What does Islam say about Evolution and Creation?

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About evolution or creation, the Qur’an teaches both! It says, “Allah is – AlKhaliq” (The Creator). It also says, “Allah is – AlBari” (The Evolver).

For the Muslim, there is no need for a separation between religion and science. It is understood from Quran, revealed more than 1,400 years ago, that there are both; “Creation” and “Evolution”. And in both examples, only Allah who is “Able to do all things”. Indeed, it was Muslim scientists, more than 1,000 years ago, who set the stage for the advancement of learning, technology and disciplines in science that we know today.

Allah explained how he created everything in the universe and brought all life out of the water. He created human beings from the land (not monkeys) and there is no need to try fabrications that “connect” to the world of animals in Islam.

The Christian Bible says that Adam & Eve were both created here on Earth, less than 10,000 years ago. The Quran says that Adam & Eve were created in Heaven, NOT on Earth. When they disobeyed the God, he expelled them from Heaven, down to Earth.

Muslims believe that souls are destined for human beings 40 days after the human principle. The Quran says that angels recover human souls on two occasions. One occasion is when human beings die. Another occasion is every time when humans fall asleep. When human beings wake up, angels release these souls back to them:

It is Allah who takes souls (of men) in death; and those who did not die during their sleep:

“Allah takes souls, when they die, and the one who does not die, He takes them, in their sleep. Then, He retains the one for whom He decreed death, and resends that other, until a designated term. Certainly, there are signs in this for a people who reflect. ” [Holy Quran 39:42]

“And Allah created every water animal. Then, among them, there are those who walk on the belly, and among them, there are those who walk on two feet, and among them, there are those who walk on four. Allah creates what he wants. Certainly, Allah is omnipotent over all things. ” [Holy Quran 24:45]

The Qur’an established a precedent 14 centuries before modern science, explaining in simple and direct terms about its “creation” of animals and its various functions and then assures us that it is He who has the Power over everything. This statement includes the fact that God can, if He Forces, reshapes and changes his creation as He chooses. There is clear evidence within many species of changes and modifications within species. However, there is no concrete evidence to support a cross (crossing) in the development of one type to another, such as reptiles that turn into birds or alligators that turn into cows. The statements made in the Qur’an are very clear when Allah tells us about having produced other forms of life and then destroying or replacing them with others. That again,

Allah tells us that he is Al-Bari, (The one who models or evolves), but, again, this does not mean that he needs to bring each individual life form of a kind. In fact, as you read the Qur’an, you learned that He brought as many types and shapes and sizes as He wants. Changes within species occur as quickly as one or two seasons, not even having an entire year, let alone millions, as Darwin supposed.

Talking about Charles Darwin, he was just an armored naturalist and only observed finches (birds) in the Galapagos Islands for the first time in the mid-1850s.

He realized that on each island, birds had beaks of different shapes according to the type of food available on their particular island.

For this reason, he assumed, birds had progressed over millions of years and only the toughest of species had survived the climate and changes in vegetation. However, this is totally inaccurate and was dismissed as mere humor in a TV series on the educational channel in October 1998. According to the findings of scientists that same year, the effects of the weather phenomenon known as El Nino, O climate on those exact same islands has changed dramatically in a single year within several months. And to his surprise, the finches’ eggs on each island opened, producing birds with beaks already altered to accommodate changes in their environment.

The commentator even said that it triggers Darwin’s theory completely and he laughed.

There is no DNA research that points to a connection between monkeys and humans, as was supposed by scientists and those who have funded them over the years. In fact, the pig in the corral is closer to humans in many ways than an ape or gorilla. Consider the fact that doctors use pigskin to replace the necessary tissue with burn victims and the famous film actor, John Wayne had a pig heart valve installed in his own heart in a 1977 operation to save his life . It worked, too – until his smoking killed him with cancer.

The rational approach to the whole matter is quite simple. Just as He is able to create the universe and produce life, it is also simple for Him to produce as many different types of life forms as He wants. No problem for him, after all, He is the Creator and He is the one who models. Most importantly, he can change anything as He wants – even today

by Abdullah Sam
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