Prophet Adam a.s.

We read the story of prophet Adam a.s. HERE

WHY ARE WE CREATED ON EARTH

Al Baqarah 2:30

And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: “Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations (vicegerent) on earth.” They said: “Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, – while we glorify You with praises and thanks and sanctify You.” He (Allâh) said: “I know that which you do not know.” (30)

And He taught Adam all the names (of everything) [], then He showed them to the angels and said, “Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful.” (31)

This Ayah refers to the names of in-animate bodies, animals, plants, angels, and means of technology…etc, for example, the sea contains fish and the fishnet should be thrown in the sea in a certain way to catch fish.  Then, you should rub two stones together to produce fire, so that you can grill fish and eat it.  This seed is called ‘wheat.’ You can plant it in the soil until the rain falls and the seed grows to be a plant.

Adam (AS) was not just a pious man; he was also knowledgeable in the matters of the universe. Allah (SWT) taught him the names because He destined him to be a vicegerent on earth. Accordingly, he should be experienced in earthly matters.  How could he be a vicegerent on earth if he was a failure?

They (angels) said: “Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise.” (32)

He said: “O Adam! Inform them of their names,” and when he had informed them of their names, He said: “Did I not tell you that I know the Ghaib (unseen) in the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you have been concealing?” (33)

CREATION OF HAWWA
O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife [Hawwa (Eve)], and from them both He created many men and women; and fear Allâh through Whom you demand (your mutual rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship)[]. Surely, Allâh is Ever an All¬Watcher over you. (1)

ABOUT SHAYTAN’s WHISPERS and DECEPTION

In Surat Al-A’râf (the Heights) verse 19, Allah says what can be translated as, “And O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in Paradise, and eat thereof as you both wish, but approach not this tree otherwise you both will be of the Zâlimûn (unjust and wrong-doers).” (TMQ, 7:19).

Then Satan whispered to them that he might manifest unto them that which was hidden from them of their shame, and he said: Your Lord forbade you from this tree only lest ye should become angels or become of the immortals.<(TMQ, 7:20).

In Surat Taha the Shaytan said to Adam what can be translated as, "O Adam! Shall I lead you to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that will never waste away?" (TMQ, 20:120)

The following verse from Surat Al-A'râf, "And he (Shaytân) swore by Allah to them both that he was their sincere adviser.” (TMQ, 7:21)

So he misled them with deception. Then when they tasted of the tree, that which was hidden from them of their shame (private parts) became manifest to them and they began to cover themselves with the leaves of Paradise (in order to cover their shame). And their Lord called out to them (saying): "Did I not forbid you that tree and tell you: Verily, Shaitân (Satan) is an open enemy unto you?" (7:22)

ABOUT ADAM’s REPENTANCE

In Surah Al Baqarah mentions Al Baqarah 2:35-37
And We said: “O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the Paradise and eat both of you freely with pleasure and delight, of things therein as wherever you will, but come not near this tree or you both will be of the Zâlimûn (wrong-doers).” (35)

Then the Shaitân (Satan) made them slip therefrom (the Paradise), and got them out from that in which they were. We said: “Get you down, all, with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment for a time.” (36) Then Adam received from his Lord Words . And his Lord pardoned him (accepted his repentance). Verily, He is the One Who forgives (accepts repentance), the Most Merciful (37)

In Aaraf 7:23

They said: “Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.” (23)

H was excited reading this ayah. Somehow he noticed this verse in the nasheed “If you ask me by Yusuf Islam.”. So I have printed this out and he has memorised it. It’s a wonderful doa for all of us.

In Taha 2:122

Then his Lord chose him, and turned to him with forgiveness, and gave him guidance (122)

ABOUT ADAM AND HAWWA WERE SENT DOWN TO EARTH

Aaraf 7:38

We said: “Get down all of you from this place (the Paradise), then whenever there comes to you Guidance from Me, and whoever follows My Guidance, there shall be no fear on them, nor shall they grieve (38)

Taha 20:123

He (Allâh) said:”Get you down (from the Paradise to the earth), both of you, together, some of you are an enemy to some others. Then if there comes to you guidance from Me, then whoever follows My Guidance he shall neither go astray, nor shall be distressed. (123)

Baqarah 2:38

We said: “Get down all of you from this place (the Paradise), then whenever there comes to you Guidance from Me, and whoever follows My Guidance, there shall be no fear on them, nor shall they grieve (38)

Read Al Baqarah 2:32-38

And then we watched a video of Yusuf Estes narrating the story of Prophet Adam in the Peace TV series. Somegow I can’t put it up here for some reason.  But you can go and watch it HERE.

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