Stages of Human Life According to Qur’an

Some verses about the stages of human life are tried to be made chronologically from the Qu’ran. (Dark sections in the verses emphasize the related stage of human life.)

Al-Infitar (The Cleaving)/6: O you human being, what diverted you from your Lord Most Honorable?

At-Tur (The Mountain)/35: Were they created from nothing? Are they the creators?

Maryam (Mary)/67: Did the human being forget that we created him already, and he was nothing?

Nuh (Noah)/14: He is the One who created you in stages.

Abasa (He Frowned)/18: What did He create him from?

Al-Fatir (The Originator)/11: GOD created you from dust, then from a tiny drop, then He causes you to reproduce through your spouses. No female becomes pregnant, nor gives birth, without His knowledge. No one survives for a long life, and no one’s life is snapped short, except in accordance with a pre-existing record. This is easy for GOD.

Ar-Rum (The Romans)/20: Among His proofs is that He created you from dust, then you became reproducing humans.

Al-Mu’minun (The Believers)/12: We created the human being from a certain kind of mud. (The substances contained in the human body are exactly the same as in the soil. These substances are aluminum, iron, calcium, oxygen, silicon, sodium, potassium, magnesium, hydrogen, chlorine, iodine, manganese, lead, phosphorus, copper, silver, carbon, zinc, sulfur. and nitrogen.)

Al-Anbiya’ (The Prophets)/30: Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were of one piece, then We parted them, and we made every living thing of water? Will they not then believe? (The minerals in the soil are similarly in the water. In addition, approximately 60 percent of an adult man’s body is water. This rate is around 65-75 percent in children and 50 percent in women. As we get older, the fat tissue in the body increases and the water rate decreases.)

An-Nur (The Light)/45: And GOD created every living creature from water. Some of them walk on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some walk on four. GOD creates whatever He wills. GOD is Omnipotent.

Al-Waqi’ah (The Event)/58: Have you noted the semen that you produce?

Al-Waqi’ah (The Event)/59: Did you create it, or did we?

At-Tariq (The Comer by Night)/6: He was created from a water that goes forward. (Sperms constantly move forward.)

At-Tariq (The Comer by Night)/7: From between the spine and the viscera. (The fluid that makes up the vast majority of the semen comes from the prostate.)

As-Sajdah (The Adoration)/8: Then He continued his reproduction through a certain lowly liquid. (Only 5-10% of semen is sperm.)

An-Najm (The Star)/46 from a tiny drop of semen.

Al-Insan (The Man)/2    We created the human from a liquid mixture, from two parents, in order to test him. Thus, we made him a hearer and a seer.

Al-Mu’minun (The Believers)/13: Subsequently, we reproduced him from a tiny drop, that is placed into a well protected repository.

Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection)/38: Then He created an embryo out of it!

Al-Mu’minun (The Believers)/14: Then we developed the drop into a hanging (embryo), then developed the hanging (embryo) into a bite-size (fetus), then created the bite-size (fetus) into bones, then covered the bones with flesh. We thus produce a new creature. Most blessed is GOD, the best Creator.

Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection)/39: From that semen, He created all the couples with his male and female. (It will be determined by the chromosome coming from the man that the child will be a boy / girl.)

An-Najm (The Star)/45: He is the One who created the two kinds, male and female

Al-‘Imran (The Family of Amran)/6: He is the One who shapes you in the wombs as He wills. There is no other god besides Him; the Almighty, Most Wise.

Az-Zumar (The Companies)/6: He created you from one person, then created from him his mate. He sent down to you eight kinds of livestock. He creates you in your mothers’ bellies, creation after creation, in trimesters of darkness. Such is GOD your Lord. To Him belongs all sovereignty. There is no other god beside Him. How could you deviate? (Trimesters of darkness are those respectively: 1- abdominal wall darkness, 2- uterine wall darkness, 3- amniotic membrane darkness. In addition, life in the uterus consists of 3 phases: Preembryonic phase (first 2.5 weeks), Embryonic phase (until the end of the 8th week) and Fetal stage (from the 8th week to the birth))

Al-Mu’minun (The Believers)/78: He is the One who granted you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brains. Rarely are you appreciative. (The order in the verse is the same as the order of ear, eye and brain formation in the womb, which has been determined by only modern medicine!)

