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EgyptPrincess
05-09-2016, 11:04 PM
salaam alaikum

Does the Quran mention any life before mankind? There clearly is no doubt that mankind was not the first animal so I wondered if the Quran or the prophet Muhammed pbuh mentioned anything about this.
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Misbah0411
05-09-2016, 11:24 PM
The jinns lived on the earth before Adam and his descendants.
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EgyptPrincess
05-09-2016, 11:28 PM
Originally Posted by Misbah0411
The jinns lived on the earth before Adam and his descendants.
Any mention of actual animals though... Not angels or jinn or anything. Actual animals?
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Freedom
05-09-2016, 11:51 PM
Originally Posted by EgyptPrincess
Any mention of actual animals though... Not angels or jinn or anything. Actual animals?
I am not sure if the Qur'an mentions it, but there is a ton of evidence for animals existing millions of years ago.
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EgyptPrincess
05-09-2016, 11:55 PM
Originally Posted by Freedom
I am not sure if the Qur'an mentions it, but there is a ton of evidence for animals existing millions of years ago.
Of course :) I just wanted to see if there was any information about this in the Quran or Hadiths
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Freedom
05-10-2016, 12:02 AM
Originally Posted by EgyptPrincess
Of course :) I just wanted to see if there was any information about this in the Quran or Hadiths
Well there are these verses, from Surah al-Baqarah, regarding Adam that could be relevant to this topic:
And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: "Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks and sanctify You." He (Allâh) said: "I know that which you do not know." (30) And He taught Adam all the names (of everything) [], then He showed them to the angels and said, "Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful." (31) They (angels) said: "Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise." (32) He said: "O Adam! Inform them of their names," and when he had informed them of their names, He said: "Did I not tell you that I know the Ghaib (unseen) in the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you have been concealing?" (33)
This ties in with the stories that Christians believe about Adam naming all the creatures of the Earth.
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