Some people say there is scientific error in Qur’an about the pregnancy period of 06 months.
Qur’an, 02:233 refers breast feed for 02 years (24 months).
Qur’an, 46:15 refers bearing & weaning is about 30 months.
30-24= 06 months, the pregnancy period which is an error.
what is the correct response for this allegation???
The Quran doesn’t include the first 14 weeks of pregnancy (when the fetus is unformed as a baby) in the bearing period.
2:228 And those DIVORCED SHALL WAIT FOR THREE MENSTRUATION PERIODS; and it is not lawful for them to conceal what God has created in their wombs, if they believe in God and the Last Day. And their husbands would then have just cause to return together, if they both wish to reconcile. And the obligations owed to them are to be fulfilled, as are the obligations owed by them. But the men will have a greater responsibility over them in this. And God is Noble, Wise.
2:233 And the divorced mothers are allowed to SUCKLE THEIR CHILDREN TWO FULL YEARS, if they wish to complete the suckling. And the man for whom the child is born is responsible for both their provisions and clothing equitably. A soul is not burdened except with what it can bear. No mother shall be harmed because of her child, nor shall a father be harmed because of his child. And for the guardian is the same requirement. So if they wish to separate out of mutual agreement and counsel, then there is no sin upon them. And if you want to hire nursing mothers, then there is no sin upon you if you return what you have been given equitably. And be aware of God, and know that God is watching over what you do.
31:14 And We enjoined man regarding his parents. His mother bore him with hardship upon hardship, and HIS WEANING TAKES TWO YEARS. You shall give thanks to Me, and to your parents. To Me is the final destiny.
46:15 And We enjoined man to do good to his parents. His mother bore him with hardship, gave birth to him in hardship, and HIS BEARING AND WEANING LASTS THIRTY MONTHS. So that, when he has reached his independence, and he has reached forty years, he says: “My Lord, direct me to appreciate the blessings You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and to do good work that pleases You. And let my progeny be righteous. I have repented to You; I am of those who have submitted.”
What the Quran states that the period of pregnancy is six month is correct and you should not say that it is wrong, because the pregnancy has its maximum period and its minimum period.
The maximum period of pregnancy is NINE MONTHS as it is well-known, and its minimum period is SIX MONTHS. There are some women who give birth when she is only six or seven or eight months pregnant, and the born child lives.
What the Quran states that the minimum period of pregnancy is six months is confirmed by modern science, that the fetus may be born at the age of six months and it can live, and this is what is called a premature baby. Moreover, medical evidence proves that the fetus that is born before a full six months period does not live.
Allah says 2:233 breast feed for two years (24 months).
Allah says 46:15 bearing & weaning is about 30 months.
Allah says 31:14 Weaning takes two years. (24 Months)
So 30-24= 06 months which is the Minimum period of pregnancy.