We should mention that blood tests are 98% accurate and ultrasound imaging are 99% accurate – only reason why both are not 100% accurate is down to human errors. With A.I. coming soon, these tests should become 100%. Allah where are you? God of gaps diminishing with every scientific discovery!
Gender of a Baby is Decided After it Becomes a Clot
The Qur’an says that an embryo is transformed from semen into a clot, then it is shaped, and then the male or female sex is determined. Modern genetics has shown that the sex of a human is decided at the moment of conception.
Was he not a drop of fluid which gushed forth? Then he became a clot; then (Allah) shaped and fashioned And made of him a pair, the male and female.
While translators mostly use “And” in verse 39, the Arabic word is fa, as also in the previous conjunction, which indicates sequence (i.e. ‘and then’). The tafsirs also take this view, and it is very much reflected in a sahih hadith found in Bukhari and Muslim:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “At every womb Allah appoints an angel who says, ‘O Lord! A drop of semen, O Lord! A clot. O Lord! A little lump of flesh.” Then if Allah wishes (to complete) its creation, the angel asks, (O Lord!) Will it be a male or female, a wretched or a blessed, and how much will his provision be? And what will his age be?’ So all that is written while the child is still in the mother’s womb.”
Sahih Bukhari 1:6:315