The Qur’an Refutes Darwinism (Part Two) An lecture and documentary presenting arguments that refute Darwin’s theory of evolution.Soucre Link
Darwinism thrives in a climate of ignorance.
It suggests that intermediate fossils exist when in fact they do not.
It offers “false proofs.”
Although all the fossils discovered prove creation, Darwinism maintains the opposite.
It claims that proteins came into being by chance, though the odds of this happening are just 1 in 10950, in other words a mathematical impossibility.
It seeks to make people believe that artists, scientists, and professors came into existence, again by chance, from these proteins, which cannot themselves have come about by chance.
It even seeks to have us believe that these professors found universities and research how they themselves came into being by chance.
Darwinism regards the fact that there is more information encoded in the chromosome of the living cell than there is in a giant library as a miracle of blind chance.
It maintains that chance is the supposed Divine power that turned unseeing, unhearing, unfeeling atoms into seeing, hearing, feeling and conscious human beings.
Chance is the deity of Darwinism, one that supposedly works miracles.
Darwinism is the worst mass deception of the last two hundred years.
Within the next 5 to 10 years, at the most, those who have “fallen under the spell of Darwinism” will be amazed at how they were taken in.
The theory of evolution is an ideology opposed to religion that denies the existence of God and the fact of creation; it claims that all life emerged as the result of random coincidences.
Scientific discoveries made in the 20th century led to the theory losing all its foundations.
The invalidity of the theory is obvious even to anyone with a primary school level of knowledge.
The information taught in biology lessons about the “complex structure of the cell” is alone sufficient enough to demonstrate the nonsensical nature of evolutionist claims built on the logic of chance.
Despite all these evident truths, it is still possible to encounter Muslims who support this unscientific and atheistic theory by being taken in by materialist indoctrination and propaganda.
There are even some Muslims who, deceived by this indoctrination, imagine that the theory of evolution is a scientific fact and set about seeking a “middle way” between the theory and faith in God.
The people, in question, accept, word for word, the Darwinist scenario regarding the origin of life.
Yet, by maintaining that this scenario operates under the control of God, they attempt to “reconcile” the theory of evolution with Islam.
However, according to the Qur’an, there is no rational aspect in trying to adapt this theory, which is based on the denial of God and the denial of creation, to religion.
The theory of evolution maintains that nothing, living or otherwise, in the universe was created, and that, on the contrary, they all emerged as the result of natural phenomena, chance and coincidences.
The fact is, however, that in our Holy Scripture, the Qur’an, we are told that the Omniscient and the Almighty God brought everything in the skies, on the Earth, and between the two into existence; in other words that they were created.
As we have seen, the theory of evolution conflicts with the fact of Divine creation right from the outset.
At this point, one matter that confuses some people needs to be clarified.
Of course God could have created living things by means of evolution had He so chosen.
But there is no account or sign in the Qur’an to indicate any such thing.
There is not one single verse to support the idea of a lengthy, stage by stage formation of species, as evolutionists maintain happened.
On the contrary, all the evidence shows that God created living things in a single moment, and perfectly formed.
In the first part of our documentary film, “The Qur’an Refutes Darwinism,” we shall be seeing how the idea of evolution is refuted by the verses of the Qur’an and how evolution is a violation of the essence and spirit of the Qur’an.
GOD IS HE WHO CREATES FROM NOTHING
Regarding the emergence of life, some Muslims hide behind evolutionist accounts that are devoid of any validity.
They try to explain the emergence of living things in terms of such unrealistic and irrational concepts as mutation, natural selection, and a transition from water to land or from land to the air.
God creates everything, in the form and at the time that He chooses, without the use of any model and out of nothing. He is exalted above any defect and is rich beyond any need. He has no need of any cause, means, or stages for His creation. He is beyond all the causes and laws, since He created them. Therefore, nobody should be misled by the fact that everything is based on specific causes and natural laws.
God, Lord of the Earth and heavens, can eliminate these causes if He so choosesSoucre Link
Far from being a scientific thesis, Darwinism is a system of thought invented and sustained in order to lead people to deny Allah, and one that is constructed upon errors.
Darwinists have neither scientific foundation nor any evidence with which to defend their position.
In order to sustain their irrational and unscientific theory they resort to fraud and demagoguery and seek to silence their opponents with psychological pressure and methods of indoctrination.
