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Sura 16
Aya 4
خَلَقَ الإِنسانَ مِن نُطفَةٍ فَإِذا هُوَ خَصيمٌ مُبينٌ

Mir Aneesuddin

He created man from a sperm, even then he is an open disputant1.
  • Cf. 36: 77: The Arabic word 'Khaseem" means one who disputes, and every dispute involves a tussle. It must be an open tussle for one particular male sperm to reach and fertilize a specific female egg, overcoming the obstruction caused by millions of other sperms. The pronoun 'huwa' meaning 'he' may refer to man as a finished product or man in the making, in the form of a sperm in the womb, in which case the translation of the verse would be: "He created man from a sperm when he (in the form of a sperm) was involved in an open tussle."