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Sulalah in Arabic also means "long fish," which perfectly fits the description of the male-sperm!

The sections of this article are:

1-  Allah Almighty's Divine Claim.

     (a)-  The Long Fish Meaning.
     (b)-  The Speeding Sperm.

2-  The Scientific Proofs.
3-  Conclusion.

  

  

  

1-  Allah Almighty's Divine Claim:

The Holy Quran and Islam are filled with scientific statements and notions.  These are statements of Allah Almighty describing how He created things on earth and in the Universe.  What's most amazing is that all of these scientific statements and notions had been proven to be in perfect agreement with science and our modern-day scientific discoveries.  Allah Almighty made the Noble Quran be Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) Everlasting Divine Miracle and proof for Prophethood.  The Holy Book certainly stood the test of time 1,500 years ago with Its Claims, Prophecies and Miraculous language eloquence, and it does again and again in our day today with Its overwhelming agreement with science and discoveries that were not known to man 1,500 years ago.

Allah Almighty Said: "We will show them Our signs in the Universe and inside their selves, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 41:53)"

With this said, let us now look at the following Noble Verses from the Holy Quran:

Noble Verse(s) 23:12
Yusuf Ali:

[023:012]  Man We did create from a quintessence (of clay);

Arabic (from right to left):

23:12 ولقد خلقنا الانسان من سلالة من طين

  

Noble Verse(s) 32:8
Yusuf Ali:

[032:008]  And made his progeny from a quintessence of the nature of a fluid despised:

Arabic (from right to left):

32:8 ثم جعل نسله من سلالة من ماء مهين

Using 10 Arabic-Arabic and Arabic-English dictionaries (among them the 10-book Lisan Al-Arab encyclopedic dictionary) both in Books and Online, I was able to thoroughly demonstrate, with ample meanings, examples, and quotes of sayings, poems and proverbs that even pre-date Islam, and ample Noble Verses and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, that Sulalah (سلالة) means:

  

سلالة (sulaalah) is a singular of the plurals سلال (sulaal) and/or سلالات (sulaalat).

  
سلالة (sulaalah): something that is drawn out or flowing.

  • انتزاع الشئ واخراجه من رفق  drawing something and getting it out with ease.
      
  • السليل (al-saleel) and سلسبيل (salsabeel):  الخالص الصافي (al-khaalis al-saafi) the best and the pure.

  • In Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him's, Hadith (Saying):
     
    و في الحديث: "
    اللهم اسقنا من سليل الجنة", وهو صافي شرابها, قيل له سليل لأنه سلّ حتى خَلَصْ
     
    O Allah, give us drink from the Paradise's SALEEL سليل, (lisan al-Arab dictionary explains) and the saleel is a purely extracted drink. And it is called SALEEL because it was SULLA ( سلّ purified) until it became pure and at its best خَلَصْ.
     
  • سلالة (sulaalah): an extraction of something from its group.

  • In Ziyad's Saying:  و في حديث زياد: "بسلالةٍ من ماءٍ ثَغْبٍ" أي ما استخرج من ماء الثغب و سلَّ منه
     
    A SULAALAH
    سلالة from the water of thaghab, means extracting and flowing water from the water of thaghab.  So it is removing a certain amount of water from a body of water.
     
  • سل (sul or sal):  something that is unique and different from its group.

  • It is said:  و قد سُلَّ و أسله الله, فهو مسلول,أي شاذ على غير قياس
     
    And he SULLA سُلَّ and Allah Almighty had ASALLAHU أسله, and then he became MASLOOL مسلول, which means he became SHAATH (شاذ  different, unique) beyond any measuring (QIYAAS قياس).

  • السلسل (al-salsal):  the pure and clear.

  • السلسل هو الماء العذب الصافي إذا شُرِبَ تسلسل في الحلق
     
    The SALSAL سلسل is the pure and clear water that is when drank, it flows smoothly in the throat. 
     
    So it is not just any water, as the water in the desert was known to lack sanitation and good taste due to the impurities that are mixed with it, but rather, it is the BEST AND CLEAREST OF THE WATER!
  •  
    سلالة (sulaalah): descendant, progeny, offspring, race.

