Islamic Scientific Creationism and its Christian Allies

Even though they are using arguments that ICR has developed and passed on to them, Islamic creationists usually adapt ICR’s arguments to fit their view of Islam or construct their own arguments to meet their own objectives for defeating evolution. So the Islamic creationism of BAV is not merely a carbon copy of ICR’s creationism; it has its own style and format.

Part of the difference between ICR’s and BAV’s versions of creationism relate to their different scriptural bases. The flexible and interpretable text in the Qur’an allows BAV to avoid the issue of the date of creation. In contrast to some of the ICR’s positions, BAV asserts that the Qur’an does not give any date for creation and that the Flood may have been a local, rather than a worldwide, event.

Here are some examples of the basic ideas defended in Harun Yahya’s books, which were also featured in the nationwide conferences (Harun Yahya 1997, 1998a, 1998b, 1998c). There are several points of departure from the creation model commonly promoted by the ICR.

1) Earth and life on earth were created by Allah all at once. There is no evolutionary process. No species has ever evolved into another species. Life was probably created on earth during the Cambrian Explosion.
2) The Qur’an is the best of the religious scriptures, so it does not make mistakes as do the other sacred books, such as estimating the earth’s age as 10 000 years or asserting the occurrence of a worldwide Flood. The Qur’an is the ultimate scientific truth. Nothing can contradict the Qur’an.
3) Matter is an illusion of the mind. In truth, only mind exists; matter does not! The outside world is the illusion of the mind, and mind transforms and determines the reality. (However, they try to use data obtained from that illusory world to prove that evolutionists are making mistakes!)
4) Evolution is the greatest hoax of all centuries. All the scientific data collected during the last 150 years disprove evolution. All the scientific data prove that, from DNA to organisms, everything has a design and purpose, and that everything was created all at once. Science has proved that Allah exists and created the life on earth.
5) Darwinists’ or evolutionists’ tendency to defend evolution is ideological, rather than scientific. They probably defend it because of their communist, materialist, Satanist, or racist ideologies. People who defend evolution are mentally ill, because they continue to defend it against all scientific evidence.
6) Humans are created in the image of Allah, so we cannot have evolved from apes, which are subhuman animals. Science has not found a single clue that apes are relatives of Homo sapiens.
7) Modern secular systems are the traps and deceits of Satan. (They are not against science, they say, but they oppose secular modern science and its cooperation with Satan. They propose the way of the Qur’an and Sharia as the ultimate and ideal way. Their understanding and definition of science are very obscure, especially since they deny that matter exists!)
8) Evolution is not a fact, because it is not reported in the Qur’an. (When they do not have information or evidence to explain a phenomenon, they cite some surah of the Qur’an and refer to the Qur’an as a scientific source. When they oppose theistic evolutionists, they claim that Allah could have created evolution, if he had wanted to, but since this is not reported in the Qur’an, it cannot be a fact.)


11 Responses to “Islamic Scientific Creationism and its Christian Allies”

  1. Kavin Says:

    Anyhow, I am a newly convinced Muslim, I wanna learn more about Islam. Fortunately Allah guide me to where I know great many good Muslim friends. And I ask for more…

  2. Anthony north Says:

    Remember that the Quran is being interpreted by Oktar for his own selfish ends.
    Oktar is a false prophet and his cult is one of untruths.

