Man's Origin: History of his coming into being.
The narrative of Man taking existence in the Physical Realm is the first of many episodes mentioned in Qur’ān.
Allah the Exalted informs us about history of the Creation of Man in picturesque verbal presentation in the Grand Qur’ān that we might conveniently visualize the happenings.
Aa'dam is the First Man in Human Species. He was created and took existence as fully mature man.
In fiction, structure of drama or narrative is usually divided into five parts or acts, which is referred by some as dramatic. They arc: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and dénouement - resolution, revelation or catastrophe. Man is inveterate story teller and story listener. Man is interested in knowing his origin. The gossip mongers taking advantage of human desire fabricate imaginative stories and hypothesis without factual premises to fascinate people for their advantage. Grand Qur’ān is Enlightenment. It is therefore obvious that it could not miss prioritizing for the elevated Messenger to enlighten the humanity about their origin.
In this Ayah the climax of the Narrative about Man is mentioned. It was the turning point of the entire history of creation; the "protagonist" -Aa'dam (name of the First Man), the basic cause of the created realm, is to receive welcome, salute and obeisance from the Species created earlier than him. We must realize the importance of this episode since it is the first choice of all the episodes mentioned in the Grand Qur’ān. This is the only episode; if we carefully read and understand it throwing away ridiculous stories fabricated by pseudo-scholars, we will find it warps us in space-time in two universes - extraterrestrial and the Earthly. We are woven in the centre of time-string rendering us living in the past and in the future simultaneously.
Please retain in memory that we are reading the book which is described by epithet: Light—Enlightenment. We need not acquire an intra-universe "wormhole". The book will make us much ahead of NASA's discovering and making "Warp Bubbles" since they will enable only interstellar travel, while we in our imagination are travelling beyond the extremities of the Sky. Our guide lord Muhammad Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam did physically travel warping space-time, therefore, since then it is not a fiction but a scientific reality—(The corporeal Journey far beyond the ascensions of Earthly Universe).
Let us express our gratitude to Allah the Exalted for affording great honour by this direction to the earlier existing living beings for paying an exalted ceremonial reception and welcome to First Human Person, named A'adam [alaihisalam].
How A'adam [alaihisalam], the first human being, was created is explained in detail:
6:98; 7:189; 31:28; 39:6
The pronouncement was: "I am about to create a being of "skinned corporeal compact structure"
This news negates hypothetical, conjectural myths propagated by the pseudo-intellectuals about emergence of human beings through so-called evolutionary process. The object of the intended creation was introduced by the cognition code/name: . The basic perception of its Root "ب ش ر", is the Skin. The circumstantial/adjectival clause about state, shape, or physical appearance of this intended object is elided. However, it is manifestly evident by mention of the "raw material" selected for composing/coagulating it, that it was "a frame, mould, body, structure". Human Person has an apparent structure, physical body: : Root: ج س د Semantic Domain: Human Body
1.2. Raw Material selected for : Key words:
2.3. Raw Material for - the Structure:
(d) Reference of a sub-set of water in the Creation of Structure of Human Being.
Has there not been a period in the Time-Line, when the Man was not even some thing worth mention/remembrance? [76:01]
Man is from matter and not a portion/part of Absolute Being.
It being the ground reality, an undeniable fact, all hypothetical and philosophical sort of debate and discussions regarding "human-being a part of the Whole Being" are meaningless conjectures. Matter can be part of matter and may dissolve to become homogenous entity, but matter cannot be part of, or could amalgamate with "other than matter".
The raw material/physical object selected for the mould, frame, structure or body of the under-creation: was: .
The past time fact is that Our Majesty had created the Man;
Man was corporeally created with the raw material comprising sand mixed crinkled clay drawn from odour-diffused pulverized fetid muddy compound. [15:26]
Know the history of point in time when your Sustainer Lord had said for the Angels;
"I am about to create a being of "skinned corporeal compact structure";
It will be corporeally created with the raw material comprising sand mixed crinkled clay drawn from odor-diffused pulverized fetid muddy compound. [15:28]
He replied, "I did not find myself desirous and compromising that I might humble showing obeisance for a skinned being;
Your Majesty have corporeally created him;
With the raw material comprising sand mixed crinkled clay drawn from odor-diffused pulverized fetid muddy compound." [15:33]
We will need to know the perception and meanings of each word to perceive correctly the nature and quality of the selected raw material.
