Prophet Adam

When Allah had created the heavens and the earth, He said to the angels, “I will create a Khalifa on earth, someone to carry out my orders.” They asked Allah, “Will you place someone on earth who will make mischief and shed blood, while we praise you and glorify your name?” And Allah said, “I know what you know not.”

The Creation of Prophet Adam

So Allah created Prophet Adam (Alayhis-salam) out of clay, and taught him the names of all things. He placed the things before the angels and asked the angels to tell Him the names of them, but the angels answered, “You are the exalted, and we know nothing except what you have taught us.” Allah then asked Adam (Alayhis-salam) the same question, and Adam (Alayhis-salam) was able to answer correctly.

Allah ordered the angels to bow down to Prophet Adam (Alayhis-salam) and they did so. But Iblis, or Shaitan, did not bow down. When Allah asked, “What kept you from bowing down when I commanded you ?” Iblis answered, “I am better than he. I was created from fire while he was made from clay.”

Upon hearing this response, Allah threw Shaitan out of paradise, but Shaitan vowed that he would lie in wait for Prophet Adam (Alayhis-salam) and his descendants, trying to divert them from the Straight Way. To which Allah replied, “If any of them follow you, Hell will I fill with you all.”

Meanwhile, Allah had created a wife, Hawa, for Prophet Adam (Alayhis-salam), and he told them to live in the garden of paradise, Jannah, but he warned them to stay away from one particular tree, lest it bring harm to them. Shaitan started whispering suggestions to Prophet Adam and Hawa (Alayhis-salam). He spoke in such a clever way that they were convinced he was only concerned for their well-being. He told them that the forbidden tree would make them immortal and that they would live forever like the angels if they ate from it. Shaitan spoke so convincingly that Adam and Hawa (Alayhis-salam) believed him. As soon as they tasted the tree, they realized that they were naked, and started trying to cover themselves with leaves from the garden, for it now seemed wrong to be uncovered.

Then Allah called to them, “Did I not tell you to stay away from that tree, and didn’t I warn you that Shaitan was your sworn enemy?”

Prophet Adam & Hawa sent to earth

Prophet Adam and Hawa (Alayhis-salam) were immediately full of remorse and begged for forgiveness and mercy from Allah. Allah ordered them out of Jannah and sent them to live on earth. He said, “Therein shall you live, and therein shall you die, but from it you shall be taken out at last.” Prophet Adam (Alayhis-salam) and his offspring began to live on earth according to Allah’s command.

And so we are all the descendants of Prophet Adam and Hawa (Alayhis-salam), the first humans to be placed on earth. Here on earth we shall all live and die, and from here we shall all be made to return to Allah. It is our choice whether we shall be taken to Jannah or join the disobedient and deceitful Shaitan in Hell. Allah, in His infinite mercy, realizes that we will sometimes be led astray by Shaitan. Allah taught Prophet Adam (Alayhis-salam) some prayers for repentance and seeking pardon for wrongdoing.

Prophet Adam (Alayhis-salam) was the first prophet to bring Allah’s message to mankind, so that we might know how to worship Allah and how to seek forgiveness for our mistakes. This message was completed to perfection by Allah through his last prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Prophet Adam

The story of Prophet Adam (Alayhis-salam) can be found in the Quran, Surah 2, Ayat 30-37 and Surah 7, Ayat 10-27.

54 thoughts on “Prophet Adam”

  1. the story of the prophet was so good i like it ,when finished reading it i felt like i wanted to read more,its soo good!

  2. I love it!, just as sister fiaza said, I also want to read more Islamic stories. This is just the beginning of my Islamic life. Salaam!!

  3. This is a ggod learning curve for me as I’m still learning about islam. I would like to know a little more about Adam (as) its mentioned that he was a very large human being as mentioned by Prophet Muhammed (saw) “60 cubits in height” ..what were his other attributes? I’ve also heard that his was an immensly powerful people. Jazak Allah

  4. shaitan = satan.
    i loved this story. iam Christian but found this while researchingn for a R.E assessment.
    salaam-alaikum.

  5. Jazak Allah, this also teaches me how i should act from now on thanks for this Amazing and wonderfultext. who ever made this text i am making doah right now for them.!!!!!!!!!:) :) :) :) 😀 😀 😀

  6. Thanks very much for publushing this article. Am an african muslim living in asia. islam is a great religion but i found many ignorants about the beautiful teachings of islam. as a blac person, i face lot of discrimination even in masjid at the hand of mostly ghe pakistanis, bangalis, and indians. they just feel they better than me caused they yellow and am black. this was the same reame why Allah curse iblis from heaven because when Allah asked him to bow down for Adam he said to Allah i cant do it because am better than Him, am created from fire and He was created out of a black mud. our religion is nice but many truths are not being thought.

