In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [rahimahullaah] stated regarding the belief that the origin of the human is an ape:
This statement is evil, falsehood, an opposition to the Book of Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic], an opposition to the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] and an opposition to the consensus of the pious predecessors of this Ummah. This statement is well known from Darwin and he is a liar regarding that which he has stated; rather the origin of the human being is his well-known state – neither an ape nor other than it, rather he was created as a rational human being from earth and that is our father Aadam [peace and blessings be upon him], just as Allaah [The Exalted] said:
وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الإِنسَانَ مِنْ سُلالَةٍ مِنْ طِينٍ
And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay (water and earth). [Surah al-Muminoon. Aayah 12]
It is obligated on a servant to believe that Aadam was not an ape and that Aadam’s [alayhis salaam] origin is the same as what the human being is at present – neither an ape nor other than it. The statement that his original state was that of an ape is an evil statement and falsehood; rather if it is stated that the one who utters this statement has committed Kufr, then that would be considered a good reason for saying so. What is clearer – and Allaah knows best – is that the one who utters this statement [i.e. that Aadam’s origin is an ape] whilst knowing that which the Sharee’ah has brought regarding this affair, then he is a kaafir, because he has belied Allaah, belied Allaah’s Messenger and belied the Book of Allaah regarding the creation of Aadam. [Ref 1] NB: Takfeer [i.e. declaring a Muslim as an unbeliever or removing him from the fold of Islaam] has principles and passing this judgement against specific individuals is the job of the upright scholars. Read articles on this subject matter:
Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] stated that it is tantamount to disbelief in Allaah to believe that the origin of the human being is an ape because it is a denial of the noble Qur’aan and the consensus of the Muslims [i.e. the scholars]. [Ref 2]
Al-Allaamah Muqbil Bin Haadee Al-Waadi’ee [rahimahullaah] stated about the theory of evolution: “This theory is considered Kufr (that exits a Muslim from Islam if he believes it). Read more on the link below from Shaikh Abu Khadeejah’s [hafidhahullaah] website:
Darwinism and Atheism – By Dr – Shaikh Abu Iyaadh [hafidhahullaah]
The Myth of Darwinian Evolution – By Shaikh Abu Hakeem [hafidhahullaah]
Also listen to the lecture By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [hafidhahullaah]
Who Do The Contemporary Deviants- So Called Muslim Intellectuals – Follow In Their Views Regarding Evolution and What Do The Scholars of Jarh Wat-Tadeel Say About Him?
Answer: They follow a Mubtadi [an innovator in religious affairs] called Al-Jaahiz.
Who Is Al-Jaahiz?
Imaam adh-Dhahabi [rahimahullaah] said about Al-Jaahiz:
“He (i.e. Al-Jaahiz) was an insolent person, one who was very negligent in his practice of the religion and one who held strange views”. (3)
Imaam Adh-Dhahabi [rahimahullaah] said,
“It was apparent from Al-Jaahiz’s traits that he used to fabricate”. (4)
Imaam Adh-Dhahabi [rahimahullaah] said,
“He (i.e. Al-Jaahiz) was from the leaders of Bidah”. (5)
Imaam adh-Dhahabi [rahimahullaah] also said,
“He (i.e. Al-Jaahiz) was a fabricator of hadeeth”. (6)
Al-Baghdaadee [rahimahullaah] said,
“Al-Jaahiz used to transmit a lot of innovated beliefs in his books”. (7)
Finally: Read article by Shaikh Moosaa Richardson [hafidhahullaah]
Why Are We Here?
Ref 2: https://binothaimeen.net/content/7246 https://video.link/w/r7mqb
[Ref 3: Siyar A’laam An-Nubulaa 11/527]
[Ref 4: Siyar A’laam An-Nubulaa 11/528]
[Ref 5: Al-Meezaan Al-I’tidaal 3/247]
[Ref 6:Al-Meezaan Al-I’tidaal 2/282]
[Ref 7: Al-Farqu Baynal Firaq page 175-178]