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Re: Creation from clay?
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2014, 08:46:17 PM »
I'll let people judge .

Or you could discuss? I don't see my arguments as invalid.

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Re: Creation from clay?
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2014, 11:49:14 AM »
It would of been easier for me to respond to you if you had arranged your arguments in order, and so our responses arent allover the place. But anyway lets deal with your points:

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Lets look at 71:13-14:

What is the matter with you, you hope not for reward. While He has created you in (different) stages.

Those who support evolutionary creation interpret the words successive stages as meaning "going through evolutionary stages." However, interpreting the Arabic word atwaran as evolutionary stages, which is no more than a personal opinion, is not unanimously accepted by all Islamic scholars.

Here, you mis-interpreted the verse. This Ayah is referring to the stages of embryonic development. i.e. first Nutfah, then 'Alaqah and then Mudghah, see 23:13,14 of the Quran.

Initially you were only valueless semen, and in a short period of time the Fashioner God
gave you the face of علقه embryo (fertilized egg) and after that made you in form of مضغه foetus then shaped you in the figure of man then clothed your body with the dress of existence blessed with soul, senses and movements. Similarly you improved one after another in many stages of foetus. Subsequently you acquired the complete face and your mother gave you birth. For a second time you carried on the ways of life in varied outward appearances and stages until the end of time. You had been always under the command of his lordship. You are constantly renovating by the God who provides you every time a new profile.

In Imam al-Tabari's commentary, Surah Nuh: 14 is translated as "In fact, he created you by stages," and interpreted this as meaning, "You were first in the form of a sperm, then He created you as a blood clot, then a small piece of flesh." (Imam at-Tabari, Tabari Commentary, vol. 6, p. 2631)

As we see here, Muslim Qur'anic scholars agree that the interpretation of Surah Nuh: 14 refers to the process involved in the development of the human being from the joining of a sperm and an egg. That the verse is to be interpreted in this way is clear from the principle of "interpreting Qur'anic verses in the light of other Qur'anic verses," because in other verses Allah explains the stages of creation as being those inside the mother's womb. That is why atwaran has to be translated in this way. It is not justified to use the word as support for the theory of evolution, which tries to tie the origins of man to another living species.

Also it maybe referring to the creation of Allah with his hands. Allah created Adam, then fasioned him, then left him for a while then breathed into him.

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(Quran 35:1) All praise is due to Allah , Creator of the heavens and the earth, who made the angels messengers having wings, two or three or four. He increases in creation what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent.

This Ayah does not even come close to hinting evolution never mind evidence for it. Its just absurd how you make these weird interpretations, and you come up with some delusional connections. Maybe if you stuck to the Usool-at-Tafsir and used authentic Islamic methodological processes you would not get caught up in this misdirection and Fitan.

Basically what it is saying is that Allah can increase in creation whatever He wills. It is general but also specifically referring to the subject of the Angels. Lets look at the classical scholar Ibn Kathirs Tafseer:

"two or three or four. means, among them are some who have two wings, some have three and some who have four. Some have more than that, as stated in the Hadith mentioning that the Messenger of Allah saw Jibrael, peace be upon him, on the Night of the Isra' with six hundred wings. Between each pair of wings was a distance like that between the east and the west. Alla0h says:

﴿يَزِيدُ فِى الْخَلْقِ مَا يَشَآءُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ﴾

(He increases in creation what He wills. Verily, Allah is Able to do all things.) As-Suddi said, "He increases their wings and creates them as He wills.''

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Lets look at real Quran 7:69:

Why, do you deem it strange that a tiding from your Sustainer should have come unto you through a man from among yourselves, so that he might warn you? Do but remember how He made you heirs to Noah’s people, and endowed you abundantly with power: remember, then, God’s blessings, so that you might attain to a happy state!"

v.69 means: Lit., “successors after Noah’s people” – i.e., the most numerous and powerful of all the tribes that descended from Noah – “and increased you abundantly in respect of [your] natural endowment (khalq).” The latter term also signifies “power” (Rāzī).

...and gave you a stature tall among the nations. (Yusuf Ali)
...gave you increased strength in physique (Mufti Uthmani)
...raising you amply augmented your power (Tahiral Qadri)
...and gave you growth of stature (Pickthall)
...and increased you in stature broadly (Arberry)

We need not to explain, as the ayah is evident.

And subhannallah the explanation you gave for that Ayah, it was hilarious LOOOL. Are you hearing yourself.

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You say:

//Adam was created in a long period of time and there was a long period of time before the creation of Adam

(Quran 76:1) Has there come on man a long period of time when he was a thing unremembered?"//

Nope it doesnt say Adam was created in a long period of time. It says there was a long period of time when man was not a thing worth mentioning. It could be the time when man was not created or it could be when man was a embryo, or it could be the period of time when Allah shaped Adam and left him to harden.

//^Long period of time before the creation of humans.

15:26 We have created the human being from hardened clay of aged mud.

This verse above, describing the mud with the word masnun, pulls our attention to the lengthy time span of creation.//

And? Where does this hint of evolution. It doesnt rather you have a presupposition that you desire to apply to any verse.

lam yakun : he was not
shay'an : a thing
madhkuran :mentioned

Man came into being long after the beginning of time and the creation of the universe. Imam al-Tabari explains the verse as meaning: "Such a long period of time passed since the time of Adam that at that time he was not even a thing that had any worth and superiority. He was nothing but sticky and modified clay." (Imam at-Tabari, Tabari Commentary, vol. 6, p. 2684)

Also this clay was sticky – or it was said, viscous – as it says in the verse (interpretation of the meaning):

“Verily, We created them of a sticky clay” [al-Saaffaat 37:11] 

Also Masnun means modified and stinking. And it says in Lisaan al-‘Arab (13/227):

“Masnoon means muntin (stinking), as in the verse ‘min hamaa’in masnoon.’ Abu ‘Amr said: this means altered and stinking. Abu’l-Haytham said: sunna al-ma’, fa huwa masnoon, i.e., the water changed, so it was altered (masnoon).”

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Adam didnt have a father. Adam was created by Allah from dust/clay..etc. It is the rest of the Human race that are created through the process of embryonic development. 

(Quran 96:1-2) Recite in the name of your Lord who created, Created man from a clinging substance (Alaq or embryo)

This refers to the rest of the human population except for our Father Adam who was created from dust as stated in the Quran.

This Ayah refutes you again.

Almighty Allah also revealed: And surely, We created you (your father Adam) and then gave you shape (the noble shape of a human being), then We told the angels, "Prostrate to Adam", and they prostrated, except Iblis, he refused to be those who prostrate. Allah said: "What prevented you (O Iblis) that you did not postrate when I commanded you?" Iblis said: "I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire and him You created from clay." (7:11-12)

Clearly here it is shown Adam is created from clay.