The fact is, however, that they are in a hopeless position.
That being the case, it is a grave error for any Muslim to be taken in by evolutionist propaganda and to attach any credence to this theory.
Nonetheless, because of the inferiority they feel when confronted by evolutionists, and out of ignorance, doubt or lack of determination, some people have engaged in a superstitious attempt to reconcile Darwinism with faith.
Someone who fails to keep up with scientific progress and who does not read publications setting out the invalidity of the theory of evolution may be taken in by Darwinist deceptions. However, lack of awareness is a state of affairs that can easily be overcome by reading about the subject.
No Muslim with detailed knowledge concerning the theory of evolution can any longer possibly remain undecided or silent in the face of evolutionist claims.
In this third and final part of our series “The Qur’an Refutes Darwinism,” we shall continue to examine the errors of those who attempt to find evidence for the theory of evolution in the Qur’an.
THE ERROR THAT PROPHET ADAM (pbuh) WAS NOT THE FIRST HUMAN BEING
One of the claims made by those taken in by the idea of creation through evolution is that the Prophet Adam (pbuh) may not have been the first human being, and that he may not even have been human at all. The Prophet Adam (pbuh) is beyond this.
Those making such claims point to the following verse as evidence:
When your Lord said to the angels, ‘I am putting a khalif on the earth,’ they said, ‘Why put on it one who will cause corruption on it and shed blood when we glorify You with praise and proclaim Your purity?’ He said, ‘I know what you do not know.’ (Surat al-Baqara, 30)
These people interpret the Arabic verb “jaAAilun,” used in the expression “I am putting a khalif on the earth,” as meaning “to appoint” in English.
They then errorly conclude from this that the Prophet Adam (pbuh) was not the first human, and that he was appointed caliph from among many human beings.
The fact is, however, that the verb “jaAAilun” does not only mean “to appoint.” But also it is used in various places in the Qur’an to impart such different meanings as to create, bring into being, invent, convert, make, do, place, etc.
Some of the verses in which the verb “jaAAilun” is employed read as follows:
He created you from a single self, then PRODUCED (jaAAala) its mate from it, and sent down livestock to you — eight kinds in pairs… (Surat Az-Zumar, 6)
Say: “It is He Who brought you into being and GAVE (wajaAAala) you hearing, sight and hearts. What little thanks you show!” (Surat Al-Mulk, 23)
“And placed the moon as a light in them and MADE (WajaAAala) the sun a blazing lamp?” (Surah Nuh, 16)
“Allah has SPREAD (jaAAala) the earth out as a carpet for you…” (Surah Nuh, 19)
As can be seen from these verses, the word “jaAAala” is used in very different meanings in the Qur’an in addition of “to appoint.”
Yet even if the sense of “to appoint” is applied to the word “jaAAala” it is still incompatible with Qur’anic moral values to draw the heretical conclusion of creation through evolution.
Allah tells us in the Qur’an that angels, djinn and satan were all created before the Prophet Adam (pbuh).
When the Prophet Adam (pbuh) was created the angels were required to prostrate themselves before him, and they all did this, with the exception of the djinn Diabolis.
Therefore, even if the word “jaAAala” is interpreted as meaning “to appoint,” it is still clear that the Prophet Adam (pbuh) is being referred to as being appointed caliph over the angels and djinn. (Allah knows the truth.) In addition, after his descent to earth the Prophet Adam (pbuh) was appointed caliph over a human society consisting of his own descendance, and this is another sense in which the idea of “being apppointed” is appropriate.
As all this goes to show, the word “jaAAala” in the verses does not, contrary to what some people maintain, mean that the Prophet Adam (pbuh) was chosen from among several people who existed together with him.
The Qur’an contains no statement in support of such a claim.
To make such an impossible suggestion on the basis of a single word is a sign of a serious lack of reason and judgment. Furthermore, it is clearly stated in several verses that the Prophet Adam (pbuh), was created out of earth
In the previous two parts of this series, we answered the two big questions: Who made us? God. Why are we here? To serve and worship Him. A third question naturally arose: If our Creator made us to serve and worship Him, how do we do that? In the previous article, I suggested that the only way we can serve our Creator is through obeying His mandates, as conveyed through revelation.
But many people would question my assertion: Why does mankind need revelation? Isn’t it enough just to be good? Isn’t it enough for each of us to worship Almighty Allah in our own way?
