Q. Salaam Alaikum Wa Rahamtullahi Wabarakatuhu – My name is Abdul Subhan – I am an accountant. It is mentioned in Qur’an that Allah Tawarkatalla says… ‘No one can say what is in the stomach of the mother… male or female’. But on the other hand science says ,or it is proving that male or female – So kindly give your bright light on this question.

A. (Dr.Zakir): The brother has posed the question, that the Qur’an says that… ‘No one besides Allah (SWT) can mention, what is the sex of the child in the mother’s womb. And today Science is advanced – you can come to know by Ultra – Sonography, etc.,  the sex of the child. What the brother is referring to, a verse in the Holy Qur’an form Surah  Luqman, Ch. 31, Verse No. 34, which says… ‘Only Allah has the knowledge of the hour’ – of when it is going to rain, what is in the womb of the mother, where will  a person die, and what will he earn. The Qur’an says… ‘Only Allah knows what is in the womb of the mother’- It does not say…‘ What is the sex of the child in the mother’s womb’. I do know – there are various transla­tions, especially the Urdu translations – they mention the word ‘Sex’ –  The word ‘Sex’ is not there in the Holy Qur’an. The Arabic verse of Surah Lukman Ch. 31, Verse 34,  does not say, ‘Sex’. It says no one besides Allah knows what is in the womb. It is only referring to the nature of the child. Whether the child that will be born – will he be good, or will he be bad? Will he be boon for society… Will he be bane for society?… What will he become a doctor or a Engineer? ….  Will he go to Heaven or Hell. And no Scientist with the best technology can decipher that. No where does the Qur’an say that… ‘Only Allah knows the sex’. It is saying, only Allah knows what will be the nature of the child, and what will he do –  and no scientist whatever with equipment they have can predict this.

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  1. I was searching this answer also mention in BukhariNarrated Ibn `Umar:
    Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) (p.b.u.h) said, “Keys of the unseen knowledge are five which nobody knows but Allah . . . nobody knows what will happen tomorrow; nobody knows what is in the womb; nobody knows what he will gain tomorrow; nobody knows at what place he will die; and nobody knows when it will rain.”
    حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ دِينَارٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ مِفْتَاحُ الْغَيْبِ خَمْسٌ لاَ يَعْلَمُهَا إِلاَّ اللَّهُ لاَ يَعْلَمُ أَحَدٌ مَا يَكُونُ فِي غَدٍ، وَلاَ يَعْلَمُ أَحَدٌ مَا يَكُونُ فِي الأَرْحَامِ، وَلاَ تَعْلَمُ نَفْسٌ مَاذَا تَكْسِبُ غَدًا، وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ بِأَىِّ أَرْضٍ تَمُوتُ، وَمَا يَدْرِي أَحَدٌ مَتَى يَجِيءُ الْمَطَرُ ‏”‏‏.‏
    Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 1039
    In-book reference : Book 15, Hadith 34
    USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 2, Book 17, Hadith 149
    now I thanks to Dr Zakir naik for the above comment to help me understand this

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