Based on the knowledge of the 1940s and 1950s, some Muslims imagine that evolution is a theory supported by science, and try to reconcile it with Islam employing a strange logic which suggests that ‘Muslims knew about evolution long before Darwin.’ This logic is a product of serious lack of knowledge. Science has proven the invalidity of evolution. The fact science reveals is the fact of Creation.
The fact that Muslims believe in, and the Qur’an clearly states, is that God created everything. Therefore, it is impossible for a Muslim to advocate the same things with the theory of evolution, which is a pagan superstition dating back to the time of the ancient Egyptians and Sumerians, explaining everything with coincidences.
God surely could have created the living organisms through evolution if He had wished so. However, the Qur’an does not contain any such information or any verse supporting the gradual formation of life forms as claimed by evolutionists. Had such a manner of creation existed, we would have seen it in the verses of the Qur’an with its elaborate explanations. But on the contrary, God informs us in the Qur’an that life and the universe is created miraculously with God’s commandment, ‘Be’.
He is the Originator of the heavens and earth. When He decides on something, He just says to it, ‘Be!’ and it is. (Qur’an, 2:117)
The fact God heralds in the Qur’an is that mankind was created out of nothing, in the finest form:
We created man in the finest mold. (Qur’an, 95:4)
He created the heavens and the earth with truth and formed you, giving you the best of forms. And He is your final destination. (Qur’an, 64:3)