Regarding the need for revelation, I would make the following points: In the first article of this series, I pointed out that life is full of injustices, but our Creator is fair and just and He establishes justice, not necessarily in this life, but surly in the afterlife. However, justice cannot be established without four things: a court (i.e., the Day of Judgment); a judge (i.e., the Creator); witnesses (i.e., men and women, angels, elements of creation); and a book of laws upon which to judge (i.e., revelation). Now, how can our Creator establish justice if He did not hold humankind to certain laws during their lifetimes? It’s not possible. In that scenario, instead of justice, Allah would be dealing out injustice – far is He above that — for He would be punishing people for transgressions they had no way of knowing were crimes.
Why else do we need revelation? To begin with, without guidance, mankind cannot even agree on social and economic issues, politics, laws, etc. So, how can we ever agree on God? Secondly, nobody writes the user manual better than the one who made the product. Allah is the Creator; we are creation, and nobody knows the overall scheme of creation better than the Creator. Are employees allowed to design their own job descriptions, duties, and compensation packages as they see fit? Are we citizens allowed to write our own laws? No? Well then, why should we be allowed to write our own religions? If history has taught us anything, it is the tragedies that result when mankind follows its caprice. How many who have claimed to carry the banner of free thought have designed religions that committed themselves and their followers to nightmares on earth and damnation in the hereafter?
So, why isn’t it enough just to be good? And why isn’t it enough for each of us to worship God in our own way? To begin with, peoples’ definitions of “good” differ. For some, it is high morals and clean living; for others, it is madness and mayhem. Similarly, concepts of how to serve and worship our Creator differ as well. More importantly and to the point, nobody can walk into a store or a restaurant and pay with a different currency than the merchant accepts. So it is with religion. If people want Almighty Allah to accept their servitude and worship, they have to pay in the currency He demands. And that currency is obedience to His revelation.
Imagine raising children in a home in which you have established “house rules”. Then, one day, one of your children tells you that he or she has changed the rules and is going to do things differently. How would you respond? More than likely, with the words, “You can take your new rules and go to Hell!” Well, think about it. We are God’s creation, living in His universe under His rules, and “go to Hell” is very likely what the Almighty will say to any who presume to override His laws with their own.
Sincerity becomes an issue at this point. We should recognize that all pleasure is a gift from our Creator, and deserving of thanks. If given a gift, who uses the gift before giving thanks? And yet, many of us enjoy God’s gifts for a lifetime and never give thanks — or give it late. The English poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, spoke of the irony of the distressed human appeal in The Cry of the Human:
And lips say “God be pitiful,”
Who ne’er said, “God be praised.”
Should we not show good manners and thank our Creator for His gifts now, and subsequently for the rest of our lives? Don’t we owe Him that?
You answered “Yes”. You must have. Nobody will have read this far without being in agreement, but here’s the problem: Many of you answered “Yes”, knowing full well that your heart and mind does not wholly agree with the religions of your exposure. You agree we were created by a Creator. You struggle to understand Him. And you yearn to serve and worship Him in the manner He prescribes. But you don’t know how, and you don’t know where to look for the answers. And that, unfortunately, is not a subject that can be answered in an article. Unfortunately, that has to be addressed in a book, or maybe even in a series of books.
The good news is that I have written these books. I invite you to start with The Eighth Scroll. If you’ve liked what I’ve written here, you’ll love what I’ve written there.
Taken with kind permission from www.LevelTruth.com.
A large part of those religious people who support the theory of evolution suggests that Charles Darwin was religious. However, they are definitely mistaken, for during his life Darwin revealed his negative views of God and religion.
Darwin did believe in God during his youth, but his belief gradually faded and was replaced by atheism during middle age. However, he did not publicize this fact, for he did not want to attract any opposition from his devout wife in particular, as well as from his close relatives and the religious establishment. In her book Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution, Darwinist historian Gertrude Himmelfarb writes: “The full extent of Darwin’s disbelief, therefore, can be seen neither in his published work nor even in his published autobiography, but only in the original version of that autobiography.” Her book also reveals that when Darwin’s son Francis was about to publish his The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Darwin’s wife Emma fiercely opposed the project and did not want to give her permission, fearing that the letters might give rise to a scandal after his death. Emma warned her son to take out those sections that made open references to atheism. The entire family feared that such statements would damage Darwin’s prestige.
