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There are people alive today with Neanderthal dna and other humanoid DNA. Are they considered as fully descendants of Prophet Adam?

What does Islam say about the fate of human-like species who lived before Adam (AS)? Are they classified as animals or considered human beings?

  • Can you explain me to me who neanderthals were, could they be ya juj wa ma juj? Neanderthals seem to fit the description of ya juj wa ma juj. – Abdifatah Ali May 29 '16 at 17:44
  • I have never heard about this. All what I know is that, the people we see our us, are actually prophet Adam’s descendants, I’m too a descendant of Adam and Eve. – Alex A Oct 15 '18 at 22:11
  • @AlexA I agree with the second part of your comment. W.r.t first : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo – Ahmed Oct 16 '18 at 12:34
  • And plus, in Quran is not mentioned such thing. Because, it didn’t existed. Neanderlands never existed! – Alex A Oct 16 '18 at 18:27
  • @AlexA The Quran was sent as a guidance & contains signs for us. It does NOT contain every single detail about what happened on earth. Humans have found bone fragments of Neanderthals just like they found bones of prehistoric creatures like dinosaurs and of creatures who lived before them. Remember dinosaurs and human beings came relatively late when compared to the age of earth. There have been 5 major global extinctions till now. Also the Prophet (AS) himself said that he saw the earth in the form of an old woman during Meraj indicating earth is very old. Also Jinns once dominated the earth. – Ahmed Oct 17 '18 at 5:21
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Scientific theories are relative, Islam is absolute. We do not mix what is relative with what is absolute. We understand what is relative in the light of the absolute. Islam says it clear: All the mankind descend fro Adam : " هو الذي خلقكم من نفس واحدة " Surat AlAraaf , Aya 189 . Also hadith "كلكم لآدم و آدم من تراب " from Khutbat AlWadaa "the final speech" .

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