The first sense to develop in a developing human embryo is HEARING. The foetus can hear sounds after the 24th week. Subsequently, the sense of SIGHT is developed and by the 28th week, the retina becomes sensitive to light.
Consider the following Qur’anic verses related to the development of the senses in the embryo:
“And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing And sight and feeling (And understanding).”
(Qur’an 32: 9)
“Verily We created man from a drop of mingled sperm; in order to try him:
so We gave him (the gifts), of hearing and sight.”
(Qur’an 76: 2)
“It is He who has created for you (the faculties) of hearing, sight, feeling
and understanding: little thanks; It is ye give.”
(Qur’an 23: 78)
In all these verses, the sense of HEARING is mentioned before that of SIGHT. Thus 1400 years ago the Glorious Qur’an has alluded to the order of the senses in the developing foetus. First HEARING develops; thereafter SIGHT. Modern embryology has only discovered this fact centuries later.
Subhaanallah ! : GLORY BE TO THE CREATOR.
Source: Qur’an & Modern Science