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True Islamic Evolution - Facts before, above, and beyond Darwin's Theory of Evolution - 1

Rejection of Islam to Darwinism and Social Darwinism (Scientific Racism!)

It is the misrepresented Christianity that clashed with the true science through the Catholic Church Inquisition Tribunals that tortured and killed scientists (such as Servetus and Galileo) and provoked scientists (as a result of a reaction) into rejection of Church’s authority and violent practices, and to separate the Church from politics and life compartmentalising it to the personal affairs only (i.e. it was a wrong that led to another wrong; and the two wrongs doesn’t make it right). Thus scientists started in fabricating false theories and dialectical philosophies for the sake of challenging Christianity as a religion and through it symbolising to any religion (mistakenly thinking that Islam – which is the only true religion and comprehensive code of life- does not principally differ from their deviated corrupted Christianity).    

It is astounding that an evolutionist like Dr Richard Dawkins can describe the ‘natural selection’ as the omnipotent creator of all creatures in this universe (Dawkin’s book: The Blind Watchmaker). According to him, Natural selection is the blind watchmaker, blind because it does not see ahead, does not plan consequences, has no purpose in view.  Yet the living results of natural selection overwhelmingly impress us with the appearance of designs if by a master watchmaker, impress us with the illusion of design and planning.  Dawkin defies God Intelligent Design, calling instead Good Design (replacing God with ‘Good’).  According to him, the nature can think, select, design, and create; all are the attributes of God (just but by name); his hypersensitivity to use the name of God, and replacing Him with that of ‘nature’ can only explained by his bitter experience with the Christian Church practices in History.    Indeed, Dr Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion (by Bantam Press, London, 2007, page 37) says:  (For most of my purposes…unless otherwise stated, I shall have Christianity mostly in mind, but only because it is the version with which I happen to be most familiar).

Conversely, it is the Roman Catholics and Catholicism (among all other religions) who felt the brunt of such an attack, as one can see in Scott Hahn and Benjamin Wiker’s Answering the new Atheism – Dismantling Dawkins’ Case Against God  (published by Emmaus Road Publishing, Ohio, USA, 2008, page 8) who say:  (On his part, Dawkins states that his case against religion is mainly a case against Christianity, and we will assume this as well).


As for Islam, which is beyond the reach of Dawkin and others, it is a code of modesty between  the 2 extremes of Church practices and modern Science Fanaticism, because Islam is the only true religion of God that was protected from human manipulation (protected by God himself).  It is the Islamic World which had adopted the full spectrum of scientists; many of the linguistics, Islamic scholars and judges were themselves physicians, architects, and scientists of sociology, zoology and botany (like Averroes, the Andalusian judge and physician; Ibn Khaldun, the judge, historian and sociologist; and Al-Jahiz -or al-Jahidh-, the linguistic and zoologist), and all start their books by the name of Allah then praising Allah then asking Allah’s pleasure with Prophet Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, then they start quoting excerpts from Qur’an and Prophetic Sunnah (Tradition) to consolidate their scientific writings. The Islamic World never knew the dichotomy of religion and science, or that science conflicted with religion; this schism started originally in the West after Roman Catholic Inquisition Tribunals in medieval dark Europe, which Islam had enlightened, because Islam is the religion of faith and science. Islam had never ever conflicted with biological sciences, on the contrary, Qur’an itself was always the source of scientific inspirations (Read Qur’an Miracles in Chapter Three).  


Islam put 5 broad principles in the lucid and beautiful Arabic language of Qur’an:


1.   All mankind is from Adam (Independent Human monogenesis)

After the convoluted journey of Social Darwinism with its most dangerous path in the history of Mankind, Islam stands high and rejects Pseudo-Scientific racism in any shape or form.  Man is the man wherever he is; all mankind is Allah’s creation; He (Allah) created them from two parents who had procreated and populated the Earth and became different nations and tribes, after acclimatising to different environments, adapted to different life-styles, and accustomed to different languages; they became different, only to be re-introduced and know each other.  They must be distinguished according to their character, ideology, and qualities of culture, (these are things that they can control themselves); they  should not be classified according to their inborn characteristics, such as colour, shape, figure, look, and height (which are things that they cannot control themselves). 

Allah Most High says:      

“O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another; verily, the most honourable of you with God (Allah) is the believer who is most pious; verily, God (Allah) is All-Knowing, Well-Acquainted (with all things)".                                                               Verse 49:13 of Surat Al-Hujurat (The Dwellings) 


On the authority of Jabir that Prophet Muhammad said in the 'Final Sermon' [shortly before his death, addressing the 120,000 attendant followers]:

“O People, Your God is One, and Your Father is One; There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-­Arab, or for a non­-Arab over an Arab; also there is no superiority for a white (Red) over black, nor for a black over white, except by piety (and good action)”.            

                                                           Narrated by Imam Baihaqi (4/289), Imam Ahmad (23489),

                                                                        Albani’s considered it Sahih (correct Hadith)

In another Hadith: 

All people are the children of Adam, and Adam is [originally] from dust”.

Narrated by Imam, Abu Dawod and Tirmithi and Baihaqi

In Muslim prayers, there is a practical application daily for the equality of all people standing before Allah, irrespective of their colour and race (black or white: Arab or non-Arab).  In the Pilgrimage too, there is a unique international application of equality between various races of Mankind, where millions of pilgrims came in their life-journey to gather in one place, wearing one white dress, in order to perform pilgrimage. Western Muslim converts who attended pilgrimage (e.g. Malcolm X, the black leader), returned home amazed by what they had witnessed of absolute equality between various races of Adam children; they then became passionate preachers for Islam, because Islam, among all religions, philosophies, and civilizations, is the only one to implement equality between the all members of Mankind in the World of Reality, and for the first time in History.

