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Taylor007 posted a topic in Islamic-Western DialogueHello, good day and Peace an Blessings upon everyone. Now most people are familiar with the story of the first man (Adam) and the first women (Eve) that were created out of clay (sand/soil). After which Satan (The Devil), who was ordered by the Almighty God to bow down before the very first two humans. NOW , what you haven't heard is the FULL story, which is a VERY VERY VERY important, scientific and rational piece of information that is going to blow your mind, and yes this for EVERYONE (including Muslims). You see, after Satan was ordered to bow down before Adam and Eve, his pride and anger grew because he believed that an entity made of fire is much more superior than to that of clay. Furthermore, after asking the Almighty for permission to allow him to demonstrate that 'we' can be easily drifted through time by his temptations and eventually go to Hell, Satan spat on Adam and Eve!!! Now, many of you are thinking this is bogus. However, please listen. When Satan did this, he spat on Adam and Eve's stomach. So God removed this skin (WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE A NAVAL) and created the entire ANIMAL KINGDOM!!!! Now, this is the CLIMAX. Every single animal or insect on earth has a certain amount of DNA similar to ours right??? THATS WHY! Now doesn't that story sound .... fitting ;) Thank you and Jazak-Allah.
ASA I have a question about the age of the earth. I recently picked up Tarikh at-Tabari, in which Tabari states that the total age of the earth is 7000 years. In the book, he backs this up using narrations from Ibn Abbas, but no direct hadith. After doing some digging, I found the following hadith from this website: http://www.hazrat-mahdi.com/Part02_04.php Anas Ibn Malik narrates that the Messenger of Allah (saas) said: The life span of the world is seven days in the days of the Hereafter. Almighty Allah has said: “A day with your Lord is equivalent to a thousand years in the way you count”. Allah will ascribe the equivalent of good deeds of THE SEVEN THOUSAND YEARS OF THE AGE OF THIS WORLD to the one who meets the need of any of his brothers in the faith on the path of Allah as if he spends his days in fasting and his nights in worship.(Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-zaman, p. 88) The website also cites several other books. Can anyone comment on the authenticity of these narrations? I am having trouble believing this hadith to be authentic for two reasons. First, verses 79:42-46 in the Qur'an: 42. They ask you (O Muhammad) about the Hour, - when will be its appointed time? 43. You have no knowledge to say anything about it, 44. To your Lord belongs (the knowledge of) the term thereof? 45. You (O Muhammad) are only a warner for those who fear it, Also, isn't there a hadith where the Prophet SAW says that if Dajjal comes in his lifetime, he will deal with him, otherwise you would have Al-Mahdi and Isa. I don't see how the Qur'an can say that the Hour is not known to the Prophet SAW and then there is a Hadith where the Prophet says 7000 years is the total extent of this world. Secondly, I don't believe in conflicts between the Qur'an and science, but if the world is 7000 years in total duration that is pretty flying in the face of everything we know about cosmology. Can someone with more knowledge than me please comment on this? Jazakallah.