And We said, “O Adam, dwell, you and your wife, in Paradise and eat therefrom in [ease and] abundance from wherever you will. But do not approach this tree, lest you be among the wrongdoers.” Al Quran 2:35
A Word from the Author : Asalam Alikum ! Dear muslims and non muslims i am writing this post the true story of Adam and Eva A.S after making a deep research from Quran and Taura and i am presenting my analysis here as a student of Islam. I might be right or wrong if you think i mistaken somewhere regarding the story of Adam and Eva A.S then please do not hesitate to correct me .
The General concept about Adam and Eva A.S
In general most of the Muslims and our book holder brothers ( Jewish, Christian ) believe that Allah Almighty create Adam A.S and then placed him into paradise. Where Adam A.S was able to do whatever he want but he was so lonely and he got boring in the paradise and then Allah Almighty created Eva A.S from his body . There Allah Almighty ordered them to eat whatever you want to eat you have all the freedom but just do not eat fruit from that tree . Some said it was the tree of grapes or apples or even wheat tree (actually grapes and wheat do not grow on trees ) .
But devil was also there and he misguided them and they ate the fruit from that tree and after that they became naked and start covering their hidden parts with leaves. Thats a reason until today many people believe that Eva A.S misguided by devil and she forced Adam to eat the fruit from that tree and as a result both were fired from the paradise thus living on the Earth . In Christianity they also called it the major sin and believe that because our father was a sinner thus all the humanity need to pay for the sins of our father Adam A.S. This story have a lot of loopholes below i will try to write down the true story of Adam and Eva A.S in the light of Quran .
Adam and Eva A.S according to Quran
Quran talks about Adam and Eva A.S in various chapters . First i will write down the whole story and then i will post all the references from Quran below .
The true story of Adam and Eva A.S
Allah Almighty created the body of Adam A.S with clay and dust .
After that Allah Almighty gathered all the angels and iblees ( iblees is the real name of Shatin , lucifer , abeles ,demon etc) .
he was not an angel he was a gaint (jin) Allah raised his rank among angels.
Allah Almighty told them all that He choose Human as His secretory in the earth . But angels said that human will shed blood and ruin the peace of earth. Allah Almighty told them that they do not know what Allah knows.
After that Allah Almighty revealed His knowledge to Adam A.S and teaches him names of Allah’s creation later He asked the names of His creations from angels.
But they were unable to tell those names to Allah . Then Allah asked those names from Adam A.S and he told all the names . After that Allah Almighty asked angles and iblees to prostrate (Sajdah ) Adam A.S . All this incident took place somewhere at heaven in Quran Allah Almighty says that He created 7 heavens .
Many Muslims think heavens and paradise are same thing but actually heavens are skies and paradise is a place where Muslims will enter after the day of judgment if they pass the test .
Elimination of Devil from heaven
So if you are reading me from above what happened next ? All the angels prostrate to Adam A.S but devil refused to prostate. Once again all this story i am picking from Quran.
devil said to Allah Almighty that he is superior than Adam A.S because he is made of fire and Adam A.S is made of clay.
Allah cursed the devil because of his rebellion and before that Allah declare his punishment devil begged from Allah Almighty to free him until the day of judgment .
And because Allah is so merciful Allah Almighty granted him time but rather than being ashamed of his actions he challenged Allah almighty.
Saying that now he will chase the humans from right and left and up and down and that he will prove to Allah almighty that His decision to send humans in the earth was wrong . devil got eliminated from heaven because of his arrogance pride and racism .
Allah told him whoever will follow to him Allah will send them in hell with him .
And he (devil) will not be able to misguide the true believers of Allah almighty.
Adam and iblees (devil) in Earth
So after devil was sent down to earth Allah also sent Adam A.S in earth .
who went first this is unknown Allah almighty knows the best . Quran talks about Adam , Eva A.S and devil in Chapert 2 Al Baqrah and Chapter Ta- Ha in detail. Here we should understand that Adam A.S was sent down to earth for the test. And devil was eliminated from heaven by being cursed.
Birth of Eva A.S
According to Quran there are not much details about the birth of Eva A.S but only said that Eva A.S was created from the body of Adam A.S but how this we don’t know only Allah almighty knows the best.
It is He who created you from one soul and created from it its mate that he might dwell in love with her. Al Quran 7:189
The test of Adam and Eva A.S
Allah almighty sent them in a garden . They were not allowed to have intercourse.
In Quran this part was mentioned very carefully to not be vulgar . In Quran Allah imitate the action of intercourse as
( The forever tree) . Quran is noble nowhere in Quran you will find vulgar words if Allah talks about something the words used carefully that’s the reason when Adam and Eva A.S came out to their senses they found themselves naked and then they realise they disobey the order of Allah almighty.
Adam A.S and Eva A.S both were living in a garden on earth.
In Taurah (book sent to Jewish) the same story is present . With the study of Taurah you will find that the place was somewhere near Dajla and faraat.
Adam and Eva A.S were misguided by devil
So devil came to them and told them that there life in this world is limited and one day they will die . devil said he have a secret to immortal life and for that they need to do that act (intercourse) thus devil was succeed to misguide Adam A.S and his wife and after that they realise what they have done. And they start covering their hidden parts with leaves out of shame.
The repentance of Adam A.S and his wife
So this was the first ever test of humans in the world . And Adam A.S and his wife were failed to pass it as a result they were eliminated from that garden . In there they not need food , shelter or do daily jobs like we humans need to do to survive. . Both were so sad after this incident and started to ask forgiveness from Allah Almighty . Allah accepted their repentance but also told them that from now on you (humans and giants) and devil will be enemy of each other . Also Allah told them to wait for His (Allah almighty) guidance to come .
Conclusion and references
- Allah created Adam A.S from clay and dust. (23- The Believers, 12)
- Adam A.S was sent to earth as a messenger. Al Quran 2:30
- devil was eliminated from heaven due to his disobedience and pride. Al Quran 20:116
- devil challenged to misguide the slaves of Allah. Al Quran 7:17
- Eva A.S was created from the body of Adam A.S . Al Quran 7:189
- Adam and Eva A.S were living in a garden on Earth. Al Quran 2:35
- Allah almighty warned Adam A.S to not let devil misguide him .Al Quran 20:117
- Adam and Eva A.S were prohibited from doing intercourse. Al Quran 20:121
- Adam and Eva A.S were misguided by devil . Al Quran 20:120
- Adam , Eva A.S and devil were told to get out of the garden. Al Quran 2:38
- devil is the enemy of humanity . Al Quran 2:36
- Adam and Eva A.S were forgiven by Allah Almighty. Al Quran 2:37