Ibn Arabi wrote in Futuhat al-Makkiyyah Vol.3:607: 'I recollected the saying of Holy Prophet to the effect that God has created hundred and thousands of Adams and between each Adam there is a period of seventeen hundred years.' quoted from http://www.metanexus.net/magazine/ArticleDetail/tabid/68/id/7668/Default.aspx Does anyone know of this hadeeth. Of course, the clever Muslim who understands the philosophy of science would know that evolution wouldn't contradict the religion, provided one understand historical events related byd ivine text and natural history aswelll as the prupose/limits of science. ( pls, no replies like ' duhhh you errr tryna say errr my dad was a monkey duhhh errr). If anyone can help I would appreciate it.