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You said: //Adam was chosen over others AND he descended from others:

(Quran 3:33-34) "Indeed, Allah chose Adam and Noah and the family of Abraham and the family of 'Imran over the worlds. DESCENDANTS, some of them from others. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing"

(Quran 35:11) And Allah did create you from dust; then from a reproductive fluid; then He made you in pairs

ADAM was created from dust, THEN from a reproductive fluid and THEN humans were made in pairs

That means that Adam was created through sexual reproduction.

(Quran 2:30) And when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority.

^Adam was a successor on the earth: Who did he succeed? If you say Jinn, show a Quranic reference please: otherwise you have no argument. Nowhere does the Quran say we succeeded Jinn, it said that we are successors of the Earth.//

First, you again mistranslated the ayah. It is:

3:33 Behold, Allah raised Adam, and Noah, and the House of Abraham, and the House of `Imran above all mankind,
3:34 in one line of descent. And Allah is All-hearing, All-knowing.

Again as they Ayah says they were just in one line of decent from Adam. Lit., "offspring of one another" - an allusion not merely to the physical descent of those prophets but also to the fact that all of them were spiritually linked with one another and believed in one and the same fundamental truth (Tabari). Thus, the above passage is a logical sequence to verses 31-32, which make God's approval contingent upon obedience to His chosen message-bearers. The names which appear in this sentence circumscribe, by implication, all the prophets mentioned in the Qur'an inasmuch as most of them were descendants of two or more of these patriarchs.

Adam was created from dust. The decendants of Adam were created from reproductie fluid and from the desecedants there were pairs male and female. “Then” in this and the following clause refers, not to stages of time, but to stages in the argument. It is almost equivalent to “further”, “also”, and “in addition”.

//That means that Adam was created through sexual reproduction.//

L-O-L. Read the above. Adam was created from dust like stated in the Quran but his offspring were created by sexual reproduction. That the sons of Adam started to multiply and they were created through water which is the sperm and fluids which are emitted by men and women, as is well known. 

The likeness of 'Isa in Allah's sight is the same as Adam. He created him from earth and then He said to him, "Be!" and he was. (Qur'an, 3:59)

The above verse states that Allah created Prophets Adam and 'Isa, peace be upon them, in the same way. As we stressed earlier, Prophet Adam was created with no parents, from the earth, at Allah's command "Be!" Prophet Jesus also was created without father, by Allah's Will expressed through the command "Be!"

First, Adam was a successor to the Jinns who were living on the earth very long time before Adam. I can show you a Hadith reference that is authentic then i would have a "argument" but i have not the time to go into hadith literature and find it right now.

Secondly, we know is that Adam was a successor to the earth. Like you told me to prove he was a successor to Jinns, (which i have done), You have to prove to me it means he was a successor of Primate apes, or some kind of "animal ancestors".

Thirdly, He was successor meaning that he is its "ruler", God has made us inhabitants of it till Judgment day. Each one of us is a successor. God gave Adam the right to rule the earth by the Sharia. And it could mean that the humans will be a successive authority. Meaning many generations of humans one after another that will have authority on earth.

Fourthly,  a more accurate explanation. The word in discussion is خَلِيفَةً. or "Khalifatan" meaning khalifa = Vicegerent. Lets take a more in depth look. Oxford Islamic Studies article says the meaning of Khalifa is:

(1) Deputy or steward; sometimes translated as vicegerent. According to the teachings of Islam, each individual is a khalifah to God. Muslims in particular must strive to adhere to and advance God's will by establishing a society that reflects human dignity and justice. Accordingly, human beings have been given the necessary intelligence, strength, and divine guidance to benefit humanity. Adam was the first appointed khalifah. King David is also identified by the Quran as a khalifah since he modeled his actions on God's commands and moral laws.

(2) Successor; the dynastic rulers of the Muslim empire.

(3) Leader of a Sufi order.

In Matthew S. Gordon's The Rise of Islam, caliph is said to translate to "deputy (or representative) of God." It is used in the Quran to establish Adam's role as representative of God on earth. Khalifa is also used to describe the belief that man's role, in his real nature, is as khalifa or viceroy to Allah. The word is also most commonly used for the Islamic leader of the Ummah; starting with Abu Bakr and his line of successors.

As shown above this clearly refutes you. Again and again.

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Allah caused you to grow from the earth, and then will return you to it and bring you out again. (Qur'an, 71:17-18)

Evolutionist Muslims view this verse as a vital foundation upon which they can base their views. The expression "Allah caused you to grow from the earth" is presented as evidence for inorganic evolution. As is clearly indicated in the verse's interpretation, however, it expresses the creation of the first human being from earth. Hamdi Yazir of Elmali offers the same interpretation:

There are two aspects to the verse. The first is that saying He created you from earth means that He created your father from earth, and began the process of creating your race by creating him from earth. The other is that he created all of you from earth, because Allah creates us from nourishment, from plants, from earth.

oh people! Consider this. Allah made you like a plant from earth. In other words, "He has created Adam, your forefather, from earth, or your essential substance (zygote) came into existence from plants and several food stuffs growing in the earth. People then grow and live. (Then) O people, He will return you to it. In other words: When you die, you will return to the earth and become part of the soil. (And) Then He will take you out of the graves and drive you all to the Judgment Day.

أَنبَات means to grow as about the man, his initial creation is from the earth and secondly whatever man eats, with the help of that food he raise up and get nurtured they are entirely from the earth directly like vegetation, fruits and food grains or indirectly like cattle’s meat. Thirdly there is a lot of resemblance between the man and the vegetation as most of the laws and regulations for the reproduction, development and growth of the vegetation are ruling over the man also. These expressions in the description of man are extremely meaningful, it indicates that the purpose of the guidance of the Almighty is not only like the teacher and the student but He is like the gardener who cultivates the seed in the suitable ambiance so the same way he do with the hidden abilities of man to get his talents exposed.

Imam al-Tabari's commentary states that: "Allah created you from dust of the earth. He made you from nothing.... He will later return you to your original states, to the earth. You will return to how you were before you were created. He can bring you back from the earth alive when He chooses." (Imam at-Tabari, Tabari Commentary, vol. 6, p. 2632)

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Lastly let me give you the real process of creation. Allah created Adam with his two hands. The Malik Al Mawt brought Allah Earth from around the world. Adam was created: from the earth – i.e. from its dust – which was then mixed with water to form mud, which then became black, stinking mud. And this dust was created from the earth which is partly sand and when it is mixed it becomes sounding clay like the clay of pottery. Hence when Allaah describes the creation of Adam in the Qur’aan, in each case He describes one of the stages through which his creation passed and through which the mud was formed. Then Allah breathed into Adam a soul (Life).

