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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…

The Lives of the Prophets: Prophet Aadam (‘alayhis-salaam) Part 1

Prophet Aadam (‘alayhis salaam)

Part 1

Aadam (‘alayhis salaam) was created from clay. Allaah told the Angels, “I will place on earth a Khalifah.”

Khaleefah comes from the word Khalaf – to succeed/assume position of someone else.

Salaf are the early three generations, all after are called Khalaf.

Abu Bakr (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) came after Rasuulullaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam), and assumed the position of Rasuulullaah. Hence he became a Khaleefah.

The Angels replied, “Will you place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood while we glorify You with praise and thanks?”

Two explanations are given for their reply:-

  1. Allaah told the Angels ahead of time that this is what human beings will do.
  2. Ibn Abbaas (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) said – Jinn were living in this world before, causing corruption and caused evil. Allaah sent on them armies from the Angels and Iblees to fight against them. They were cornered to the ocean.

Allaah replied, “I know what you know not.”

Rasuulullaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Allaah created Aadam from a handful of dirt picked from all of earth, so the children of Aadam became red, white, yellow, black and all in between, they became good, sad, righteous and all in between.”

Their personalities and looks came according to where on Earth they were taken from.

Aadam was created from Turaab (dirt) Teen (mud) Teen Laazim (sticky clay) Hamain Masnoon (black, smooth, smelly clay) Salsaal Kal-Fahaar (clay like pottery) and other different terms were used to describe Aadam.

Turaab was mixed with water to make Teen, this was left for a while it became sticky due to lack of water – this was Teen Laazim. And then it was left for a longer while – its smell and colour changed, it became darker – Hamain Masnoon. That was taken, and Allaah moulded out of it the form of Aadam and left it to dry and it became Salsaal Kal-Fahaar.

Iblees came to the mould of Aadam and knocked it, it made a ringing noise and he knew it was hollow. He though himself to be better than it and he said, “If I am given influence over you, I will guide you astray. And if you are given influence over me, I would disobey you.”

Hadeeth in Saheeh Muslim: Rasuulullaah (salAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “Allaah created Aadam in his image.”

Nawawi explains this Hadeeth, he says, “This isn’t referring to Allaah, its referring to Aadam. Allaah created Aadam in the image of Aadam. He created Aadam as he was, in his adult form that remained with him.”

Allaah blew the soul into Aadam; our bodies without souls are like the dirt. When the soul leaves, the body decomposes into its origins.

When the soul entered the body of Aadam, the first thing he did was he sneezed. Then he said, “Alhamdulillaah.” Allaah replied, “Yarhamukullaah.”

Allaah told Aadam, “Go to those Angels who are sitting over there and deliver salaam to them.”

He said, “Assalaamu ‘alaikum.” They replied, “Wa ‘alaka assalaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.”

Allaah said to him, “This is your greeting and the greeting of your descendants.”

There is an agreement between us and Allaah – a covenant. We worship no-one but Him. We canont say on the Day of Judgement that we didn’t know about this.

There are two explanations to this:

  1. This covenant is of Fitrah – original state – Islaam. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “Everyone is born upon the Fitrah of Islaam, and then their parents make them Jew, Christian or a disbeliever.”
  2. Allaah took out the seed of Aadam and we were placed in the Hand of Allaah, and He asked us, “Am I your Lord?” And we said, “Yes.” – Hadeeth.

To be continued in shaa Allaah…