    سل (sul or sal):  to advance singly or in small groups, and as I mentioned, it is a singular of the plurals sulaal سلال and/or سلالات (sulaalat).

  • This is further proven in Noble Verse 32:8 by Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation and other translations:
     
    Noble Verse(s) 32:8
    Yusuf Ali:

    [032:008]  And made his progeny from a quintessence of the nature of a fluid despised:

    Transliteration:

    [032:008]  Thumma jaAAala naslahu min sulalatin min ma-in maheenin

    Arabic (from right to left):

    32:8 ثم جعل نسله من سلالة من ماء مهين

    According to
     
    1.  Al-Mawrid dictionary English-Arabic section [4], Page 751.

    Quintessence: جوهر (the pearl of something, or the best of something), خلاصة (a summary of something, or the BEST OF SOMETHING), مثال (a sample, or a leading example).
     
    According to www.dictionary.com, quintessence means:
     
    1. the pure and concentrated essence of a substance.
    2. the most perfect embodiment of something.
    3. the pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing.
    4. the purest or most typical instance.
    5. an extract from anything, containing its rarest virtue, or most subtle and essential constituent in a small quantity; pure or concentrated essence.

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    Remember again that  سلالة (sulaalah) is a singular of the plurals سلال (sulaal) and/or سلالات (sulaalat).

    Notice the Miraculous Beauty of Allah Almighty's Holy Words:

    1-  Man is created and determined from a single flowing سلالة, that is the SPERM. 

    2-  Then Allah Almighty Made man a MINGLED NUTFAH (SPERM...نطفة امشاج), which is a mingled, single, stationed and secured SPERM inside the egg (ثم جعلناه نطفة في قرار مكين); m-قرار مكين is the female's protected and protective BASE (i.e., egg).

    3-  Then after that, Allah Almighty Created the NUTFAH into an AALAQA (a sucking clot substance that looks like a leech).

    4-  And then the alaqa was Created into a lump (mudgha....مضغة).

    5-  Then the lump was Created into bones, and then the bones were covered with flesh, and then Allah Almighty انشاناه خلقا اخر built him into a different creation.

      

    The following articles give ample references to the definitions above, and much more:

    1. Detailed Analysis from Lisan Al-Arab (this alone is 10 big books) and 7 other dictionaries proving the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran in Great Details.
        
    2. What forms in the embryo first, the muscles or the bones?
        
    3. Sex Determination Miracle in the Noble Quran.
        
    4. Man is created from a "Speeding and Struggling Sperm" - Mentioned in the Glorious Quran and confirmed by Science!
        
    5. Man is created from only a single drop from the entire SEMEN - precisely mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by science!
        
    6. The Noble Quran on Human Embryonic Development.
        
    7. Embryology in the Noble Quran.  The three stages of the fetus formation in the Noble Quran and Science.
        
    8. A Muslim response to criticism of Embryology in the Noble Quran.  By Nadeem Arif Najmi.
        
    9. The fetus' formation and Miracle in the Noble Quran confirmed by Science today:

    10.   
      1. Gender is determined by the male's sperm; Alaq (the clinging fetus).  Dr. Zakir Naik's detailed lecture on embryology was inserted to the end of this video, where he talked about a lot more Noble Verses in great details such as man was created from Sulalah (the best one-sperm from the whole group of sperms), and many other Noble Verses.
                   
      2. The formation of the fetus.
                   
      3. Three stages of the baby in the womb in both the Noble Quran and Embryology.
                   
      4. Dr. Yusuf Estes on Embryonic development.
             
      5. Related Video I.
                 
      6. Related Video II.
             
      7. Related video III.
        1. Also on this site.
                     
      8. Related video IV.
               
      9. Related video V.  Islam's contributions to science and civilizations.
          
    11. Miracles of the Quran (the entire film):
      1. Finger prints.
                   
      2. Gender is determined by the male's sperm; Alaq (the clinging fetus).  Dr. Zakir Naik's detailed lecture on embryology was inserted to the end of this video, where he talked about a lot more Noble Verses in great details such as man was created from Sulalah (the best one-sperm from the whole group of sperms), and many other Noble Verses.
                   
