Guided Evolution: Proof from Punctuated Equilibrium
By Ataul Wahid Lahaye and Zia H Shah
THE QURANIC TEACHINGS ON EVOLUTION
"All praise belongs to Allah alone, Lord of all the worlds." (Al Quran 1:2)
In the second verse of the first chapter of the Holy Quran we are introduced to our Creator where it is written. “All praise belongs to Allah alone, Lord of all the worlds.” The Arabic word for praise is Hamd, and in this context it implies admiration, magnifying and honouring the object of praise, and lowliness, humility and submissiveness in the person offering the praise. The word translated as Lord is Al-Rabb. It means Lord, Master, Creator, the One who sustains and develops and brings to perfection by degrees. The Arabic word translated as world is Al-Alamin and it signifies all that is besides Allah, animate and inanimate bodies. So, the Holy Quran leaves no doubt or ambiguity as to who the Creator is, and what His attributes are.