VIDEO INSIDE Just a few days back on BBC Radio they were discussing the gender of the baby and how it caused men and families to beat the pregnant mother if she gave birth to a girl. Even during this age with all the modern science and technology some people are bent on blaming the girls for the sex of the baby. This was the view of one Indian caller.
So what determines the sex of the baby? with modern science we do know that the baby’s sex is determined by the male. Females have XX chromosomes so from them only an X chromosome can come while Males have XY chromosomes so they can give either an X or a Y chromosome. Depending on this X or Y the sex of the baby is determined.
The eHow website gives a very easy explanation.
The Way It Works
The gender of a baby is dependent on whether the father provides a Y- or X-bearing sperm cell.
The mother provides the X chromosome, which is present in her egg.
Dad provides the gender-determining chromosome. If it is X, the baby will be a girl. If it is Y, the baby will be a boy. In other words, XX is female and XY is male.
An interesting thing to note here is that this myth was busted 1400+ years ago in the Qur’an. The semen which comes out of the man determines whether the baby is a male or female.
Allah (swt) tells us in the Qur’an:
That he created in pairs male and female out of a drop of sperm as it poured forth. Qur’an 53:45-46
Following is the video from Harun Yahya which explains this in a greater detail.
How could Prophet Muhammad (sw) who lived 1400 years ago have known that it is the males who determine the sex of the baby? THINK… !