AssalaamuAlaikum to everyone. I had a conversation with my cousin yesterday and I am basically looking for rational/logical answers/scientific evidences for most of my questions. As I have to give them back to him. So please help me. 1. How did Allah(SWT) create Adam(AS)? I know that HE(SWT) created him out of dust, but was it like HE(SWT) made him out of HIS hands or something? And for what reason did HE(SWT) create him? 2. I would like to know, How did the human population increase on the Earth. I believe Adam(AS) & Hawaa() where sent on the Earth & after that how did the population increase? 3. Would like to know more about Evolution & Islam. Some scientific evidence that negates the Darwin's theory. [An authentic source please] 4. Does Islam have any rulings on photography? If yes, why so? 5. And what does Islam say abnout cloning/genetically made vegetables and all those? 6. This is for my personal answering, - What is the age from which our deeds are noted down? P.S - Please remember I have to answer a person who does not believe in Islam, so I guess I don't think I can go to him with the Hadith's & Ayats of Quran. But you could still place hadith's & ayats, so that atleast I would benefit from them. InshaAllah. Am sorry if my way of questioning offends anyone, My english is bad. So do forgive my imperfections. InshaAllah will improve.