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

When the perfection, complete power, all-encompassing knowledge, ever-executed will and utmost wisdom of the Lord decreed that His creation should be of materials of different kinds, and that they should vary in their forms and attributes and natures, His wisdom decreed that He should take a handful of dust from the earth, then mix it with water. So it became like black stinking mud. Then the wind was sent upon it and it dried out, until it became clay like pottery. Then it was given shape and limbs and faculties, and each part of it was given a shape suited to its purpose. Then he mentioned how people are created by means of intercourse and the emission of semen.(Al-Tabaayun fi Aqsaam al-Qur’aan, p. 204)

Qur'an Al-A'raf 7:189:

It is He Who has created you from a single person (Adam), and (then) He has created from him his wife [Hawwa (Eve)], in order that he might enjoy the pleasure of living with her. ...

also Allah states clearly: “O mankind! Be careful of your duty to your Lord Who created you from a single soul and from it created its mate and from them twain hath spread abroad a multitude of men and women.” [Sûrah al-Nisâ’: 1] Allah also says: “O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honorable of you with Allah is the one who is the most God-fearing.” [Sûrah al-Hujûrât:13]

So tell me Did Hawwa evolutionize from Adam? LOL Thats what it looks like your saying. This Also shows Adam is the Father of All humans.

Hadith - Abu Dawood. Imam Ahmad has narrated from Abu Musa that the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said:

"Allah has created Adam from a handful (soil) which He had gathered from all over the earth. That is how the children of Adam came according to the (colour and nature of the) earth. There are white among them, as well as red and black, and cross colours. There are those among them who are of bad nature and good nature, soft as well as harsh and in between".

Sheikh Al-Albani (rahimahullah) declares the hadeeth authentic in Saheeh Al-Jaami' As-Sagheer wa-Ziyadatuhu (No. 1759) as well as in Silsalatul-Ahaadeeth-as-Saheehah (No. 1630).

Also another Ayah refutes evolution:

“(Allah) said: ‘O Iblis! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with both my hands? Are you haughty? Or art you one of the exalted?’ ” [Sûrah Sâd: 75]

We understand from this verse the extreme care and concern that Allah shows for this particular creation of His. Allah honors Adam – and in turn all of humanity – in this way. The fact that Allah singles out Adam saying that He created this creature with His own two hands shows how much Allah has honored Adam.

Quran 17:70: NOW, INDEED, We have conferred dignity on the children of Adam, and borne them over land and sea, and provided for them sustenance out of the good things of life, and favoured them far above most of Our creation.

 It was authentically reported that ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar said: “Allaah created four things with His Hand;

1) The Throne

2) The Pen

3) Aadam and

4) The paradise of ‘Adn.

He then said to the rest of the creation ‘Kun’ [Be] and it was.”

Adh Dhahabi stated in ‘Al ‘Uluw’: ‘It’s chain is good.’

Al Albaani stated in ‘Mukhtasar al ‘Uluw’ P.105: ‘The chain is authentic according to the conditions of Muslim.’

Abi Musa al Sha'arai narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Allah created Adam from a handful of dust taken from different lands, so the children of Adam have been created according to the composition of the land. Therefore from mankind we have white, red, black and yellow ones; we have good and evil, ease and sorrow, and what comes in between them." (Sahih al Bukhari)

Allah created Adam AS in his finished form and his height was sixty cubits (about 41 meters or 126 feet)…. Therefore, all who enter Paradise will be of the form of Adam, and the people have not stopped decreasing in stature up to the present. (Bukhari)

When Allah had fashioned Adam in Paradise, He left him as he willed to leave him. Then Iblees went around him to see what he was. And when he found him hollow, he recognised he has been created with an uncontrolled disposition. (Muslim)

Ibn Kathir:

So Allah shaped Adam into a human being, but he remaineda figure of clay for 40 years. The angels went past him. They were seized with fear by what they saw, and Iblis felt fear most. He used to pass by the figure of Adam, buffeting it, which would make a sound like pottery. Allah told us: "He created man (Adam) from sounding clay like the clay of pottery." [Chapter 55:Quran].

Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: "Allah created Adam from dust after He mixed the clay and left him for some time until it became sticky mud, after which Allah shaped him. After that Allah left him till it became like potter's clay. Iblis used to go past him saying 'You have been created for a great purpose.' After that Allah breathed His spirit into him. The first thing into which the spirit passed was his eye and then his nose. He sneezed. Allah said: "May your Lord have mercy upon you, O Adam! Go to those angels and see what they would say.' So Adam went and greeted them. they replied saying: "Peace be upon you and the mercy and blessings of Allah." Allah said: "O Adam! This is your greeting and that of your offspring." [Sahih al Bukhari]

Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: "O Muslims! I advise you to be gentle with women, for they are created from a rib, and the most crooked portion of the rib is its upper part. If you try to straighten it, it will break and if you leave it, it will remain crooked, so I urge you to take care of the women." [Sahih Bukhari]

Then Allah said to the angels: "Truly, I am going to create man from clay. So when I have fashioned him and breathed into him (his) soul created by Me, then you fall down prostrate to him." (Chapter 38:71-72 Quran).

And when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul, then fall down to him in prostration.” So the angels prostrated – all of them entirely, Except Iblees, he refused to be with those who prostrated. (Qur’an 15:29-31)

Now. Lets inspect the above ayah in points:

1) Allah created man from clay
2) Then fashioned and Proportioned
3) Then Breathed soul into him

This ayah proves that Adam was created directly by Allah and not process of evolution. Because according to evolution humans came from primates apes..animals.etc. Basically they are ALIVE and need to be ALIVE to evolve. But Adam was only ALIVE and had a soul only after he was fashioned and proportioned by Allah. Meaning Adam was DEAD AND LIFE-LESS when he was being created and in the process of fashioning or as Mclinkin says in the process of evolution. THEREFORE ADAM COULD NOT OFF EVOLVED FROM SOMETHING BEFORE HIM WHEN HE WAS NOT ALIVE. Because how can a dead ape evolve into a man. YOU UNDERSTANDING ME GUYS.

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Re: Creation from clay?
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2014, 03:03:42 PM »
So, I'm gonna respond to you point by point. You numbered them so I will too. You should know that I do not trust hadiths and therefore do not cite them nor respond to them. This could be another debate, but the question is does the Quran support evolutionary creation, not hadiths.