2.   Undermining the basis of Racism

Also Islam undermines all the foundations and causes of the racial differences, based on Man’s colour, look, shape, figure, and mood; life is colours, and variety is the spice of life as they say:

On the authority of Abu Musa, the Prophet peace upon him, said: “Allah has created Adam from a handful He got from all components of  Earth, thus children of Adam came according to that Earth component, among them came the Red, the white, the black, and the intermediate; and the good and the bad and intermediate”. 

                                                                    Narrated by Imam Ahmad, Abu Dawod, and Tirmithi,

   Tirmithi said: it is Hasan Sahih (correct good Hadith)

This Hadith is closely related to the statement by Allah in the Qur’an about the role of water for life and about the relationship between the colours of  mountains of the Earth, and the colours of humans, fruits, insects (and beasts), and animals:


(See you not that Allah sends down rainwater from the sky? and We produce therewith fruits of various colours, and among the mountains are tracts white and red, of varying colours and black intense in hue.  And likewise of men and beasts [including moving living creatures and insects], and cattle, are of various colours.  It is only those who have knowledge among His servants that truly fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving).

                                                               Verse 35:27-28 of Surat Fatir (The Originator of Creation)

Islam refers to the fact that Mankind with its various races and colours, is one Human race coming from one offspring: Adam and Eve; Allah repeatedly refers to human Mankind as “Adam’s Children” (to confirm the unity of Mankind) and asked them to be the witnesses for his Lordship. 

Allah Most High says:

(And (remember) when your Lord brought forth from the Children of Adam, from their loins, their seeds (or descendants), and made them testify as to themselves, (saying): “Am I not your Lord (Who cherishes and sustains you)?”  They said: “Yes! We testify!” (This), lest you should say on the Day of Judgement: “verily, we have been unaware of this”).    

                                                                                   Verse 7: 172 of Surat Al-A’raf (or The Heights)

Abu Huraira reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) had said: "Verily Allah does not look to your bodies nor to your faces (appearances), and to your wealth, but He looks to your hearts and to your deeds".                                Narrated by Sahih Muslim Number 2564

Furthermore, Islam considered a big sin to look down at the members of other different races of the human Mankind:

It is narrated on the authority of Abdullah bin Mas’ud that Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) said:  “Whosoever has pride in his heart equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant) shall not enter Paradise. A person (amongst the audience) said: ‘Verily, a person loves that his dress should be beautiful, and his shoes should be beautiful’.  He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: “Verily, Allah is the Most Beautiful and He loves Beauty. Pride is to completely disregard the truth (out of self-conceit) and contempt for (to scorn or look down upon) the people”.

                                                                                                    Narrated by Sahih Muslim Number 91

Pride is the offspring of self-conceit, and this is the very negation of faith. Pride and faith cannot thus go together.  It inoculates in man the spirit of humility and submission to Truth. Pride is the expression of vanity which is one of the greatest hurdles into the path of truth. The self-conceited man accepts nothing which does not satisfy his vanity and, therefore, he cannot be a true believer.  He is a worshipper of his own self. 


3.    Honouring Children of Adam (whole Mankind) with its different races  

Allah Most High said in respect of Mankind in its various spectra, races, colours, and shapes:

(We have honoured the sons of Adam; provided them with transport on land and sea; given them for sustenance things good and pure; and conferred on them special favours, above a great part of Our Creation.)                                                       Surat Al-Isra’ (The Journey) 17:70

Hence, among Prophet Muhammad’s companions were: Abu Bakr, the white; Bilal, the black Abyssinian, who was a slave and became a master in Islam (he is also the Prophet’s personal Muezzin); Suhaib, the red Roman who was one of the great Muhajirs (the emigrants from Makkah to Medina); and Salman, the brunet Persian (For more, read Chapter Three).

Furthermore, the respect of Islam for the humanity of the Man, whoever he is, and irrespective of his creed, culture and religion, established a milestone in unique religious tolerance for the first in the whole history; It is quoted that:


The Prophet (peace be upon him) stood one day for a (passing) funeral

He was told: O’ Messenger of Allah, it is Jewish funeral!

He (the Prophet) replied: “Is it not a human?!”       Narrated by both Bukhari (1312) and Muslim (961)

                                                                                                                                          under Funeral sections

Also Islam prohibits its Muslim followers (within Islamic nation, formed of various colours and racial backgrounds) from derision and mockery of each others; Allah Most High says:      

“O you who believe! Let not a group scoff (laugh) at another group, it may that the latter are better than the former. Nor let some women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former. Nor defame one another, nor insult one another by (offensive) nicknames. How bad is it to insult one’s brother after having Faith [i.e. to call your Muslim brother (a faithful believer) as: ‘O sinner’, or ‘O wicked’]. And whosever does not repent, then such are indeed Zalimun (wrong-doers)”.            Verse 49:11 of Surat Al-Hujurat (The Dwellings) 

Abu Huraira reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) had said:

"Don’t nurse malice against each other, don’t nurse aversion against one another, also don’t be inquisitive about one another, and don’t outbid one another (by praising the good) and be fellow-brothers and servants of Allah".                      Narrated by Sahih Muslim Number 2563

On the authority of A’mash with the same chain of transmitters (and the words are):

“Don’t sever relations of kinship, don’t bear enmity against one another, also bear aversion against one another, and don’t feel envy against the other. Live as fellow-brothers as Allah has commanded you”.                               Narrated by Sahih Muslim Number 2563


(Retrieved from the 'Introduction to Paradise Dictionary' by Prof Dr M Al-Fallouji, Chapter 3: Racism between two Languages - A Critical Review)