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's an easy way to demonstrate that unitarianism is false?
Is there a question to which you all would give the same - or almost the same - answer?
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If Fitrah means what is natural, and if having circumcision is Fitrah, does that mean that Allah created us in an unnatural or wrong form that we have to fix it by hand?
Who is Jesus in Islam and how does he compare to Mohammed?
Is Allah always just (4:40) or does He sometimes ignore the penalty for sin, like when He is merciful (4:64)? Is this contradictory and why or why not?
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