Allah created the universe millions of years ago. He created the stars and planets and skies. He created angels from light. He created the jinn from fire. He created the earth.
The earth was not the same as it is today. It was basically water. Waves were rough. The wind blew strongly. Volcanoes were ablaze. Huge meteors attacked the earth.
There was no life of the earth, in the sea, and on lands.
Millions of years ago, small fish appeared in the sea, and simple plants appeared on the land.
Then life developed gradually. Animals like reptiles and amphibians appeared on the surface of the earth. Dinosaurs of various kinds appeared, too. From time to time, ice covered the earth. So, plants and animals died. New kinds replaced them. From time to time, the ice melted, thus life returned to the earth again.
Long ago, the earth was unstable because of volcanoes, earthquakes, strong winds, and rough waves. Ice had not melted yet. Allah took earth from heights, plains, salt marches, and fertile land. He mixed the earth with water, so the earth became clay with solid molecules. From that clay, Allah, the Glorified, created a shape like man.
The shape had a head, two eyes, a tongue, two lips, a nose, two ears, a heart, two hands, a chest, and two legs.
The water steamed. The man-like shape became as solid as the stone. The wind was whistling through it.
That shape remained sleeping for a long time. Nobody knows the length of time except Allah, the glorified.
Title: Our Father Adam and Mother Eve
Author: Kamal al-Sayyid
Translator: Jasim al-Rasheed
Ansariyan Publications, Islamic Republic Of Iran – Qum