Dr. Hatem al-Haj answers the very important question, “Is Darwinism compatible with Islam?” In his explanation of the perspective of evolution from an Islamic lens, he highlights the importance of analyzing what is both definitive and speculative in science and religion. Ultimately, he informs us that denying Adam’s direct creation from soil is contradictory to our principles. Listen to his lecture and learn more about how Muslims should interact with various existing theories regarding evolution.
Dr. Hatem al-Haj has a PhD in Comparative Fiqh from al-Jinan University. He is a pediatrician, former Dean of the College of Islamic Studies at Mishkah University, and a member of the permanent Fatwa Committee of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA).