Surah Nahl (16) 28/08/2015


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

After allusions are  made to the issue of the creation of the heavens and the earth,  the discussion turns to man himself.

Verse 4: He has created man from a nutfah; and behold this same man becomes an open disputer!

The term nutfah refers to male and female gametes.

Man is created from an insignificant microcosmic organism, and yet he disputes and argues.  He becomes an open contender against Allah instead of showing humility.

The other more positive meaning attributed to this verse is that man is able to express himself although he is created from nutfah.  He is capable of eloquent and intelligent speech.

Continues tomorrow. InshaAllah . . .

Salaam /Peace