Only 60 years ago, researchers confirmed that man does not come into existence all at once, but rather he passes through stages of development one after another. However, the Holy Quran already has this information.
Shaykh al-Zandaani said, we met an American professor, one of the greatest American scientists, whose name was Professor Marshall Johnson, and we told him that it says in the Quran that man is created in stages.
When he heard this, he was sitting down, but he stood up and said, “Stages?” We said, “That was in the seventh century CE! This Book came and said, man was created in stages.” He said, “That is impossible, impossible.”
We told him, “Why do you say that?” This Book says (interpretation of the meaning):
"He creates you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation in three veils of darkness" (The Quran, 39:6)
"What is the matter with you, that [you fear not Allah (His punishment), and] you hope not for reward (from Allah or you believe not in His Oneness).While He has created you in (different) stages" (The Quran, 71:14)
Then he sat back down on his chair and after a few moments he said, “There are only three possibilities.
The first is that Muhammad had a huge microscope through which he managed to study these things and he knew things that the people did not know, and he said these things.
The second is that this happened by accident, it was a coincidence. The third is that he was a Messenger from God.”
We said, “With regard to the first idea, that he had a microscope and other equipment, you know that a microscope needs lenses, and lenses need glass and technical expertise and other equipment.
Some of this information can only be discovered with an electron microscope which needs electricity, and electricity needs knowledge which should have been acquired by an earlier generation.
It is not possible for this knowledge to have been acquired all at once in a single generation; the previous generation would have had to strive hard in developing science and transmitting it to the next generation, and so on.
But for this to be the work of one man, with no one coming before him or after him, either in his own land or the neighbouring lands for the Romans, Persians and Arabs were ignorant and had no such equipment, for one man to have all these instruments and tools which he did not pass on to anyone else this is not possible.”
He said, “That’s right, it would be very difficult.”
We said, “And for it to have been an accident or coincidence, what would you think if we said that the Quran did not mention this fact only in one verse but in several verses, and that it did not refer to it in general terms but that it gave details of every stage, saying that in the first stage such and such happens, in the second stage such and such happens, in the third stage and so on.
Could that be a coincidence?” When we explained to him all the details of those stages, he said, “It is wrong to say that this is an accident! This is well-founded knowledge.”
We said, “Then how do you explain it?” He said, “There is no explanation except that this is revelation from above!”
Obtained from the website Islam-QA.com by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid