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A Question on Evolution

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Q: Is there any record in the ahadith of how long ago Adam alaihis salaam was put down onto this earth? And also I was recently told that seeing as the people of those times were so large and we now are much smaller that this is evidence of evolution. What answer can I give to this?

A:
There is no record of this time period in any authentic hadith. However, seerah (history) books mention a few thousand years. But only Allah Ta’ala knows

The fact that people grew smaller in size over the centuries is not the evolution that Darwin and his followers teach or espouse. The evolvement of man from an ape cannot be remotely deduced from the changing of people’s sizes. The human hasn’t change in the basic physical features since the time that Nabi Adam (alayhis salaam) was CREATED by Allah (Not having evolved from a baboon or monkey), though the sizes of people are different nowadays compared to before. But such change is not evolution. Evolution is the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth, or it is the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form. From this definition we can see that the changing of the sizes of people is not evolution.

Allah Ta’ala knows best

Mufti Siraj Desai

Did the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam have Siblings?

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Q: Did the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam have other siblings?

A: It is recorded in Al Khasaa'isul Kubraa (V1 P73) of Allaamah Suyuti (Rahmatullaahi Alayh) that his mother did not give birth to anyone besides him, i.e. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam).

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Killer of Hamza radhiallahu anhu

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Q: Who killed the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam's uncle Hamza radhiallahu anhu? Was it Khalid bin al Walid radhiallahu anhu or the African slave who was told he could get his freedom by killing Hamza radhiallahu anhu?

A:
Sayyidina Hamzah (Radhiyallaahu Anhu) was killed by Wahshi bin Harb who was then a non-Muslim. Later on he accepted Islam.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 07:10

Roohul Qudus

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Q: What is Roohul Qudus?

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Roohul-Qudus, according to the majority of Mufassireen (commenators of the Holy Quran) refers to Jibreel (alayhis-salaam). Allama Ibni Katheer has discussed this in detail under verse 87 of Surah Baqarah and confirms that Roohul-Qudus is Jibreel alayhis-salaam (Tafseer Ibn Katheer vol.1 p. 321)

In Bukhari and Abu Dawood there appears a hadith in which Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked Allah Ta'ala to strenghthen Hassaan bin Thaabit (radhiyallahu anhu) with the Roohul-Qudus. This too, meant Jibreel (alayhis-salaam).

And Allah Ta'ala knows best

Mufti Siraj Desai

Poem for the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

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Q: I want to know what the name of the famous poem the companions of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam recited for him?

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Tala'al Badru Alaynaa…

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Burial Place of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

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Q: Why was Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam buried in the house of Hazrat Aisha radhiallahu anha?

A: Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said that a Nabi (prophet) should be buried at the same place where he died. Since Rasuloollah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) passed away in the room of Hadhrat Aa'isha (Radhiyallaahu Anhaa), he was buried there. In fact, he was buried at the very spot where he passed away. The body was moved to one side so that the Sahaaba could dig a grave beneath the spot where he passed away. (Al Khasaa'isul Kubraa – Allaamah Suyuti v.2, p.414).

Prepared by Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and Ratified by Mufti Siraj Desai