While the actual meaning of this is best known by God, it has often been translated in the manner described in the question. However, as is the case with other descriptions found within the Qur'an, the reality may be discovered later. Linguistically, it seems possible that the water, or fluid, that is referred to in the verse could emanate from anywhere between the front and back of the body, which would include the testes. It could also be referring to the combination of seminal and prostatic fluid. Perhaps as medical science catches up to Qur'anic explanation, we will see clearer evidence in the future.
Does male seed come from between the back and the ribs? What does 86:7 mean?
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What evidence would convince you that your worldview is incorrect?
In 37:103, did they both become Muslims? If so, why does the Tashkent MSS say they did not? How do you explain this variation if the Koran is perfect?
Can you know anything independently of what god has revealed to you?
How did male and female reproductive systems develop at the same time in seperate organisms accidentally?
Assuming I accept your arguments that there is a God, it is still a huge leap for me to therefore cut off my son's foreskin, avoid clothes of mixed fibers, and give 10% of my earnings to Pat Robertson.
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