In al-Ahqaf Surah, it is said that the total amount of the carriage of human in the womb and ablactation is thirty months, but in Luqman surah verse 14, the ablactation time is two years. First, let’s write the verses……
« He has enjoined upon man kindness to his parents. His mother carried him with difficulty, and delivered him with difficulty. His bearing and weaning takes thirty months… (al-Ahqaf Surah, 15)
We have entrusted the human being with the care of his parents. His mother carried him through hardship upon hardship, weaning him in two years. So give thanks to Me, and to your parents. To Me is the destination. (Luqman Surah, 14)
Despite the Luqman Surah verse 14 says “within two years” the objectors of the Qur’an calculate this as two full years and say that “let’s say the ablactation time is two years (24 months). If we add this to the carriage duration, 24 + 9 = 33 months. This time is different than the ablactation time written in the al-Ahqaf surah which is 30 months, so there is a contradiction in the Qur’an.
Are these accusations are justified?… Of course not. It is clear that there can’t be any contradiction sent by Allah. It is already clear that the calculation made is wrong. As they take the two years term in Luqman surah as two full years, the calculation is completely wrong… However, if we think these information with another Qur’an verse at the same time, we see an interesting Quranic miracle.
The objector of the Qur’an doesn’t know that they allow us to find miracles while they are trying to find contradictions in the Qur’an…
The verse in question, al-Baqarah 233….is.
Mothers may nurse their infants for two whole years, for those who desire to complete the nursing-period. It is the duty of the father to provide for them and clothe them in a proper manner. No soul shall be burdened beyond its capacity. No mother shall be harmed on account of her child, and no father shall be harmed on account of his child. The same duty rests upon the heir. If the couple desire weaning, by mutual consent and consultation, they commit no error by doing so. You commit no error by hiring nursing-mothers, as long as you pay them fairly. And be wary of God, and know that God is Seeing of what you do.
In al-Baqarah 233, period term is used but in Luqman 14, it is translated as YEAR in all translations and this results in a situation that doesn’t draw attention. For vegetables, the period is from the planting of the vegetable to the delivery of the product. For trees, the period is the time from the time when the flowers bloom to the time the juice matures. The period for the month is the duration between the full moon and the next full moon. For sun, period is the time from the longest day of the year to the longest day of the year, so a year … For humans, the period is the time between the pregnancy to birth. And this is 9 month 10 days according to the sun calendar and 10 months according to the lunar calendar.
Two periods = 10×2 = 20 months (lunar month) = breast feeding duration If we add 10 months (lunar month) gestation period, it is 30 months.
If you pay attention, you see that in al-Baqarah 233, it is said that “the mothers breastfeed their children for TWO PERIODS” and Luqman 14 says “the ablactation happens within two years”.
This claim which we come across from time to time in atheist groups, like others, is unfounded and has no good faith and they have no effect apart from result in allowing Qur’an researchers to clearly see the creation art of Allah in the texts.