(1) You appealed to authority on this verse and it is not surprising that authorities in Islam do not support the evolutionary interpretation of Quran 71:13-14: They base their understanding on hadiths. All we need to do is who the Arabic translation of that word. Allah did not give you the Quran so that you can ask these so called "scholars" to interpret it for you. Allah wants YOU to ponder on the Quran, not have someone else ponder for you.  Will they not then ponder the Qur'an or are there locks upon their hearts?" [Quran 47:24]

The word for stages (atwaran) means successive stages. That means the creation of humans beings is in stages. That is all that verse shows.

Did Allah mention in other verses the stages he created us in? Yes embryological and evolutionary (i have mentioned this in my earlier posts).

You said ""interpreting Qur'anic verses in the light of other Qur'anic verses," because in other verses Allah explains the stages of creation as being those inside the mother's womb.". That is exactly what I did. Quran 32:7-9 explains those stages. One stage involved the beginning of formation of humans, the next is sexual reproduction and the next is the stage in further proportioning.  Not only that, you failed to mention where else Allah explains the stages of creation besides the embryological.

Further, if all humans were created in stages, then so was Adam....

(2) The next thing you brought up while making fun of it, is the verse on Allah increasing the wings on Angels (Quran 35:1).

All you have to do is ask yourself, why is Allah talking about Angels and to what purpose is Allah telling you that his creation involves adding and increasing complexity of his creatures? What point does Allah want you to understand? The point is that Allah adds on to creation.

You also stated that it is not generally all his creation, but it is talking about Angels. WHY is Allah talking about Angels if the subject of that chapter is humans?

What is the verse telling you about the nature of Allah's creation? It is telling you that Allah creates by originating and ADDING on to creation. He made Angels with one wing and he increased and improved his creation into having 4.

If you can't ask yourself these questions and if you can see why Allah wrote this verse (What is the purpose), then you would get the proper translation.

Allah specifically told us in the Quran that intelligent people will get the right interpretation of the Quran. So I hope you can read the Quran intelligently and think of the meaning and the concept that Allah wants you to grasp.

Why does Allah mention Angels in a chapter that's subject is obviously humans?...Because Allah creates the same way. By originating creation and by adding on to creation.

(3) The next thing you discussed was Quran 7:69

I've noticed that you committed to appeal to ridicule fallacy. Just because something sounds ridiculous, does not mean it its wrong. You need to understand that.

Ask yourself, Why did Allah say that he has improved us in creation/stature after the people of Noah? HOW did Allah improve us in creation/stature? By killing of the humans that weren't fit enough to believe and be obedient to Allah...I.e. Natural selection.

What is Allah teaching you in this verse? Why did he say that he has improved us in creation and why did he imply that humans have gone through an evolutionary event at this time?? You need to dig deeper into this and not get a shallow and superficial understanding...

(4) Its funny here. You refuted yourself and you ended up proving my point.

My point was there was a long period of time in which Adam was non-existent and there was along period of time in which humans got created.

I will quote you:

"or it could be the period of time when Allah shaped Adam"-->Agreed.

It could be the time when man was not created-->Agreed.

Thanks for proving my point.

Allah created Adam in a long period of time and before Adam's creation a long period of time occurred...Wow, what a strong hint at the long process in which Allah created humans.

(5) This is where you really discredit yourself.

Quran 96:1-2 is where Allah has explicitly told us that he created MANKIND (ALL OF MANKIND) from Alaq. This does not exclude anyone as Allah is never short of words

Then you went to Quran 7:11-12 and said see, Adam wasn't created from Alaq, he was created from Clay. This is worse then saying that the Quran contradicts itself by saying that humans are created from Water and then the Quran says humans are created from Clay, and then the Quran says humans are created from Dust. IT is just as bad as the infidel argument. We were ALL created from Water AND dust AND semen AND clay AND alaq!

We created man from an extract of clay. (Qur'an, 23:12 and 15:26)
(Quran 96:1-2) ... who created, Created man from a clinging substance (Alaq or embryo)

^EVERYONE was created from clay and EVERYONE was created from Alaq. BOTH are true.

Adam was formed in an embryo and he had a father....

(6) I agree on you with Quran 3:33-34. It was speaking about being descenants of one another. Apologies for bringing that up.

What I do disagree on is your view of Quran 35:11

Quran 35:11 And Allah created you from dust, then from a sperm-drop; then He made you in pairs

You stated that this verse refers to creation Adam from dust and his offspring  is the sperm-drop and the mates. To show why this translation is definitively wrong, let us look at this part "Then he made you in pairs". That means that humans FIRST became pairs after creation of us from Dust and then a sperm drop. Adam and Hawwa were a pair, weren't they? Yes. They were a pair. So the logical conclusion is that he created us from dust and then from a sperm drop BEFORE he created Adam and hawwa (a pair). Read the verse again. To restate: Adam and Hawwa are a pair. This verse says that humans were made in pairs after Allah created the sperm-drop. The logical and necessary conclusion is that Adam and Hawwa were created from a sperm-drop because they are a pair.

You stated that Thumma (the word for "then") in this verse does not meant to denote time? Based on what do you make such an assumption? Thumma means then and it is mostly used in the Quran to denote a time after.

I also disagree on your view of who Adam succeeded in the Earth. The Quran did not mention anything on this, but the Quran tells us that Adam succeeded something. The Quran did NOT say Jinn. The Quran left that for US to discover. Evolutionary science tells us who that something Adam succeeded is. It happened to be ape-like humans...We DID succeed something on the Earth. Then you also held the argument that successor doesn't have to mean physically succeeding, and that it could mean being a ruler over them. And I would agree here, but I would say the word "khalifatan" meaning successors refers to BOTH succeeding after something on the Earth and ruling over them. We did succeed something on the Earth and we ARE the rulers of the Earth.

And oh by the way, you proved my point once again:

You quoted the verse that said Jesus' creation is the likeliness of Adam (Quran 3:59). Guess what? Jesus was formed in an embryo and my whole thesis here is that SO WAS ADAM. Adam was formed in an embryo himself. You proved my point once again. So why are you so reluctant to accept the scientific fact of evolution?

You are getting refuted, again and again. And most of the time, you are refuting yourself.

(7) You posted a verse that I didn't even mention, but I would still like to defend the view and the what the verse is saying.

Allah caused you to grow from the earth, and then will return you to it and bring you out again. (Qur'an, 71:17-18)

The manipulation of this verse that you present is wrong.

Allah has caused us to grow from the Earth and then he will RETURN us to the Earth. That means we will die exactly where we grew from the earth. This verse DOES present evidence of inorganic evolution! We formed from the Earth and we will return to the Earth. It does NOT mean just nourishment from plants and other earth things like you mention, it means literally we have grown from the Earth. Why can this be the only interpretation? Because we will return to the Earth.

Even in your own post you agreed with me again and refuted yourself. Why do you do this, it's like your arguments has no structure.

