he would certainly have carried in its belly to the day when they are raised'.
thus it is possible for man to live in the depth of the sea till the day of judgement. why shouldn't it be so when Allah has power over all things.
every grain of wheat is a living substance having a place in its own cluster. that cluster too is grown from another grain and that grain too comes into existence from another cluster and so on. as such, prying into the history of six thousand or more years becomes easy. grains of wheat which have been found amongst the remains of ancient egyptians and assyrians reveals this fact that ancient egyptians and assyrians used to sow wheat and make bread out of its four. the wheat which is available with us at present has not been created from «--» (i.e. nothing). rather this wheat has come into existence from those ancient wheats in a concatenated manner. thus this present wheat is one part of another living wheat and that one from another one and so on until it goes back to six or seven thousand years or rather hundreds of years.
man leaves behind a generation and that generation is one living part from his own self just as the seed of one plant or tree is a part of that particular plant or tree. in this living part, there earnestly exists small particles like those particles which have given shape to the organs of parents and the organs of this part are the very food which he eats. thus a date-seed becomes one tree which shall possess branches of leaves and dates and an olive-seed turns into a tree which shall have branches, leaves and fruits. all plants, eggs of insects, fishes, birds, beasts, mosquitos and even human beings can be infered in this manner.
all the afore-mentioned examples are so well-known that not even two persons can be found who are having dispute over it. sometimes it happens that a tree itself lives for 1000 or 2000 years but man does not live for more than 70 or 80 years. in rare cases, he may live for 100 years and the gastric particles remain alive and grow in order to preserve the generation. however all the parts die as though death has been destined for them. centuries have passed since man has thought of relieving himself from the claws of death or at least increasing his life-span. this is especially true so at present when man wishes to fight the various diseases and plagues with medicines. it has still not been ascertained that for example some one has lived for 100 years in recent times.
however, reliable scholars say:- the entire bodily-tissue of an animal is so endurable that it has no end and it is possible for man to live for thousands of years provided no accident severs his age. this opinion is not merely a conjecture. rather it is something practical and has been confirmed by experiments.
one of the surgeons was able to cut off a part of an animal and then keep it alive for many years more than the animal itself could have habitually lived. that is to say, the very existence of that cut-off part finds connection with the nourishment that is given to it. thus it is possible that that part may live for ever if ample of nourishment is given to it.
the afore-said surgeon is doctor kas carell who is occupied in rockfeller, new york. he conducted this experiment on one part of an embryo of a hen which that part grew and remained alive for more than eight years. the afore-said doctor and others like him have experimented on the human parts such as the organs, muscles, heart, skin and kidney and have come to this conclusion that the said parts develop and remain alive so long as they are given ample of nourishment.