Adam and his wife Eve are unique since they were directly created by Allah and they lived in the Paradise of Eden. So they have important signs for us to learn. There are two passages in the Qur’an that talk about Adam, and one from the Taurat (Click Here to read them).
These accounts are very similar. In both accounts the characters are identical (Adam, Eve, Shaytan (Iblis), Allah), the place is the same (the Garden), Shaytan (Iblis) lies and tricks Adam and Eve, Adam and Eve put on leaves to hide the shame of their nakedness, Allah then comes and speaks to give judgment, and Allah shows mercy by providing raiments (i.e. clothing) to cover ‘the shame’ of their nakedness. The Qur’an says this is ‘sign of Allah’ for the ‘Children of Adam’ – which are us. So this is not just a history lesson about sacred events in the past. We can learn from the account of Adam.
Adam’s Warning to Us
Adam and Eve only committed one sin of disobedience before Allah judged them. There are not, for example, ten sins of disobedience with Allah giving nine warnings and then finally judging. Allah judged from only one act of disobedience. Many people believe that Allah will only judge them after they have committed many sins. They think that if they have ‘fewer sins’ than most others, or if their good deeds outnumber their bad actions then (perhaps) God will not judge. Adam and Eve’s experience warns us that this is not so. Allah will judge even one sin of disobedience.
This makes sense if we compare disobedience to Allah with breaking the law of a nation. In Canada where I live, if I broke just one law (e.g. I stole something) the country can judge me. I cannot plead that I have only broken one law and have not broken laws for murder and kidnapping. I only need to break one law to face Canada’s judgment. It is the same with Allah.
When they clothed themselves with leaves we see that they experienced shame and tried to cover their nakedness. Likewise, when I do things that make me feel shame then I try to cover up and hide it from others. But Adam’s efforts were futile before God. Allah could see their failure and He then both Acted and Spoke.
The Actions of Allah in Judgment…
We can see three actions:
- Allah makes them mortal – they will now die.
- Allah expels them from the Garden. They must now live a much more difficult life on Earth.
- Allah gives them clothes of skins.
It is fascinating that all of us even to this day still are affected by these. Everyone dies; no one – prophet or otherwise – has ever returned to the Garden; and everyone continues to wear clothes. In fact, these three things are so ‘normal’ that we almost miss noticing that what Allah did to Adam and Eve is still being felt by us thousands of years later. The consequences of what happened that day still seem to be in effect.
…but also in Mercy
The clothing from Allah was a gift of mercy – their shame was now covered. Yes, He judged – but he also provided mercy – which He did not have to do. Adam and Eve did not earn the clothing through good behaviour that gave ‘merit’ against their disobedient act. Adam and Eve could only receive Allah’s gift without meriting or deserving it. But someone did pay for it. The Taurat tells us that the clothing was ‘skins’. Thus they came from an animal. Up until this point, there was no death, but now an animal with skin suitable as a covering of clothes did pay – with its life. An animal died so that Adam and Eve could receive Mercy from Allah.
The Qur’an tells us that this clothing did cover their shame, but the covering that they really needed was ‘righteousness’, and that in some way the clothing that they did have (the skins) was a sign of this righteousness, and a sign for us.
“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”Surat 7:26 (The Heights)
A good question is: how do we get this ‘raiment of righteousness’? Later prophets will show the answer to this very important question.
The Words of Allah in Judgment and in Mercy
Allah not only does these three things for Adam and Eve and us (their children), but he also speaks His Word. In both accounts Allah speaks of ‘enmity’ but in the Taurat it adds that this ‘enmity’ will be between the woman and the serpent (Shaytan). This specific message is given again below. I have just inserted with () the persons referred to. Allah speaks:
“And I (Allah) will put enmityGenesis 3:15
between you (Shaytan) and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he (offspring of woman) will crush your (Shaytan) head,
and you (Shaytan) will strike his (offspring of woman) heel.”
