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15) Condensed Story of Adam and Allah’s Promise

Condensed Story of Adam and Allah’s Promise

Allah the Almighty addressed him:

“Did I not forbid you that tree and tell you: Verily Satan is an open enemy unto you?” They said:

“Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your

Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.” Allah said; “Get down, one of you an enemy to the

other (Adam, Eve, and Satan etc). On earth will be a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment,

for a time.” He said: “Therein you shall live and therein you shall die, and from it you shall be

brought out (resurrected).” (7:22-25).

Again there are old stories about these events. Al Hafez Ibn Asaker narrated that Allah

commanded two angels to remove Adam from His holy proximity. So Gabriel stripped him of the

crown on his head, and Michael took the diadem from his forehead. Adam thought that his

punishment had been hastened and bowed down crying; “Forgiveness! Forgiveness!” so Allah

asked: “Are you running away from Me?” Adam replied, “No, my Lord, but I am shy of You.”

Abdul Rahman Ibn Amru Al – Awza’iy said that Adam spent 100 years in Paradise. In another

narration it was said he spent 60 years. Ibn Asaker reported that Adam wept for 60 years for his

loss of Paradise and 70 years for his mistake, and he wept for another 70 years when his son was

killed. They left Paradise and descended upon the earth. Adam was sad and Eve was crying. Allah

accepted their repentance because it was sincere and He told them that the earth would be their

realm and origin where they would live and die and whence they would come on the Day of

Judgment.

Allah the Almighty recounted this third lesson Adam learned in Paradise:

“Indeed We made a covenant with Adam before, but he forgot, and We found on his part no firm

will power. Remember when We said to the angels “Prostrate yourselves to Adam.” They

prostrated (all) except Iblis, who refused. then We said: “O Adam! verily, this is an enemy to you

and to your wife. so let him not get you both out of Paradise, so that you be distressed in misery.

Verily, you have (a promise from Us) that you will never be hungry therein nor naked. And you

will suffer not from thrist therein nor from the sun’s heat.”

then Satan whispered to him, saying “O Adam! Shall I lead you to the Tree of Eternity and to a

kingdom that will never waste away?” Then they both ate of that tree, and so their private parts

appeared to them, and they began to stick on themselves the leaves from Paradise for their

covering. Thus did Adam disobey his Lord, so he went astray. Then his Lord chose him, and

turned to him with forgiveness and gave him guidance.

Allah said: “Get you down (upon the earth), both of you, together from Paradise, some of you

are an enemy to some others. THen if there comes to you guidance from Me, then whoever

follows My Guidance shall neither go astray, nor fall into distress and misery. But whosoever

 

turns away from My Reminder (neither believes in this Quran nor acts on its orders etc). Verily,

for him is a life of hardship and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection.”

He will say: “O my Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, while I had sight before.” Allah will

said: “like this, Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc). came unto

you, but you disregarded them (you left them, did not think deeply in them, and you turned away

from them), and so this Day, you will be neglected in the Hellfire, away from Allah’s Mercy.)”

And thus do We requite him who transgresses beyond bounds (commits the great sins and

disobeys his Lord (allah) and believes not in His Messengers, and His revealed Books, like this

Quran etc), and believes not in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations,

etc). of his Lord, and the torment of the Hereafter is far more severe and more lasting.” (Ch 20:115-127)