What Did Allah SWA Create Animals From?

CategoriesQur'an [157]

Fatwa ID: 05703

 

Answered by: Maulana Syed Johir Miah

 

Question:

 

I have a question. I know that Allah created men from Clay  طين, and Angels from light and Jinn from fire, what about animals, I been looking at this verse and it seems Allah created Animals from water is there any explanation for this verse :

 

وَاللَّهُ خَلَقَ كُلَّ دَابَّةٍ مِنْ مَاءٍ فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَمْشِى عَلَى بَطْنِهِ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَمْشِى عَلَى رِجْلَيْنِ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَمْشِى عَلَى أَرْبَعٍ يَخْلُقُ اللَّهُ مَا يَشَاءُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

Allah (عز و جل)says in the Quran:

 

وَاللَّهُ خَلَقَ كُلَّ دَابَّةٍ مِنْ مَاءٍ فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَمْشِى عَلَى بَطْنِهِ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَمْشِى عَلَى رِجْلَيْنِ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَمْشِى عَلَى أَرْبَعٍ يَخْلُقُ اللَّهُ مَا يَشَاءُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

And Allah has created from water every living creature: so of them is that which walks upon its belly, and of them is that which walks upon two feet, and of them is that which walks upon four; Allah creates what He pleases; surely Allah has power over all things. (Surah Nur, Verse 45).

 

Imam Ibn Abi Hatim(رحمهما الله) relates that the verse;

 

“And Allah has created from water every living creature”, it refers “to Semen”.[1]

 

Also, Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)says:

 

أَوَلَمْ يَرَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا أَنَّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ كَانَتَا رَتْقًا فَفَتَقْنَاهُمَا وَجَعَلْنَا مِنَ الْمَاء كُلَّ شَيْءٍ حَيٍّ أَفَلَا يُؤْمِنُونَ ﴿٣٠﴾

Did the disbelievers not observe that the heavens and the earth were closed, then We opened them? And We created from water every living thing. Would they still not believe? (Surah Ambiya, Verse 30)

 

And Allah created every animal from water, so some of them walk on their stomach, and some of them walk on two legs, and among them are those who walk on four. Allah creates what He wills. Indeed, Allah has power over all things. We have sent down clear verses and Allah guides whom He wills to a straight path.

 

“Every animal is made of water”, in it there are two sayings:

 

One of them: that the origin of creation was from water, then it was turned into fire, and from it, the jinn was created, and that the origin of creation was from water, then it was turned into light and from it, angels were created, and that the origin of creation was from water then it was turned into clay, hence, created from it all the creation and whatever was created.

 

The second: He is the Creator of every animal from the water of the sperm, Suddi said. “Among them is he who walks on his stomach” like a serpent and a whale. And among them is he who walks on two legs (human and bird). And among them are those who walk on fours, such as cattle and horses.[2]

 

And some people said: The jinn and the angels are not excluded, but every animal is created from water, and fire is created from water, and the wind is created from water.

 

For Allah Almighty first created the world from water, then He created everything from it.[3]

 

 

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Syed Johir Miah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

 

[1]أخرج ابْن أبي حاتِم عَن ابْن زيد ﴿والله خلق كل دابَّة من ماء﴾ قالَ: النُّطْفَة

Ad-Durrul Manthur Fit Tafseer Bil Mathur, Suyuti, 212/6, Darul Fikr, Beirut, Lebanon, 1433.

 

 

[2]﴿والله خلق كل دابة من ماء فمنهم من يمشي على بطنه ومنهم من يمشي على رجلين ومنهم من يمشي على أربع يخلق الله ما يشاء إن الله على كل شيء قدير لقد أنزلنا آيات مبينات والله يهدي من يشاء إلى صراط مستقيم﴾ قوله تعالى: ﴿واللَّهُ خَلَقَ كُلَّ دَآبّةٍ مِّن مّاءٍ﴾ فيه قولان: أحدهما: أن أصل الخلق من ماء ثم قلب إلى النار فخلق منها الجن، وإلى النور فخلق منها الملائكة، وإلى الطين فخلق منه من خلق وما خلق، حكاه ابن عيسى. الثاني: أنه خالق كل دابة من ماء النطفة، قاله السدي. ﴿فَمِنهُم مَّن يَمْشِي عَلى بَطْنِهِ﴾ كالحية والحوت. ﴿ومِنهُم مَّن يَمْشِي عَلى رَجْلَينِ﴾ الإنسان والطير. ﴿ومِنهُم مَّن يَمْشِي عَلى أرْبَعٍ﴾ كالمواشي والخيل، ولم يذكر ما يمشي،

Tafseer Mawurdi, 114/4, Darul Kutub Al-Ilmiyyah, Beirut, Lebanon.

 

 

[3]وقالَ قَوْمٌ: لا يُسْتَثْنى الجِنُّ والمَلائِكَةُ، بَلْ كُلُّ حَيَوانٍ خُلِقَ مِنَ الماءِ، وخُلِقَ النّارُ مِنَ الماءِ، وخُلِقَ الرِّيحُ مِنَ الماءِ، إذْ أوَّلُ ما خَلَقَ اللَّهُ تَعالى مِنَ العالَمِ الماءُ، ثُمَّ خَلَقَ منه كل شي.

Tafseer Qurtubi, 291/12, Darul Kutub Misriyyah, Cairo, Egypt, 1384 H.

 

 

 

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