Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you another proven scientific concept elicited in the Quran: The sex of a baby.

1400 years ago people would blame mother’s for giving birth to a daughter instead of a son. However, the Quran revealed that it was the male sperm that actually determines what the sex of a baby will be to dispel these cultural myths.

In the Quran it states, “And that He creates the two mates – the male and female -From a sperm-drop when it is emitted” (Surah Najm, 53: 45-46).

In reproductive biology the process of how a baby’s sex is determined is through genetics, specifically the sex chromosomes. The female has the XX pair of sex chromosomes, while the male has the XY pair of sex chromosomes. Due to the female egg having the XX pair of chromosomes it will donate one of the X’s for the baby while the male sperm containing the XY pair can either donate an X or a Y chromosome. The fusion of the egg and sperm creates either a female, XX, or male, XY. It is clear that the sperm is the determining factor of whether or not a baby will be male or female.

Now lets go back 1400 years ago. No one had the technology or science to even prove that it was the sperm that determines the sex of a baby. It was only until a couple of decades ago where scientists capable of examining the molecular mechanics of this process was to fully prove that the sperm determines the sex of the baby.

Insha’Allah we all open up our hearts, eyes, and mind to see the wonders and majestic nature of the Quran and that we all turn back to Allah(SWT) and ask for forgiveness, guidance, protection, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

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