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Big bang theory and Darwin

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Dear Burhan,

The Quran states that Adam [P.B.W.H] and Hawwa [P.B.W.H] were descended upon Earth and the origin of life took place in the human race. Science states life originated in the sea's by the so called " Big Bang!" theory.

 

If we see things closely, is it that Allah [ All Gracious All Merciful ] would have created the big bang and then because of his wish, life originated in the sea.

 

I am a bit confused.

 

If Adam [P.B.W.H] and Hawwa [P.B.W.H] were descended upon for the human race to begin, what can be said for the animal kingdom ?

 

Can it be said that they [ animals ]originated from the sea.

 

This question has arised from theory's of people like Darwin whose study is made a common and compulsory topic in the science subject these days.[despite it being proved wrong ]

 

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Big bang theory and Darwin

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verses 1-7:

1 Praise be to Allah Who created (out of nothing) the heavens and the earth Who made the angels messengers with wings two or three or four (Pairs): He adds to Creation as He pleases: for Allah has power over all things.

2 What Allah out of His Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can withhold: what He doth withhold there is none can grant apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power Full of Wisdom.

3 O men! Call to mind the grace of Allah unto you! Is there a Creator other than Allah to give you Sustenance from heaven or earth? There is no god but He: how then are ye deluded away from the Truth?

4 And if they reject thee, so were Messengers rejected before thee: to Allah go back for decision all affairs.

5 O men! Certainly the promise of Allah is true. Let not then this present life deceive you nor let the Chief Deceiver (Shaytaan) deceive you about Allah.


6 Verily Shaytaan is an enemy to you: so treat him as an enemy. He only invites his adherents that they may become Companions of the Blazing Fire.

7 For those who reject Allah is a terrible Penalty: but for those who believe and work righteous deeds is Forgiveness and a magnificent Reward.

 

Beloved brother in Islam, there are a few assumptions and connotations in your above questions, which we would like to address and clarify before we go into the specifics of the questions asked.

The Creation of the Universe of Allah Subhanah is separate and distinct from the creation of man and subsequently the human race.

One should differentiate between what is scientific fact and what is theory. A scientific fact is a factual study or discovery which confirms the laws of nature created by Allah Subhanah, and thus a scientific fact cannot be altered or changed in the least. A theory on the other hand is an opinion of man based on some assumptions and thus not a scientific fact!

The Quran is in absolute, and I repeat, in Absolute conformity with scientific facts; for the same Creator who created nature revealed the Glorious Quran! No Aayah of the Glorious Quran will one find which goes against a scientific fact.

A theory on the other hand is based on some assumptions of man, and they may or may not be in alignment with the facts of the guidance of the Holy Quran. To relate a simple example: That every living thing is created from water is a scientific fact and in absolute conformity with the Quran; but to state Darwins theory where man originated from apes is based on some (albeit absolutely false) assumptions of Dr. Charles Darwin, and thus cannot be treated as a scientific fact!

And finally, the ones who do not believe in the Glorious Quran can wait for science to confirm the laws of nature which were revealed by Allah Subhanah almost 1400 years ago in the Quran!; but for the believers every word of Allah Subhanah is a guaranteed fact, for the Lord Who Created everything in existence is the Same Lord Who revealed the Glorious Quran!

 

Your Question: The Quran states that Adam [P.B.W.H] and Hawwa [P.B.W.H] were descended upon Earth and the origin of life took place in the human race. Science states life originated in the sea's by the so called " Big Bang!" theory.

The disbelievers in the Quran can wait for the Big Bang theory to be determined a scientific fact; but for the believers the so-called Big Bang theory is very close indeed to what has been already Declared by the Creator in the Quran almost 1400 years ago as the start of creation!

 

Similarly, science has today indeed confirmed as a scientific fact that every living thing was created from water, which was Declared by the Creator in His Glorious Quran!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verse 30: Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one mass) before We clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?

 

And as to the creation of man, the Creator Declares that man was indeed created from a single person, Hadrat Adam (a.s.).

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 1: O mankind! Reverence your Guardian-Lord Who created you from a single person created of like nature his mate and from them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women; reverence Allah through Whom ye demand your mutual (rights) and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.

 

Your Question: If we see things closely, is it that Allah [ All Gracious All Merciful ] would have created the big bang and then because of his wish, life originated in the sea.

The Quran declares that the Universe originated from the fact that the heavens and the earth was created as one mass and then the Lord clove or split them asunder (Big-Bang) and the Universe as we know it came into existence. The Quran does not state that life originated in the sea, but rather that every living thing was created from water; and that is a scientific fact proven by science.

 

But if some man thinks that life originated in the seas, then that is his man-made theory based on some assumptions; and not a scientific fact.

 

Your Question: I am a bit confused.

If Adam [P.B.W.H] and Hawwa [P.B.W.H] were descended upon for the human race to begin, what can be said for the animal kingdom ?

Can it be said that they [ animals ]originated from the sea.

What can be said with certainty, is what Allah Subhanah Declares and science confirms that every living being was made from water. Since animals are living beings, it can be said with certainty that the animate kingdom too was made from water like all living things.

 

To say that all animals originated from the sea would not be a factual statement; either from the Quran or according to the known scientific facts. What can be said with certainty is that Allah Subhanah created all animals, whether they be animals of the seas, or animals of the lands, or animals that live on both sea and land.

 

Your Question: This question has arised from theory's of people like Darwin whose study is made a common and compulsory topic in the science subject these days.[despite it being proved wrong ]

Again, my beloved brother in Islam, if one realizes and learns to differentiate scientific facts from theories there will be no confusion.

 

It is indeed unfortunate that those who disbelieve in the One Creator, propagate their theories based on some man-made assumptions (albeit false!) and try to portray them as scientific facts; when they themselves know and have today been proven by science to be absolutely baseless and false. And the only reason these people enforce their false theories of the creation of man, is that in the absence of their false theories, they would be forced to admit either their ignorance, or face the fact that there is but One Creator of everything in existence; which these disbelievers, in-spite of the overwhelming evidence, simply refuse to believe!

Thus my beloved brother, the disbelievers have chosen to live in the darkness of confusion and falsehoods and ignorance; whereas Allah Subhanah has guided the believers to the light of Certainty, and Truth, and Knowledge.

 

Praise be to Allah Subhanah Alone, the One and Only Creator and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth and everything that exists in between.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 64 Surah Taghabun verses 1-2:

1 Whatever is in the heavens and on earth doth declare the Praises and Glory of Allah: to Him belongs Dominion and to Him belongs Praise: and He has power over all things.

2 It is He Who has created you; and of you are some that are Unbelievers and some that are Believers: and Allah sees well all that ye do.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 34 Surah Saba Verses 1-2:

1 Praise be to Allah to Whom belong all things in the heavens and on earth: to Him be Praise in the Hereafter: and He is Full of Wisdom acquainted with all things.

2 He knows all that goes into the earth and all that comes out thereof; all that comes down from the sky and all that ascends thereto: and He is the Most Merciful the Oft-Forgiving.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 45 Surah Jathiya verses 36-37:

36 Then Praise be to Allah Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth Lord and Cherisher of all the worlds!

37 To Him be Glory throughout the heavens and the earth: and He is Exalted in Power Full of Wisdom!

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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