Were there any nations that lived on earth before us?

Were there any nations that lived on earth before us?

Were there any nations that lived on earth before us?

Many questions come to our minds. Allah has asked us to read the Holy Quran carefully and think of creation. However, we should not try to know things which we are not required to think of because they lead to insanity and are difficult to realize and grasp unless Allah allows us that knowledge.….

There is a question which I thought about many times: Before Allah created Prophet Adam, He talked to his angels by saying:

“Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth.”

They said:

“Will you place there in those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, – while we glorify you with praises and thanks and sanctify you.”

He (Allah) said:

“I know that which you do not know.”

(Sûrat Al-Baqarah– verse30) Then the question is there any nations lived before Prophet Adam (the father of human kind) and killed each other?.

My brothers and sisters, it is forbidden on us to create stories on this subject, the only lead that we have what is in The Holy Qur’an and the prophetic Hadith and of course The Holy Qur’an’ explanation. God says:

(I (Allah) made them (Iblîs and his offspring) not to witness (nor took their help in) the creation of the heavens and the earth and not (even) their own creation, nor was I (Allah) to take the misleaders as helpers.)

(Sûrat Al-Kahf– verse 51).

So everything that we are trying to say is the viewpoints of people who tried to explain this verse and it maybe true or false.

Science proved that the human kind is the last kind of creatures on this earth as a lot of creatures were created before him such as the bees, the ants, the animals, the plants, …etc. which Allah created to serve the human kind and to make his life easier. Of course, before that, there were other creatures such as dinosaurs and other creatures which made wars on this earth until Allah vanquished them and replaced them with other nations.

Also, there is a story about the Jens who made bad things on this earth after they promised Allah to worship him and then they started wars, so the angels were witnesses of what happened in this time so they thought that the new creatures( the human kind) will do the same.

Allah ascertains that all the creatures on this earth are nations which have a special living system and they had messengers to lead them to the right way, also they have the ability to differentiate between the good and bad, also Allah didn’t create them without a purpose.

Allah be He exalted says:

(There is not a moving (living) creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book, and then unto their Lord they (all) shall be gathered.)

(Sûrat Al- An am, -verse 38.)

Also God says:

 (And there never was a nation but a Warner had passed among them.)

(Sûrat Fâtir– verse 24).

We can see from the excavations and the old tracks that the dinosaurs lived on this earth and died before 65 million years and that they made wars and killed each others violently and the found archeologists are evidences on this.

But that violence didn’t lasts for a long time till God punished and destroyed them (punishment could be in a form of meteors or thunderbolts which destroyed these creatures) as this is a divine punishment for any creature who kill and destroy.God says:

(And there is not a town (population) but we shall destroy it before the day of resurrection, or punish it with a serve torment. That is written in the Book (of Our Decrees))

(Sûrat Al-Isra-verse 58).

But God be He exalted knew that the new creature will possess an advantage which is  “The Science”, God says:

( And He taught Adam all the names (of everything)

( Sûrat Al-Baqarah-verse 31)

and the way of learning is not easy as we think , as God had prepared different ways of learning such as all needed Vital organs like (Vocal cords, throat ,etc….) to emit different Tones and sounds and also God be He exalted gave human a brain to store and process information.

Here we can understand the holy verse, God says:

(The Most Gracious (Allah), He has taught (you mankind) the Qur’an (by His Mercy), He created man, He taught him eloquent speech).

(Sûrat AlRahman- verse 1-4).

As without these organs, human wouldn’t be able to learn names or to express his ideas. The ability to learn is the effective method to achieve progress to enable human to be in the heaven with prophets and veracious people.

By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel

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