You said: " When you die, you will return to the earth and become part of the soil"-->Agreed. That means that this verse is saying we grew from the soil. Another Quranic verse informs us that we grew from the Earth progressively (implying the idea of creation in stages):

(Quran 71:17) And Allah has caused you to grow from the earth a [progressive] growth.

This is extremely suggestive of the evolutionary fact. Another valid translation of that verse is that Allah has caused us to grow from the earth like plants. The verse would read: 71.17. And Allah has caused you to grow out of the earth like plants  What does that mean? That means that Allah has planted us in the Earth and we grew FROM the earth. Just like planting a seed. You put the seed, provide it with everything it needs and nourishment, leave it alone and it will morph/evolve into a plant. Compare that to the evolutionary finding. The first cell formed out of the contents of the Earth and it grew and evolved overtime into a human.   

So to stress this point: The Quran states that a plant grows out of the Earth in successive stages, just like humans grew out of the Earth in successive stages. This again is extremely suggestive of the evolutionary fact and is contrary to your anti-evolution heresy.

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It tells us that humans grew from the Earth in successive stages progressively just as Quran 71:14 states (Allah created humans in diverse stages)! I would also like to remind you that the two verses (Growing out of the earth progressively/like plants and Allah created humans in diverse stages) are in the same chapters and only a few verses apart. Clearly Allah wants us to grasp this concept that we not only did we grow in stages embryonically but  grew from the earth in diverse stages.--That Adam himself grew from the Earth in diverse stages.

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8 Your "real" process of creation has no Quranic validity. The Quran did not mention this nonsense.

Quoting "scholars" and saying "look they agree with me", is ridiculous. Irrespective of the general consensus, the truth is the truth. In the 1950's scientists did not believe in Quantum Mechanical Findings (anti-realism) and they did not believe in the big bang despite the overwheming evidence. People at that time, just like you, Quoted those scientists and saying "look they agree with me, therefore you are wrong". This mechanism of argument defense is not how we debate.

The Quran did not command us to have others ponder on the Quran for us. The Quran commanded us to ponder it ourselves and not to commit shirk and follow religious mullahs.

Next, you quoted Quran 7:189 and then stated that you believe that Adam is the father of all humans. YES, he IS the father of all humans, but he also had a parent. Allah has chosen Adam for all humans to descend from.

IF you are stating that the concept of Adam (a singular human being) is not in support of evolution, then you are wrong. Genetic study has been able to trace our ancestry back to ONE singular individual. They call it the Mitochondrial eve and the Y-Chromosome Adam. These are NOT the Adam and Eve. This is just an example of how we can trace our ancestry back to singular people. If the mitochondrial eve and the Y-Chromosome Adam had a singular common ancestor (which they must logically have), THEN the parents of that ancestor would be THE Quranic Adam and Eve. The pair in which we have ALL descended from.

Then you said something like did "Hawwa evolutionize from Adam?" and you quote Quran 4:1. I can easily present 5 valid translations:

1.) It is referring to the Soul. He created Adam's soul and took it and made Eve's
2.) It is not referring to Adam and Eve at all, and it is referring to the first cell that has formed and its pair that divided from it and eventually all humans came from this.
3.) It is referring to Adam and Eve and Eve literally came out of Adam.
4.) Eve was one of Adam's offspring that he has mated with

I'm guessing you support translation #3?  I do too. But what does Allah mean that he created Eve from Adam?

You have yourself proved that Adam was created in an embryo (just like Jesus) and Allah intervened in the Embryo (just like Jesus). So Adam and eve could literally been at one point an embryo that divided. How Allah took eve out of Adam.

Translation #1 is not very far off either. Translation #2 is possible, but I hesitate to defend it because nowhere in the Quran does it state anything about the first cell dividing. So I don't support translation 2. 

Translation 4 is supportive of incest, but we should know that Allah makes rules and abrogates his rules. Incest back then did occur, we have to accept it. Even on your view that Adam and Eve had kids and the kids mated with each other presents Allah allowing Incest. Anyway, Eve could have simply been an offspring of Adam (could be Adams daughter, nephew, or nephew's kid). I don't see any issue with this translation. Eve came out of Adam and with THIS pair, all humans became descendants of them.
 
^So this refutes your idea that Quran 4:1 is against the idea of evolution.

Next you state, and I'm quoting to literally put quotes on your answer:

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Then Allah said to the angels: "Truly, I am going to create man from clay. So when I have fashioned him and breathed into him (his) soul created by Me, then you fall down prostrate to him." (Chapter 38:71-72 Quran).

And when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul, then fall down to him in prostration.” So the angels prostrated – all of them entirely, Except Iblees, he refused to be with those who prostrated. (Qur’an 15:29-31)

Now. Lets inspect the above ayah in points:

1) Allah created man from clay
2) Then fashioned and Proportioned
3) Then Breathed soul into him

This ayah proves that Adam was created directly by Allah and not process of evolution. Because according to evolution humans came from primates apes..animals.etc. Basically they are ALIVE and need to be ALIVE to evolve. But Adam was only ALIVE and had a soul only after he was fashioned and proportioned by Allah. Meaning Adam was DEAD AND LIFE-LESS when he was being created and in the process of fashioning or as Mclinkin says in the process of evolution. THEREFORE ADAM COULD NOT OFF EVOLVED FROM SOMETHING BEFORE HIM WHEN HE WAS NOT ALIVE. Because how can a dead ape evolve into a man. YOU UNDERSTANDING ME GUYS.

Issue with your understanding. Firstly, you assume that a soul makes you alive and that without a soul you are not alive and you assume that a soul is also given to Animals. Where is the Quranic basis of this assumption? There are none.  Bacteria are alive and I don't think they have souls. So souls? What does the Quran mean by soul? Well, the Quran seems to show that the input of a soul is correlated with higher intelligence (the ones that humans possess)! The Quran states that Allah has given us a soul and given us higher intelligence. So a soul is a feature required for the intelligence that a human possess and not for being alive.

So NO, these Ayas do not prove that Adam was created directly by Allah and not through a process of evolution. Adam was given a soul because he was picked over the other beings by Allah. A soul is not necessary for you to be alive. A soul is something Allah decides to give and Allah gave it to us .The soul possibly granted us certain faculties such as intellect, volition, emotion, knowledge of right and wrong, a sense of justice, mercy etc. Obviously Animals do not have the same intellect we do.

So what does this mean? It does not mean that the creation of Allah in stages did not involve life. This thus refutes your point.

In order to gain any argumentative support, you MUST show where the Quran said animals and other living things are given souls. And, I know there is no such Quranic verse. Your argument therefore falls on itself. This whole rant is ridiculous and it's major premise/assumption is false. It is nothing more than idle talk.

