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The idea of racial purity between Islam and Evolution

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In connection to the evolution of the modern day Human (Homo Sapien), Maurice Bucaille quotes:

In E.Genet-Yarcin’s opinion, the man of this period “displayed preoccupations of a metaphysical
kind. The numerous burial grounds contain human remains that are often arranged in the foetal
position, daubed with red ochre, decorated with ornaments fashioned into headdresses, necklaces,
bracelets, and pendants, and composed of shells, teeth, and round pieces of bone. In the vicinity
of the human body were placed stone weapons, the remains of animals, and the antlers of reindeer
and stags. The body was surrounded by large slabs of stone, and sometimes even covered by
them.”… “When it came to expressing his sentiments ”, the man of this period “attained a psychic
level equal to that of modern man ”.

Although he subsequently underwent a few morphological variations, these changes only
superficially affeceted man’s organs and functions. Since heredity has continued these
modifications right down to the days of recorded history, the concept of different races
has been put forward. In fact, these were primarily entities that were initially grouped
geographically, and within which dominant mutations occurred and were subsequently perpetuated.
Various groups appeared prematurely which displayed distinctive characteristics,
but they all retained the basic features of modern man. For example, P.-P.Grasse cites the Negroids’ of Grimaldi (Monaco), the oldest ‘race’, the Cro-Magnon Man, European in type, and the Chancelade Man, whose kinship with the Mongoloid race is currently in dispute.

Very quickly, however, mixed characteristics began to appear in the various fossils uncovered, causing P.P. Grasse to add the following note: “Racial purity is an entirely imaginary concept. It does not exist at present, if indeed it ever did exist. All men are hybrids derived from various races, but in different degrees.”

Studies of mutations which may perhaps grant certain very minor advantages to particular human groups indicate that man does not at present display any tendency toward a new type of organization: For man, evolution has come to a halt. (pg. 93-94)

Narrated Abu Hurairah [may Allah be pleased with him]:that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Allah has removed the pride of Jahiliyyah from you and boasting about lineage. (A person is either) a pious believer or a miserable sinner, and the people are the children of Adam, and Adam is from dirt.”

Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari:that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Indeed Allah Most High created Adam from a handful that He took from all of the earth. So the children of Adam come in according with the earth, some of them come red, and white and black, and between that, and the thin, the thick, the filthy, and the clean.”


Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)
Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2955
In-book reference : Book 47, Hadith 7
English translation : Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 2955
Grade: Hasan (Darussalam)
Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3956
In-book reference : Book 49, Hadith 356
English translation : Vol. 1, Book 46, Hadith 3956

Bucaille, Maurice (1983). What is the Origin of Man? The Answers of Science and the Holy Scriptures. p. 93-94).

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