Can a Muslim be an Evolutionist?

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I will argue that no claim about the emergence of life forms and humans can contradict Islam. Although the Quran clearly asserts that all species of life, including humans, are created by God, it does not reveal how God created. Since the Quran doesn’t teach how God created species, the Quran is compatible with evolution. Yet, although a Muslim can believe in evolution, I argue against the claim that a Muslim must accept evolution.




Taslaman, C. (2021). Can a Muslim be an Evolutionist? In Abrahamic Reflections on Randomness and Providence (pp. 107–117). Springer International Publishing.

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