14) Adam’s Weakness

Adam’s Weakness

Adam and Eve understood that they were forbidden to eat the fruit of that tree. Adam was

however a human being and man tends to forget. His heart changes and his will weakens. Iblis

summoned all the envy within him and took advantage of Adam’s humanity to exploit him. He

started to whisper to him day after day, coaxing him: “Shall I guide you to the Tree of

Immortality and the Eternal Kingdom?” He said to them:

“Your Lord did not forbid you this tree save you should become angels or become of the

immortals.” He (Satan) swore by Allah to them both saying: “Verily I am one of the sincere well

wishers for you both.” (Ch 7:20-21)

Adam asked himself: “What will happen if I eat from this tree? It might truly be the Tree of

Immortality.” His dream was to live forever in the pure innocence of Paradise.”

Years went by, and Adam and Eve were preoccupied with thoughts of that tree. Then one day

they decided to eat of its fruit. They forgot that Allah had warned them not to approach it and

that Iblis was their sworn enemy. Adam stretched out his hand, picked one of the fruits and

offered it to Eve. They both ate of the forbidden tree.

Allah Almighty told us: “So he (Satan) misled them with deception.” (Ch 7:22)

Allah said: “Thus did Adam disobey his Lord so he went astray.” (Ch 20:121).

According to the old Testament, Eve was tempted by the serpent to eat of the forbidden tree. She

ate because of the words of the serpent and fed Adam some of it. At that moment, their eyes were

opened to the fact that they were naked, and they took the leaves of the fig tree to cover

themselves. Wahb Ibn Munabah said that their clothing (before their sin) was made of light on the

private parts of both of them.This story in the Old Testament is a falsification and deception.

Allah the Almighty revealed:

“O Children of Adam! Let not Satan deceive you, as he got your parents (Adam and Eve) out of

Paradise stripping them of their rainments; to show them their private parts. Verily he and

Qabiluhu (his soldiers from the jinn or his tribe) see you from where you cannot see them.

Verily, We made the devils (protectors and helpers) for those who believe not.” (Ch 7:27)

 Adam had hardly finished eating when he felt his heart contract, and he as filled with pain,

sadness and shame. The surrounding atmosphere had changed and the internal music had stopped.

He discovered that he and his wife were naked, so they both started cutting tree leaves with which

to cover themselves.