Does the Qur’an Plagiarise Ancient Greek Embryology? A Review.
This paper addressed the accusation that the embryological development described in the Qura'an, has been plagiarised from the writing of ancient Greek physicians, such as Galen.
We reviewed the main embryological ideas found in the writings of the ancient Indians, Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galen, and Jewish scrptures, and compared these to the embryological development stated in the verses of the Qur'an.
It was found that there was no similarity between these ancient writings and text of the Qura'an. The Qur'anic ideas on embryology were completely different in terms of style, content and accuracy.
Hence, the charge that the Prophet and Messeger Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) plagiarised the writings of the ancients was shown to be an utterly false and baseless accusation.