You have to accept the Quranic consistency in stating that Humans were created progressively in stages. This is in support of the idea of evolution. We started off as nothing more than clay (Allah originates creation), we evolved and got proportioned into higher beings (Allah adds complexity on to his creation) and Allah has created us good (Allah perfects/improves his creation).

Conclusion:
1.) Allah said that he created humans in stages and he specified them as being both evolutionary and embryological
2.) Allah explains to us that he originates his creations and he increases/Adds on to them
3.) Allah tells us that humans have experienced a significant evolutionary event at Noah's time and it was driven through Natural selection (makes you think, huh?)
4.)Adam was created in a long period of time involving a process
5.) Adam was created in an embryo thereby implying he at least had a mother
6.) Adam was chosen over something and he succeeded them!
7.)Allah has caused us to grow from the Earth progressively and in stages
8.) Miscellaneous things (etc.)

And here is yet another verse in which Allah shows us the process in which humans were created:

(Quran 82:7) O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous, Who created you, then proportioned you, and then balanced you?

This verse may refer to three main stages of the creation of human beings. The first was creation of a living cell (The Arabic verb khlaqa, created). The second was the change from unicellular prokaryote organism to the multi-cellular eukaryote animal organism (The Arabic verb sawwa, fashioned you). The third was the human departure from the animal stage (The Arabic verb 'adala, made you walk in an upright way). Allah has improved his creation. Allah has added on to his creation, just like Allah mentioned when he said he added wings to angels. Allah originates creation, then Evolves it (increases it, improves it, perfects it).
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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2014, 07:58:06 AM »
Actually its a 100% misconception about the theory evolution where many of us misunderstand the theory when we say that man evolved from apes , when you superficially read the theory you most probably misunderstand it , actually the theory states that man & apes had the common ancestor from which they evolved , but it doesn't say that man evolved from apes or vice versa

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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2014, 08:11:53 AM »
@ Mclinkin 94 if you trust & have 100% faith in the Quran then you have to believe in the SAHIH HADITHS because although Allah sent us the Quran but along with it he also sent its most accurate interpreter I.e Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) many things are wriiten in the Quran but the ways to do them ain't mentioned in the Quran for ex. - reading Salaat 5 times a day is mentioned in the Quran but how to do it , we know from the Hadiths that's why if you believe in the Quran you gotta believe in the Sahih HADITHS I.e SAHIH BUKHARI & SAHIH MUSLIM WHICH ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST ACCURATE HADITHS & EVEN I DON'T COMPLETELY TRUST THE SCHOLARS BUT SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO CAUSE ALLAH WON'T COME ON THE EARTH HIMSELF TO CLEAR YOUR doubts in the Quran & that's why he sent scholars on earth to explain it to you in a better manner

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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2014, 08:16:55 AM »
Md Mobisher:

Asalamualaykum brother.  I have done some research about evolution, and with all the information i have gained evolution seems to be false. Although i do agree that there are bits and pieces of the theory that are true, like adaption and the gene pool increasing. So anyway, what do you say was the ancestor of humans. Am interested in your reply. :)

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« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2014, 08:46:09 AM »
My. Dear brother I too know that its not 100% correct but some facts like survival of the fittest & adaptation according to the environment are correct , I myself can prove that this theory is wrong by giving you short but effective points
1)the diagrams given by ernst haeckel of the embryos of different organisms were actually proved to be false when viewed through the microscope
2) the gase used by Urey & Miller in their expt to produce amino acids was a failure cause they produced some basic forms but it was impossible to make the complex compunds & secondly the gase used by them weren't correct acc. To the geologists the earlier atmosphere comprised of volcanic gases & when they were added in the expt the expt failed
3)the peppered moths photographs were fake , that white coloured moths didn't survived & black moths survived due to industrialization , actually the black moths don't even live in the tree barks , the dead moths were pinned on the tree & photographed
4) the fossils of rama pithecus , shiva pithecus etc were fakes , they were actually found to be man made
5)darwins finches who had grown their beaks for a few centimeters during the drought in galapagos island returned back to normal after the drought
Therefore all the basis on which this theory is based itself is wrong so how can the theory be right & moeover its till now called a theory & not a fact so how can a person believe upto 100% in a theory

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« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2014, 08:55:43 AM »
& my belief is that Allah is much more knowledgeable than any of the worldly scientists so I believe that Allah & his Prophet knows the best about the ancestors of humans & how he brought Adam alayhisalaaam in this world , but still Allah doesn't mention in what form was Adam (p.bu.h) was created in , coz we know hauwa alayhisalaam was produced from his spine or ribs I guess , & neither does the Quran mention anywhere that in which state he was brought into the world so I am not very certain on this topic , only thing which I can say now is that Allah knows the best

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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2014, 10:39:01 AM »
& one thing I forgot to mention that till date no animal has been found to change its basic characteristics ( I.e change from one species to another) neither has any kind of mutation proved to be useful although some scientists say that africans have developed sickel cell anaemia in order to protect themselves from malaria but its like cutting your legs in order to prevent yourself from car accidents

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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2014, 11:41:24 AM »
Salam

I want to let everyone know that i will not be responding to mclinkins post. I had been writing a reply to mclinkins response since yesterday, i stayed about 4-5 hours writting up in the blog box. I completed up to point 3 and with added more bulletpoints, stayed up till 4am until i fell asleep. so this morning i left firefox as it is and left to work, when i came back i planned to complete it. But my damn damn damn mozilla had a error and closed down. When i reoppened mozilla, the blog page came up but EVERYSINGLE THING that i wrote in the text box has gone. It just bloody went away. Damn this compiuterrr. I am so freaking angryy i cant tell you how much. Allahu Rabiiiii

All the work that i done is gone away. I have not the patience of researching everything from scratch again, and sadly the thoughts i gave in it are no longer in my head as i wrote it down. so i will stop my replies to this topic. everybody that reads this, please make your own research and see the truth for yourselves. If any reader wants to ask me a question about a point or a part of mclinkins reply to my post, please message me or something and inshallah i will answer. Well thats that

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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2014, 10:31:12 PM »
Salam

I want to let everyone know that i will not be responding to mclinkins post. I had been writing a reply to mclinkins response since yesterday, i stayed about 4-5 hours writting up in the blog box. I completed up to point 3 and with added more bulletpoints, stayed up till 4am until i fell asleep. so this morning i left firefox as it is and left to work, when i came back i planned to complete it. But my damn damn damn mozilla had a error and closed down. When i reoppened mozilla, the blog page came up but EVERYSINGLE THING that i wrote in the text box has gone. It just bloody went away. Damn this compiuterrr. I am so freaking angryy i cant tell you how much. Allahu Rabiiiii

All the work that i done is gone away. I have not the patience of researching everything from scratch again, and sadly the thoughts i gave in it are no longer in my head as i wrote it down. so i will stop my replies to this topic. everybody that reads this, please make your own research and see the truth for yourselves. If any reader wants to ask me a question about a point or a part of mclinkins reply to my post, please message me or something and inshallah i will answer. Well thats that

salam alaykum

Sorry to hear that.

