Salman Hameed who is an Assistant Professor of Integrated Science & Humanities spent time doing an interview with New Scientist. He claims the Quran is very vague concerning creationism. As a result, he feels creationism is actually invading Islam. Really? Let’s take a look!
“What is the matter with you that you hope not for greatness and wisdom from Allah? And He has created you in different forms and different conditions. See you not how Allah has created seven heavens in perfect harmony, and has placed the moon, therein a light and made the sun a lamp?”
And Allah has caused you to grow out of the earth as a good growth. Then will He cause you to return, thereto, and He will bring you forth a new bringing forth. (71:14-19)
“It is He Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course” (21:33).
Salman Hameed claims the reason why so many Muslim reject evolution it’s because they consider it a symbol for Western dominance. It’s quite hard to believe this is the case even though the Quran can be confusing at times, and not doctrinally sound when it comes to religion, an acceptance in evolutionary origins would contradict such suras in the Quran like sura 21:33.
It’s more like secular dominance than a “Western dominance” per say. Because it’s a very popular concept particularly in the middle east to blame the West for having a war on Islam because it doesn’t submit to it.
Secularists on the other hand, like to use Islam against creationism…
“The Qur’an states that “Allah created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in six days” (7:54). This verse is a bit misleading because days in the Quran are different than described in the Bible.
“a day in the sight of your Lord is like 1,000 years of your reckoning” (22:47)
“The angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a Day the measure whereof is (as) fifty thousand years” (70:4)
The Hadith states…
“Yaman related that 50,000 years refers to judgment day, for in it are 50 stations each of which will last for a 1,000 years…” -Imam Al-Qurtubi
The Quran uses the supernatural, not the natural in descriping origins of the Universe. Secularists try to use the mass amount of time referred to in the suras in order to try and making easier for Muslims to believe in evolution. However, removing “Allah” from creation isn’t helping keeping Muslim believing in a form of creationism.
While it’s true the Quran doesn’t agree 100 percent with the Bible, far from it in fact but it does teach creationism.