SUMMARY Besides discussing the fundamentals of Islamic conviction, the Qur'an comprises a number of scientific topics including child's life and health from conception and pregnancy to childhood.
Verses in the Qur'an show that a child's life starts with the union of the male's [father's] sperm in the seminal fluid with the female's [mother's] ovum in the fallopian tube to produce a zygote. It descends into the uterine cavity to be embedded into the endometrium. This single cell continues to divide to look like a clot and then differentiates into different organs. The embryo is surrounded by the amniotic fluid protected by three layers: amniotic sac, uterine wall, and mother's abdominal wall. After a predetermined period of about 9 months, the uterine contents are delivered as a child. The period may be shortened to deliver a premature infant or delayed to more than 42 weeks to produce a postmature infant. The infant depends on the mother's breast milk for 2 years to survive. Infants need good care. Also, child abuse should be avoided. The Qur'an emphasizes orphans' care. Some verses can be made use of in advising parents about child care. Key words: Child's health, child's life, Holy Qur`an
Luay AL-NOURY ,Luay AL-NOURY ,
Child’s life and health in the Holy Qur’an,
Med. J. Islamic World Acad. Sci. 2018;
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