Prophet Adam (AS) | The Full Story of Prophet Adam (AS) | The Creation of Mankind | The First Man

Prophet Adam was the first human being Allah SWT Created . This article will tell you the full life story of Prophet Adam (AS) .

The Creation of Mankind

After creating the components of the universe Allah (s.w.t) created the first human being, Adam, from clay collected from different places of the Earth and brought to life after 40 years.

Allah (s.w.t) ordered the angels and Iblis to prostrate in front of Adam as a sign of respect. All of them obeyed except Iblis as he thought he was better than Adam being made from fire rather than clay. From that moment, Iblis became the evil (Shaitaan) until the day of Judgement. 

He knew his fate will be the Hellfire and, so, he asked Allah (s.w.t) whether he could have a special power that would enable him to mislead human beings and take him to the Hellfire with him. Allah (s.w.t) granted his wish but warned us that if we follow the path of Iblis, the Hellfire will be our eternal abode. So, he sent down the Qur’an as a guide to be safe from the hands of Shaitaan.

As years went by, Adam (p.b.u.h) started to feel lonely and needed a companion. So, Allah (s.w.t.) took a piece of his shortest left rib and created Eve. Adam and Eve were living happily in Heaven and Allah gave them permission to enjoy everything except to consume the fruit of the Forbidden Tree.

One day, the world’s first human beings forgot the rule. Shaitaan took advantage of their weakness and whispered in their ears to eat the forbidden fruit. Having disobeyed, they were both kicked out of paradise and landed on Earth on a Friday, naked.

Adam knew that life on Earth will be tough. Hence, he gathered clothes and weapons to protect his family. The couple were blessed with 2 sets of twins and lived happily watching their children grow.

Prophet Adam First four children

Adam and Eve’s first children, Cain and his sister, were twins,; Abel and his sister, another set of twins, soon followed.  Adam and his family lived in peace and harmony.  Cain ploughed the earth while Abel raised livestock.  Time passed and the occasion came for the sons of Adam to marry.  A group of the companions of Prophet Muhammad including Ibn Abbas and Ibn Masud related that inter-marriage of the male of one pregnancy with the female of another had been the practice among Adam’s children. Therefore we know that God’s plan to fill the earth included each of Adam’s sons marrying the twin sister of the other.

It seems that beauty has played a part in the attraction of men and women since the beginning.  Cain was not pleased with the partner chosen for him.  Cain began to envy his brother and refused to obey the command of his father and, in doing so, he disobeyed God.  God created man with both good and bad tendencies, and the struggle to over come our baser instincts is part of His test for us.

God commanded that each son was to offer a sacrifice.  His judgement would favour the son whose offer was the most acceptable.  Cain offered his worst grain, but Abel offered his best livestock.  God accepted Abel’s sacrifice, so Cain became enraged, threatening to kill his brother.

“And (O Muhammad) recite to them (the Jews) the story of the two sons of Adam (Abel and Cain) in truth; when each offered a sacrifice to God, it was accepted from the one but not from the other.  The latter said to the former; ‘I will surely kill you.’” (Quran 5:27)

Abel advised his brother that God would accept good deeds from those that fear and serve Him, but  reject the good deeds of those who are arrogant, selfish and disobedient towards God.

“The former said: ‘Verily God accepts only from those who are pious.  If you do stretch your hand against me to kill me I shall never stretch my hand against you to kill you, for I fear God; the Lord of mankind, jinn, and all that exists.’” (Quran 5:27-28)

Prophet Adam Death

As the prophet Adam (p.b.u.h)’s death was approaching, he had a desire to eat the fruits of Heavens. When his children went out to look for them, the angels told them to go back to see their father because he was dying. When Eve saw the angel of death, she recognized him and, frightened, she went to Adam. (p.b.u.h) She knew that her companion will be no longer with her forever, because of Allah’s will. However, Adam (p.b.u.h) taught his children that Allah (s.w.t) will send prophets to guide them, who will have different names, traits and display miracles. All of them will be united to call to worship Allah (s.w.t) alone. Adam (p.b.u.h) closed his eyes and the angels gathered in his room to surround his body. When he recognized the angel of death, he smiled. The angels took his soul and wrapped it

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