      3. The formation of the fetus.
                   
      4. Dr. Yusuf Estes on Embryonic development.
             
      5. Three stages of the baby in the womb in both the Noble Quran and Embryology.
        1. Related video 1.
        2. Related video 2.
        3. Related video 3.
          1. Also on this site.
        4. Related video 4.
        5. Related video 5.  Islam's contributions to science and civilizations.

      

    (a)-  The Long Fish Meaning:

    I recently discovered that سلالة also means a "long swimming fish" in Arabic.  This can be verified in the following online links:

    1. http://www.baheth.info/all.jsp?term=سلالة  (The Muheet Dictionary)
        
      "وسَمَكَةٌ طَويلَةٌ" (long fish)
        
        
    2. http://www.baheth.info/all.jsp?term=سلالة  (The Lisan Al-Arab Dictionary)
        
      "ما استطال من لحمه" (a long piece of flesh)
        
      "أو سُعالٌ طويلٌ،" (a  long period of coughing)
        
      "وهي القِطْعة الطويلة من السَّنام" (a long piece)

      Note:
      So Sulalah (سلالة) and all of the words that are derived from it, when used, can refer to things that are long.
        
        
    3. http://www.jameataleman.org/zendani/search/search10.htm
        
      "كما تعني أيضًا السمكة الطويلة" (and it also means a long fish)
        

      The author of the article also gives the following reference of where he found the "long fish" meaning for سلالة:
        
      "القاموس المحيط 3/407 , تاج العروس ج7/277-278" (the Muheet dictionary, book 3, page 407, and Taj Al-Aaroos dictionary, book 7, page 278-277)
       
    4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H_i1R7Dl_o&feature=related
        
    5. http://www.ansarsunna.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-13866.html
        
    6. More references from my dictionaries and other sources will be posted here soon, insha'Allah.

      
      

    (b)-  The Speeding Sperm:

    Again, please visit: Man is created from a "Speeding and Struggling Sperm" - Mentioned in the Glorious Quran and confirmed by Science! for ample details, references and proofs.

      

      

    2-  The Scientific Proofs:

    The following articles confirm the Divine Scientific Miracle of the Glorious Quran.  Notice how the sperms are long and are swimming like fish.  Please keep in mind that the sperm is microscopic, and thus, while the distances that it travels from the testes to the ovum are relatively very short to us, humans, but to their microscopic size, they are monumental, and the sperms are very fast.  Plus, the sperms hustle to reach the female-egg because time and energy would be running out quick for them.  Out of the 100s of millions of sperms that gush out in the semen liquid, only less than 100 sperms would reach all the way to the female's egg and be able to physically contact it.  And in the end, only one lone sperm will enter the egg.  The rest will perish.  So the journey is full of speed, full of hustling, and it is a battle to survive and out-run everyone else.

     

    Article #1:

    A picture of the male's sperm.  Notice how it looks like a long fish:

      

    Article #2:

    The microscopic sperm travels relatively as fast as a speed-boat:


    (Click to play film-clip)

      

    Article #3:

    "How fast does sperm travel?
    ...........
    Average Speed: 1 - 4 millimeters per minute. (Kita, Joe. "Your Privates: An Owner's Manual." Men's Health Magazine. 11, 2 (March 1996): 90.)"
      (Source)

      

    Article #4:

    Click on any of the images below to play the film-clip:

      
      

    Other Noble Verses about the male's sperm and human embryology:

    Please visit: Detailed Analysis from Lisan Al-Arab (this alone is 10 big books) and 7 other dictionaries proving the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran in Great Details, to see ample Noble Verses and Miracles in the Glorious Quran that say the following about the male's sperm:

    1-  Both males and female's gender are determined from "a penetrating and piercing sperm."

    2-  Both the male and female's gender are determined from "a gushing fluid pouring forth (i.e., the semen)."

    3-  Both the male and female's gender are determined from a "gently drawn single sperm."

