What is mankind created from?

There are many verses about the creation of man. In these verses Allah reveals that man is created from different things. In some of these, it is expressed that mankind created from soil, in some of these; from dry clad and in some of these; from water. Although these different expressions are tried to be shown as a contradiction, there is no contradiction here. These different expressions all express the truth.

Creation of man took place in different stages and in different phases. Because of the differences in these stages, these steps are differently expressed in the verses. Let us look at the verses one by one: Adam’s first creation is mainly soil.

The likeness of Jesus in Allah’s sight is that of Adam: He created him from dust, then said to him, “Be,” and he was. (3 Ali ‘Imran Surah, 59)

Allah created Adam first from soil. All atoms present in humans are also in the soil. When God used the soil, he planned the man in a certain way and gave him a shape. In this phase, he again used the clay, which is a mixture of water and salt. Basically the origin is soil, this soil is shaped and dried as clay man. This is another phase:

Your Lord said to the angels, “I am creating a human being from clay, from molded mud.”.” (15 al-Hijr Surah – 28) Apart from the creation of Adam, in general, man has a separate creation. The beginning of this creation happens by semen poured into the uterus. This creation is expressed in the verses.

Allah created you from dust, then from a small drop; then He made you pairs. No female conceives, or delivers, except with His knowledge. No living thing advances in years, or its life is shortened, except it be in a Record. That is surely easy for Allah. (35 Fatir Surah – 11)

In the middle of Maryam Surah, the phrase “when he was nothing” is used because of the human being creating sperm and egg cells so small that it is invisible in this way:

Does the human being not remember that We created him before, when he was nothing? (19 Maryam Surah – 67)

Allah has created man in a miraculous plan while there is no man. By the combination of sperm and egg, fetus is created in the womb of the mother. This is another phase of human creation. People are created through this phase.

Read: In the Name of your Lord who created. He created man from a clot (al- ‘Alak Surah – 1/2)

As a result, when we consider the stages of man and Adam’s creation, it is evident that all of the above-mentioned verses express a reality and there is certainly no contradiction between them.