SENSE OF HEARING AND SIGHT
The first sense to develop in a developing human embryo is hearing. The
foetus can hear sounds after the 24th week. Subsequently, the sense of sight is
developed and by the 28th week, the retina becomes sensitive to light.
Consider the following Qur’aanic verses related to the development of the
senses in the embryo: “And He gave You (the faculties of) hearing and
sight and feeling (And understanding).” [Al-Qur’aan 32:9]
“Verily We created Man from a drop Of mingled sperm, In order to try
him: So We gave him (the gifts), Of Hearing and Sight.” [Al-Qur’aan
76:2]
“It is He Who has created For you (the faculties of) Hearing, sight,
feeling And understanding: little thanks It is ye give!” [Al-Qur’aan 23:78]
In all these verses the sense of hearing is mentioned before that of sight. Thus
the Qur’aanic description matches with the discoveries in modern
embryology

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