A Perfect Army Set On Its Goal
Think of an immense army composed of millions of soldiers.
They are advancing toward a common target, they encounter
obstacles on the way and find themselves in mortal danger,
but in spite of all these difficulties the army does
not give up. The space these soldiers must traverse
in order to reach their target is one hundred thousand
times larger than themselves. Of course, such
a crowded army setting out on such a difficult road
will need guides and equipment to help them reach their
This huge army with 300 million soldiers is inside
the male body. The soldiers are the sperm. Each one
is about one hundredth of a millimetre in size. Their
target is to reach the egg cell, and to do this, they
must travel a very long road.
God, your Lord. There is no god but Him,
the Creator of everything. So worship Him.
He is responsible for everything.
(Qur'an, 6: 102)
Of the 300 million sperm cells that set out on the
road together, only the strongest one thousand will
succeed in reaching the egg. Out of these only one single
sperm will win the race and fertilise the egg. Before
entering this race, the sperm first set out on a long
journey within the male reproductive organs, passing
through various stages on their way to maturity. In
this maturing process, the sperm have many helpers.