Quran on Sperm Production (Islamic Misconceptions Debunked)
When it comes to the way in which the Quran describes the formation of sperm within our bodies, all Christian Missionaries and other enemies of Islam most frequently allege that this description in the Quran is incorrect and unscientific. Their claim is that in Surah Tariq of the Quran, Allah is stated to have said that he created man from a sperm that originated somewhere between the backbone and the ribs.
Their allegation, which without any basis, is that it is a clear flaw that contradicts scientific findings. They claim that since science tells us that sperm production occurs in the testis of a male person and not between the ribs and backbone, the Quran contains a biological error because it says that sperm production occurs between the ribs and backbone.
Let’s do some research and figure out whether those people have it incorrect or whether the Quran actually contains an error in the way it describes the generation of sperm in males.
“Man should see what he has been created from? He has been created from a gushing fluid, emerging from between the loins and ribs” The Quran, Chapter 86, Verse 5-7.
To begin, those individuals who assert that the Quran states that it is the sperm are all in mistake. The sperm being described in the Quran is not the subject at all. If this were the case, the word “Nutfah” would have been used in the Quran. Instead, the word “gushing fluid” is used in the Quran, which refers to fluid that could be either that of men or women.
There is nothing in it that could be considered a scientific contradiction. If the word sperm, which is Nutfah in Arabic, had been used in the Quran, there would have been no way to avoid the impression of an obvious contradiction. Therefore, it might signify fluid from either males or females. You cannot claim that the Quran makes a direct reference to the generation of sperm taking place between the ribs and the backbone.
Sulb is an Arabic word that can also mean loins, which is the region of the body that is located between the pelvis and the waist, and it can also refer to the genital region. The fact that the word “Sulb” does in fact refer to the loins is demonstrated by the fact that the plural form of the word “Sulb” (Aslab) is also used in the Surah Nisa, verses 4–23.
Therefore, the word loin is the correct word that should be used wherever possible in translations. It is therefore possible for us to draw the conclusion that there is nothing in this particular verse of the Quran that contradicts scientific beliefs. The fact that sperm form and originate from the loins, rather than the backbone, lends credibility to this concept, which is supported by scientific research.