Does Islam forbid all forms of evolution, or does Islam allow for evolution in animals other than human.
Islam does not forbid any form of evolution. In fact, Islam is the way for the soul to realign itself with the Almighty. It is a guide for our moral and spiritual selves and is the foundation of our lives on earth. The Qur’an mentions the creation of people in a very simple and direct way. It does not go into the inner workings or the mechanics of the process. We affirm that God created this wondrous universe and leave to ourselves the responsibility of discovering the magic behind how things work. By magic, I mean the marvelous way this world – including ourselves – functions. Science delves into these matters. It gives us that glimpse into our existence and explains its operation. What science does and what divine guidance does – even though they intersect in some ways – is very different in how they relate and influence our lives.
The Qur’an mentions the creation of humanity for an overall picture that helps bring people closer to God. Science explains how things work. There is not a struggle as many project between the two.
I hope this helps.
God knows best.