You could sum up the response if you'd like. This is a really important topic in Islam and I would really like to discuss. I sincerely believe 100% that Allah has reminded us in the Quran that humans were created in stages and grew from the earth literally in stages like plants. Now, the Quran did NOT specify the details on how humans evolved or exactly all the stages we have been through. There are many reasons for this and the primary one is that the Quran is NOT a science book. The Quran only refers to the creation of humans in stages to give us a message that we should be grateful to our lord.

Let me ask you this: If Allah did not want to state that humans were created out of the earth in diverse stages would he say:

1.) That we were created in diverse stages and then a few verses later he says that we grew out of the earth progressively and gradually.
2.) That Allah created us THEN proportioned us
3.) That Allah created us THEN perfected us
4.) That Allah created us in a long process


^Does that sound like Allah doesn't want us to believe that humans were created out of the earth in stages in a long process
^All of these suggest that humans were created in diverse stages out of the earth and there are other many verses that show that Adam formed in an embryo himself!

Let me just state on thing. You were talking about doing research...What research? Scientific? or were you again looking for hadiths? Do us all a favor and spare me the hadith nonsense. I don't trust man's word, I trust only Allah's word. There is absolutely NO reason to believe in hadiths. I have discussed this before and this could be another debate. But the question we are asking here is: Does the QURAN alone support evolution. We are not asking do hadiths support evolution. The only research you need to do is only Quranic research. This is not a scientific debate, although, if you want it to be let me know.

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« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2014, 10:51:55 PM »
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ctually its a 100% misconception about the theory evolution where many of us misunderstand the theory when we say that man evolved from apes , when you superficially read the theory you most probably misunderstand it , actually the theory states that man & apes had the common ancestor from which they evolved , but it doesn't say that man evolved from apes or vice versa

Yeah, many anti-evolutionists simply aren't informed. TO be more accurate just say that humans developed from ape-like humans or share a common ancestor with them

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@ Mclinkin 94 if you trust & have 100% faith in the Quran then you have to believe in the SAHIH HADITHS because although Allah sent us the Quran but along with it he also sent its most accurate interpreter I.e Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) many things are wriiten in the Quran but the ways to do them ain't mentioned in the Quran for ex. - reading Salaat 5 times a day is mentioned in the Quran but how to do it , we know from the Hadiths that's why if you believe in the Quran you gotta believe in the Sahih HADITHS I.e SAHIH BUKHARI & SAHIH MUSLIM WHICH ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST ACCURATE HADITHS & EVEN I DON'T COMPLETELY TRUST THE SCHOLARS BUT SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO CAUSE ALLAH WON'T COME ON THE EARTH HIMSELF TO CLEAR YOUR doubts in the Quran & that's why he sent scholars on earth to explain it to you in a better manner

Belief in any external outside source beyond the Quran is unjustified. Period. The Quran did not state that there is going to be a separate book besides it that contains laws, The Quran stated quite the contrary.

”Shall I seek other than God as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed?” The Word of your Lord is complete in truth and in justice” 6:115

Does that sound like Allah wanted you to use an external source given that the Quran is fully detailed and complete. HOw about these verses:

”This is not fabricated ‘hadith’; this (Quran) confirms all previous scriptures, provides the details of everything, and is a guidance and mercy for those who believe” 12:111
”We have revealed to you this book to provide explanations for everything, and guidance and mercy and good news for the submitters” 16:89


In spite of the very clear words: “fully detailed”, “details of everything” and “explanations for everything” the corrupt interpreters somehow still claim that the Quran does not include all the details! Sadly, they claim that the Quran has only mentioned the major outlines of the religion while as the details of everyday rituals are only to be found in the Hadith and Sunna!

These false claims only go to expose these people’s ignorance of the Quran, and also their disbelief in God's words.

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Asalamualaykum brother.  I have done some research about evolution, and with all the information i have gained evolution seems to be false. Although i do agree that there are bits and pieces of the theory that are true, like adaption and the gene pool increasing. So anyway, what do you say was the ancestor of humans.

I say get informed!  ;) And it is no longer a theory. It has been established. So start there  :)

The Quran obviously did not state the ancestor of humans being ape-like humans. Imagine it did? Imagine what people of the 7th century would have thought if the prophet told them that humans came from ape-like humans. They would have though the prophet was insane! Heck people today 1400 years after have a hard time grasping evolution, imagine how it would have been back then. Secondly, if the Quran gave out all scientific facts and they were discovered, then EVERYONE becomes a Muslim. Allah does not want that as life is a test! The professor does not give the answers to the exam just as Allah doesn't. Allah gives you signs!

IN the Quran we are informed that Adam was formed in an embryo just like Jesus and all other humans were formed in an embryo. That implies that humans had an ancestor. Secondly, the Quran informs us that Adam was formed as a product of sexual reproduction. Another hint that we have ancestors. Thirdly, the Quran says that humans are successors of the Earth but the Quran didn't specify who we succeeded.

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My. Dear brother I too know that its not 100% correct but some facts like survival of the fittest & adaptation according to the environment are correct , I myself can prove that this theory is wrong by giving you short but effective points
1)the diagrams given by ernst haeckel of the embryos of different organisms were actually proved to be false when viewed through the microscope
2) the gase used by Urey & Miller in their expt to produce amino acids was a failure cause they produced some basic forms but it was impossible to make the complex compunds & secondly the gase used by them weren't correct acc. To the geologists the earlier atmosphere comprised of volcanic gases & when they were added in the expt the expt failed
3)the peppered moths photographs were fake , that white coloured moths didn't survived & black moths survived due to industrialization , actually the black moths don't even live in the tree barks , the dead moths were pinned on the tree & photographed
4) the fossils of rama pithecus , shiva pithecus etc were fakes , they were actually found to be man made
5)darwins finches who had grown their beaks for a few centimeters during the drought in galapagos island returned back to normal after the drought
Therefore all the basis on which this theory is based itself is wrong so how can the theory be right & moeover its till now called a theory & not a fact so how can a person believe upto 100% in a theory


This is now turning into a historical debate...

1.) I'm not sure where you got that information, but I am not a historian and I haven't examined history. I don't care about the history I care about the science. I can assure you that the embryo pictures are accurate. I am a microbiologist and I have had my fair share of animal development classes. IN them, I would get to see these LIVE.  They are very similar and the best part is, the Quran affirms this.



