In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Young Enlightened Submitters

Adam was the first man created by God.He was created from mud. Then God created his wife, Eve. Both Adam and Eve lived in Paradise. They were both told to enjoy everything in Heaven and to avoid only one tree. They were told that as long as they obey God they will live in Heaven. God warned them against Satan who used to be an angel until he disobeyed God and was kicked out of God's mercy. Satan was told that he will go to Hell for disobeying God. Satan claimed that the human beings are following him and asked God if He can delay his punishment for a while. He wanted to prove that the human beings are following him. God told him that only the bad people will be following him and that the good believers will not follow him. Satan kept after Adam and Eve and fooled them into believing that they will live forever by eating from the forbidden tree . They listened to Satan and ate from the tree. As soon as they did they realized they disobeyed God and they asked for forgiveness. God forgave them but told them they will have to get out of paradise and live on earth. They, and all their children will have to prove that they will worship God alone to make it back into paradise. They should never listen to Satan again. They were told that Satan will do everything he can to make them worship other things than God. They were told as long as they follow the words of God alone they will be saved.


I seek refuge in God from Satan the rejected

[2:30] Recall that your Lord said to the angels, "I am placing a representative (a temporary god) on Earth." They said, "Will You place therein one who will spread evil therein and shed blood, while we sing Your praises, glorify You, and uphold Your absolute authority?" He said, "I know what you do not know."
[2:31] He taught Adam all the names then presented them to the angels, saying, "Give me the names of these, if you are right."
[2:32] They said, "Be You glorified, we have no knowledge, except that which You have taught us. You are the Omniscient, Most Wise."
[2:33] He said, "O Adam, tell them their names." When he told them their names, He said, "Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth? I know what you declare, and what you conceal."
[2:34] When we said to the angels, "Fall prostrate before Adam," they fell prostrate, except Satan; he refused, was too arrogant, and a disbeliever.
[2:35] We said, "O Adam, live with your wife in Paradise, and eat therefrom generously, as you please, but do not approach this tree, lest you sin."
[2:36] But the devil duped them, and caused their eviction therefrom. We said, "Go down as enemies of one another. On Earth shall be your habitation and provision for awhile."
[2:37] Then, Adam received from his Lord words, whereby He redeemed him. He is the Redeemer, Most Merciful. [2:38] We said, "Go down therefrom, all of you. When guidance comes to you from Me, those who follow My guidance will have no fear, nor will they grieve.
[2:39] "As for those who disbelieve and reject our revelations, they will be dwellers of Hell, wherein they abide forever."
[7:11] We created you, then we shaped you, then we said to the angels, "Fall prostrate before Adam." They fell prostrate, except Iblees (Satan); he was not with the prostrators.
[7:12] He said, "What prevented you from prostrating when I ordered you?" He said, "I am better than he; You created me from fire, and created him from mud."
[7:13] He said, "Therefore, you must go down, for you are not to be arrogant here. Get out; you are debased."
[7:14] He said, "Grant me a respite, until the Day of Resurrection."
[7:15] He said, "You are granted a respite."
[7:16] He said, "Since You have willed that I go astray, I will skulk for them on Your straight path.
[7:17] "I will come to them from before them, and from behind them, and from their right, and from their left, and You will find that most of them are unappreciative."
[7:18] He (God) said, "Get out therefrom, despised and defeated. Those among them who follow you, I will fill Hell with you all.
[7:19] "As for you, Adam, dwell with your wife in Paradise, and eat therefrom as you please, but do not approach this one tree, lest you fall in sin."
[7:20] The devil whispered to them, in order to reveal their bodies, which were invisible to them. He said, "Your Lord did not forbid you from this tree, except to prevent you from becoming angels, and from attaining eternal existence."
[7:21] He swore to them, "I am giving you good advice."
[7:22] He thus duped them with lies. As soon as they tasted the tree, their bodies became visible to them, and they tried to cover themselves with the leaves of Paradise. Their Lord called upon them: "Did I not enjoin you from that tree, and warn you that the devil is your most ardent enemy?"
[7:23] They said, "Our Lord, we have wronged our souls, and unless You forgive us and have mercy on us, we will be losers."
[7:24] He said, "Go down as enemies of one another. On earth shall be your habitation and provision for awhile."
[7:25] He said, "On it you will live, on it you will die, and from it you will be brought out."
[17:61] When we said to the angels, "Fall prostrate before Adam," they fell prostrate, except Satan. He said, "Shall I prostrate to one You created from mud?"
[17:62] He (Satan) said, "Since You have honored him over me, if You respite me till the Day of Resurrection, I will possess all his descendants, except a few."
[17:63] He (God) said, "Then go; you and those who follow you will end up in Hell as your requital; an equitable requital.
[17:64] "You may entice them with your voice, and mobilize all your forces and all your men against them, and share in their money and children, and promise them. Anything the devil promises is no more than an illusion.
[17:65] "As for My servants, you have no power over them." Your Lord suffices as an advocate.

Next time, read also, 18:50, 20:116-124


to conceal = to hide.

Omniscient = possessed complete knowledge.

arrogant = exaggerating one's own worth or importance.

duped= fooled.

eviction= forcing someone out.

habitation= residence, dwelling, settlement.

debas= to lower the status or esteem, reduce in value or honor.

rspite= temporary delay.

skulk= to hide while trying to fool.

despise= to regard as worthless.

to enjoin = to direct.

  1. Who was the first man on Earth ?
  2. Who was the first woman on Earth?
  3. Why were Adam and Eve kicked out of Paradise?
  4. How can the humans make it back to Heaven after they die ?
  5. Who is our worst enemy?
  6. What does Satan try to do to us?