Ar-Ra’d (The Thunder)/8: GOD knows what every female bears, and what every womb releases, or gains. Everything He does is perfectly measured.

Al-An’am (The Cattle)/151: Say, “Come let me tell you what your Lord has really prohibited for you: You shall not set up idols besides Him. You shall honor your parents. You shall not kill your children from fear of poverty – we provide for you and for them. You shall not commit gross sins, obvious or hidden. You shall not kill – GOD has made life sacred – except for the requirements of justifed reasons. These are His commandments to you, that you may understand.”

Al-An’am (The Cattle)/140: Losers indeed are those who killed their children foolishly, due to their lack of knowledge, and prohibited what GOD has provided for them, and followed innovations attributed to GOD. They have gone astray; they are not guided.

Bani Isra’il (The Israelites)/31: You shall not kill your children due to fear of poverty. We provide for them, as well as for you. Killing them is a gross offense.

Al-An’am (The Cattle)/137: Thus were the idol worshipers duped by their idols, to the extent of killing their own children. In fact, their idols inflict great pain upon them, and confuse their religion for them. Had GOD willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard them and their fabrications.

Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage)/5: O people, if you have any doubt about resurrection, (remember that) we created you from dust, and subsequently from a tiny drop, which turns into a hanging (embryo), then it becomes a fetus that is given life or deemed lifeless. We thus clarify things for you. We settle in the wombs whatever we will for a predetermined period. We then bring you out as infants, then you reach maturity. While some of you die young, others live to the worst age, only to find out that no more knowledge can be attained beyond a certain limit. Also, you look at a land that is dead, then as soon as we shower it with water, it vibrates with life and grows all kinds of beautiful plants.

Ar-Rum (The Romans)/54: GOD is the One who created you weak, then granted you after the weakness strength, then substituted after the strength weakness and gray hair. He creates whatever He wills. He is the Omniscient, the Omnipotent.

An-Nahl (The Bee)/78: GOD brought you out of your mothers’ bellies knowing nothing, and He gave you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brains, that you may be appreciative.

Al-Baqarah (The Cow)/233: Mothers shall suckle their children for two whole years; (that is) for those who wish to complete the suckling. The duty of feeding and clothing nursing mothers in a seemly manner is upon the father of the child. No-one should be charged beyond his capacity. A mother should not be made to suffer because of her child, nor should he to whom the child is born (be made to suffer) because of his child. And on the (father’s) heir is incumbent the like of that (which was incumbent on the father). If they desire to wean the child by mutual consent and (after) consultation, it is no sin for them; and if ye wish to give your children out to nurse, it is no sin for you, provide that ye pay what is due from you in kindness. Observe your duty to Allah, and know that Allah is Seer of what ye do.

Al-Ahqaf (The Sandhills)/15: We enjoined the human being to honor his parents. His mother bore him arduously, gave birth to him arduously, and took intimate care of him for thirty months. When he reaches maturity, and reaches the age of forty, he should say, “My Lord, direct me to appreciate the blessings You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and to do the righteous works that please You. Let my children be righteous as well. I have repented to You; I am a submitter.”

Ash-Shura (Counsel)/49: To GOD belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He creates whatever He wills, granting daughters to whomever He wills, and granting sons to whomever He wills.

Ash-Shura (Counsel)/50: Or, He may have the males and the females marry each other, then render whomever He wills sterile. He is Omniscient, Omnipotent.

Ar-Rum (The Romans)/22: Among His proofs are the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colors. In these, there are signs for the knowledgeable.

Ar-Rahman (The Beneficent)/4: He taught them how to distinguish. (Beginning to speak)

Ha Mim (Ha Mim)/53: We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth. Is your Lord not sufficient as a witness of all things?

Al-Mu’min (The Believer)/64: GOD is the One who rendered the earth habitable for you, and the sky a formidable structure, and He designed you, and designed you well. He is the One who provides you with good provisions. Such is GOD your Lord; Most Exalted is GOD, Lord of the universe.

Al-Bara’at / At-Taubah(The Immunity)/115: GOD does not send any people astray, after He had guided them, without first pointing out for them what to expect. GOD is fully aware of all things.

