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Qur’an 15:26 - Man created from mud, dust or clay?

There are different answers to this question in the Qur’an:

Man created from mud - Qur’an 15:26

“And We did certainly create man out of clay from an altered black mud.” (Qur’an 15:6)

Man created form dust - Qur’an 3:59

“Indeed, the example of Jesus to Allah is like that of Adam. He created Him from dust; then He said to him, "Be," and he was.” (Qur’an 3:59)

Man created from clay - Qur’an 38:71

“[So mention] when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I am going to create a human being from clay.” (Qur’an 38:71)


The Qur’an has a contradiction about the creation of man. One verse says that it was from mud, another is telling us that it was from dust or clay.


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