According to biologist Ernst Mayr, a founder of neo-Darwinism; “It is apparent that Darwin lost his faith in the years 1836-39, much of it clearly prior to the reading of Malthus. In order not to hurt the feelings of his friends and of his wife, Darwin often used deistic language in his publications, but much in his Notebooks indicates that by this time he had become a ‘materialist.’”
Darwin always bore his family’s reactions in mind, and throughout his life carefully concealed his ideas on religion. He did so, in his own words, because,
Many years ago I was strongly advised by a friend never to introduce anything about religion in my works if I wished to advance science in England, and this led me not to consider the mutual bearings of the two subjects. Had I foreseen how much more liberal the world would become, I should perhaps have acted differently.
As we can see from the final sentence, if Darwin had felt confident he would have attracted no reaction, he might not have been so cautious. When Karl Marx (1818-83) proposed to dedicate his Das Kapital to Darwin, Darwin firmly refused the honor on the grounds that it would hurt certain members of his family if he were associated with such an atheistic book.
However, we can still find Darwin’s attitude to spiritual concepts and beliefs in these words to his cousin: “I look upon all human feeling as traceable to some germ in the animals.”
Darwin also opposed religious instruction for children out of his belief that they should be freed from religious belief.
These anti-religious views have come down to present-day evolutionists as a kind of legacy. Just as Darwin did not want children to learn about God while they were being educated, modern evolutionists fiercely oppose teaching creationism in schools. They engage in active lobbying all over the world to have creation removed from the educational curriculum.
Darwin’s Atheism and Efforts to Conceal It
He makes the following reference to his own lack of belief, “disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete…”
The same book describes how Darwin’s father took him aside when he was about to get married and recommended that he conceal his religious doubt from his wife. However, Emma was aware of his ever-decreasing faith right from the first. When his Descent of Man was published, she confessed to her daughter regarding the book’s anti-religious sentiments:
I shall dislike it very much as again putting God further off.
In a letter he wrote in 1876, Darwin stated how his belief became weaker:
… This conclusion (theism) was strong in my mind about the time, as far as I can remember when I wrote the “Origin of Species”; and it is since that time that it has very gradually, with many fluctuations, become weaker…
At the same time, he found it odd that anyone else should have religious beliefs, and stated that people, who he believed had evolved from primitive animals, could not trust those beliefs:
Can the mind of man, which has, as I fully believe, been developed from a mind as low as that possessed by the lowest animals, be trusted when it draws such grand conclusions?
The fundamental reason why Darwin denied God’s existence was pride. We can see this in the statements below:
In the sense that an omnipotent and omniscient Deity must order and know everything, this must be admitted; yet, in honest truth, I can hardly admit it.
In a short hand-written appendix to the story of his life, he wrote:
I feel no remorse from having committed any great sin.
Darwin’s statements denying God’s existence and religion actually follow a classical atheist logic. A Qur’anic verse describes how those who deny Allah actually realize that He exists but still deny Him out of arrogance:
“And they repudiated them wrongly and haughtily, in spite of their own certainty about them. See the final fate of the corrupters.” (An-Naml 27:14)
The most important point here is this: Darwin’s atheism had the greatest influence on shaping his theory. He twisted facts, observations, and proofs in order to maintain his prejudice that life was not created. When one reads The Origin of Species, one clearly sees how Darwin was at pains to reject all evidence for creation (e.g., the complex structures in living things, how the fossil record points to sudden emergence, and facts pointing to the limits of how far living things can differ from each other in nature), and the way he postponed those things he could not immediately explain by saying: “Perhaps this matter will be resolved one day in the future.” Had he been a neutral scientist, he would not have displayed such dogmatism. His own style and methods show that Darwin was an atheist who grounded his theory in atheism.
In fact, atheists have supported Darwin for the last 150 years and irreligious ideologies have backed Darwinism precisely because of his atheism. Thus, given the fact of Darwin’s atheism, Muslims must not make the mistake of thinking that he was religious, or at least not opposed to religion, and continue to support him, his theory, and those who think like him. If they do, they place themselves alongside the atheists.
Taken with slight editorial modifications from the book titled, “Why Darwinism Is Incompatible with the Qur’an” by the author, A. O.