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In order to answer this question, we must have an agreement on what the Quranic term "خلق (to create (reads "khalk"))" means. Some say that, when Allah "creates" something, it happens in an instant, all of a sudden, out of nowhere. And some say that, when Allah "creates" something, it happens in a circulation of events which follow each other. If the first ...


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There are various views regarding this among Muslim scholars. Some believe that it is incompatible while others believe it is compatible. The answer also depends on what is exactly meant by "evolution". One way of stating it is to claim that there has been no divine involvement in the creation of humans which would be contradictory to Islamic beliefs. On the ...


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I think there are a number of possible answers to this question. It's not clear-cut. In Islam, the belief is that human beings and all creation are created for a purpose - they're not products of random aimless mutations. So in that aspect, there is a clear divergence. As for the mechanics of evolution, there is very little to contradict basic biology in the ...


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According to wikipedia the definition of clay is as follows: Clay is a general term including many combinations of one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter.1 Geologic clay deposits are mostly composed of phyllosilicate minerals containing variable amounts of water trapped in the mineral structure. So clay is dirt and water ...


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As much as I have understood from the Shi'ite teachings this world, Dunya (which means closer, or less precious), is a projection of a more realistic world which we call Barzakh, being somewhat a surface to a deep universe, and Barzakh on its own is the projection of a more realistic world which we call Akherah, apparently again like a surface to a deeper ...


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the answer is that the attribute of God is that God loves. His name is "Al wudood" which means the one who loves so God is the possessor of this attribute if the creation is not there, that does not mean this attribute is not there. The answer is simple God is not dependent on the Creation to have the attribute of love


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If you are asking whether women are created with the sole purpose of being serene for men, and whether its important for them to marry and do that to achieve salvation. The answer is no. Quran 51:56 And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. Women are subject to the same religious obligations as men such as prayer, fasting, ...


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Allah (the only, unique God in Islamic beliefs), created/creates two types of creations: Creations who don't have their own will: they're مسخّرة or مسيّرة (unfree). Those creations act according to the criteria or routine Allah specified that they will follow. In other simpler words they're "automated", and those creations are not judged to go to Hell or ...


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In many different verses of the Quran, we are urged to look at the world around us and to think about its creation. Basically, the existence of other planets allow us to understand certain names of God, such as the All-Powerful (القادر) and the All-Knowing (العالم). So these extra planets give us an opportunity to think and understand the names and ...


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We just know that there is A purpose and it is not a play: وَمَا خَلَقْنَا السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا لَاعِبِينَ ﴿الدخان: ٣٨﴾ We created not the heavens and earth, and all that between them is, in play; We just can say that Allah has created jinn and mankind to worship him. وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا ...


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Well, it is a little bit hard to explicitly answer as shortly as stating yes or no, but let only clarify the situation to some extent. Based on this answer, time is a creation of Allah, and Allah is not bounded to His own creation so Allah is just beyond the notion of time. That is, all past, present, and future are the same in the view of Allah. The past, ...


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Since not a clear explanation is given in Qur'an explaining things specifically as to why did Allah create other planets, but the reason is given as why did he create things on earth other than humans, thereby applicable and hence helpful to answer as to why there are other planets too. And the earth, We have made it plain and cast in it mountains and We ...


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First part of your question: Why hasn't god distroyed the devil? http://quran.com/7/14 [Satan] said, "Reprieve me until the Day they are resurrected." http://quran.com/7/15 [ Allah ] said, "Indeed, you are of those reprieved." The satan begged god to allow him to prove to god that he (devil) is better than man. God delayed the devils ...


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Living things were created from water: Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe? (Al-'Anbiya' 21:30) Allah has created every [living] creature from water. And of them are those that move on their bellies, and ...


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If you see sahih international the translation says "clinging substance". The word used in the Quran is عَلَقٍ (alaq), which would denote "hanging" or "clinging". It also has roots to علقة (alaqah), which would mean a "leech" (which is a worm that hangs or clings to its host and sucks blood). Below are the images of a leech and embryo. Between the 37th ...


