Hey guys. Could someone pls tell me why the quran says bearing period is 6

Months when its actually 9 months?

Salaam MaryK,

Please be aware that Quran use different calculation and definition for the bearing period. It's not necessary to follow the term "9 months pregnancy" used in modern medical knowledge. I prefer to use 40 weeks pregnancy to make it easier for you.

Al Quran use luni-solar calendar based on fact stated in 10:5 and 17:12. So the term month is referring to the lunar month (29.5 days) and year is referring to solar year (365 days).

So let's start with this verse first,

**46:15 And We enjoined the human being to do good to his parents. His mother bore him with hardship, gave birth to him in hardship, and his bearing and weaning lasts thirty months.****2:233 And the birth mothers may suckle their children for two years complete, if they wish to complete the suckling.**So lets extract all those cycles into small fraction based on Luni-solar calculation,

Bearing+Weaning = 30 months = 30 x 29.5 = 885 days

Weaning = 2 years = 2 x 365 days = 730 days = 730/29.5 = ~24 months

Now we can calculate the bearing period just like this: 885 - 730 = 155 days, or 155/29.5 = ~5.25 months

So where's the rest compare to the "9 months" pregnancy?

In Quran,.. the first 4 months and 10 days doesn't count as bearing period,..but this one is called "interim period". But actually it's the same as first 4 months of bearing period in modern medical knowledge. You can find it in the next verse:

**2:234 And those of you whose lives are terminated, and they leave wives behind, they will have a required interim period of four months and ten.**Now lets do the same thing:

Interim period = 4 months + 10 days = 128 days

If you sum up all those number of days, it will be like this:

Interim period+Bearing Period : 128 + 155 days = 283 days.

Now you can divide that number of days into week : 283 days / 7 = 40 weeks.

It will fit all modern medical knowledge which is 40 weeks preganancy.

https://www.fitpregnancy.com/pregnancy/week-week-pregnancyAll these calculation only work in Luni-Solar calendar which has the length of the month is 29.5 days and the length of the year is 365 days instead of 354 days.

Hope this helps.

Peace