Neanderthals were likely descendants of Aadam
Fatwa No: 288937

  • Fatwa Date:10-10-2015 - Thul-Hijjah 27, 1436
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Question

assalam alikum bro I was just wondering how would we explain this it says that we bred with neadetals I thought we all come from adam and eve so how would we explain this since we bred with these human like crutures and this is nothing to do with dawrisiam I just what a ansewer not a lnk to an other answer had would we muslims explain this are neadethals human like crutures or are they human so did they come from adam and eve and if they didn't then how do we explain this because I thought that we all come from adam and eve jazzakkallah heres the link http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26435-thoroughly-modern-humans-interbred-with-neanderthals.html#.VNsWT_CzUeE

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

What is established with certainty on this issue is that all humans are descendants of Aadam (Adam)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention.

As regards elaboration on the theory of what is called the Neanderthal man or other theories, it depends on the sciences that are specialized in this, such as geology, paleontology and so on, and elaboration on the matter is not an Islamic research topic.

A Muslim should believe that Aadam  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention is the father of humans and that all other claims are false.

We have already quoted in a Fatwa on our Arabic site some references stating that the so-called Neanderthals originated from the offspring of Aadam  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention. The Arabic World Encyclopedia reads:

The Neanderthal man is an example of a pre-historic man who lived in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa around 100,000 to 35,000 years ago. It is also known as the caveman to conform with a caveman fossil in the valley of Neanderthal near Dusseldorf, Germany. Many scientists classified Neanderthals as an early class of Homo sapiens. The scientists believed that Neanderthals had a hunched back, but the fossils showed that the length of these people was about 155 cm, and that they walked completely upright, had heavy bones, with slightly curved legs, big eyebrows and strong teeth. Their brain was big like that of contemporary humans. However, it seems that they were more dependent on their physical strength than skilful hands or innovative use of tools. But the bones of animals found with the human fossils showed that Neanderthals were skilled hunters in the semi-polar environments in Europe and were living in simple temporary shelters when they were looking for herds of animals. Sometimes they lived in caves and remnants of the Neanderthals showed that at least some of them buried their dead with great care.” [End of quote]

In the last part of the above statement, there is a clear indication that the Neaderthals were descendants of Aadam whose son Qaabeel (Cain) did not know how to bury his brother Haabeel (Abel). Allaah says (what means): {Then Allaah sent a crow searching in the ground to show him how to hide the disgrace of his brother. He said, "O woe to me! Have I failed to be like this crow and hide the body of my brother?" And he became of the regretful.}[Quran 5:31]

There is no relationship between the existence of this race of humans and the false theory of evolution. The Arabic Encyclopedia reads:

There were some fossils which were discovered and claimed to belong to extinct humans, such as the Beijing man, the Java man, Neanderthals and the Piltdown man, etc., all of which indicate that the earlier humans were less evolved than modern humans, and that this is the same with all creatures, because the fossils, in the evolutionists' view, indicate that they developed from less evolved creatures. But after investigating these fossils, it became clear that the documents that were collected in this field were neither sufficient nor accurate; Darwin himself admits this as he said that despite the importance of the fossils as evidence of evolution, the geological record more closely resembles a book that lost its pages and nothing remained of it except a few scattered pages, and in those remaining pages, there are only a few words on each page.” [End of quote]

Allaah Knows best.

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