: It is object Noun of Preposition, Indefinite; Masculine; singular; genitive relating to state-adjectival for earlier Noun-Man-Corporeal formation. Its Root is "ص ل ص ل". The basic perception and meaning is the clay mixed with sand, which in dried condition creates soft crinkling sound. What was its source, qualitative description?
This was drawn from: . It is Prepositional + Adjectival phrase relating to preceding Noun. signifies fetid muddy compound. It is modified, by the adjectival trait: which is Passive Participle, Indefinite, Masculine, singular, genitive, relating to مصدر-سَنٌّ Verbal noun, from Root: "س ن ن". This signifies rubbing-grinding something between two hard surfaces; over a stone slab with a stone. The pulverization of fetid muddy compound yields its softening, adhesion, homogeneity and diffusion of odour. In this process, the element that plays the major role is the water.
The Grand Qur’ān contains: verbal unitary passages that make distinct and contrasted one thing from the other. They demarcate and categorize things having similarity or opposition making each distinct and individualized. They also differentiate between individual members of a genus/group/family or we may say they enumerate the divisions and sub-classifications in a group-genus-species.
The concept and information, which has various dimensions that might need exposure from different angles for convenient understanding and comprehensive perception by the listener and reader, the technique of "rotational verbal presentation" is also taken recourse:
Take note: in this luminous: enlightening manner We bring forth turning the Aa'ya'at: Verbal Passages mirroring information and knowledge in alternate directions, angles, perspectives.
Its purpose is that people might say: ": you the Messenger [Muhammad Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam] have threshed: separated the seed from the straw and chaff: explained exhaustively: highlighted good and worthless, truth and scum".
Further, the objective is that We might make it: Grand Qur’ān explicitly explicative of all aspects for the people in time-line who pursue to comprehensively acquire knowledge. [6:105]
The raw material selected for the creation of structure/mould/frame/body of First Human person finds mention in these words/descriptions also:
He the Exalted: Who created you people corporeally with extract drawn from wet-clay. [Refer 6:02]
: It is Prepositional Phrase relating to elided circumstance of the object of preceding verb. The preposition denotes a sub-set from the Set: that comprises of unconsolidated particles of organic and inorganic materials.
Know the past fact, Our Majesty had created the Man: Adam corporeally:
With raw material comprising of a gently and secretively drawn pulverized extract from wet-clay. [23:12]
He the Exalted is the One Who appropriately proportioned/synchronized/harmonized and balanced each and all things that He the Exalted has created.
Further be informed, He the Exalted initiated the Process of creation of the Human Being corporeally with extract drawn from wet-clay. [32:07]
Thereat [having conveyed these facts], you ask them to resolve it for themselves,
"Whether they are stronger in creation or others whom We have created?"
[for comparison they should remember] Indeed We have created them corporeally from the tenacious clay - that acts as adhesive. [37:11]
Know the history of point in time when your Sustainer Lord said for [to] the Angels:
"Know the fact that I am about to create a Being in a state of "skinned corporeal compact structure";
It will structured with extract drawn from wet clay". [38:71]
The initialization or origination was from some elements of: . It signifies loose earth matter; unconsolidated particles of earth having moisture content or pure dried after subsiding of the waters. It is a combination of organic and inorganic materials. A mould, structure can form from it when it is wet, mixed with water. The word is further elaborated by modifying adjective, its qualitative trait [active participle], one that acts adhesively, sticking.
As we know, the Earth particles comprise both organic and inorganic constituents and its adhesive trait does not denote decomposition or bifurcation. Further information about the constituent material is this: "gently and secretively drawn extract comprising elements of water admixed clay".
(c) : This signifies dust - clay
(d) Reference of water in the creation of Structure of Human Being.
Be informed that we have rendered each and all things that have the qualitative distinction of life by a segment of the- specific water. [R 21:30]
Know it, Allah the Exalted has created each and all moving creatures [Animal Kingdom] from water. [Ref 24:45]
Moreover, He the Exalted is the One Who created structured human being with constituent part of the water. [Ref 25:54]
First, it is in broad general spectrum that the life emanates in all sorts of matter, by the Will of Allah the Exalted, with the water. Later, the same information specifically finds mention in relation to the animal kingdom and human being. The life of plant kingdom finds mention in these words:
Moreover, We have intermittently descended water from the Sky, peculiarity of which is that it is quantitatively perpetuated.
