Another attack on religion is the ‘evolution theory’. Clearly scientists will have claimed to have solved this puzzle and promote Darwin’s theory that, ‘we evolved from Apes’, but over hundreds of years have passed and still no-one has been able to prove Darwin’s theory!
The Holy Qur’an supports the view that we evolved through various stages of evolution, but it certainly does not support the view that we evolved through apes, etc. Instead, the Holy Qur’an supports the view that the human species evolved from the single cell stage as a separate species. Likewise, the Holy Qur’an informs us that Adam was not the first man, but the first prophet (2:31)..
Fossil evidence has shown several stages in the development of the human species. The oldest discovered fossil, so far, is known as ‘Lucy’ and dates from 3.5 million years ago. This most ancient wave of hominids were called Australopithecus.
The second wave of hominids were the Pithecanthropines or Archanthropians. These lived some 500,000 years ago, surviving for roughly 350,000 years.
The third wave of hominids were the Neanderthals or Paleanthropians. They appeared about 100,000 years ago and lived approximately 60,000 years.
The last wave of hominids are the Homo Sapiens. They appeared about 35,000 to 40,000 years ago.
The Holy Qur’an informs us of how Allah removed one kind of people and replaced them with other people. Some of the relevant verses are:
Holy Qur’an Chapter 71, verse 15 relates: