Islam and Evolution: Al-Ghazālī and the Modern Evolutionary Paradigm by Shoaib Ahmed Malik is a significant contribution to religious studies, likely to shape scientific dialogues with Islam for some time to come. Malik takes a theology-centric approach, concluding that faithful exegesis requires that Adam and Eve are (1) genealogical ancestors of us all, and (2) were created de novo, without their parents. Key scientific developments show these two affirmations are consistent with evolution. In doing this, Malik's work shows how evolutionary science can be advanced in the Muslim world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-659
Number of pages18
JournalTheology and Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2023


  • Adam and Eve
  • Bible
  • Islam
  • Science
  • evolution
  • human origins
  • monogenesis


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