Al-Balad (The City)/4: WE have, surely, created man to toil and struggle.

Al-Balad (The City)/5: Does he think that no one will ever call him to account?

Al-Hadid (Iron)/22: Anything that happens on earth, or to you, has already been recorded, even before the creation. This is easy for GOD to do.

Al-Hadid (Iron)/23: Thus, you should not grieve over anything you miss, nor be proud of anything He has bestowed upon you. GOD does not love those who are boastful, proud.

Al-Baqarah (The Cow)/214: Do you expect to enter Paradise without being tested like those before you? They were tested with hardship and adversity, and were shaken up, until the messenger and those who believed with him said, “Where is GOD’s victory?” GOD’s victory is near.

Al-Anbiya’ (The Prophets)/35: Every livings will taste death, after we put you to the test through adversity and prosperity, then to us you ultimately return.

Al-‘Imran (The Family of Amran)/186: You will certainly be tested, through your money and your lives, and you will hear from those who received the scripture, and from the idol worshipers, a lot of insult. If you steadfastly persevere and lead a righteous life, this will prove the strength of your faith.

Al-Baqarah (The Cow)/155: We will surely test you through some fear, hunger, and loss of money, lives, and crops. Give good news to the steadfast.

Al-An’am (The Cattle)/165: He is the One who made you inheritors of the earth, and He raised some of you above others in rank, in order to test you in accordance with what He has given you. Surely, your Lord is efficient in enforcing retribution, and He is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

Al-‘Ankabut (The Spider)/62: GOD is the One who increases the provision for whomever He chooses from among His creatures, and withholds it. GOD is fully aware of all things.

An-Nisa’ (The Women)/32: You shall not covet the qualities bestowed upon each other by GOD; the men enjoy certain qualities, and the women enjoy certain qualities. You may implore GOD to shower you with His grace. GOD is fully aware of all things.

Ash-Shams (The Sun)/7: By the soul, and the proportion and order given to it;

Ash-Shams (The Sun)/8: Then showed it what is evil and what is good.

Ash-Shams (The Sun)/9: Successful is one who redeems it.

Ash-Shams (The Sun)/10: Failing is one who neglects it.

Al-A’raf (The Elevated Places)/30: Some He guided, while others are committed to straying. They have taken the devils as their masters, instead of GOD, yet they believe that they are guided.

Al-An’am (The Cattle)/116: If you obey the majority of people on earth, they will divert you from the path of GOD. They follow only conjecture; they only guess.

Al-Baqarah (The Cow)/201: Others would say, “Our Lord, grant us righteousness in this world, and righteousness in the Hereafter, and spare us the retribution of Hell.”

Al-Baqarah (The Cow)/202: Each of these will receive the share they have earned. GOD is most efficient in reckoning.

Al-Baqarah (The Cow)/204: Among the people, one may impress you with his utterances concerning this life, and may even call upon GOD to witness his innermost thoughts, while he is a most ardent opponent.

Al-Baqarah (The Cow)/205: As soon as he leaves, he roams the earth corruptingly, destroying properties and lives. GOD does not love corruption.

Ha Mim (Ha Mim)/25: We assign to them companions who adorn everything they do in their eyes. Thus, they end up incurring the same fate as the previous communities of jinns and humans, who were also losers.

Al-‘Imran (The Family of Amran)/196: Do not be impressed by the apparent success of disbelievers.

Al-Jathiyah (The Kneeling)/24: They said, “We only live this life; we live and die and only time causes our death!” They have no sure knowledge about this; they only conjecture.

Hud (Hud)/19: They repel from the way of GOD and seek to make it crooked, and they are disbelievers in the Hereafter.

Ta Ha (Ta Ha)/16: Do not be diverted therefrom by those who do not believe in it – those who pursue their own opinions – lest you fall.

Al-Baqarah (The Cow)/212: This worldly life is adorned in the eyes of the disbelievers, and they ridicule those who believe. However, the righteous will be far above them on the Day of Resurrection. GOD blesses whomever He wills, without limits.

