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Yasir Qadhi’s Evolution View: Valid or Not?

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Q: Is Yasir Qadhi’s view of evolution valid according to scholars:

Here is a summary of what he said: Qadhi, on the other hand, accepted all of evolution except where it applies to humans. However, he conceded that the “maximum we can go” from an Islamic theological perspective is to say that God inserted Adam in the natural order. To explain his position, he used the example of dominos. He asserted that Adam was the last domino placed directly by God. From his perspective, believers would see this last domino as a miracle of God, whereas non-believers would see a causal connection from all the other dominos. This way, the miracle of Adam is preserved theologically. I read that close analysis of the quran shows that is this view is not compatible, what are thoughts on this?


A: His research is just speculation and guesswork, and perhaps he is suffering from a type of inferiority complex. We do not have to believe in his fabricated theory and leave out the Qur’aan and hadeeth. There were many people before him who also tried to have an apologetic approach with western scholars and secularists. Perhaps he has considered these secular materialists to be his standard and he is striving to be with them. May Allah Ta`ala save us and the ummat from this type of mulhideen and corrupt people.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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