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What sets Adam (PBUH) and Satan apart

Quran Reflections... What Sets Adam and Satan Apart

One of my favorite stories in the Quran is the story of Adam and Satan; the reason I love this story so much is because it shows us the trajectory of your spiritual decisions. Adam and Satan both had one thing in common: they both made a mistake and they both transgressed a command of …

Journey Through the Quran - God's Original Forgiveness

Journey Through the Quran - God's Original Forgiveness

It is significant that in this story, we don’t have a mention of the original sin, but we have a story of original forgiveness. So God forgave Adam. And in this we have the lesson that when we mess up, when we commit sins, God is willing to forgive us as well.

It’s Original Mercy…Not Sin

It’s Original Mercy…Not Sin

So this is not a matter of original sin, with which we have enslaved ourselves to the whims of Satan, and rendered ourselves further incapacitated by its insinuations. It is rather the original mercy man has completely forgotten.

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve in the Bible and the Quran

Short Answer: Eve in the Quran is not a seducer or deceiver. God, according to the Quran, punishes no one for another’s faults. Both Adam and Eve committed a sin and then asked God for forgiveness and He forgave them both. So there is no question of a hereditary sin called Original Sin in Islam. _____________________________________ …

How Long Did Adam Live?

Based on the questioners calculations it should be between 20,000 to 30,000 years but they have found human fossils from 400,000 years so how long did Adam live?

Deserting Sins: Obstacles and Opportunities

Before we can speak of deserting sins, we need to have a good idea of what we mean by “sins.” From the Islamic point of view, a sin is a conscious and willful act that violates Allah’s rights (i.e. His commandments) or the rights of a fellow being. On the other hand, we cannot consider a …

How Prophet Adam Survived Satan's Deceit

How Prophet Adam Survived Satan's Deceit

The enmity of Satan to Prophet Adam and his progeny is very ancient, going back to the very time of creating Adam (peace be upon him). Satan deceived our father and enticed him into disobeying Allah for the first time. Adam forgot the command not come close to the forbidden tree; he ate the fruit. …

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Was Adam Punished for Disobeying Allah?

Short Answer: In fact, there was never a punishment for Adam because he repented for his sin in the Garden. His removal from the Garden was not a punishment, but a natural consequence of his choice. However, we may learn from Adam’s test and experience. The main lesson is to control ourselves and realize what is beneficial …

First Man

Evolution: Was Adam the First Man on Earth?

The opening chapters of the Book of Genesis mentions ‘Adam’ as the first man which God created. Biblical Adam is created from adamah (earth). In the Holy Qur’an, Allah informs that He created Adam from a handful of earth taken from the entire world. He was the first prophet of Islam and the first Muslim. …

Adam's Spare Rib

Was Eve Created from Adam's Spare Rib?

Short Answer: The Quran says that Allah created Eve in the same way He created Adam, not from part of Adam. This is a common misunderstanding of an authentic hadith of Prophet Muhammad wherein he described women as “curved ribs” that should not be bent too far or they will break. He was describing their innate …



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