Creation of Man



Creation of man

Man was created from clots of blood.

Introduction page 2



96:1-2 page 429

Man was created from the dust of the ground.

Genesis 2:7

Creation of man

Angels prostrate except Satan

Satan becomes the tempter

Hell and Paradise


We created man from dry clay, from black moulded loam, and before him Satan from smokeless fire.


Your Lord said to the angels:  “I am creating man from dry clay, from black moulded loam.  When I have fashioned him and breathed of My spirit into him, kneel down and prostrate yourselves before him.”


The angels one and all, prostrated themselves, except Satan.  He refused to prostrate himself as the others did.


“Satan,” said Allah, “why do you not prostrate yourself?”


He replied:  “I will not bow to a mortal whom You created of dry clay, of black moulded loam.”


“Get you hence,” said Allah, “you are accursed.  The curse shall be on you till Judgment Day.”


“Lord,” said Satan, reprieve me till the Day of Resurrection.”


He answered, “You are reprieved till the Appointed Day.”


“Lord,” said Satan, “since You have thus seduced me, I will tempt mankind on earth:  I will seduce them all, except those of them who are your faithful servants.”


He replied, “This is My straight path.  You shall have no power over My servants, only the sinners who follow you.  They are all destined for Hell.  It has seven gates, and through each gate they shall come in separate bands.  But the righteous shall dwell among gardens and fountains; in peace and safety they shall enter them.  We shall remove all hatred from their hearts, and they shall take their ease on couches face to face, a band of brothers.  Toil shall not weary them, nor shall they ever be driven out.”


Tell My servants that I alone am the Forgiving One, the Merciful; and that only My scourge is the woeful scourge.

Al-Hijr 15:19-15:33  pages 184-185


Creation of man

He created man from a little germ:  yet is he openly contentious.

Al-Nahl    The Bee  16:4



Are the disbelievers unaware that the heavens and the earth were but one solid mass which We tore asunder, and that We made every living thing from water?  Will they not have faith?


We set firm mountains upon the earth lest it should move away with them, and hewed out highways in the rock so that they might be rightly guided.


We spread the heaven like a canopy and provided it with strong support:  yet of its signs they are heedless.


It was He who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon:  each moves swiftly in an orbit of its own.

The Prophets  21:26-21:33



You people!  If you doubt the Resurrection remember that We first created you from dust, then from a living germ, then from a clot of blood, and then from a half-formed lump of flesh, so that We might manifest to you Our power.   We caused to remain in the womb whatever We please for an appointed term, and then We bring you forth as infants, that you may grow up and reach your prime.  Some die young, and some live on to abject old age when all that they once knew they know no more.


You sometimes see the earth dry and barren:  but no sooner do We send the water down upon it than it begins to stir and swell, putting forth every kind of radiant bloom.  That is because Allah is truth:  He resurrects the dead and has power over all things.

Al-Hajj       Pilgrimage  22:5-22:5-6


Creation of man

We first created man from an essence of clay;  then placed him, a living germ, in a secure enclosure.  The germ We made a clot of blood, and the clot a lump of flesh.  This We fashioned into bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, thus bringing forth another creation.  Blessed be Allah, the noblest of creators.

Al-Muminun      The Believers  23:12-14



Allah created every beast from water.  Some creep upon their bellies, others walk on two legs, and others yet on four.  Allah creates what He pleases.  Allah has power over all things.

Al-Nur      Light  24:45


Creation of man

It was He who created man from water, and gave him kindred of blood and of marriage.  All powerful is your Lord.

Al-Furqan  25:54


Creation of man

He first created man from clay, then made his offspring from a drop of humble fluid.  He molded him and breathed His spirit into him.  He gave you ears and eyes and hearts:  yet you are seldom thankful.

As-Sajda     Adoration  32:7-9


Creation of man

Allah created you from dust, then from a little germ.  Into two sexes He divided you.  No female conceives or gives birth without His knowledge.  No man grows old or has his life cut short but in accordance with His decree.  All this is easy enough for Allah.

Fatir      The Creator  35:11


Man created from little germ

Is man not aware that We created him from a little germ?  Yet is he flagrantly contentious.  He answers back with arguments, and forgets his own creation.  He asks:  “Who will give life to rotten bones?”

