Question 157: Some people claim that long ago humans were apes, and then later evolved into the current form. Is this true? Is there evidence for this?
Answer: This claim is not true. The evidence is found in the Quraan’ where Allaah describes the stages of Aadam’s creation, as He states, Verily, the likeness of ‘Eesaa (Jesus) before Allaah is the likeness of Aadam. He created him from dust (Soorah Aal-‘Imraan, 3: 59).This dust was sprinkled with water, until it became sticky clay, as Allaah states, And indeed We created man (Aadam) out of an extract of clay (water and earth). (Soorah Al-Mu’minoon, 23: 12). Allaah also states, Verily, We created them of a sticky clay. (Soorah Al-Saaffaat, 37: 11). Then, it turned into altered mud, as Allaah says, And indeed, We created man from dried (sounding) clay of altered mud. (Soorah Al-Hijr, 15: 26). When it dried, it became clay which resembles that of pottery, as Allaah states, He created man (Adam) from sounding clay like the clay of pottery. (Soorah Al-Rahmaan, 55: 14). Allaah fashioned him as he pleased and breathed into him of His soul, and Allaah stated, And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: “I am going to create a man (Aadam) from dried (sounding) clay of altered mud.… read more here.