Question: Allaah (Exalted be He) says in His Book: Verily Allâh, with Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allaah is All-Knower, All-Aware (of things). This Aayah (Qur’aanic verse) contains these Words of Allaah’s: …and knows that which is in the wombs.
My friend and I had a long discussion about this Aayah. He told me that modern science and the doctors can now know what is inside women’s wombs; whether they are carrying a boy or a girl, through ultrasound.
I told him that Allaah (Glorified be He) says: …and knows that which is in the wombs. Does the Aayah mean that science has not discovered what is inside the wombs or there is another Tafseer (explanation/exegesis of the meanings of the Qur’aan) for the Aayah?
Answer: It is authentically reported in the Saheeh (authentic) Hadeeth that the five keys to the Ghayb (Unseen) are only known to Allaah, and they are mentioned in this Aayah, which is the subject of this question. It is related by Al-Bukhaaree on the authority of `Abd Allaah ibn `Umar (may Allaah be pleased by them) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said… read more here.
Question 11: I would like to inform Your Eminence that a new product called the “Biological Clock” was advertised in a magazine. The advertisement states:
The biological clock is the indicator of fertility. It helps you control birth and plan to get the desired gender of the child in accordance with the Hadeeth that reads: If the male fluid prevails upon the female fluid, the baby will be male, and if the female fluid prevails upon the male fluid, the baby will be female. Kindly, find it attached.
Your Eminence Muftee, my question is: Do these claims contradict Sharee`ah? Is it permissible to make use of such a clock? Does it really help in selecting the desired gender of the child? I hope that you will answer me. May Allaah guide you to what is good and right.
Answer: It is not permissible to use such a clock for the purpose mentioned above or to believe in it. Actually, all fetus-related affairs such as conception and gender of the fetus belong to the Ghayb which is known only by Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He)... read more here.
Question 10: Do the Jinn (creatures created from fire) know the Ghayb (the Unseen)? Please clarify this as soon as possible!
Answer: Knowledge of Ghayb is one of the exclusive attributes of Ruboobiyyah (Lordship); no one knows the Ghayb of the heavens and the earth except Allaah... read more here.