Chemical Stages of Human Creation
We have studied the unscientific and illogical myth of Darwinian evolution. There is no second opinion about it
that this theory is self-contradictory, irrational, illogical and based on whims and suppositions. The scientific
investigations in this regard revolve around various chemical as well as biological stages of the creation of man. The
natural phenomena of provisions and sustenance for human growth are manifest in human life with all their splendor and invite human reason to study them, draw inferences from them and graduate from the objective of man’s development to its real being as envisaged by the Holy Qur’ān. Human life passed through various chemical stages before it developed to its final shape. This may be called a phase of its chemical creation. The study of the system of subsistence during this process is an interesting subject; modern science has learned it after the research spread over centuries. The Holy Qur’ān, however, unfolded these facts fourteen centuries ago. The study of the Qur’ān reveals that human life before its consummation passes through the following seven stages: (Chemical Stages of Human Creation) Scientific Interpretation of the Chemical Stages of Human
- Inorganic matter
- Adsorbable clay
- Physically and chemically altered old mud
- Dried or highly purified clay
- Extract of purified clay
Allāh the Highest states in the noble Qur’ān:
It is He Who created you from dust.
Some stages of biological evolution have also been mentioned in this verse:
Then from a drop of semen, then from a hanging nest (in the uterus), then He brings you forth as an infant
But the noteworthy point here is that Almighty Allāh is associating these stages of evolution with His overriding as
quality of the Rabb (Sustainer) of all the worlds. The Qur’ān states:
And I have been commanded to submit only to the Rabb (Sustainer) of the universe.
Here the creation of human life follows the description of His sublimity as the Rabb (Sustainer) of the entire
universe. It becomes explicit here that the Holy Qur’ān is inviting us to understand God as the Rabb (Sustainer) of the entire universe. Through the creative process of human life, man has been urged to reflect the fact as to how he had passed through various processes? How he was converted from one condition to another? And how he reached the destination of perfect creature finally? It is really a manifestation of the sustenance of Almighty Allāh. Man
himself is a world to be explored. (Chemical Stages of Human Creation)
The second stage of chemical creation of human life is water. Almighty Allāh clearly mentions in the 54th verse of
And it is He Who created man from (a drop of semen like) water, then He has made for him blood ties and marriage relationships.
After referring to the stages of human creation Almighty Allāh’s status of being the Sustainer of the universe has
been elaborated in this verse:
And your Rabb (Sustainer) is Powerful
It is being related that the process of human creation is a manifestation of the divine system of sustenance. It has
been stated at another place:
And We made of water the sign (of life) of everything living (on earth). Will they not then believe (despite knowing these realities)?
This verse is an invitation to faith for the scientists researching into the various stages of the evolution of man
and the earth. (Chemical Stages of Human Creation)
The third stage of the chemical creation of human life is clay. Allāh relates in the Qur’ān:
It is He Who created you from clay (i.e. He originated the chemical inception of human life on the planet earth from it)
Here the noteworthy point is that the translators of the Holy Qur’ān have taken the same meaning of “tīn” and
“turāb” and that is clay. A fallacy arises here whether these are two stages or one with two names. In order to
differentiate between them, we have taken the meaning of tīn as ‘clay’ and turāb as ‘actually dust’. According to Imam Rāghib, the meaning of turāb is soil. While tīn is such dust which is kneaded with water. Imam Rāghib says:
The combination of dust and water is called tīn.
Similarly, it is stated:
Tīn is such clay which is kneaded with water.
The fourth stage of chemical creation of human life is adsorbable clay. Allāh the Greatest states with reference to
it in the noble Qur’ān:
Surely, We created them from sticky clay.
Adsorbable clay is the next shape of “tīn” and at this stage the thickness of the clay increases. When the flow of
water from the clay stops, it is called adsorbable clay. At this stage, clay becomes slightly firm and starts sticking.
Physically and chemically altered old mud
The fifth stage of chemical creation of human life is physically and chemically altered old mud. Almighty Allāh
related in the noble Qur’ān:
And certainly, We originated the (chemical) creation of man from such ringing clay that was old and had become slime (due to the changes by sunlight, and other physical and chemical effects).
