Prophet Adam

Prophet Adam
Adam was the first man created by Allah. He was
created to live on earth. However, Ibiis did not like
this. Although Iblis was made of fire, he lived with
the angels. He thought he was better than Adam, so he
became Adam's enemy and decided to make Adam
disobey Allah.
Adam and his wife used to live in Paradise, where
they were put by Allah. Paradise is the most beautiful
place you can imagine. It is neither hot nor cold.
Adam, and his wife were never hungry or thirsty. This
was another thing which Iblis did not like. So Iblis
came to Adam and his wife and told them to eat from
a certain tree. Now, Adam and his wife knew very
well that Allah had told them they must not even go
near that tree. So they did not listen to Iblis, but Iblis
kept on and on at them. He tempted them by saying
that they could live for ever if they ate from that tree
and would become like angels.
At last, worn down by the nagging of Iblis, Adam
and his wife gave in. They came to believe what Iblis
was telling them, and they ate from the tree, against
Allah's command. But they soon came to regret very
much their disobedience and their weakness in
listening to Iblis. Adam and his wife were very sad
and asked Allah for His forgiveness. Allah forgave
them, for He is very forgiving. Allah then told Adam
and his wife that they must now go down to earth and
live there for some time. But He promised that they would be allowed to return to Paradise as long as they
and their children were obedient to Him in future.
Allah also told Adam that he would be Allah'
first prophet. Many prophets would be sent to
mankind, and if man listens to the prophets' words, he
will come into paradise when he dies. But if he does
not listen, then he will go to hell and remain there
with the evil Iblis.
So, Adam and his wife came down to earth. On
earth, they raised their children, and their children in
their turn raised their children. In this way succeeding
generations of mankind lived on earth and Allah sent
His prophets to all of them. These prophets said:
Worship only Allah. Allah has created you. Allah has
made for you the plants and the animals so that you
can eat them. Be grateful to Allah and always do
good.
This is what Adam, the first prophet of Allah, told
his children. After him there came many other
prophets, and Muhammad is the last of the prophets.

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