Surat al Infitar, Ayat 6-8

Bismillah hir Rahman nir Rahim.

 Allah not only created man, but fashioned him in due proportions, giving him extraordinary capacities, and the means wherewith he can fulfil his high destiny. Having given a limited free-will, He gave us a just bias through our reason and our spiritual faculties. If we err, it is our will that is at fault. The goodness and mercies of Allah, and His constant watchful care of all His creatures should make men grateful, instead of which they turn away from the Right.

Allah (swt) says in Surat al-Waqia, 57-59: “It is We Who have created you. Why then, do you not accept the truth? Have you ever considered that (seed) which you emit? Is it you who create it? Or are We the Creator?” The creation of man and the miraculous aspect of this is stressed in many verses of the Quran. Man is apt to forget his Creator, and even the fact that he, man, is a created being. The seed of his body, out of which his physical life starts, is not created by man, but by Allah in the process of the unfoldment of the world. Why will not man recognize and bear witness of this fact by a life of obedience to Allah’s Law?

Man We did create from a quintessence of clay. Then We placed him as (a drop of) sperm in a safe place of rest. Then We made the drop a clot; then of that clot We made a lump of flesh; then We made out of that lump of flesh bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then We brought this into being as a new creation. So blessed be Allah, the best to create! (Surat al-Mumenoon, 12-14)

Ref: Excerpts from Tafsir Ibn Kathir & The Glorious Quran: Translation by Abdullah Yousuf Ali.