    4-  Both the male and female's gender are determined from "the best sperm from among its group."

    5-  And now in this article, man is created from "a running, speeding and hustling (sperm)."

    6-  Ample more Noble Verses about man's formation in the mother's womb and embryology are given in the article.

      

      

    3-  Conclusion:

    Again, the Noble Quran is filled with scientific statements and notions.  These are statements of Allah Almighty describing how He created things on earth and in the Universe.  What's most amazing is that all of these scientific statements and notions had been proven to be in perfect agreement with science and our modern-day scientific discoveries.  Allah Almighty made the Noble Quran be Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) Everlasting Divine Miracle and proof for Prophethood.  The Holy Book certainly stood the test of time 1,500 years ago with Its Claims, Prophecies and Miraculous language eloquence, and it does again and again in our day today with Its overwhelming agreement with science and discoveries that were not known to man 1,500 years ago.

    Allah Almighty Said: "We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and inside their selves, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 41:53)"

    We have seen how the sperm looks like a long fish and swims like a fish in a high speed.  Allah Almighty mentioned this in the Glorious Quran, and also mentioned in ample other Noble Verses that:
    1. Both males and female's gender are determined from "a penetrating and piercing sperm."
    2. Both the male and female's gender are determined from "a gushing fluid pouring forth (i.e., the semen)."
    3. Both the male and female's gender are determined from a "gently drawn single sperm."
    4. Both the male and female's gender are determined from "the best sperm from among its group."
    5. And now in this article, man is created from "a running, speeding and hustling (sperm)."

    Indeed, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty alone for making the Noble Quran be the Perfect and Everlasting Miracle, for us humans, out of all of His Divine Miracles!  And may Allah Almighty send His Peace, Mercy and Blessings upon our Beloved and Blessed Prophet, Teacher and Role Model, Muhammad.  Ameen.

      

      

      

      

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    Detailed Analysis from Lisan Al-Arab (this alone is 10 big books) and 7 other dictionaries proving the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran in Great Details.

    What forms in the embryo first, the muscles or the bones?

    Sex Determination Miracle in the Noble Quran.

    Man is created from a "Speeding and Struggling Sperm" - Mentioned in the Glorious Quran and confirmed by Science!

    Man is created from only a single drop from the entire SEMEN - precisely mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by science!

    The Noble Quran on Human Embryonic Development.

    Embryology in the Noble Quran.   The three stages of the fetus formation in the Noble Quran and Science.

    A Muslim response to criticism of Embryology in the Noble Quran.  By Nadeem Arif Najmi.

    The fetus' formation and Miracle in the Noble Quran confirmed by Science today:

    1. Gender is determined by the male's sperm; Alaq (the clinging fetus).  Dr. Zakir Naik's detailed lecture on embryology was inserted to the end of this video, where he talked about a lot more Noble Verses in great details such as man was created from Sulalah (the best one-sperm from the whole group of sperms), and many other Noble Verses.
                 
    2. The formation of the fetus.
                 
    3. Three stages of the baby in the womb in both the Noble Quran and Embryology.
                 
    4. Dr. Yusuf Estes on Embryonic development.
           
    5. Related Video I.
               
    6. Related Video II.
           
    7. Related video III.
      1. Also on this site.
                   
    8. Related video IV.
             
    9. Related video V.  Islam's contributions to science and civilizations.
    Miracles of the Quran (the entire film):
    1. Finger prints.
                 
    2. Gender is determined by the male's sperm; Alaq (the clinging fetus).  Dr. Zakir Naik's detailed lecture on embryology was inserted to the end of this video, where he talked about a lot more Noble Verses in great details such as man was created from Sulalah (the best one-sperm from the whole group of sperms), and many other Noble Verses.
                 
    3. The formation of the fetus.
                 
    4. Dr. Yusuf Estes on Embryonic development.
           
    5. Three stages of the baby in the womb in both the Noble Quran and Embryology.
      1. Related video 1.
      2. Related video 2.
      3. Related video 3.
        1. Also on this site.
      4. Related video 4.
      5. Related video 5.  Islam's contributions to science and civilizations.

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