Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Thoughts on date of birth & existence

November is my month of birth (in conventional view). I was born on Friday, 16th November, 1979 of the Gregorian Callender. Friday 26 Thw al-Hijjah 1399 A.H in the Hijri Islamic Calendar.

But as i was pondering on the fact that i was given my existence on this material plane few months before that date of my birth. The date of birth and the date of existence is actually different.

In the narration of Prophet Muhammad, the truthful and truly-inspired, said, "(The matter of the Creation of) a human being is put together in the womb of the mother in forty days, and then turns into a clot for an equal period (of forty days) and turns into a piece of flesh for a similar period (of forty days) and then Allah sends an angel and orders him to write details of his life. Then the soul is breathed into him.

So from that it can be calculated, 120 days, almost after equal to 17 weeks it is said that the soul is breathed into our body.

I asked my mom how long was i in her womb and she said, it was exactly 9 month and 13 days. That mean my primary cells (clot) were formed in the month of February, 1979. And most probably the soul was breathed into my flesh sometime in March 1979.

So, shouldn’t i take March as my birth month or should i say, the month of my coming into existence?

You can also calculate your month of existence. When it is, my friend?

Image Credit: DOPAMINE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Picture of human foetus at 12 weeks. At this stage of development (end of the first trimester) the foetus measures about 6 centimetres in length and weighs about 20 grams. At 12 weeks, the placenta, which is attached to the foetus via the umbilical cord (left), is fully-developed. The foetus is able to move its arms and legs, and its eyes have formed, although the eyelids remain sealed.

The saying of Prophet is narrated in Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 430.
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