The Lives of the Prophets: Prophet Aadam (‘alayhis-salaam) Part 2

Prophet Aadam (‘alayhis salaam)

Part 2


Allaah taught Aadam all of the names, the names of everything.

Allaah created the human to be established on Earth and to live on it, so Allaah blessed the son of Aadam so name things, designating names to them.

Then Allaah presented some objects on the Angels, “Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful.”

They said, “Praise be to you. We have no knowledge except the knowledge that You have given us. You are the Most-Knowledgeable, the All-Wise.”

Aadam went through the test, he told them all the names and Allaah said, “Didn’t I tell you that I know the knowledge of the Unseen in the Heavens and the Earth? And I know what you reveal and what you conceal.”

Aadam was alone. Allaah created out of Aadam, Hawwa – from the rib of Aadam.

Abu Hurayrah (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “Treat women well. The woman was created from a rib. The most bent part of the rib is the top part. If you try to straighten it, you will break it. If you leave it, it remains bent. So treat women well.” [Agreed upon]

There was a tree – the only part of Jannah they were not allowed to touch. Shaytaan whispered to them, “Shall I tell you about the tree that will give you eternity and the greatest Kingdom that will not end?” They ate from the tree, and because of that they were sent down to Earth.

They said – ‘we have wronged ourselves’ (this is also a du’aa).


7:23. They said: “Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost.”



When Aadam was created, Allaah broke his back – so all the descendants of Aadam came from his back. Allaah put some light between their eyes.

Aadam asked who they are and Allaah said they are your descendants.

Aadam saw one and liked the light coming from him, he asked, “Who is he?”

Allaah replied, “This is one of your descendants who is going to come at the end of time, his name is Dawud.”

Aadam asked his age and Allaah said that Dawud was 60. Aadam loved him. And so Aadam asked Allaah to give Dawud 40 years from his own life.

Aadam was created to live 1000 years, so when he was 960 the Angel of Death came to Aadam. And he asked Aadam, “Are you ready to die?” The Angel of Death asks permission of the Anbiya.

Aadam replied, “I still have 40 years to live.” The Angel of Death said, “Didn’t you give 40 years of your life to your son Dawud?” Aadam denied.

The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “Aadam denied, so the Children of Aadam deny. Aadam forgot and his children forget. Aadam made mistakes and his children make mistakes.”

The name ‘Insaan’ comes from ‘Nasiyan’ – forgetting.

Aadam forgot about giving 40 years of his life to Dawud, so Allaah forgave him.

The Angels descended, washed Aadam an odd number of times and dug a grave for him and buried him.



To be continued with the story of the next Prophets in shaa Allaah…

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