Topic

12) The Location of Adam and Eve’s Paradise

The Location of Adam and Eve’s Paradise

The location of this Paradise is unknown to us. The Quran did not reveal it, and the commentators

had five different opinions. Some said that it was the paradise of our refuge and that its place was

heaven. Others regreted that statement because if it was the paradise of refuge Iblis would have

been forbidden admission and disobedience would have been forbidden as well. Still others said

that it was another paradise that was created by Allah for Adam and Eve. A fourth group said it

was a paradise on the earth located in a high place. Another group of commentators accept what

was in the Quran without questioning where this paradise was located. We agree with this last

opinion as the lesson we learn from its location is immaterial compared to the lesson we learn

from the events that took place there.