This is a riddle – but it is understandable. Reading carefully you will see that there are five different characters mentioned AND that this is prophetic in that it is looking forward-in-time (seen by the repeated use of ‘will’ in future tense). The characters are:
- God (or Allah)
- Shaytan (or Iblis)
- The woman
- The offspring of the woman
- The offspring of Shaytan
And the riddle maps out how these characters will relate to each other in the future. This is shown below.
Who is the ‘offspring’? – a ‘he’
We have made some observations, now for some deductions. Because the ‘offspring’ of the woman is a ‘he’ we can discard some possibilities.
As a ‘he’ the offspring is not a ‘she’ and so cannot be a woman. But ‘he’ comes from a woman.
As a ‘he’ the offspring is not a ‘they’. This rules out a group of people, a race, a team, or a nation. At various times and in various ways people have thought that a ‘they’ would solve the human situation. But the offspring, being a ‘he’, is not a group of people whether a nation or those of a certain religion as in Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, or Muslims.
As a ‘he’ the offspring is a person and not an ‘it’. The offspring is not a philosophy, teaching, political system, or religion – since these are all ‘its’. An ‘it’ like this would have been our preferred choice to fix the problem caused by Adam since people are always thinking up new systems and religions. So the offspring is NOT (for example) Christianity or Islam because then it would be referred to as an ‘it’, nor is it a group of people as in the Jews or the Christians or the Muslims because then it would be referred to as a ‘they’. God had something else in mind – a ‘he’, a single male human. This ‘he’ would crush the head of Shaytan.
Even though there remains a mystery about who the ‘offspring’ is, we have eliminated many possibilities that might naturally come to our minds.
The Conflict through History between Allah and Shaytan
We see from the future tense of this promise that a plan with a purposed outcome is in the Mind of Allah. This ‘offspring’ will crush the head of Shaytan (i.e. destroy him) while at the same time, Shaytan will ‘strike his heel’. The mystery of what this means is not clarified at this point. But we know that a plan of God is going to unfold.
Notice now what Allah does NOT say to Adam. He does not promise the man a specific offspring like he promises the woman. This is quite extraordinary, especially given the emphasis on sons coming through fathers in the Taurat, Zabur and Injil. The genealogies given in the Taurat, Zabur and Injil almost exclusively record only the sons that come from the fathers. But in this promise in the Garden it is different – there is no promise of an offspring (a ‘he’) coming from a man. The Taurat says only that there will be offspring coming from a woman – without mentioning a man.
The coming ‘he’ with no Human Father – The Masih
Out of all the men that have ever existed, only two have never had a human father. The first was Adam, created directly by God. The second was Isa al Masih (Jesus – PBUH) who was born of a virgin – thus no human father. This fits with the observation that the offspring is a ‘he’, not a ‘she’, ‘they’ or ‘it’. Isa al Masih (PBUH) is an offspring of a woman. The prophet Isaiah in the Zabur prophesied this birth from a virgin in greater detail – 750 years before his birth.
But who is his enemy, the ‘offspring’ of Shaytan? Though we do not have space here to trace it out in detail, the Books speak of a ‘Son of Destruction’, ‘Son of Satan’ and other titles that depict a coming human ruler who will oppose ‘the Christ’ (Masih). Also known as Dajjal, the later Books speak of a coming clash between this ‘Anti-Christ’ and the Christ (or Masih). But it is first mentioned in embryo-like form here, at the very beginning of history.
The climax of history, the conclusion of a struggle between Shaytan and Allah, which started long ago in the Garden is prophesied at that same beginning – in the first Book. Many questions remain and more have been raised. Continuing from here and learning from the successive Messengers will help us better answer our questions and understand the times we are in. We continue with their sons of Adam and Eve – Qabil and Habil.
Please answer the following questions:
1. Is the following quotation what you believe to be the word of god. ?
2. Did god himself write this ?.
3. if not than who did ?
4. who witness and declare that this it is the truth. and do you believe him as you believe your God for just because he said so?.