From the above verse, it becomes explicit that in the process of the chemical creation of man this stage comes
after the stage of adsorbable clay. The word salsāl is originated from salsal and it means:
The jingling of the voice produced from the dried clay. That is why the dried clay is called salsāl because it sounds.
It is stated:
So the word salsāl means that dry clay which adds sound due to its dryness.
The condition of salsāl can be watched only after the drying of clay. It is so because the ordinary dust, which is
called turāb, has no quality to give sound. So the stage of salsāl comes after the stage of adsorbable clay. When the
adsorbable clay dried up with the passage of time gave a sonic complexion to its dryness. This was a physical
change in it but the chemical change was also inevitable. So there would be a change in the chemical features of this
clay. The following verses of holy Qur’ān verify both these things:
They will be roasted in a scorching fire (i.e. join the Fire).
They shall not taste therein (any kind of) cool nor drink except hot scalding water and pus (flowing from the wounds of dwellers in the hell).
So in Hama’ there is a reference to that black clay whose blackness was produced due to heat and temperature. So
this word is pointing to the stage of burning and decomposing.
Dried or high sounding purified clay
The sixth stage of chemical creation of life is dried or high sounding purified clay. Allāh the Highest stated in this
He created man from ringing clay, like baked pottery.
When the act of burning completes the clay becomes dried and this shape is being related to salsāl Kal-fakhkhār.
Two references are given in this simile:
- Becoming dried after burning like a potsherd.
- Coming into fine condition when purified from dirt.
The word fakhkhār is originated from fakhr and it means a preference. Normally a water pot is also named as
fakhkhār. The exegetes say that baking makes potsherd and water pot so solid and firm that it sounds. That is the
reason it is being related to fakhkhār (one who does proud). Imam Rāghib says:
Every exquisite and fine thing is called fākhir that is why refined cloth is called thawb fākhir and a fine she-camel is called nāqah fakhūr.
And the word fakhkhār is an exaggerated version of it, which stands for excessive refinement. Muhammad Fīrūz
Al-Fākhir is a subject and fine (part) of everything.
The word fakhkhār means more refinement and exquisiteness. According to this meaning, it is a palpable embodiment of dignity rather than its pure verbal expression. There is no difference between the two meanings. There is a great similarity between them. Here Almighty Allāh is explaining the point that the clay, during the creation of man, was burnt to such an extent that it became dried. This clay having been purified of all the dirt
became refined and exquisite. When this clay reached the stage of salsāl Kal-fakhkhār it became dry like a potsherd and assumed a very refined shape after all that refining process. Now such a pure, refined and clean substance was ready to make a leaven of man. The difference between man and giant is, that giant was made from fire while in case of man fire was used to keep delicacy, cleanliness and purity. It was not made the matter of man’s creation. Almighty Allāh states:
He created man from ringing clay, like baked pottery and He created the jinns from a flame of fire.
At another place it is stated:
And the jinns We created before, from intensely burning fire, (that was smokeless).
So the fire is definitely involved in the creation of man but it is not a creative matter as in the case of giants.
Extract of purified clay
The seventh stage of chemical creation of human life is an extract of purified clay. Allāh, the Almighty, declares:
And surely, We (originated) the creation of man from the extract of (chemical parts of) clay.
Here the pure extract of clay has been pointed in which the real essence is being chosen. Here the process of
The purification of the adsorbable clay has been narrated. The word sulālah is taken from the word salla or yasullu and its meaning is to purify something from dirt. According to Imam Rāghib, the meaning of sulālah min tīn is that such an extracted essence of clay is being cleaned from dirt. If the edge of a sword is being sharpened it is called as-sayf-ussalsīl. Thus sulālah comes into existence at that time when we purify something to a great extent and remove its dirt and extract its essence in a purified form. So sulālah is a very purified and delicate shape of something and it is declared as the essence of that thing. (Chemical Stages of Human Creation)