Al-‘Imran (The Family of Amran)/145: No one dies except by GOD’s leave, at a predetermined time. Whoever seeks the vanities of this world, we give him therefrom, and whoever seeks the rewards of the Hereafter, we bless him therein. We reward those who are appreciative.

Hud (Hud)/15: Those who pursue this worldly life and its material vanities, we will pay them for their works in this life, without the least reduction.

Al-‘Imran (The Family of Amran)/197: They only enjoy temporarily, then end up in Hell; what a miserable destiny!

Hud (Hud)/116: If only some of those among the previous generations possessed enough intelligence to forbid evil! Only a few of them deserved to be saved by us. As for the transgressors, they were preoccupied with their material luxuries; they were guilty.

Ta Ha (Ta Ha)/129: If it were not for your Lord’s predetermined plan, they would have been judged immediately.

Hud (Hud)/9: Whenever we bless the human being with mercy from us, then remove it, he turns despondent, unappreciative.

Hud (Hud)/10: Whenever we bless him, after adversity had afflicted him, he says, “All adversity has gone away from me;” he becomes excited, proud.

Bani Isra’il (The Israelites)/100: Proclaim, “If you possessed my Lord’s treasures of mercy, you would have withheld them, fearing that you might exhaust them. The human being is stingy.”

Al-Baqarah (The Cow)/268: The devil promises you poverty and commands you to commit evil, while GOD promises you forgiveness from Him and grace. GOD is Bounteous, Omniscient.

Al-Baqarah (The Cow)/269: He bestows wisdom upon whomever He chooses, and whoever attains wisdom, has attained a great bounty. Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.

Al-‘Imran (The Family of Amran)/26: Say, “Our god: possessor of all sovereignty. You grant sovereignty to whomever You choose, You remove sovereignty from whomever You choose. You grant dignity to whomever You choose, and commit to humiliation whomever You choose. In Your hand are all provisions. You are Omnipotent.

Ta Ha (Ta Ha)/134: Had we annihilated them before this, they would have said, “Our Lord, had You sent a messenger to us, we would have followed Your revelations, and would have avoided this shame and humiliation.”

An-Nisa’ (The Women)/165: Messengers to deliver good news, as well as warnings. Thus, the people will have no excuse when they face GOD, after all these messengers have come to them. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.

Al-Baqarah (The Cow)/62: Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who believes in GOD, and believes in the Last Day, and leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

Al-Baqarah (The Cow)/177: Righteousness is not turning your faces towards the east or the west. Righteous are those who believe in GOD, the Last Day, the angels, the scripture, and the prophets; and they give the money, cheerfully, to the relatives, the orphans, the needy, the traveling alien, the beggars, and to free the slaves; and they observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat); and they keep their word whenever they make a promise; and they steadfastly persevere in the face of persecution, hardship, and war. These are the truthful; these are the righteous.

Ar-Ra’d (The Thunder)/19: Is one who recognizes that your Lord’s revelations to you are the truth equal to one who is blind? Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.

Ar-Ra’d (The Thunder)/20: They are the ones who fulfill their pledge to GOD, and do not violate the covenant.

Ar-Rum (The Romans)/21: Among His proofs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves, in order to have tranquility and contentment with each other, and He placed in your hearts love and care towards your spouses. In this, there are sufficient proofs for people who think. (Marriage)

Al-Furqan (The Discrimination)/54: He is the One who created from water a human being, then made him reproduce through marriage and mating. Your Lord is Omnipotent.

An-Nahl (The Bee)/72: And GOD made for you spouses from among yourselves, and produced for you from your spouses children and grandchildren, and provided you with good provisions. Should they believe in falsehood, and turn unappreciative of GOD’s blessings? (Marriage&children)

At-Taghabun (The Manifestation of Losses)/14: O you who believe, your spouses and your children can be your enemies; beware. If you pardon, forget, and forgive, then GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

At-Taghabun (The Manifestation of Losses)/15: Your money and children are a test, and GOD possesses a great recompense. (Test with children)

Al-Ahqaf (The Sandhills)/15: We enjoined the human being to honor his parents. His mother bore him arduously, gave birth to him arduously, and took intimate care of him for thirty months. When he reaches maturity, and reaches the age of forty, he should say, “My Lord, direct me to appreciate the blessings You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and to do the righteous works that please You. Let my children be righteous as well. I have repented to You; I am a submitter.” (Maturation of the human mind and responsibilities to the aging parent)

Ar-Rum (The Romans)/54: GOD is the One who created you weak, then granted you after the weakness strength, then substituted after the strength weakness and gray hair. He creates whatever He wills. He is the Omniscient, the Omnipotent. (old age)

Ya Sin (Ya Sin)/68: Whomever we permit to live for a long time, we revert him to weakness. Do they not understand?

Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage)/5: O people, if you have any doubt about resurrection, (remember that) we created you from dust, and subsequently from a tiny drop, which turns into a hanging (embryo), then it becomes a fetus that is given life or deemed lifeless. We thus clarify things for you. We settle in the wombs whatever we will for a predetermined period. We then bring you out as infants, then you reach maturity. While some of you die young, others live to the worst age, only to find out that no more knowledge can be attained beyond a certain limit. Also, you look at a land that is dead, then as soon as we shower it with water, it vibrates with life and grows all kinds of beautiful plants. (All human life stages)

Az-Zumar (The Companies)/42: GOD puts the lifes to death when the end of their life comes, and also at the time of sleep. Thus, He takes some back during their sleep, while others are allowed to continue living until the end of their predetermined interim. This should provide lessons for people who reflect. (Similarity between sleep and death)

Al-An’am (The Cattle)/2: He is the One who created you from mud, then predetermined your life span, a life span that is known only to Him. Yet, you continue to doubt. (Biological life span and life span known by God)

Al-Fatir (The Originator)/11: GOD created you from dust, then from a tiny drop, then He causes you to reproduce through your spouses. No female becomes pregnant, nor gives birth, without His knowledge. No one survives for a long life, and no one’s life is snapped short, except in accordance with a pre-existing record. This is easy for GOD. (Knowledge of the time of death)

Luqman (Luqman)/34: With GOD is the knowledge about the last hour. He is the One who sends down the rain, and He knows the contents of the womb. No one knows what will happen to it tomorrow, and no one knows in which land he or she will die. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant. (Information of the place of death)

Al-An’am (The Cattle)/61: He is Supreme over His creatures, and He appoints guards to protect you. When the appointed time of death comes to any of you, our messengers put him to death without delay. (Death)

Al-A’raf (The Elevated Places)/37: Who is more evil than those who invent lies about GOD, or reject His revelations? These will get their share, in accordance with the scripture, then, when our messengers come to terminate their lives, they will say, “Where are the idols you used to implore beside GOD?” They will say, “They have abandoned us.” They will bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers.

Al-‘Ankabut (The Spider)/57: Everyone will taste death, then to us you will be ultimately returned.

Al-‘Imran (The Family of Amran)/185: Every person tastes death, then you receive your recompense on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever misses Hell, barely, and makes it to Paradise, has attained a great triumph. The life of this world is no more than an illusion.

At-Tin (The Fig)/4: We created man in the best design.

At-Tin (The Fig)/5: Then turned him into the lowliest of the lowly.

At-Tin (The Fig)/6: Except those who believe and lead a righteous life; they receive a reward that is well deserved.

At-Tin (The Fig)/7: Why do you still reject the faith?

Yunus (Jonah)/24: The analogy of this worldly life is like this: we send down water from the sky to produce with it all kinds of plants from the earth, and to provide food for the people and the animals. Then, just as the earth is perfectly adorned, and its people think that they are in control thereof, our judgment comes by night or by day, leaving it completely barren, as if nothing existed the previous day. We thus explain the revelations for people who reflect.

Ar-Rum (The Romans)/30: Therefore, you shall devote yourself to the religion of strict monotheism. Such is the natural instinct placed into the people by GOD. Such creation of GOD will never change. This is the perfect religion, but most people do not know.

An-Nisa’ (The Women)/48: GOD does not forgive idolatry, but He forgives lesser offenses for whomever He wills. Anyone who sets up idols beside GOD, has forged a horrendous offense.

Al-Mulk (The Kingdom)/2: The One who created death and life for the purpose of distinguishing those among you who would do better. He is the Almighty, the Forgiving.

Al-Waqi’ah (The Event)/57: We have created you, if you could only believe!

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