Islam & Creationism & Evolution

The Guardian has a long piece up by a Muslim who has wrestled with the issue of reconciling his faith with evolutionary theory. The author is a secretary for The Muslim Council of Britain, an organization criticized for its illiberal tendencies (e.g., rejection of the participation of homosexual Muslim groups under their umbrella group). The interesting point, for me, is that the author alludes to the evolution of Muslims themselves, as they encounter evolutionary biology with their own pre-scientific models of the universe. The reaction of denial and incredulity seems akin to how some Christians initially reacted to Darwin’s theory.

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