5. Why is it narrated as though it is a story or a history ?.
6. when was it written, certainly not adam’s time, but more likely moses timeline. or any other time you tell me. if so then who is the writer that know al this detail and what makes you believe so?.
7. Are you feeling guilty and not great enough to question the holiness of your bible?.
8. What part of the bible that made you certain that this book is really telling the truth. while nobody can not even seem to find who wrote it let alone if it is true.
9. Are you going to answer these questions with simple answer ?, like “you have to have faith in order to accept it as the true words of god” ;like what most of your preachers do”
10 and this quotation “26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” this is not what Torah of Jews believe. it is more like the roman old believes about gods, who looks like humans. the word starts with let us ( many Gods) what do you have to say about this number 10 question.
these questions you must also ask to the rest verses and chapters of your Bible, and only if the answers satisfy your curiosity, than you can try to assure others that your bible is the true words of God. in other words convince your self first before you can convince others.
it will be good for you to test your own faith.
quotation from your bible king james version…
Genesis 1New International Version (NIV)
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
Genesis 1:26 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Syriac); Masoretic Text the earth
You have a very long comment here. In it you ask what is ‘word of God’. You quoted all of Genesis chapter 1. This is the beginning of Taurat. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) believed taurat. The prophet Isa al Masih pbuh believed taurat. You may believe differently, but I am going to follow their lead on this
The son of the devil was qabil who killed habil and his lineage continued.He is the anti messiah that’s why he killed Habil coz God wanted to use his blood lineage but had to replace him with seth instead!
THIS IS THE REALITY. THIS IS THE TRUTH.
Nobel Quran points out that the children of Adam and Adam is made up of two twin or events.
1. Physical Genesis.
2. Spiritual Genesis.
Physical Genesis form of quintessence, fiber and hydrates extracted from the soil, consisting of gas, iron, minerals, protein and vitamins.
> Ar Rahman: 14.
> As Sajaddah: 7.
> Ash Shafaat: 11
> Ali Imran: 59.
> Al Hijr: 28.
Gases includes oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and so on.
Minerals substances are made up of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, beta carotene etc.
While the vitamin is made up of vitamin A, B, C, D, E, K and so on.
The above events are called as PHYSICAL events or Physical Genesis.
After the physical events been perfected ‘SPIRIT OF ALLAH’ breathed into Adam.
> Al Hijr: 29.
This event is referred to as self INNER or THE SPRITUAL GENESIS. Consisting of Spirit of Allah that contains Annur (substances Muhammad and the angels) and Annar (Qarin, satan, demons and devils).
Allah created Muhammad to His beloved, then it becomes seen what is unseen and staged Muhammad as a FATHER OF ALL SPIRITS ‘Abul RUH or SOULS’ then gushed ‘NUR MUHAMMAD’ and knowing God.
Then Allah created ‘ANNAR’ as a pairing of ANNUR.
After that Allah created ‘Abul Bashar or FATHER OF ALL PHYSICALS’ called ADAM.
Annur of the Father of spirits made angels, mother of all spirits made Jin, Satan and the devil.
FATHER AND MOTHER OF ALL SPIRITS AND PHYSICALS MADE GALAXIES AND PLANETS AND THE CONTENTS.
THIS IS THE SPIRIT AND THE PHYSICAL MEANS BEFORE ALLAH CREATED ADAM THE MANKIND.
Qudsi hadith mentioned:
Word of God:
“I was a hidden treasure and I want it to be known that I am being”
The creature was first created as neucleus Nurmuhammad all events.
After reflected Nurmuhammad lover of God, God’s blessings upon Muhammad and the angels who became Muhammad’s family.
Until the Prophet Muhammad Rasulullah PBUH and all Muslims were blessings upon Muhammad Habibullah.
The fact that we’ve gone through seven worlds:
1. Lahut. 2. Habarut. 3. Malakut. 4. Mithal. 5. Ajsam. 6. Shahadah. 7. Barzakh.
Just a matter of dimension.
Therefore, the Qur’an is called absolute … inter dimensional.
how many days / years adam nabi lived in heaven?