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According to Quran creation is a gradual process: Look at some examples of using word creation in Quran: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِن كُنتُمْ فِي رَ‌يْبٍ مِّنَ الْبَعْثِ فَإِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن تُرَ‌ابٍ ثُمَّ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ ثُمَّ مِنْ عَلَقَةٍ ثُمَّ مِن مُّضْغَةٍ مُّخَلَّقَةٍ وَغَيْرِ‌ مُخَلَّقَةٍ لِّنُبَيِّنَ لَكُمْ وَنُقِرُّ‌ فِي الْأَرْ‌حَامِ مَا ...


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I think it is (evolution in general) because of this verse: Noble Quran 71:14 'Seeing that it is He that has created you in diverse stages?


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Allah created everything for a purpose, but excess or incorrect placement of anything can be dangerous. E.g. water is amazing and life for us. However, if it enters your lungs, it does the opposite. Similarly, fire is amazing, it helps us cook food so that we can eat and be healthy and living, it's helpful for life. But imagine the same fire surrounding ...


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In Short: No, neither with the original evolution theory nor with theistic version. In length: First I strongly recommend you watch the documentary movie named "Expelled" that is about the war between two major theories: evolution vs intelligent design. The movie is somewhat highly criticized but you must see the movie before judging the two sides. Once you ...


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There is nothing in the Qur’an or sunnah that indicate who lived on Earth before Adam. Rather the reports that speak of this are the opinions of those who wrote the Tafsir, among the companions and tabieen(Those who followed the companions). To know what they have said go back to Tafsir At-Tabri, Ibn Kathir, and Tafsir "Tahreer and Tanweer". In a nutshell, ...


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Mr. Zeeshan answered part of it. The perfection Allah mentions is that of our nefs and spiritual side; see Quran suras 91 and 95. We are granted perfect nefs as individuals, that is in perfect submission to Allah, when we are first born. (91:7) Wa Nafsin Wa Mā Sawwāhā (And the human nefs that (Allah) formed to perfection) (91:8) Fa'alhamahā Fujūrahā ...


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The way I see it, in this verse Allah is addressing those who are in doubt about the resurrection by providing them with a simple example which is the creation of human beings. There are a two possible meanings both of which can be proven to be right: 1.The verse is just stating the certain stages through which a human being comes to existence without ...


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I think this is just a matter of you throwing yourself into confusion with non-sequitirs (ie, fallacious connections). The false connection is in this statement you made: "So when we compare the ayaths we can see that all the three verses (mentioned above) starts by referring the seven heavens and then says about the stars created which are referred as ...


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The only thing Islam mentions is that there were other creations on planet earth before human beings; Creatures that are "smart" non-animals like Jinns for example. Logically speaking, there must have existed a wild and natural life including animals and plants. But Islam does not mention anything specific about the topic (as far as I know) and such things ...


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Your key question is: Are there several universes? Your secondary questions (indicated through your clarification) are: Where is Allaah? What are the heavens that Allaah has mentioned in the Qur'aan? Is it safe to say we can never fully understand Allaah? What are the capabilities of Allaah? Is knowledge only what is in the Qur'aan? Are there ...


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I'm no scholar of course, and this is not a fatwa, however: We have been told that: Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, "Be," and it is. Source: http://quran.com/2/117 i.e. he can do anything and everything he wills. So I think if Allah wanted to change time he could, but I don't think he will ...


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What is the purpose of creating this universe? Quran does not clearly state the reason why human and nature was created in the first place. But, there is a reality, they are created and they are right before our eyes. Quran brings solutions to the current state of human and nature, by warning us about the wreckage of societies (sa'at). It is not a tale or ...


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It's hard to me to answer this in English but i'll try my best. First we have to answer one thing. Does ALLAH need anything to survive or to be a God?!!! Of course NO. Then we have to say that ALLAH doesn't in need for anybody and anything. This will be the rule that will guide us. Now When ALLAH want to make a thing He just says Be and it will be, ...


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