the mudghah stage. The Arabic word
mudghah means "chewed-like substance." If one were to take a piece of gum
and chew it in his mouth, and then compare it with the embryo at the
mudghah stage, we would conclude that they would be almost identical
because of the somites at the back of the embryo that 'somewhat resemble
teeth marks in a chewed substance.'
How could Muhammad (peace be upon him) have possibly known all this 1,400
years ago when scientists have only recently discovered this using advanced
equipment and powerful microscopes which did not exist at that time? Hamm
and Leeuwenhoek were the first scientists to observe human sperm cells
using an improved microscope in 1677 A.D. (more than 1,000 years after
Muhammad, peace be upon him]. They mistakenly thought that the sperm cell
contained a miniature preformed human being that grew when it was deposited
in the female genital tract
[The Developing Human, p.9]
Professor Keith Moore is one of the world's prominent scientists in the
fields of anatomy and embryology and is the author of the book entitled the
"Developing Human", which has been translated into eight languages. This
book is considered a scientific reference work and was chosen by a special
committee in the United States as the best book authored by on person. Dr.
Keith Moore is a Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of
Toronto, Toronto, Canada. In 1984, he received the most distinguished award
presented in the field of anatomy in Canada, the J.C.B. Grant Award from
the Canadian Association of Anatomists. He has directed many international
associations, such as the Canadian and American Association of Anatomists
and the Council of the Union of Biological Sciences.
In 1981, during the Seventh Medical Conference in Dammam, Saudi Arabia,
Professor Moore said; "It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify
statements in the Quran about human development. It is clear to me that
these statements must have come to Muhammad from God, or Allah, because
almost all of this knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later.
This proves to me that Muhammad must have been the messenger of God, or
Allah [The reference for this statement is on 'This is the Truth' (video
tape). For a copy of this video tape please contact us].
Consequently, Professor Moore was asked the following question, "Does this
mean that you believe that the Quran is the Word of God?" He replied; "I
find no difficulty in accepting this."
During one conference, Professor Moore stated, "... because the stagein of
human embryos is complex, owing to the continuous process of change during
development, it is proposed that a new system of classification could be
developed using the terms mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah (sayings of
Muhammad, peace be upon him). The proposed system is simple, comprehensive,
and conforms with present embryological knowledge. The intensive studies of
the Quran and Hadith (reliably transmitted sayings and reports of Prophet
Muhammad, peace be upon him) in the last four years have revealed a system
of classifying human embryos that is amazing since it was recorded in the
7th century A.D. Although Eric Statle, the founder of the science of
embryology, realized that chick embryos developed in stages from his
studies of hen's eggs in the fourth century B.C., he did not give any
details about these stages. As far as it is known from the history of
embryology, little was known about the stagein and classification of human
embryos until the twentieth century. For this reason, the descriptions of
the human embryo in the Quran cannot be based on scientific knowledge in
the 7th century A.D. The only reasonable conclusion is that these
descriptions were revealed to Muhammad from God. He could not have known
such details because he was an illiterate man with absolutely no scientific
training." [This is the Truth -video tape]
Think about the humans. How did we all get here? What is the nature of
mankind? What causes us to act as we do? Are we ungrateful to the One who
created us and sustains us? What is this clue? Think about yourself. Did
you create yourself?
lavanya ishi: very hard to believe this stuff was made in 1951! simply the best...classic
American Society of Radiologic Technologists: The online version of the Directed Reading article “Congenital Heart
Defects and Medical Imaging” in the November/December issue of Radiologic
Technology links to a classic video that illustrates the normal development
of the heart. The animation is from the film “Congenital Malformations of
the Heart,” which was made in 1951 at the University of Washington.
Waka kaka: Thank you so much!! :D
Michael Chen: spend hours trying to get it straight. and this video clarified everything
in less than 10 minutes. Thx for posting this!!!!!!! greatly appreciated.
Allibaby78: Great...more videos please
kickyourasspls: funny how a 1951 video explains this better than a 2013 lecturer
Deathgaming: Thanks for the video. I was having a difficult time understanding it from
Biodynamic Health Systems: Lovely #heart #embryology animation clip taken from the 1951 film
"Congenital Malformations of the Heart Part 1" :
We work so much with the fluid #body as #BCSTs that it's important to
understand how the fluid #embryo forms the "solid" structures of the adult
body. If we understand these connections, we understand how the fluid
imprint can resort the body from #illness .
vima kush: awesome video, so simplied description of the process...thnx......
Jenin Michael: thank you,,,grand paaa,,,,,,nice video
Sharang Tenjarla: Beautiful. Surprisingly, this video made in 1951 supersedes any modern 3-D
video in visualizing and conceptualizing the embryological development of
the heart. A must watch for those struggling to understand this process.
Rebecca F: This was very helpful in illustrating development of the heart. Thanks for
Michael Tau: greatest video ive ever seen
Fmusp Dálmatas: there's no way to make this video a bit faster? i's a good one but it's so
ricwilliam: For a video this old, it is quite informative.. thanks for the upload.. :)
Alexandra Constantin: so clear..thank you for sharing :)
bobacland: I'm glad this helped. I don't know of any other embryology videos that have
the same qualities as this one: concise narration synchronized with clear
animation. This heart video wasn't my work: it was made many years ago by
Drs. Blandau and Rushmer. My only role was to restore it. Right now I'm
working on an animation to show folding of the embryo. It's slow work! Bob
Sreyasi Bhattacharya: thank u..it helped a lot!
Sachin Chavre: Respected Acland sir this is Sachin from cochin (remember) this is really
something! its a classical example of how imaginative people are, worth
watching and sharing. Its superior to nowadays animation which are full of
EDUARDO12348: Thank you for your work, watching the animation is much better and easily
understood than reading it. However to me the development of the heart
remains an unbelievable and amazing process.
Kirsty Mackay: Such a useful video.
Harikrishnan C: i dun knw heart devlpmnt was this simple... it has haunted me thru out d
course... its grt video sir... thax,,, wish i had seen it earlier...
Gabriela Pauli: Beautiful! So simple :)
Yuval Avidan: חריף מאוד!!!
Toqa Kalifa: So clear and understandable !! My greetings :)
Luke Bailey: Excellent and understandable. Thanks for posting!
Nadia Dandachi: Thank you so much!! Very useful.
Dave: I love foetal circulation!!
mishkines: Dear colleagues!!!! Would you be so kind to share with the text of the
video if you have, I would like to share it with my colleagues, but they do
not speak English well, want to share this excellent video with others. I
am from Kazakhstan. Thanks in advance!!!!!
richy mathew: best video everrrrrrrrr..............
Carlos Silva: Thanks so much for the video, it cleared things up for me a lot!! :)
Zeemal Iqbal: This is really amazing !! Thanks alot !!!
Iamjorgec: This video really explains every detail of development and circulation. I
will be sharing with my class. Thanks for the great material
mtsoul: this is really helpful and easy to understand thnx for sharing :D
mousimuseebtay: thankyou for sharing .
eufranist jornales: if it wasn't because of this video I would have not passed my first modular
exam in medicine!thanks a million! :D
MoonyBen: This is so clear and helpful. Thank you very much!
eshe said: very helpful thank u!!!!