ALI 274: Islam and the Theory of Evolution

The course will introduce the students to a comprehensive understanding of evolution before embarking on the Islamic perspective. The Islamic perspective will take an in-depth look at the theory from a theological, and then a scriptural perspective.

In the scriptural analysis, students will learn tools of interpreting the Quran and then work directly with verses related to Prophet Adam (a). Students will appreciate some of the critical questions in relating the contemporary understanding of evolution to Quranic verses.