From the Books: The Sign of Adam

The Sign of Adam – Qur’an

The Sign of Adam – Taurat

 (The Heights) Surat 7:19-26

(Allah said) “O Adam! You and your wife dwell in the Garden, and enjoy its good things as you wish: but do not approach this tree, or you run into harm and transgression”

Then began Satan to whisper suggestions to them, bringing openly before their minds all their shame that was hidden from them.  He said, “Your Lord only forbade you this tree, lest you should become angels or such beings as live forever.  And he swore to them both that he was their sincere advisor.

So by deceit he brought about their fall: when they tasted of the tree, their shame became manifest to them, and they began to sew together the leaves of the Garden over their bodies.  And their Lord called to them: “Did I not forbid you that tree, and tell you that Satan was an avowed enemy to you?”

They said, “Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: if you do not forgive us and do not bestow upon us Your Mercy we shall certainly be lost

 

Allah said, “Get you down, with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling place and your livelihood – for a time”

Allah said. “Therein (earth) you shall live, and therein you shall die, but from it you shall be taken out at last.

O you Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you.  But the raiment of righteousness – that is the best.  Such are among the signs of Allah, that they may receive admonition

 

(Ta Ha) Surat 20: 121-123

In the result, they both ate of the tree, and so their nakedness appeared to them: they began to sew together, for their covering, leaves from the Garden: thus did Adam disobey his Lord, and allow himself to be seduced.

But his Lord chose him (for His Grace): He turned to him, and gave him Guidance.

He said: “Get ye down, both of you,- all together, from the Garden, with enmity one to another: but if, as is sure, there comes to you Guidance from Me, whosoever follows My Guidance, will not lose his way, nor fall into misery.

 

Genesis 2:15-17

The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”

Genesis 3:1-23

Now the serpent … said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ”

“You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

Then the man and his wife … hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”

He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”  …
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you …!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.

And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel.”

…To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat of it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat of it
all the days of your life.

It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.

By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.”

The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. … So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.