In the Qur’an, the essential contingent male/female pairs in humankind function on a physical, social, and moral level. Just as the essential male/female is contingency, so, too are the physical beings; there is a tranquil link between the human pair, man and woman: ‘Among His signs is this: that he created azwaj for you from your own anfus so that you may find rest in them’ (30:21). Man is intended as a comfort to woman; woman is intended as a comfort to man. This statement does not make it a reality. However, the Qur’an clearly depicts a necessary link between the functional members of each gender, like an echo of the contingency between the essential pairs of all created things.