  3. Ahmed 1rfan Says:

    Peace Salaam Shalom. i learn from Quran that rule of r18ht hand law is a proof against evolution, but also i learn from Quran that yes there has been an incident of evolution where some men were turned into monkeys. And i also learn from Quran that Golden Ratio is the unique numbering of all creation mentioned in Quran 19:93-94, knowing 18 is the golden number in 1618, i learn from Quran that this 18 is present in each and every r18ht hand palm as an engraving on skin that has passed on to us all genetically and has not changed, just like a snail shell that has not evolved into a left handed spiral or clockwise design on its northern hemisphere just like any heart, planet, star, even hurricanes and tornados all follow this rule of r18ht hand law, i think this is the covenant, and since the /\ is an Ark representing 8 in math of all religion, 1 covenant serves all creation thus too where creation is recorded in a book of two scrolls 1 and 8 and a law based on the very same r18ht hand on which 18 appear, not just that Quran tells me, Jesus taught 18 bendictions as must prayers, Judaism know Torah to be a book of two scrolls 18 and their prayers are 18 Amidah, Buddhists have 18 principles of Buddha(wisdom) Hindus have 18 Puranas of Vedas(knowledge), even martial arts, tao chi, qigong all are based on 18 principles, and where are they? Yes they are on your own r18ht hand and Quran is the word on this book based on two digital scrolls known as Scriptures, ones that were supposed to be engraved on sheep skin, we are the sheep. The /\rk of covenant is on each r18ht hand, is it a book of wisdom and enlightenment of all souls, to remain blind of it is to rise blind on the day of resurrection for sure! There has been no word in form of divine scripture before Quran but only numbers. Genesis is based on Golden Ratio, Exodus 16:18, Leviticus 16:18, Deuteronomy 16:18 and Numbers 16:18 clearly speak of this quite in depth, and points to First Temple as does the Gospel of Mathew 16:18 does to the rock of the church, Golden Ratio point of Earth points to a rock in corner of an ancient temple built by Abraham, the rock serves as fixed mark of compass for direction and guidance and is the spot of redemption of the covenant, the Golden Ratio point of Earth 1618 points to a Temple that is common point for all mankind for guidance, this temple has a ritual of 7 great seals of orbiting around an axis but only based on the rule of r18ht hand law, the corner that hold the rock is not only aligned to 1618 but that corner which hold it is known as ‘rukn al Yamani'(r18ht hand rule)! Muslims fail to grasp this all that i say, but my call is not just for them with their book which is about holding fast to 18th chapter of Quran and keeping the r18ht hand above the left while praying as a must. i share this hoping some one else’s soul to will wake and see that the Kingdom had gone no where so that it be in need to come, its us who remain blind to it! Te kingdom of r18ht hand rule! Mind you all i said covenant for all creation, for sun and moon it is affixed to one total eclipse only every 18 years without a single Veto from a left hand anywhere, pra(*se A1GOD, A1Law, A1Lah! Shun UNlaw! Jutice=A1law, A1Law=Peace! Quran is the only written constitution, the promised TOrah of Judaism to be written on hearts, just like the one written on hands, rather one explaining the other!

    • John Emsholm Says:

      The Quran is not a science textbook, so anything you read in it is not backed up by scientific evidence. So it cannot be used to back up any claim for or against evolution.

  4. Ahmed(*rfan Says:

    Mentioned in Quran’s following verses is where men evolved into apes and pigs.

    be (*sm A1Law the benef(*cent the Merc(*ful

    al-Quran 5:60 قُلْ هَلْ أُنَبِّئُكُم بِشَرٍّ مِّن ذَٰلِكَ مَثُوبَةً عِندَ اللَّهِ ۚ مَن لَّعَنَهُ اللَّهُ وَغَضِبَ عَلَيْهِ وَجَعَلَ مِنْهُمُ الْقِرَدَةَ وَالْخَنَازِيرَ وَعَبَدَ الطَّاغُوتَ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ شَرٌّ مَّكَانًا وَأَضَلُّ عَن سَوَاءِ السَّبِيلِ
    English Pickthall
    Shall I tell thee of a worse (case) than theirs for retribution with Allah? (Worse is the case of him) whom Allah hath cursed, him on whom His wrath hath fallen and of whose sort Allah hath turned some to apes and swine, and who serveth idols. Such are in worse plight and further astray from the plain road.
    De ki: “Allah katinda cezaya çarptirilma bakimindan bunlardan daha kötüsünü size haber vereyim mi? Allah, kimlere lanet etmis ve gazabina ugratmissa; kimlerden maymunlar, domuzlar ve seytana tapanlar yapmissa, iste bunlarin makami daha kötüdür ve onlar düz yoldan daha çok sapmislardir”.

    al-Quran 2:65 وَلَقَدْ عَلِمْتُمُ الَّذِينَ اعْتَدَوْا مِنكُمْ فِي السَّبْتِ فَقُلْنَا لَهُمْ كُونُوا قِرَدَةً خَاسِئِينَ
    English Pickthall
    And ye know of those of you who broke the Sabbath, how We said unto them: Be ye apes, despised and hated!
    Böylece onlar kibre kapilip yasak kilinan seylerden vazgeçmeyince, biz de onlara, hor ve zelil maymunlar olun, dedik.

    3-al Quran 7:166 فَلَمَّا عَتَوْا عَن مَّا نُهُوا عَنْهُ قُلْنَا لَهُمْ كُونُوا قِرَدَةً خَاسِئِينَ
    English Pikthall
    So when they took pride in that which they had been forbidden, We said unto them: Be ye apes despised and loathed!
    Böylece onlar kibre kapilip yasak kilinan seylerden vazgeçmeyince, biz de onlara, hor ve zelil maymunlar olun, dedik.

    pls comment, thank you.

    • John Emsholm Says:

      Verses in holy books are completely without any scientific verification. Therefore the Quran is not relevant when it comes to scientific discussions of evolution.

  5. Says:

    I wanted to thank you for this good read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it.
    I’ve got you book-marked to check out new stuff you post…

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