  7. Jazakumullah khairan. I really ejoy the story. It is very important to learn that all humans- yellow, white, red or black skinned- are frm Adam & Hawa, thesame patients. None is above any except he who fears Allah most.

  8. @ Osman . Assalamu alikum iam an indian by origin .i know that black people are discriminated widely across the world . the people who discriminate the other people are not humans they are worst than the animals . Allah has already mentioned in the Quran about the appearances made for the human in the whole world. as u are aware that human is made up of clay ..allah has chosen different types of soils to create different types of human appearances..
    Allah knows the best and he has the answer that why he has created the mankind like this ..Please dont get disapointed with the fact that your colour is black ..nobody in the world gets superior if they have good colour.allah has mentioned in the quran .. the person who has righteousness in islam, and who obeys all the commands of allah will go to heaven after the death … this life is so short for sure .. so keep urself busy in the prayers .. inshallah you will get superior in your deeds …
    Remember one thing human life is short in this earth but the persons who go to paradise will be immortal ..the life in paradise is totally different from the life on the earth .. for better understanding , i advice you to read the quran to seek more knowledge ..
    Allah hafeez

  9. Dear Mr. SA Kareem,

    Thanks for your concern and good islamic faith. well i read message with great concern. just for clarification, first of all i never felt dissapointed of me being black as there is nothing wrong of being black its all about Allah has choosen for you. Humans have no choices about the way they look. Its just that unfortunately, many muslims today do not correctly understand islam well that is y the practice racism and some feel they better because beacuse the white. i know and understand the quran well. anyway thanks for leaving me the comment and we shall communcate later insha Allah.

  10. i am young i hate those who make fun of black people as i am proud to be a black african and any Christians or other religions that come across i welcome as i am enviromental no one in here should think i am trying to stand out as i am 10 and am terified by dijal and shaitan especially in the day of judgement may peace be upon you and i love the story i recommend you read the story of salman al farisi and abdullah ibn masud

  11. Mashallah. This was a really great story! I really enjoyed it. Very true and interesting. I like reading stories about prophets because there so beautiful. Alhamdullilah.

  12. Assalam alikum as i am from pak karachi n sutyms really read golden words of prophet pbuh ! N hazrat ali r.a !! N stories too !! As they are excellent ntaught many manyy thigs inorder to live a best life i am not to old i am young guy god fearing person 18 years old 😉 may suban wa talah bless thz person for such beatiful story.

  13. if u r real muslim u have 2 know more about islamic naration to confirm your faith so jazaakalaah who ever wrote this article towards creation of adam alayhi salaam hawa pbuh but i wanted much more about this story becoz its the begining of our parents in islam

  14. Allah created our beloved Prophet Muhammed(saw) before Prophet Adam(Alahis-salam). Allah(swt) first created noor which was then put aside and saved for the creation of Prophet Muhammed(saw)

  15. The time of Dajjal is going to be hard for us. He will do whatever it takes to make sure we give up Islam. He will try bribery; turn the mountains to gold and bring your parents back to life. He will also torture us. It says Kufr on his forehead but only true belivers can see it. Sunnis believe he will be killed by Prophet Esa(Alahis Salam)

  16. DAJJAL IS COMING. MANY OF THE SIGNS HAVE HAPPENED. WOMEN GIVING BIRTH TO THEIR MASTERS. SYRIA AND PALESTINE BEING ATTACKED. GREENERY GROWING IN THE DESERTS.

  17. after i read this story , my self realize we are nothing , and why we are so crazy for the tiembing moment for this earth , why not we make our life is simple , not for luxaries , just do good thing , what allah like and suggest to do , we know the last judgement we get reward for the good thing ,

    inshaallah who ever read this history , i believe all of us we do the good thing for our good future after the death , aamin..

  18. we have to think , we have no power to control our self , every think is control by allah’s kingdom , so , why not we pray and obey his command ,
    no one can change his kingdom , so we are very weak there is no sustain
    better we have to obey and surrender to him all the time , allah hu akbar ..

  19. MASHALLAH, alhamduillah i am muslim, my muslim friends we should not be afraid of shaitan because you should always know that ALLAH’S watching you if you feel afraid just remember Allah.

  20. if every body fully understand about quran and hadist they will felt humble,
    but otherwise they dont fully understand they just think their mind .Automaticaly that powerful his thought or their opinion or brain or standard they dont realiase that thinking will altered changing in a few moment…they never think between reality and dream is diffrenttt……………..

  21. This Story of The Prophet just shows how beautiful Islam is.
    No man could ever even come close to writing a story of this calibre yet Allah has bestowed upon us The Holy Quran with even more of these beautiful stories.Alhamdulilah,All Praise be to Allah and May we all have Jannatul-Firdaus.

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