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Islamic Views on Evolution

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Orthodox View:

The Garden of Adam and Eve

Alternate Views:

What is the Origin of Man? – Maurice Bucaille

Iblees o Adam – G.A Pervez

Phenomena of Nature – Sayed Abdul Wadud

And God Said: Let There Be Evolution (pg. 129-166) – T.O. Shanavas

Creation and Evolution in the Quran – Hassan Ali El-Najjar


The Story of Adam:

Surah 2 Verses 30-39

Surah 7 Verses 11-27

Surah 15 Verses 26-48

Surah 20 Verses 115-124

Terminology of some words in the story of Adam:


‘Malaika’ (Forces of Nature)

‘Jannah’ (Paradise)

On the Term and Concept of ‘Jinn’

‘The Names’

Prostration of the Forces’

Islamic Scientific Views:

Revelation: The Metaphysics of the Future – Mufti Taqi Usmani (Maariful Quran)/ T.O. Shanavas (Islamic Theory of Evolution)

Evolution of Man – Maurice Bucaille

Creative Evolution – Maurice Bucaille

Evolution in the Animal Kingdom – Maurice Bucaille

Possible Alternatives of the origin of man

Meaning of the Divine Spirit

Adam in Hadith:

Adam in the Hadith Literature

Reconciling the Theory of Evolution with the Quran and Sunnah:

The Revealed Truth and the Empirical Truth