Thereby, We sprouted with this water gardens and the cultivated grain crops which are reaped. [50:09]
Know it, Allah the Exalted has sprouted-given life to you people from the Earth like process of sprouting of plants. [71:17]
We have earlier noted that the main object/raw material of creation of the mould/structure/frame of human person is: . The last mention about the raw material sums up by exemplification and excellence of it:
Ar'Reh'maan, the Exalted has created the Man. Man was corporeally created with the raw material comprising sand-mixed crinkled clay, alike the baked admirable -excelled - outstanding pottery. [55:14]
: Possessive Phrase: Prefixed exemplification noun, genitive state + Collective Noun: Definite; masculine; singular; genitive. Its Root is "ف خ ر". The basic perception infolded is to admire, glory, claim superiority because of honour arising from qualities and relationships. The trait-attribute has depth, intensity, positivism, and negativism. Negatively, the signification is boasting, making mere noises-conjectural gossips void of substance.
In view of this information, and restricting ourselves to the perception and meanings infolded in the Roots of the words, mentioning raw material, we must not use words of inferior import for the raw material of human beings. Carbon becomes diamond when pressed-rubbed-pressured and "baked". Likewise: admirable is the raw material of human beings.
In the creation of human being, a living person, we notice three elements relevant to emergence of life:
(1) Firstly, crinkled sand mixed clay drawn from rotten fetid muddy compound turned into a 'paste' and odour diffused by pulverization;
(2) Presence of moisture, water;
(3) Baking, presence of heat.
2.4 Further references about-Terrestrial Origin
He the Exalted absolutely knows you people ever since He produced you people from the Earth; and while you people were foetuses in the bellies of your mothers. [Ref 53:32]
3. Proportioning and equation of .
4. Allah the Exalted, the Self Living, blows into him; First Human Being named Adam takes existence.
His name finds mention 25 times in Qur’ān. Name of another human being also finds mention 25 times. He is the elevated Messenger of Allah, Easa (Jesus the Christ) Son of virgin Maryam the truthful. They have, in the judgment of Allah the Exalted, some semblance in the manner of creation:
The first sentence beginning with verb-like particle is emphatic declarative sentence. This Particle has a truth-intensifying function when used at beginning of statement. It emphasizes that what follows is true. : It is a Possessive Phrase, the first noun is also definite by construct with Proper Noun; and is the subject of verb-like particle. : It is also a Possessive Phrase, and elliptically relates to circumstantial clause of preceding Proper Noun. : These are two successive Possessive Phrases, and is the Predicate of Verb-like particle. The relationships of words are depicted in the syntactic graph below:
: Analogy means a similarity in some respects. What is similar in some respects between both? It is mentioned: : He, Allah the Exalted had created him- Adam corporeally structured with substances of clay. : Afterwards its finishing process, He the Exalted verbally commanded: "You- Adam be in evident- tangibly existing state". Thereby, at that point in time he took existence as a being: Adam.
In the creation of Adam ; : dual Active Participles meaning parents (father and mother) were not involved. Active Participles are formed from the Present Tense Active Voice Verb according to specific rules; Arabic Participles describe or refer to entities involved in an activity, process, or state described by the verb they are made from. It denotes the pair of man and woman—biological father and mother—husband and wife; and the body organs that are involved in the process are genitals- the external sex organs, in Arabic: فَرْجٌ , from Root: ف ر ج. Basic perception infolded in it was described by Ibn Faris [died 1005] in these words: يدلُّ على تفتُّح في الشَّيء "that it leads to the perception of an opening; or intervening space- gap between two things; cleavage, rift, hole; and blooming in a thing." This word is applied to the pudenda of men and of women.
: the parent; individually they are: : father of offspring- he who causes a woman to produce offspring; and a woman who has given birth to a child. Easa [alai'his'slaam] has some similarity with regard to his creation. He has only : his mother Syeda Maryem.
The creation of First Man did not involve sexual process. Similarly, in the birth/creation of Easa [alai'his'slaam], it was asexual creation.
Proportioning and preening of : .