The Bible says that Adam & Eve were both created here on Earth 6,000 years ago. The Quran does not say when Adam & Eve were created, however it says that they were created in Paradise, not on Earth. This is the same Paradise that believers will go to in the afterlife. When Adam & Eve disobeyed God He expelled them from Paradise down to Earth to succeed Homo sapiens. (Modern humans are classified as Homo sapiens sapiens, the word "sapiens" twice).
When Adam and Eve were still in Paradise someone on Earth was already shedding blood and causing mischief:
٣٠ وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً ۖ قَالُوا أَتَجْعَلُ فِيهَا مَنْ يُفْسِدُ فِيهَا وَيَسْفِكُ الدِّمَاءَ وَنَحْنُ نُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِكَ وَنُقَدِّسُ لَكَ ۖ قَالَ إِنِّي أَعْلَمُ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ
Adam and Eve were not the first to live on Earth, those Homo sapiens were already living on Earth however they didn't worship God. So God chose Adam and Eve from Paradise to become their successors on Earth.
1400 years ago the Quran said that God is able to recreate humans from their own semen in forms that they are unable to envisage:
٥٨ أَفَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا تُمْنُونَ
٥٩ أَأَنْتُمْ تَخْلُقُونَهُ أَمْ نَحْنُ الْخَالِقُونَ
٦٠ نَحْنُ قَدَّرْنَا بَيْنَكُمُ الْمَوْتَ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوقِينَ
٦١ عَلَىٰ أَنْ نُبَدِّلَ أَمْثَالَكُمْ وَنُنْشِئَكُمْ فِي مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ
٦٢ وَلَقَدْ عَلِمْتُمُ النَّشْأَةَ الْأُولَىٰ فَلَوْلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
Change of form is evolution. Change of form from our own semen is evolution indeed. The Arabic words "Ghair Masbookeen" means nobody beat us to it. Since God is saying that nobody beat Him to evolving man from his own semen this means that evolution is God made (not non-existing as some Muslims claim).
There is nothing in the Quran that tells us whether Adam & Eve looked like us or looked like Homo sapiens. The Quran also says that if God wishes He can make our descendants nonhuman just like our ancestors:
١٣٣ وَرَبُّكَ الْغَنِيُّ ذُو الرَّحْمَةِ ۚ إِنْ يَشَأْ يُذْهِبْكُمْ وَيَسْتَخْلِفْ مِنْ بَعْدِكُمْ مَا يَشَاءُ كَمَا أَنْشَأَكُمْ مِنْ ذُرِّيَّةِ قَوْمٍ آخَرِينَ
The Quran specifically uses the word "Whatever" or "What" ("ma" in Arabic ما). This Arabic word "ma" cannot refer to humans; this word is strictly reserved for nonhumans (the Arabic word that does refer to humans is "men من", meaning "who" or "whoever" but it was not used here). This verse says that if God wishes He can make our descendants nonhuman just like our ancestors. So our ancestors were nonhuman (Homo sapiens).
In conclusion, God created Adam & Eve in Paradise from clay however He brought them down to Earth to succeed those who didn't worship Him (Homo sapiens).
Moreover the Quran confirms that all life started in water then animals crawled out of the water onto land.
All evolution theories suggest that during the transitional period those evolved animals crawled on their bellies before walking on four legs. Land animals only walked on two legs at a much later stage.
However this was portrayed in the Quran 1400 years before it was discovered.
٤٥ وَاللَّهُ خَلَقَ كُلَّ دَابَّةٍ مِنْ مَاءٍ ۖ فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَمْشِي عَلَىٰ بَطْنِهِ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَمْشِي عَلَىٰ رِجْلَيْنِ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَمْشِي عَلَىٰ أَرْبَعٍ ۚ يَخْلُقُ اللَّهُ مَا يَشَاءُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
The Quran says that every living creature came from water, some crawl on their belies and some on two legs and some on four.
Some skeptics claim that the order in the Quran is wrong. While all creatures came from water and then crawled on their bellies is correct, all evolution theories suggest that evolved animals walked on four legs long before they walked on two.
Since all evolution theories suggest that animals walked on four before walking on two then skeptics claim that the order in the Quran is wrong. However recent discoveries suggest that the order in the Quran is actually correct. Scientists found ancient fish that walked on two legs, long before land animals walked on four:
Ancient Fish With Legs, Tiktaalik Roseae, May Be Missing Evolutionary LinkThe closest known relative of the ancestors of limbed animals such as humans likely evolved the foundation for rear legs even before the move to land, researchers say. This ancestor may have even been able to walk underwater, they added. These findings reveal that a key step in the evolution of hind limbs happened in fish, challenging previous theories that such appendages evolved only after the move to land.
Huff Post, Ancient Fish With Legs, Tiktaalik Roseae, May Be Missing Evolutionary Link, 2017
This means that ancient fish walked on two legs long before land animals walked on four. So the Quran portrays the correct order: every living creature came from water, some crawl on their belies and some on two legs and some on four. This turned out to be the correct order of evolution. no mistakes in the Quran.
How could an illiterate man who lived 1400 years ago have known animals walked on two legs before four?
The Quran (Koran, the book of Islam) contains scientific knowledge that could not have been known 1400 years ago. It ranges from basic arithmetics to the most advanced topics in astrophysics. You are invited to go through those miracles and judge for yourself.
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