Falsehood of the Theory of Evolution

Originally found at Q & A Benefits

Question #347:

There are some people who claim that man was once an ape and then evolved. Is this correct, and is there any evidence to support this?

Answer:

This statement is false. The evidence for that is that Allāh has clarified in the Qurʾān the stages of Adam’s creation.

Stages of creation of Adam

    1. Adam was created from dust. Allāh says (what means):

      “Verily, the likeness of ‘Isâ (Jesus) before Allāh is the likeness of Ādam. He created him from dust” Āl ʿImrān:59

    2. Then that dust was made wet until it became sticky clay, clinging to the hands; Allāh the Exalted says (what means):

      “And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay (water and earth).” Al Muʾminūn:12

      Allāh also says (what means):

      “Verily, We created them of a sticky clay.” Aṣ-Ṣāfāt:11

    3. Then it turned into altered black mud.Allāh the Exalted states (what means):

      “And indeed, We created man from dried (sounding) clay of altered mud.” Al-Hijr:26

      And when it dried, it turned into clay like that of pottery.Allāh the Exalted states (what means):

      “He created man (Adam) from sounding clay like the clay of pottery.” Ar-Raḥmān:14

    4. Allāh then fashioned Adam into the form that He willed and then breathed into him the soul which He created for him, Allāh the Exalted says (what means):

      “And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: “I am going to create a man (Adam) from dried (sounding) clay of altered mud. “So, when I have fashioned him completely and breathed into him (Adam) the soul which I created for him, then fall (you) down prostrating yourselves unto him.” Al-Hijr:28-29

These are the stages of Adam’s creation according to the Qur’an.

Stages of creation of Adam’s offspring

As for the stages of creating Adam’s offspring, Allāh the Exalted says (what means):

“And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay (water and earth). Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman). Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So Blessed is Allâh, the Best of creators.” Al-Muʾminūn:12-14

Creation of Adam’s wife, Eve

As for Adam’s wife, Eve, Allāh the Exalted has clarified that He created her from Adam, saying (what means):

“O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife [Hawwâ’ (Eve)], and from them both He created many men and women” An-Nisāʾ:1

May Allāh grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

Source: Fatwa of the Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

 

The Ruling On Saying That You Worship Allaah Out Of One’s Love For Him – Lajnah (Permanent Committee For Scholarly Research And Ifta’)

Originally found on Toronto Dawah

Here is some speech by the Lajnah ad-Da’imah it relates to what we mentioned yesterday in the aqeedah class about the sufis going to extreme with the love of Allah :

Question:

What is the ruling on some people who say: “O Allah, I worship You out of my love for You. If I worship You fearing Your Hell, let me enter it and if I worship You seeking to enter Your Paradise, let me enter Your Hell”?

Answer:

Worshiping Allah just by loving Him is the Manhaj [methodology] of misguided Sufis, which is of their own invention. Loving Allah is the highest degree of `Ibadah [worship], but not the sole act of `Ibadah. The Manhaj of Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah [adherents to the Sunnah and the Muslim mainstream] is to worship Allah through love, fear, hope and other expressive forms of `Ibadah. Allah [Exalted be He] says: Invoke your Lord with humility and in secret. Allah says about His Prophets: Verily, they used to hasten on to do good deeds, and they used to call on Us with hope and fear, and used to humble themselves before Us. Allah also says about the angels: And they stand in awe for fear of Him. And: They fear their Lord above them, and they do what they are commanded. There are many Ayahs [Qur’anic verses] elaborating on this meaning.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

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AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr

 

Hadith of the Day 3rd November 2018

Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “The people will be assembled on the Day of Resurrection barefooted, naked and uncircumcised”. I said, “O Messenger of Allah! Will the men and the women be together on that Day; looking at one another?” Upon this Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “O Aishah, the matter will be too serious for them to look at one another”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim, riyad as-salihin 411]

Welcome to Seekers of Mercy

Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

The post title kind of gives it away, but welcome to my blog Seekers of Mercy. Or rather, welcome back.

I started this blog a long time ago, and I had some good content (I thought) at the time. But I made a lot of mistakes, not least speaking without knowledge and talking about Islam from my own opinions. But Alhamdulillah, a few years ago, Allaah guided me through some brothers to follow the way of the Salaf, and shortly after, I took down all my previous posts because of the mistakes I saw in them.

After some thought, however, I’ve decided I’m ready to start blogging again in shaa Allaah. There will be things I will do the same as before, such as inspiring myself and then others to get closer to Allaah, but there will also be things I will do differently, such as weighing my words a lot more carefully.

In shaa Allaah here’s an idea of what to expect from the new Seekers of Mercy, as well as some house rules I’m setting myself:

  1. I won’t be speaking about the religion from my own opinions – anything I do mention, I will include daleel (evidence) in shaa Allaah.
  2. Every day, I will post a hadith in shaa Allaah. It’ll be found in the hadith section of the website.
  3. I know there’s a difference of opinion on this, but I won’t be posting content with images on here.
  4. I will write personal reflections frequently, which will mostly be about my experience of practising. I won’t talk about my personal opinion on an Islamic ruling, but I will talk about how following that ruling affects me personally.
  5. I will most likely fall short of everything I’ve stated above, so I ask anyone reading to advise me when I do.

I’ll probably update these rules as I go along, but these are a good foundation for now.

Jazakallahu khayra, and may Allaah guide us all to that which is correct.