What the Muslim Attitude Towards the Bering Strait Theory Should Be
The Qur'an talks about how man was
Created, Adem, Aleyhi Salaam, and then all people were wiped out except
those with Nuh, Aleyhi Salaam, and then after Nuh people reappeared on earth. It
doesn't say in the Qur'an that Natives in Turtle Island crossed a Bering
Strait from Asia. There is mention of people living in harsh cold weather
conditions in the Hadith which could easily refer to Turtle Island Natives.
In the explanations of the Hadith by the scholars it says they live there
and not that they are some migrants to that land.
Recently in Mexico archeologists found
40,000 year old footprints of mature people and children. They say that the
oldest humans artifacts, necklace beads that they found, date back 70,000
years. They claim that first humans showed up 100,000 years ago in Africa
and then 70,000 years ago underwent a mass extinction reducing them to the
size of a small village of 100 to 150 or at most 200 individuals . Then they
say humans grew in numbers over a period of 20,000 to 30,000 years and
reappeared. According to these claims 40,000 years ago is the time when
humans came into existence in numbers larger than a small village. On account of that, when people came
existence, the Natives of Turtle Island also came into existence on Turtle Island.
The Bering Strait theory claims talk about Asiatic people crossing into
Turtle Island from Asia some 20,000 years ago. There is no such thing in the Qur'an and Hadith but Native people did cross from Siberia into Alaska and
back 20,000 years ago and this week to. They have been doing that for quite
a while now. Before by boat and dog sled and these days there's Bering Air flights.
As Muslims who read the Qur'an and Hadith,
we don't follow myths such as the Bering Strait theory and we believe that
Natives on Turtle Island came into existence after Nuh, Aleyhi Salam,
had sons and people came to be, Native folks included. Science also points
to that. It talks about a mass extinction and dates Native folks on Turtle Island back to the date when humans
reappear in various parts of the world simultaneously. The Bering Strait theory
missed by tens of thousands of years or more. Not to say that there isn't
Bering Airlines taking Natives back and forth a few times a week.