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world in the field of Embryology. He was asked to give his

opinion regarding the material of the Qur’an that was presented

to him.

After carefully examining the verses, Dr. Moore said that most of

the information concerning embryology mentioned in the Qur’an

and the hadiths is in PERFECT conformity with modern

discoveries in the field of embryology. However, he said that

there were certain verses of the Qu’ran that he could not

comment on, as he himself was unaware of the scientific validity

of them, as well as the fact that there was NO MENTION of this

in the latest studies of embryology. One such verse is:

“Proclaim! (Or read) In the name of thy Lord and Cherisher,

Who created – Created man, out of a (mere) clot of (a leech like)

congealed blood”.

Al-Qur’an: 96:v1-2.

Dr. Moore had no knowledge whether an embryo in the initial

stage appears like a leech. To verify this he studied the initial

stage of the embryo under a very powerful microscope and

compared what he observed with the diagram of a leech. He was


at the striking resemblance between the two. In

the same manner he acquired more information on embryology,

which was hitherto not known to him from the Qur’an. Dr.

Moore then answered about eighty questions dealing with

embryological data mentioned in the Qur’an and hadith. Noting

that the information contained in the Qur’an and hadith was in

full agreement with the LATEST DISCOVERIES in the field of

embryology. Prof. Moore stated: “If I was asked these questions

thirty years ago (ie: 1950’s), I would not have been able to

answer half of them for lack of scientific information”.

Dr. Moore authored the book called “The Developing Human”

after acquiring new knowledge from the Qur’an and the hadiths.

This book was the recipient of an award for the best medical

book written by a single author. It has been translated into

several major languages and is now used a textbook of

embryology in the first year of medical studies. In the forward to

the book Dr. Moore acknowledges the source of information as