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Biology as the Creation and Stages of Life
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The Qurʾān depicts the creation of the universe and everything within it as a miracle (q.v.) of God and as proof of the existence of divine power (see power and impotence ). According to the Qurʾān, human life began with the creation of Adam and Eve (q.v.). The qurʾānic account of the creation (q.v.) narrative affirms that everything has been created in pairs for reproduction and perpetuation of its own species. Modern Muslim commentators, particu…

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Ebrahim, Abul Fadl Mohsin, “Biology as the Creation and Stages of Life”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00026>

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