n Journal for Islamic Studies - Islam and Biological Evolution : Exploring Classical Sources and Methodologies, David Solomon Jalajel : book review

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-7062



What is Islam's position towards the Darwinian theory of evolution? Is it neutral, against or for evolution? These are some of the big and bold questions David Solomon Jalajel explores within the framework of classical Sunni Islamic scholarship. Those familiar with the subject will know that there is a lack of consensus amongst Muslims on this matter and Muslims who generally find evolutionary theory unacceptable and in contradiction to their beliefs belong to both classical and modern traditions. Jalajel believes that opposition to evolution in the Muslim world is due to ignorance of evolutionary principles, an assumed association of evolution with atheism and an assumption that the theory contradicts the Qur'an.

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