The feather of a golden pheasant
The theory of evolution, with its claim that time, chance and mud combined to form a "creative god" is reminiscent of the various creation myths of uncivilized and unscientific societies. Anyone who uses his mind logically, with no ideological prejudice, will easily understand that it is untenable.
As we have pointed out from the outset, those who accept the theory of evolution believe in chance events that have been subtly operating since the beginning of the world; and that with the help of time, thinking, intelligent research professors, university students, scientists like Einstein and Hubble, actors like Frank Sinatra and Charlton Heston, as well as gazelles, lemon trees and carnations all came to be from "some warm little pond" in Darwin's words.27 And those who believe this nonsense include scientists, professors, and other cultured, educated people.
For this reason, it is appropriate to designate the theory of evolution as one of the strongest spells ever cast over the world. Throughout modern history, few ideas have so bewitched people. It's as if this theory has pulled a curtain over their eyes, preventing them from seeing evident facts and, based on those facts, thinking logically and intelligently. This blindness is more serious and incomprehensible than the ancient Egyptians' belief in the Sun God Ra, the totems of some African tribes, the sun worship of the Sabians, the hand-made idols of the people of Abraham, the worship of the Golden Calf by the children of Israel, and the Christians' belief in the trinity. About such people, the Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace) said the following: "It is not someone without eyes who is blind but someone without understanding."28
the feather of a golden pheasant
the feather of a golden pheasant
This is the lack of intelligence that God points out in the Qur'an; in several verses, He says that some people will have their judgment clouded and fall into such a wretched state as to be unable to see the truth. Some of these verses read as follows:
As for those who do not believe, it makes no difference to them whether you warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe. God has sealed up their hearts and hearing and over their eyes is a blindfold. They will have a terrible punishment. (Qur'an, 2: 6-7)
... They have hearts they do not understand with. They have eyes they do not see with. They have ears they do not hear with. Such people are like cattle. No, they are even further astray! They are the unaware. (Qur'an, 7: 179)
In another verse (15: 14-15), God says that these people have been so bewitched that they would not believe even if they witnessed miracles:
Even if We opened up to them a door into heaven, and they spent the day ascending through it, they would only say, "Our eyesight is befuddled! Or rather we have been put under a spell!"
That this spell has such a wide effect on the world, that it has been able to keep so many people so removed from the truth without being broken for 150 years is too amazing for words to express. Yes, it's understandable that one or two people could believe in impossible propositions, in nonsensical claims. But it seems wholly preposterous for people all over the world to believe that lifeless, unconscious atoms suddenly decided to come together, abruptly display extraordinary organization, discipline and conscious intelligence and, operating flawlessly, produce the universe, planet Earth with all its life-sustaining qualities, and living things endowed with their innumerable and complex systems.
In the Qur'an (7: 116), God tells of an episode that occurred between Moses (peace be upon Him) and Pharaoh, showing how some people who espoused a godless philosophy put spells on others. When Moses was explaining the true religion to Pharaoh, Pharaoh told Moses to meet him where his skilled magicians were gathered with the people. When Moses met the magicians, he commanded them to display their skills, and:
He said, "You throw." And when they threw, they cast a spell on the people's eyes and caused them to feel great fear of them. They produced an extremely powerful magic.
Pharaoh's magicians were able to put a deceptive spell on everyone—except Moses and those who believed in him. But the proof that Moses presented to them in response "swallowed up what they had forged" as it says in this verse, in other words, made them ineffective:
We revealed to Moses, "Throw down your staff." And it immediately swallowed up what they [the magicians] had forged. So the Truth took place and what they did was shown to be false. They were defeated then and there, transformed into humbled men. (Qur'an 7: 116)
As this verse states, when these people understood that the spell put on others was unreal, they were humiliated. If those who are under a spell today, dedicating their lives to defending claims presented under a scientific guise, do not give up their nonsense, they too will be humiliated when all the evidence for the truth comes out and the spell is broken.
Malcolm Muggeridge, the atheist philosopher and supporter of evolution, confesses his uneasiness in this regard:
I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it's been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books in the future.
Posterity will marvel that so very flimsly and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity that it has. 29
This day is not far off—in fact, it's quite near—when people will understand that chance is not a god, and realize that the theory of evolution has been the biggest deception casting a most powerful spell.
But this spell has begun to be lifted very quickly from people all over the globe: Many individuals who have learned the secret of evolution's deception are amazed how they could have been taken in.
They said "Glory be to You!
We have no knowledge except what You have taught us.
You are the All-Knowing, the All-Wise."
(Qur'an, 2: 32)