It is documented history that several Muslim researchers and scientists saw creation through gradual evolution prior to Darwin, however, such finds were not of their own merit…the Qur'an was the initial trigger for such thought. There are many verses in the Qur'an that strongly suggest and direct the human mind towards such a way of creation…..i. e., gradual, evolving in stages, from clay, from dirt, from fermenting blackish mud, from water… man growing from earth like a plant…all the previous including the verses that speak of fossils and ancient life on Earth in the Qur'an they are clear indicators to the creation of humans and everything else through the gradual and remarkable process of evolution. Why would the Qur'an order humans to investigate how life began on Earth if such investigation does not concern something fundamental in their own creation too???Investigating the beginning of creation is a direct commandment in the Qur'an, Allah says:“Do they not see how Allah originates creation then repeats it, truly that is easy for Allah. Say (tell them o prophet) walk through the earth and see how the creation was began and so will Allah produce a final creation, verily Allah has power over all things.” (Qur’an 29:19-20)This is cutting clear through the cheese! Search the Earth to see how creation began, to know how the creation was began we must look for the only clues that would shed light on the answer, fossils!!! A clear commandment to paleontology, a study that will ultimately reveal the complexity of life and the beauty of creation. The creation of humans began from mud ((طين:He (Allah) who properly fashioned everything He created, and He BEGAN the creation of humans from mud" (Qur'an32:7)."What is with you placing not your hope for kindness and long suffering in Allah, seeing that it is He that has created you in DIVERSE STAGES, do you not see how Allah has created the seven heavens on above the other and made the moon a light therein and the sun as a lamp, and Allah has PRODUCED YOU FROM THE EARTH GROWING GRADUALLY, and in the end He will return you into it and raise you forth.." (Qur'an 71:14-18)Some verses in the Qur'an indicate humans were at one point of time not upright then adjusted to be upright in posture…"O human, what has seduced you from your Lord most Beneficent? Him who has created you, fashioned you in due proportions and made you upright (فعدلك), in whatever form He wills does He put you together" (Qur'an 82:6-8)The Arabic word used in the previous verses translated as "made you upright" is "فعدلك" which literally means" made you upright, straightened you up" thus suggesting an evolutionary enhancement to a prior posture pre-humans assumed. There are many more verses that clearly indicate creation through evolution, in some verses Allah threatens humans to change their creation and replace them by other creation in the same process as they were raised from the posterity of other previous people (Qur'an 6: 133).They Lord is self sufficient, full of mercy, if it were His will, He could cause you to go away "يذهبكم" and in "you place appoint WHAT ما" He wills as your successors, even as He raised you up from the posterity of other people.There are two key words in this verse, GO AWAY and WHAT. Unfortunately, all erroneously translated, at least in Yousef Ali's translation and appear as WHO instead of WHAT and DESTROY instead of GO AWAY. The verse clearly suggest the ability of the Creator to drive humans to extinction and their replacement by different (WHAT) forms of life that will inherit the Earth in the place of humans.The list is long, there are many more verses in the Qur'an that could be interpreted as leading no where but to evolution. These same verse influenced early Muslim scholars into such thought, creation through evolution. One may ask, what about Adam and Eve, where do they fit in the picture?? Adam and Eve were part of God's creation, chosen from among the species of pre-humans on Earth, they were differentiated from other animals and raised up to a higher level in order to inherit the Earth which was the Creator's plan from the first moment. There are verses in the Qur'an that indicate the Creator offered the trust to the Heavens and the Earth, both refused the trust and humans accepted it."We indeed offered the trust to the heavens and the Earth and the mountains but they refused to undertake it being afraid thereof, but man undertook it, he was indeed unjust and foolish" (Qur'an 33:72)He who is capable of enabling the heavens and the Earth to understand, speak, accept or refuse, is capable of enabling monkey-like humans to speak, understanding and thus made more intelligent…there are verses in the Qur'an that speak of the angels wondering why God would give the trust to " the ones that kill and shed blood (Quran 2:30). The response of the angels is probably due to what they observed on Earth, pre-humans were no more than savages that killed and shed blood just like all other animals, and that is what the angels must have thought. The Creator answered them by saying that He knows that which they do not know and then breath His Spirit into Adam and evidently taught him many things as the Qur'an indicates; thus elevating him (man, humans) above all other even the angels themselves then made to inherit the Earth, to make it a better place and the test begins.