Human Body

Homeostasis


The human body is the structure of human being. It is composed of materials and has organs by which it is constituted.

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The human body is the entire structure of a human being. It is composed of many different types of cells that together create tissues and subsequently organ systems. They ensure homeostasis and the viability of the human body.

It comprises a head, necktrunk (which includes the thorax and abdomen), arms and hands, legs and feet.

The study of the human body involves anatomyphysiologyhistology and embryology. The body varies anatomically in known ways. Physiology focuses on the systems and organs of the human body and their functions. Many systems and mechanisms interact in order to maintain homeostasis, with safe levels of substances such as sugar and oxygen in the blood.

 

In Arabic, the structure - frame - body of human being is described by Root: ج س د.  Ibn Faris [died 1005] in lexicon: مقاييس اللغة stated:

That it leads to the perception of assembling a thing and its accentuation. And it refers human bodycorporal.

الجيم والسين والدال يدلُّ على تجمُّع الشيء أيضاً واشتدادِه.

 من ذلك جَسَدُ الإنسان

 

: Recurrence: 4It signifies complete physical structure - body whether living or dead or just a complete body modal:

  • Know it, the nation of Mūsā [alai'his'slaam] after his departure had deliberately adopted as iela'aha: godhead a model of calf crafted [by Sa'mri] from their precious metal ornaments.

  • Bellowing was a feature given for it.

  • [Why they got befooled by wordless sound] Did they not observe the fact: it was not verbally speaking with them;

  • Nor was it guiding them about the course/path.

  • They purposely adopted it godhead while in frame of mind of distorters and wrong doers. [7:148]

  • Having taken the metallic jewellery, he brought out/crafted for them a calf dummy, Bellowing was a feature given for it.

 

  • Thereupon, they the owners of ornaments said to us, "This (Golden Calf) is the iela'aha of you people, and the iela'aha of Mūsā [alai'his'slaam]. However, he has forgotten." [20:88].

 

  • Moreover, another fact about those Messengers of foretimes is that We had not assigned them exceptional body of characteristic that they did not keep eating food/meals.

 

  • Nor were they the Beings who lived perpetually - indefinitely. [21:08]

  • Know the fact that We had indeed subjected Sulie'maan [alai'his'slaam] to an irking experience.

 

  • We had caused placing a dummy upon his Seat. [38:34]

  • Afterwards having reflected he had turned to us, praying;

 

The symmetry and homeostasis is the fundamental characteristic of human body. Homeostasis in a general sense refers to stability, balance or equilibrium. It is the body's attempt to maintain a constant internal environment.

The concept of homeostasis was first articulated by the French scientist Claude Bernard (1813-1878) in his studies of the maintenance of stability in the "milieu interior." He said, "All the vital mechanisms, varied as they are, have only one object, that of preserving constant the conditions of life in the internal environment" (from Leçons sur les Phénonèmes de la Vie Commune aux Animaux et aux Végétaux, 1879). The term itself was coined by American physiologist Walter Cannon, author of The Wisdom of the Body (1932). The word comes from the Greek homoios (same, like, resembling) and stasis (to stand, posture).

But the fact is that Allah the Exalted had informed through the elevated universal Messenger Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam in the passages of Grand Qur’ān about the concept of Human Homeostasis. The information is disclosed after swearing by four known objects, a binary of fruits and a binary of geographical location, which obviously reflects their relevance to human's maintainable state of exacting balance. It is for the biologists and the geologists to co-relate and derive linkages for the benefit of humanity, since it is beyond my capacity, being a man of ordinary prudence, to delve deeper on these subjects. We will only try to explain the meanings of individual words; grammatical parsing of the sentences and the semantic information embedded therein. We will relate the semantic information by using elementary knowledge of biology and geology which might provide a premises for further research to combat diseases that threaten and disturb human homeostasis.

  • Swearing by the Fig and by the Olive; [95:01]

  • And by the long stretching parallel rock of the Peninsula of Sinai; [95:02]

  • And by this Town [Mecca valley], its attribute is that it is rendered safe and secure:  [95:03]

  • This is to emphasize the veracity of the disclosure that Our Majesty has indeed created the Man to stay in the best proportioned stature- dynamic balance- homeostasiscapable of stability and high rising. [95:04]

 

 

Allah the Exalted has informed about a fact relating to the creation of Man after swearing by mentioning two fruits and two geographical locations. The objective of making a statement by swearing is to emphasize the veracity of information. He the Exalted created the Man. But the information intended to be emphasized is about the circumstantial state in which he is created.

فِـىٓ أَحْسَنِ تَقْوِيـمٛ: It is Prepositional Phrase coupled with Possessive Phrase that relates to the circumstantial clause of the sentence.

أَحْسَنِ : It is a Comparative and Superlative noun termed: اسم التفضيل  in Arabic. It refers one who enacts or upon whom is enacted the base meaning of the Root. It is noun of pre-eminence. In the superlative sense, these adjectives must always have the article, or else be in the construct state as is here. The basic perception infolded in its Root: " ح س ن" is that of balance and proportion. An exacting balance and proportion makes a thing appropriate and possessor of beauty which is positively delightful.

: It is a Verbal Noun of Form-II; its Root is " ق و م". The basic perception infolded in the Root is of standing, straight position on feet as distinct from sitting, reclining or lying. In physical terms, it is the most stable, established and cautious state of strength, alertness and equilibrium, which other postures of sitting, reclining and lying flat lack. This state grants an ability to quickly react and respond to a sudden threat, attack.

The Form-II of verbal noun and verbs have Attributive - Declarative: The derivative verb makes an attribution to object; to consider someone or something to be something.

Balance and equilibrium strengthens a thing and grants it stability, prominence and durability. Balance and equilibrium also create a stationary state. This Root thus also conveys the meaning of staying somewhere. And the point of staying becomes a place of gathering.

Balance and equilibrium causes a state of peace and tranquillity. In whatever shade the words derived from this Root are used the perception of balance and equilibrium, which is the primary condition of standing erect, shall remain predominant.

It is thus evident that the concept of Homeostasis was in fact introduced by the Grand Qur’ān in early 7th century by an illustrative possessive phrase : the best state of stability, balance or equilibrium.

The choice of Verbal Noun instead of a verb is quite revealing. The verbal noun signifies act and state without time reference. It signifies that this state is recurring, a continuous phenomenon/ process; it is maintained and is restorable at any given point in time.