Adam
Spirits & Prophets
of Islam
Iblis
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Abraham
Ishmael
David
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Adam is the first Prophet of God and he is also the first human. Adam was made from clay gathered from the four corners of the earth. God created Adam’s soul one-thousand years prior to creating Adam’s body; Adam’s soul was reluctant to leave its original place within the light. Iblis mocked God for making Adam out of dirt and refused to give his homage [1].

Adam was created for the purpose of praising God [2]. To satisfy Adam, God gave him Eve - whose purpose was for “marrying man” – and the Garden of Paradise; however, God did refuse Adam from eating of “one [specific] tree” [3]. Iblis was jealous of Adam and the Garden of Eden, so he hid behind the serpent’s teeth as two droplets of water – a place which he has never relinquished himself from. Previously, Eve had befriended the serpent and, therefore, Iblis was able to speak as the serpent in order to convince Eve to eat of that “one tree.” Eve did, and she fed the fruit also to Adam. At once their world became hostile and they were swept away from Paradise by the angry wind down to earth [4].

However, Adam’s tears fertilized his barren surroundings and the animals took pity on him [5]. Then God sent Gabriel to guide Adam to Mecca, to teach him to pray, and to show him the ways of the pilgrimage (Hijja) “for which purpose God had sent them down to earth” [6]. God compared Adam’s multitude of eventual offspring to a hill of ants, and told Adam that all of his children, and their children, would carry his original sin. God made life difficult for Adam, forcing him to learn agriculture and hunting. Then God brought forth a new generation through Eve, who gave birth to twenty sets of twins of a boy and a girl each. The two eldest brothers, Cain (Kabil) and Abel (Habil), found conflict with each other, and Iblis tempted Cain to murder Abel. It was the world’s first murder [7].

Adam:
What The Qur'an says

What The Qur'an
also says about:
Iblis
Gabriel
Noah
Abraham
Ishmael
David
Jesus
Muhammad
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