The Science of Hadith

I appreciate all your answers.. I however cannot grasp the idea that God would make Adam 90 feet tall...That would make him as tall as an 8-10 story building.. I do not believe in evolution.. I believe that God created everything just like he said. But in our Bible he does not say anything like this so thats why I was questioning it.

I also believe you cannot discount science completely just the men that create theories with no basis on the truth of God. Our bodies are a scientific genius.. the universe is a scientific genius.. biology..chemistry...medicine...all forms of science were created by God. Its the use of them that get misused and misunderstood.

Faithfulservant said:
How the baby's looks are determined.
Mohammed said, "As for the child, if the man's discharge precedes the woman's discharge, the child attracts the similarity of the man, and if the woman's discharge precedes the man's, then the child attracts the similarity of the woman." Vol. 5:275
h| everyone,
This is best left to the scientists and scholars who can work this out as to what it is referring to. There are possibilities that still have not been explored. In time, deeper scientific research will help us here to determine the exact meaning. One possibility is in The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Please see the following link:

Another way to look at it is what Sheikh Sulaymân al-`Îsâ says:
Turning our attention to the child resembling one of its parents, this is also confirmed by the prophetic hadith. The child may sometimes resemble his father, his mother, one of his uncles, his grandparents, or he may closely resemble none of them.

Dr. Muhammad Ali al-Bârr, in his book Human Creation between Medicine and the Qur’an (page 164) writes:
In brief, the factors governing the child’s resembling one parent, grandparent, or even coming with new attributes that do not belong to any of his relatives – like what happened at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) when al-Farâzî’s wife gave birth to a black baby while none of their relatives were black – is a very complicated matter. Genetics plays a very complicated role. Some of these genes follow the Mendelian model with respect to dominant and recessive genes and others do not.
Even those genes that submit to such laws might at times not act in accordance with those laws. The gene may or may not be fully expressed.

Modern medicine is still ignorant of many of the determining factors that bring about how much a child will resemble either of its parents. Until now, we do not know the role that may be played by the release of one fluid before the other in how the child will resemble one of his parents. Until and unless this is decisively determined in the future, we have no other choice but to simply believe what our Prophet (peace be upon him) said. He does not say anything except the truth.

In fact, this should encourage medical scholars to investigate these matters and discover new things.

I have given you the answer of Dr. Muhammad al-Bârr, because this is an important issue and I found his answer to be sufficient.

Hope this helps.
And Allah knows best.