Ya-Sin    36:77-78


Creation of man

Ask the unbelievers if they deem themselves of a nobler make than the rest of Our creation.  Of coarse clay We created them.

As-Saffat   The Ranks  37:11


Creation of man

Your Lord said to the angels:  “I am creating man from clay.  When I have fashioned him and breathed My spirit into him, kneel down and prostrate yourselves before him.”


The angels all prostrated themselves except Satan, who was too proud, for he was an unbeliever.


Creation of man

Genesis 1:26-31

26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."


29 And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so. 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.



Genesis 2:7-9

7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.


8 The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.



Genesis 2:15-25

15 Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."


18 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." 19 Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.


21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. 23 And Adam said:


"This is now bone of my bones

And flesh of my flesh;

She shall be called Woman,

Because she was taken out of Man."


24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.



Genesis 5:1-2

5:1 This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.



Temptations are all common to man

1 Corinthians 10:13

13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.



Colossians 3:1-11

3:1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. 5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. 8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.



Jesus and the Angels

Hebrews 1:1-6

1:1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.


5 For to which of the angels did God ever say,


"You are my Son;

today I have become your Father"?


Or again,


"I will be his Father,

and he will be my Son"?


6 And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,


"Let all God's angels worship him." 



Worship of God and of Jesus the Lamb


Revelation 5:13-14    NKJV

13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:


Blessing and honor and glory and power

Be to Him who sits on the throne,

And to the Lamb, forever and ever!"

“Satan,”  said He, “why do you not bow to him whom My own hands have made?  Are you too proud, or do you deem yourself superior?”


Satan replied:  “I am nobler than he.  You created me from fire, but him from clay.”


“Be gone, you accursed!”  said He.  “My curse shall remain on you until the Day of Reckoning.”


He replied:  “Reprieve me, Lord, till the Day of Resurrection.”


He said:  “Reprieved you shall be till the Appointed Day.”


“I swear by Your glory,”  said Satan, “that I will deduce them all except your faithful servants.”


He replied:  “Learn the truth, then (and I speak nothing but the truth):  I will surely fill Hell with your offspring and with your followers all.”

Sad   38:71-85


Creation of man

It was He who created you from dust, then from a little germ, and then from a clot of blood.  He brings you as infants into the world; you reach manhood, then decline into old age (though some die young), so that you may serve your appointed term and grow in wisdom.


It is He who ordains life and death.  If He decrees a thing, He need only say:  “Be,”  and it is.

Gafir  The Believer  40:67-68


Creation of Man and Jinn

He created man from potter’s clay, and the jinn from smokeless fire. 

Which of Your Lord’s blessings would you deny?

Ar-Rahman  The Merciful   55:14-15


Creation of man

Did We not create you from a humble fluid, which We kept in a safe receptacle for an appointed term?  All this We did; how excellent is Our work!

Al-Mursalat    Those That Are Sent Forth    77:19-23


Creation of man

Let man reflect from what he is created.  He is created from an ejaculated fluid that issues from between the loins and the ribs.

At-Tariq    The Nightly Visitant    86:5-7


Creation of man from clots of blood

Recite in the name of your Lord who created – created man from clots of blood.

Al-‘Alaq    Clots of Blood    96:1-2

14 Then the four living creatures said, "Amen!" And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.     NKJV


Hebrews 1:7-14

7 And of the angels He says:


"Who makes His angels spirits

And His ministers a flame of fire." 


8 But to the Son He says:


"Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;

A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom. 

9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;

Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You

With the oil of gladness more than Your companions." 


10 And:


"You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,

And the heavens are the work of Your hands. 

11 They will perish, but You remain;

And they will all grow old like a garment; 

12 Like a cloak You will fold them up,

And they will be changed.

But You are the same,

And Your years will not fail." 


13 But to which of the angels has He ever said:


"Sit at My right hand,

Till I make Your enemies Your footstool"?


14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?



Hebrews 2

2:1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, 4 God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?

5 For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. 6 But one testified in a certain place, saying:

"What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of him?  7 You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, And set him over the works of Your hands.  8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet."

For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him. 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.

10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 saying:

"I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You." 

13 And again:

"I will put My trust in Him."

And again:

"Here am I and the children whom God has given Me." 

14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. 17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.