Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam,
Regarding the soul being breathed into the body, i found conflicting reports. How can both be true?
1) Each one of you is constituted in the womb of the mother for forty days, and then he becomes a clot of thick blood for a similar period, and then a piece of flesh for a similar period. Then Allah sends an angel who is ordered to write four things. He is ordered to write down his deeds, his livelihood, his (date of) death, and whether he will be blessed or wretched (in religion). Then the soul is breathed into him…” (Sahih al-Bukhari no: 3036).
2) Hudhayfah b. Usayd narrated: "After the drop (nutfah) is in the womb for forty or forty-five nights, the angel comes to it and says: 'O Lord, will it be fortunate or unfortunate?' And these matters shall be written. Then he says: 'O Lord, will it be male or female?" [Sahîh Muslim 6392]
Hadith 1) says the soul is breathed after 120 days and hadith 2) says 40 days. How can both be Sahih?