Created from Semen or Dust?

Question:

At one place the Quran mentions that man is created from sperm and in another place it mentions that man is created from dust. Are these two verses not contradicting?

Was he not a tiny drop of ejaculated semen? 75:37

We created you from dust. 22:5

Reply

These are not contradictory statements, they are two statements that are both scientifically correct.

22.5 speaks of the chemical composition of the human body/tissue which is composed of earthly material (hence dust/clay).

On the other hand, 75:37 speaks of the biological origin of the human being which starts with a drop of semen, note that semen is also made of earthly material. Thus one verse speaks of the chemical composition of the human body while the other speaks of the biological origin of the human being.