:salam2: brothers and sisters, inshallah everyone's Ramadan is going good. I came across a video of a 'imaam' who is also a senior lecturer at a British university. In his brief talk he claims that evolution did perhaps take place millions of years ago, and he also references to Ibn Khaldun who is regarded as one of the giant Muslim thinkers in history. Thus, it propelled me to do some research on Ibn Khaldun in regards to evolution. I started reading about him and his work on the wikipedia page, and by surprise came onto this passage that he wrote on one of his book : ''One should then look at the world of creation. It started out from the minerals and progressed, in an ingenious, gradual manner, to plants and animals. The last stage of minerals is connected with the first stage of plants, such as herbs and seedless plants. The last stage of plants, such as palms and vines, is connected with the first stage of animals, such as snails and shellfish which have only the power of touch. The word "connection" with regard to these created things means that the last stage of each group is fully prepared to become the first stage of the next group. The animal world then widens, its species become numerous, and, in a gradual process of creation, it finally leads to man, who is able to think and to reflect. The higher stage of man is reached from the world of the monkeys, in which both sagacity and perception are found, but which has not reached the stage of actual reflection and thinking. At this point we come to the first stage of man after (the world of monkeys). This is as far as our (physical) observation extends.'' Ibn Khaldun on Evolution. ref: The Muqaddimah. Obviesly, islam refutes evolution so how can such a statement be written by a respected muslim. I would like to hear your responses inshallah. Jzakallah.