Support in the Quran of embryological drawings:

Quran 23:14 Then We made the sperm-drop into a clinging clot, and We made the clot into a lump [of flesh], and We made [from] the lump, bones, and We covered the bones with flesh; then We developed him into another creation. So blessed is Allah , the best of creators.

So these verses are referring to embryology of humans. The one I wanted your attention into was " We developed him into another creation". That means that as we were developing in the embryo, we were a different creation. We were more animal like UNTIL differentiation occurs and Allah develops us into another creation. That means that before we developed into another creation in the embryo, we were like a previous creation.

2.) LIke I said, history is not my specialty. What you are referring to here is chemical evolution not biological evolution (although they are connected)

3.) This is an ecological demonstration of how natural selection operates. Again, I don't know where you get this information. Secondly, I have found a source that states that these conspiracy theories are misrepresented and false. They described these allegations as ""littered with errors, misrepresentations, misinterpretations and falsehoods". source: ^ Jump up to: a b Michael Majerus (2004). "The Peppered moth: decline of a Darwinian disciple" (.doc). Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-09-10.

4.) Again, I'm no expert on this or anthropology, but if there were any fake fossils, we have many real ones...

5.) It's not called a theory. It was called a theory many ages ago, with the development of molecular biology and further DNA testing, it is clear. You have to face the facts. Evolution is a fact. Secondly, Present your sources please as I feel like you are just getting them from creation websites. Do you know the lies they spread? It's a shame and it is nothing more than an insult to Allah. Darwin's was not right all the time, he did makes some mistakes and we have corrected the theory of evolution. Darwin was the father of evolution just like mendel was the father of genetics. They weren't 100% right and we discovered further things.

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& my belief is that Allah is much more knowledgeable than any of the worldly scientists so I believe that Allah & his Prophet knows the best about the ancestors of humans & how he brought Adam alayhisalaaam in this world , but still Allah doesn't mention in what form was Adam (p.bu.h) was created in , coz we know hauwa alayhisalaam was produced from his spine or ribs I guess , & neither does the Quran mention anywhere that in which state he was brought into the world so I am not very certain on this topic , only thing which I can say now is that Allah knows the best

Yes Allah knows best and he has told us in the Quran that he created humans in diverse stages, formed us then perfected our forms, grew us out of the Earth like plants .

Hawwa was created from ribs? That is an old biblical lie..You are a muslim who follows the Quran not biblical nonsense.

What was I thinking? of course. Hadiths incorporated some biblical nonsense into themselves and thus Muslims are stuck with the Christians in denying a scientific fact. Ugh...

Please brother, listen to Allah words and follow nothing but the Quran.

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& one thing I forgot to mention that till date no animal has been found to change its basic characteristics ( I.e change from one species to another) neither has any kind of mutation proved to be useful although some scientists say that africans have developed sickel cell anaemia in order to protect themselves from malaria but its like cutting your legs in order to prevent yourself from car accidents

Evolution is a long process, you won't see immediate results. Mutations occur and useful ones occur-look at resistant strains of bacteria. Natural selection occurs in real life in bacteria. Why can we see mutations and natural selection LIVE in bacteria? Because bacteria reproduce must faster than animals. Animal evolution is a much longer process. it is absolutely no surprise what you mentioned.

Sickle cell anemia is a beneficial mutation because of the heterozygous advantage. many people die from it because they are born homozygous. The only reason the mutation occurred is because heterozygotes survived best.
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Actually its a 100% misconception about the theory evolution where many of us misunderstand the theory when we say that man evolved from apes , when you superficially read the theory you most probably misunderstand it , actually the theory states that man & apes had the common ancestor from which they evolved , but it doesn't say that man evolved from apes or vice versa
Wither they calim we descend from apes or that we and apes are cousins is the same .

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« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2014, 08:23:03 AM »
Salam

I want to let everyone know that i will not be responding to mclinkins post. I had been writing a reply to mclinkins response since yesterday, i stayed about 4-5 hours writting up in the blog box. I completed up to point 3 and with added more bulletpoints, stayed up till 4am until i fell asleep. so this morning i left firefox as it is and left to work, when i came back i planned to complete it. But my damn damn damn mozilla had a error and closed down. When i reoppened mozilla, the blog page came up but EVERYSINGLE THING that i wrote in the text box has gone. It just bloody went away. Damn this compiuterrr. I am so freaking angryy i cant tell you how much. Allahu Rabiiiii

All the work that i done is gone away. I have not the patience of researching everything from scratch again, and sadly the thoughts i gave in it are no longer in my head as i wrote it down. so i will stop my replies to this topic. everybody that reads this, please make your own research and see the truth for yourselves. If any reader wants to ask me a question about a point or a part of mclinkins reply to my post, please message me or something and inshallah i will answer. Well thats that

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Wa Alaikum As'salam dear brother Ali,

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« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2014, 01:25:49 PM »
Assalam 3laikum Everyone

@mclinkin , dont you think Evolution for Humans is a hoax and dissporved multiple times, CAUSE TILL DATE THERE IS NO PROOF FOR IT. And here is a statement from Charles darwin himself

"But I believe in natural selection, not because, I can prove, in any single case; that it has changed one species into another, but because it groups and explains well (as it seems to me) a host of facts in classification, embryology, morphology, rudimentary organs, geological succession and distribution..." - Charles Darwin

The above statement is from Darwin's Letter, in which he explicitly states that he is aware of FAILING TO EXPLAIN evolution.

Darwin wrote this letter to Thomas Thorton Esq. in 1861.

The letter is contained in L'Evolution du monde vivant' [The Evolution of the Living World] [Published by Plon, Paris, 1950].

M. Vernet(the Author of the book) notes that the letter is preserved at the British Museum (Ref A DD MS. 37725f.6)]


Evolution is just an ideology which was accepted SO WIDELY JUST BECAUSE IT WENT AGAINST the catholic Church(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_and_evolution).

http://www.discoveringislam.org/origin_of_man.htm <---- Enough proof that Evolution is Hoax like the Crucification of Christ.
Why do you have to put in a weak theory into the Quran ?

Who knows when this theory will get Officially disproved and then later, the NON-MUSLIMS, Completely ignoring the meaning of the Arabic Words, WiLL START POINTING THAT "QURAN HAS A SCIENTIFIC ERROR CAUSE IT SPEAKS ABOUT EVOLUTION" .

I think it is extremely best if you show ESTABLISHED SCIENTIFIC FACTS in the Holy Quran rather than the ones that are weak or disputed.

"Science always takes a U-Turn " - Dr. Zakir Naik

Please let me know if i have understood any of you.