Since Jawaid Bhai has dragged my name into this conversation, I am left with no option but to reply.
In the context of the fact that in the Creeds of Abraham, Allah ask us to establish His Word in the context of His Work in Nature (“the natural laws and forces of the different dominions of the heavens and the earth”), it is important that we find absolute unity between the Word of God and the Work of God in Nature, when we interpret the Qur’an. It is not just a matter of translation only or Qur'an explaining itself only.
Hence, the fact that in the Qur’an, God says that He created male and female to reproduce its own kind but in God’s Work in Nature we also find some species OF FEMALES producing Asexually, with NO MALE, is this a contradiction of God’s Word with His Work in Nature in the Qur’an?
NO, it is not. By example of Virgin Birth of Jesus in the Qur’an, God is telling us that this would have also applied to humans if He had created more than one species of humans.
Hence, by the example of the Virgin Birth of Jesus, God is making clear in the Qur’an that He did not create male and female only to reproduce heterosexually in all species but that in some species He did create FEMALES ONLY to reproduce asexually.
Likewise, if Qur’an did not teach us the Creeds of Abraham (sets of beliefs of Abraham) in interpreting the Qur’an and the example of the Virgin Birth of Jesus, how would we have defended the fact that the Qur’an was not claiming that God created only heterosexual reproduction?
There is no contradiction in the Qur’an on this issue. Those who cannot reason in the interpretation of the Qur’an have created this controversy.
AK Sayed (South Africa).