وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنْشَأَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ ۚ قَلِيلًا مَاتَشْكُرُونَ
"And it is He who produced for you hearing and vision and hearts ; lttle are you grateful."
(surah al- Mu'minun, 23:78)
وَاللَّهُ أَخْرَجَكُمْ مِنْ بُطُونِ أُمَّهَاتِكُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ شَيْئًا وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ ۙ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ
" And Allah has extracted you from wombs of your mothers not knowing a thing, and He made for you hearing and vision and hearts [ i.e., intellect ] that perhaps you would be grateful."
( surah an- Nahl, 16:78)
Do you realize wherever the faculties of hearing, sight and understanding [ intellect] are mentioned in the Quran, the faculty of hearing is always listed first?
It is well known fact that human learning is largely dependent upon hearing more than anything else. A child born blind may be seriously handicapped but still can learns and understand things by using his ear. However, a child born deaf has a much harder time and difficulty in learning.The Quran thus emphasizes the importance of hearing over any other faculty.
It is interesting to note that the Quran always uses the singular form of the word hearing (as-sam'), while it uses the plural form for sight ( al- absar). Recent studies have shown that the visual center in the brain, known as the occipital lobe, is in duplicate, while the hearing center is single. SubhanaAllah!
Do you know that that in the fetus, ear are developed as early as the twenty second day of pregnancy and are fully functioning as early as the fourth month?
The fetus can hear the rumbling of his mother's stomach and the sound of her eating and drinking. And of course the fetus also can hear his mother's external environment!
This could also explain why Quran mentions the faculty of hearing before any other. According to the Prophet's teaching, the first thing a child should hear after birth is the adhan (azan), and it should be pronounced in his right ear.
SubhanaAllah, miracles mentioned proof Quran is revealed by Allah, the All-Knowing Creator.
still remember anatomy of ear? Lets revise together! ;)
Mentaqarrub diri kepada Allah,profesional doktor dalam genggaman!