What is Islam’s view on Darwin’s theory of evolution?


I am studying Darwinism at university, and I would like to know the Islamic view about Darwin’s theory. Moreover, I would like to know the stages of the creation of life in general and human beings specifically, so that I could share these ideas as much as I can with my class. I will be grateful if you are able to show the scientific proof of the Islamic view.


As Muslims, we believe that the world has a Wise Creator or Designer.

Therefore, if by evolution or Darwinism it is meant that the world came about spontaneously without a Wise Creator, then this goes against Islamic principles. However, if it is meant that God created the first material for life and designed it to grow through a process of evolution, then it is possible to believe in such a theory and it does not go against the major principles of Islam.

However, it is important to remember that Darwinism and Evolution remain theories only.

For scientific evidence arguing against evolution, see Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution written by Michael J Behe. It has also been made into a nice DVD.

Harun Yahya also has some good contributions in relation to Darwinism, although not all his religious or scientific views are sound, and one needs to be careful to only take the accurate facts.