Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Are We from Apes?
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is adapted from a swuhbah from Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) on the 19th December 2009.
There is one earth, one Lord, and only one Will can Prevail. There cannot be two wills prevailing. Only One can Do anything He Pleases and that one is the Lord Almighty. We must submit to Allah's (s.w.t.) Will but our egos want us to bow to its desires. We must not be slaves to our desires. ‘Abidu nafsak is a slave to his ego. Such a slave is thrown from the Divine Presence. We must strive to be ‘Abdullah, Slave of Allah (s.w.t.). We must beware of our egos and we must also be equally beware of Shaythan.
Many scholars announce that they are learned as they have memorised certain passages from the Holy Book and thousands of ahadits. Although true to a certain extent, there is a difference between knowledge that springs from the mind and knowledge that springs from the heart. Human knowledge has a limit. Beyond that limit, we cannot say we are learned anymore. It is better that they say, we are students. That is a more honourable disposition.
The existence of every living creature on earth, be it a plant or an animal, points to the existence of a Creator. Creation cannot exist without a Creator. Nothing from Creation has ever created itself. Every living creature is proof of Allah's (s.w.t.) Existence. In this time, many professors are teaching the process of evolution. They teach man descended from apes. They say this without proof and accept this ludicrous idea without question. Some say man developed by itself, from nothing, coming into existence by a mixture of gases that formed the first living creatures, who eventually evolved into man. How can we develop from nothing? How can a creature create itself? Have we no shame to claim to be related to an ape? If we are but animals that have evolved, then we shall have no fear on Judgement Day. On that Day, Allah (s.w.t.) will bring to life all animals and then He will say to them, “Be as you were before.” They would turn to dust. But we, unlike animals, will face Judgement and Receive our dues.
It is true that we possess a physical body, just like the animals do. What makes us special is not the flesh and bones. For when Allah (s.w.t.) had fashioned Adam (a.s.) from earth, he was just a piece of clay that was dead and had no movement. Allah (s.w.t.) Blew His Breath into Adam (a.s.). That form began to move. His eyes opened and a secret power from Allah (s.w.t.) Moved through his entire body. That piece of clay came to life. Man has been Granted something more, a secret, that makes him very special. No other Creation has been Given the secret with which we have been Bestowed with. Those who believe and teach this theory, are actually ignorant. They know absolutely nothing about the secret of Man. If we are indeed related to an ape, surely we could use ape organs to replace human ones easily. How can we be proud to be related to an ape when we have been created as the pinnacle of creation, the most honoured khalifa? They make a claim that would lower us to the level of an animal.
Because of this claim by one majnun, many people have taken this laughable theory and rejected the teachings of 124,000 prophets. They all came to tell us that Allah (s.w.t.) is our Lord and Creator. People reject 124,000 prophets, and accept the deviant claim of just a few. How utterly foolish and incomprehensible. It is because of the spread of these deviant teachings that Divine Anger has descended, and there is widespread killing, mayhem and chaos in the world today. This is the time of deviant ideologies. We must save ourselves by taking time to study the Qur'an, learn about ourselves and learn about our Creator. If we do not know this, we will be astray.