QURANIC THEORY OF EVOLUTION IN REGARDING THE CREATION OF HUMAN

Abstract

In this essay, it is stated that the birth of human child seems to be an usual / routine incident but, a question still arises in the mind that who was the first man and where did he come from? In this regard, the Holy Quran guides us and tells us that the first human being was Hazrat Adam (AS), who was created by Allah Almighty. This creation , passed through different phases/ stages, came to the perfect human being. According to the Quranic Ayats, this evolution of Adam (AS) took place in two ways. First was physical evolution, through fire, clay, air and water while the second evolution was spiritual, that was from illiteracy to knowledge. It means that Allah Almighty first made clay’s statue of Adam (AS) and then bestowed him with the blessings of hearing, listening , wisdom, sense and authority. It was because of these qualities that, angles bowed before Adam (AS) . That was the important chain of evolution which made Adam (AS) superior to other creatures, then Allah created the pair of Adam (AS) Bibi Hawa (AS) and the offspring of this first pair continued with combination of their water. This is the reason that Adam (AS) is called great grand father of al human beings

Afshan Naaz