The Extinction of Evolution?

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you

Another day, and yet another ‘theory’ of how we ‘evolved’ makes the headlines and promises to tell us all how it really happened.

This time it’s big – apparently, the first life on earth appeared on the earth 400 billion or so years it was originally thought…..

…..hmm, sounds like more monkey business to me.

As you’ve probably guessed, I don’t believe in evolution.

No, I don’t believe that my ancestors were apes and I certainly don’t believe that I am ‘descended’ from something which crawled on to land from the water so many eons ago.

I, as a Muslim, believe that everything in the Universe is the creation of the One, Allah. This means that I am also one of His creations.

Furthermore, Islam inspires me to believe that I as a human being, have been created as Ashraful Makhlooqaat, which means that Allah made me, you, and every single human being as the best of all creation.

What a title! What an honour! Not some primitive ‘neanderthal’ but the BEST of ALL creation! Now that makes sense.

So what did really happen?

Well, to provide a really brief and simple overview of life on earth, Allah made Adam (PBUH) as the first human being and also the first Prophet of Mankind.

He fashioned Adam (PBUH) from his own hands with ’soil samples’ taken from Earth. Allah then created Hawwa (Eve) from the rib of Adam as a companion. They lived in Jannah (Heaven) for a time until they were deceived by the already banished Shaitaan (the Devil).

After that, Adam and Eve were sent down upon the earth, to live, and through their procreation, sprung the rest of mankind.  Here’s the Hadith:

From Abu Musa al-Ash’aree who heard the Prophet of Allah (saw) say: “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”.

[Musnad Ahmad]

So – no single-celled organisms and defintely no monkey business!

All it takes is a minute to look at how perfect Allah made us to realise that we have not ‘evolved’ but that we were CREATED.

These arms, these legs, these eyes – every single perfectly functioning part is a Ne’mah (blessing) from Allah and they are ONLY FROM Allah.

No ‘evolution’, and not ‘natural selection’.  The way we are, and indeed, the way everything in this Universe is, is how Allah, the Master Craftsman intended it to be. As Allah Himself says in the Holy Qur’an:

Verily, His Command, when He intends a thing, is only that He says to it, “Be!” and it is!

[Surah Yaseen]

And Allah knows best.

Ma’as-salaam – With Peace

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