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my question is that what is darwinism?
is it considered a shirk?
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What is darwinism
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Your Question: what is darwinism?
Dear and beloved Sister in Islam, the truth is that it would be almost impossible for us to relate all the manifestations and refutations of the theory of ‘Darwin-ism’ in this article, but what we can do for you here is present a short synopsis of this theory. If you require to study this subject and theory with all its manifestations in detail, then
we suggest you read the book called ‘Evolution Deceipt’ by
the eminent scholar and author Brother Harun Yahya published by Ta-Ha
The person who put forward the theory of evolution was an
amateur naturalist from
The scientists who ardently refused to believe in the truth of ‘creation by design’ unashamedly latched on the fantastic theory of Charles Darwin in spite of its many manifest and visible flaws…and in time added and subtracted and altered Darwin’s original theory of evolution and devised what is known today as the ‘Neo-Darwin’ theory!
is it considered a shirk?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verse 30:
30 Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one mass) before We (Allah) clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 32 Surah Sajdah verse 4:
4 It is Allah Who has created the heavens and the earth and all between them in six Days and is firmly established on the Throne (of Authority).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 1:
1 O mankind! Reverence your Guardian-Lord Who created you from a single person, created of like nature his mate, and from them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqaan verse 2:
2 He (Allah) to Whom belongs the Dominion of the heavens and the earth: no son has He begotten, nor has He a partner in His Dominion: it is He Who created all things and ordered them in due proportions.
Allah Subhanah declares time and time again in His Glorious Book of Guidance, the Al-Quran that it is He Alone Who has brought into existence everything that exists in creation by perfect design and plan based on His Perfect and Absolute Knowledge, Wisdom and Power.
Thus as much as some of Darwin’s theories may be considered as ‘shirk’; without an iota of a doubt the theory of evolution where everything came into existence by mere chance, accident, and/or evolution goes directly against the Truth of ‘creation by perfect design’ by the One Who is the Creator of everything in existence…and the belief in the theory of Darwin would thus constitute pure and manifest ‘kufr’ or disbelief.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,