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ever lived on this Earth have descended from some one primordial form, into which life was first breathed by the Creator. But this inference is chiefly grounded on anal-

ogy, and it is immaterial wheter or not it be accepted.

The case is different with the members of each great class,

as the Vertebrata or Articulata; for here, as has just been

remarked, we have in the laws of homology and embry-

ology, &c., some distinct evidence that all have descended

from a single primordial parent.]

(On the Origin of Species, p. 433, Charles Robert Darwin).

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Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is false. It was propagated by the enemies of Islam. It has been refuted many times by intelligent people.

Humans beings did not develop from apes. Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) was the first man on Earth.

Here is a good discussion by Sheik Aous Asfar that refutes Darwin's theory of natural selection :

(there is also another good discussion I watched by Sayed Mohammed al Musawi on the topic)

 

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1 hour ago, Murtaza1 said:

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is false. It was propagated by the enemies of Islam. It has been refuted many times by intelligent people.

Humans beings did not develop from apes. Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) was the first man on Earth.

Here is a good discussion by Sheik Aous Asfar that refutes Darwin's theory of natural selection :

(there is also another good discussion I watched by Sayed Mohammed al Musawi on the topic)

 

You’ve misunderstood me. I don’t believe in the evolution.

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There's no evidence in our narrations for or against the theory of evolution. 

An important distinction to make is between the mechanism of evolution and the metaphysics of evolution. 

The former has a place for God, as an intelligent designer and/or sustainer, whereas the latter may not. 

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Believe in the theory of evolution does not mean not believing in the God there is no conflict but there may be conflict with some religious texts

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4 hours ago, Murtaza1 said:

Humans beings did not develop from apes.

that is a misreading of the theory of evolution. evolution does not state in any way, shape, or form that we developed from apes. Evolution states that we and apes have a common ancestor. Qur'an [2:30] is an Ayah that talks about similar forms to humans. Quite possibly neanderthals since some people have been scientifically proven to have neanderthal genes in them. This could mean that humans did mate with neanderthals, which some scholars have suggested was a possibility.

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4 hours ago, SoRoUsH said:

There's no evidence in our narrations for or against the theory of evolution. 

 

Sure but, when it comes to human beings, I feel the spirit of Islam would be against humans specifically "evolving" from animals. Otherwise, humans aside, I don't see a contradiction so far...

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8 hours ago, dragonxx said:

Not necessarily true.

Evidence from Qur'an and hadith I believe suggests that there were many 'humans' before our Adam ((عليه السلام)). 

The attempt to use vague Verses and hadith to prove scientific theories and scientific facts has always fallen short.

Muslims need to remember their book isn't a scientific textbook.

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the Qur'an says that God taught Adam((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) all the names even before he landed on Earth, when the angel were made to bow to him, which clearly was in the divine realms, so if God was teaching Adam((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) or downloading information into his soul of other creations (plants, animals, minerals etc) then clearly everything was created in a unique fashion "magically" and did not have to go through stages, otherwise why teach him names, let him come up with his own names as things change and progress

Also Qur'an specifically says that creatures which crawl on their belly, and walk on all fours, and other ways were created from water, so it again distinctively talks about direct purposeful creation from scratch straight to its form, which of course would be appropriate for  God-head to do, otherwise it inadvertently implies limitation in power and creation

So we have two direct statements which support that everything was created uniquely , otherwise why say , creatures which crawl , which walk on 4 legs etc, it would have been more "scientifically' correct to say he just created algea or bacteria or whatever simple life form, from water which later formed into things that crawl on belly , walk on four legs etc

Clearly we are told that each creation is a direct unique creation separate from one another

Theory of evolution is a theory with many holes and many lack of explanation and many unanswered questions , like why doesn’t macro evolution still occur, why aren’t monkeys turning into humans still, and why did some monkeys from our lineage turn in a certain time and others are only tarting to evolve now, and many other complications which exist in that theory for which even scientists don’t have an answer

So evolution theory is a desperate attempt for atheists to explain their origins while avoiding intelligent design and we as Muslims don’t agree with it or accept it

 

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17 hours ago, dragonxx said:

Sure but, when it comes to human beings, I feel the spirit of Islam would be against humans specifically "evolving" from animals. Otherwise, humans aside, I don't see a contradiction so far...

I hear this a lot. I think this is a tough position to hold, the idea that, perhaps life at large evolves, but that with regards to humans, there is an exception.

But all life, including people, are DNA based. We mutate, our mutations are passed on to our children. Our children grow up and are slightly different and unique from us, genetically and morphologically. And when our children have children, those grand children will be just a little more different. 

And, there is no known mechanism which would ever stop these slight changes from occuring indefinetly, over hundreds of millions of years.

And this holds true in any life that is DNA based.

People have trouble believing in this idea that historically we were not human as we are today. But look at us. We have a tail bone. We have wisdom teeth that don't even fit in our mouths. We get hickups and muscle spasms and hernias upon birth. We have goosebumps when we are cold. Our backs regularly are in pain and many of us need glasses because our eyes are somewhat in efficient and flawed.

These are all byproducts of our history. Goosebumps helps hair stand in furry animals, but we don't have fur. Our testicals migrate from our throws down toward our anus during development, and sometimes it goes too far and we have a hernia, but our ancestors wouldn't experience that, as their testicals were further up their body. We have these random spasms in our neck and chest that produces hickups, where our nerves traverse our body. An issue for us, yet sensible for an ancestors which has breathing structures closer to their brain. A tail bone and wisdom teeth that don't fit in our mouths. Again, useless and even a pain for us. But ideal for ancestors who used a tail and used / needed more teeth. And of course we get goosebumps which seems utterly pointless, when we are cold. But if we had fur like our ancestors, we would be motioning our fur to coat ourselves from cold weather.

Not only does the evidence indicate evolution of all life through genetics and paleontology, but further it makes logical sense. Otherwise we would be left with an unanswered question of why God designed us to grow more teeth in our heads than our jaws even have room for. Among other things. Why would we randomly get goosebumps? Why would we randomly have hernias? And hickups etc.

To be logically consistent, if there is enough evidence to support belief in evolution of animals, then it ought to follow that mankind is no exception. As we display and have the same evidence for our own history as other life forms do.

 

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@iCenozoic

I've read about all those examples and more. I do understand them. Perhaps there are explanation we aren't truly aware of. I mean there was one point 400 years ago where the majority of the West believed the Earth was flat. So who knows.

Anyway it's hard for me to reconcile the idea that as a Muslim, having a Prophet whose light was created before other creations, that that same light would be instilled in the descendants of animals. Why couldn't Adam ((عليه السلام)) be created the same way Jesus ((عليه السلام)) was? Why does Islam tell us to reject whatever animal instincts we have and remain above that? It would hardly make sense that God caused humans to come forth from the very same animals we are to be different from. Etc. Etc. That's why macroevolution inclusive of humans is not something I can swallow as it appears contradictory to Islam.

As for the changes in humans over the millennia, it doesn't seem to extend past microevolution which I don't really have a problem understanding.

Also, just a side note, isn't interesting that in a way some of the examples you mentioned could be perceived as devolving as opposed to being the most evolved. If we are the culmination of evolution, should we not be rid of significant disadvantages of which our ancestors had the 'counter' advantage?

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