Our fine speaker in the video declares that "the Quran is not a book of science," that the creation of the first man described in the Quran is merely a "metaphor," and that the Quran "should not be taken literally." But if this is the case we are left to wonder about all the other parts in the Quran that "should not be taken literally." More importantly, why did the omniscient god of the universe refrain from telling Muhammad about evolution, deciding instead that it was more important to inform him that the bee eats of all fruits (Quran 16:68-69)?
Did Allah create Man in Allah's Image, or did Instead a Man create a God of The Universe in This Man's Image?
Assertion that Allah created Man in Allah's own image: Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: "Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, created Adam in His own image with His length of sixty cubits [27.4 meters!!] and as He created him He told him to greet that group, and that was a party of angels sitting there, and listen to the response that they give him, for it would form his greeting and that of his offspring. He then went away and said: Peace be upon you! They (the angels) said: May there be peace upon you and the Mercy of Allah, and they made an addition of" Mercy of Allah". So he who would get into Paradise would get in the form of Adam, his length being sixty cubits, then the people who followed him continued to diminish in size up to this day. (Translation of Sahih Muslim, Book 040, Number 6809)."
Argument that a Man Created Allah in Man's own Image: In the Quran we read that Allah chastised Iblis for failing to prostrate himself before Adam, and that Allah created Adam with “his own two hands.” (Quran 38:75). It is most curious that Allah used his two hands to create Adam. Normally, in order to create something Allah merely has to say “Be, and it is.” (Quran 36:82). One wonders why Allah chose the far slower method for creating when He decided to create Adam. In addition, one is struck by the fact that like humans, Allah has but two hands, rather than say, a billion.
Our first Debate Question: Is there any evidence at all for Islam's Evolution of Humans (in a sense), that is, is there any evidence among the fossil records that ancient Homo Sapiens used to be far bigger than us today?
Our next Debate Question: Did Allah create Man in Allah's Image, or did Instead a man create a god of the universe in this man's Image?
[And it is not just Allah who has two hands just like humans, Satan has 2 hands as well!]
Understanding evolution is crucial for a complete understanding of modern biology. Despite no messages about it in the Quran from The Messenger of Allah, do Muslim-majority nations teach evolution in their schools?
Humans have reigned supreme for 200,000 years, yet dinosaurs ruled the earth for 135 MILLION years. The Quran doesn't mention dinosaurs. Why was it a higher priority to Allah to help Muhammad with his marital problems instead (Quran 66:1-5)?
Evolution posits that life originally began from nonliving organic material and water, and that species change over time. A major implication of this is that the first humans had nonhuman parents. (see video below):
Although Muslims are free to believe that other species evolved over time, Islam dictates that one species, homo sapiens, was created directly by Allah using his two hands. Yet can this belief be reconciled with the fossil record showing the existence of homo erectus, and the recent finding of the likely missing link?