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Al-Araf 7:176 So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect Al-An'am 6: 90 They are those whom Allah

had guided. So follow their guidance. Yusuf 12:3 We relate unto you (O Muhammad) the best of stories through our revelations unto you, of this Quran. And before this you were among those who were not aware of it. These are the best of stories because they are dealing with the best of creation. Some of the benefits of talking about the prophets are: 1. Because our prophet was commanded to do so in Al-Araf 7:176. 2. Why? So that we may contemplate, not to entertain us. 3. They are those whom Allah has guided, so follow their guidance. We need to have role models, especially in early part of life. If they are not good, then we will be bad, it is in the makeup of human beings. Otherwise we will find role models somewhere else, human beings must have role models. If Allah commanded our prophet to follow their way, then what should we do? 4. To love them - if we do not know someone, then we can't love them. We all claim to love them, but do not know the details of their life.

120.000 prophets, 315 messengers In a narration of Imam Ahmad, Abu Dharr asked Prophet Muhammad, "O Messenger of Allah, how many are the prophets?" He replied, "120,000 and between their number are 315 messengers."

A messenger is one who is given a law; a prophet is one who follows a previous law. E.g. Moses is a messenger, because of the Tarut. Aaron is a prophet, as he is following his brothers law.

Story of creation There was Allah, and nothing before him and his throne was on water and he wrote everything in the tablet and then created everything in the heavens and the earth First thing Allah created was the pen, and Allah ordered it to write, and it wrote all that will happen till the day of judgement
Allah wrote down the sustenance of the creation 50.000 yrs before the heavans and the earth were created

Angels created from light, Jinn created from fire. Iblis was from Jinn, but because righteous, elevated to angels.

Al-Baqarah 2:30 And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: "Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks and sanctify You." He (Allah) said: "I know that which you do not know."
Khaleefa comes from word khalef, to succeed someone else, or to follow. Humans to apply the law of Allah on earth. We succeed each other, not like angels who do not procreate.

Al-Baqarah 2:29 He it is Who created for you all that is on earth. Then He Istawa (rose over) towards the heaven and made them seven heavens and He is the All-Knower of everything.
Everything in this world was created for the human being. Responsibility given to humans to establish this world. Should not sacrifice the human being for a material gain, human being is sacred. Made for us a khalifa. We are killing human beings and destroying them for material gain. The muslim is worth more than the kabah in the eyes of Allah.

Al-Baqarah 2:30 And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: "Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks and sanctify You." He (Allah) said: "I know that which you do not know." Two explanations as to how the angels knew about what humans will do in this world. One is that Allah told them beforehand this is what humans will do. Second is The creation was also reported by Ibn Abbas (ra):
"Two thousand years before (mankind) was created, there were Jinn on (the Earth), and they caused corruption on it and shed blood. Then Allah sent against them a troop of Angels who beat them and cast them away to islands in the seas. So, when Allah said: I am placing (mankind) generations after generations on Earth, They (the Angels) said, Will You place therein one who will cause corruption and shed blood (Al Baqarah, 2:30), That is: Just as those Jinn did?? Then Allah said: I know that which you do not know."

There is no Sahih hadith to support either one of these explanations. Abi Musa al Sha'arai narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, "Allah created Adam from a handful of dust taken from different lands, so the children of Adam have been created according to the composition of the land. Therefore from mankind we have white, red, black and yellow ones; we have good and evil, ease and sorrow, and what comes in between them." (Sahih Bukhari). Allah created Adam from handful of dirt, taken from different parts of the earth, so included was

red soil, brown soil, some were taken from mountains and valleys, and then mixed together. Therefore descendants of Adam came out with different colours, and different personalities and qualities. Because some were taken from mountains and valleys, some were tough, some were easy to deal with...They came out according to the material that they were created from. Adam was created from dirt. However that wasn't the only name that it was given. Allah used different terms. Its been called, dirt. clay, sticky clay, sounding clay, black smooth mud. In the beginning it was dirt. Then this dirt was mixed with the basis of every living being, water. Al-Anbiya 21:30 Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We parted them? And We have made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? It became mud when mixed with water. Then it was left for a while, so therefore became sticky clay. Then that was left for a longer while. The smell of it changed and became darker, becoming black smooth and smelly clay. That material was taken and Allah created the form of Adam. That body was left to dry, it turned into clay like pottery. If dry clay is knocked, it makes a ringing sound, i.e. sounding clay. Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, created Adam in His own image with His length of sixty cubits, and as He created him He told him to greet that group, and that was a party of angels sitting there, and listen to the response that they give him, for it would form his greeting and that of his offspring. He then went away and said: Peace be upon you! They (the angels) said: May there be peace upon you and the Mercy of Allah, and they made an addition of" Mercy of Allah". So he who would get into Paradise would get in the form of Adarn, his length being sixty cubits, then the people who followed him continued to diminish in size up to this day. (Muslim Book 40 Hadith 6809)

Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, "On the Day of Resurrection the Believers will assemble and say, Let us ask somebody to intercede for us with our Lord! The people would then go to Adam and say: You are the father of all the people, and Allah created you with His Own Hands, and ordered the Angels to prostrate to you, and taught you the names of all things; so please intercede for us with your Lord, so that He may relieve us from this place of ours. He would say: I am not fit for this (i.e. intercession for you). Adam would remember his sin and feel ashamed thereof. He would then say, Go to Noah, for he was the first Messenger, God sent to the inhabitants of the Earth. He would say: I am not fit for this undertaking! He will remember his appeal to his Lord to do what he had no knowledge of, then he will feel ashamed thereof and would say,

Go to the Khalil ur-Rahman (i.e. Abraham, the One whom God chose for His love). They will go to him and he will say, I am not fit for this undertaking. Go to Moses, the slave to whom God spoke (directly) and gave him the Torah. So they will go to him and he will say, I am not fit for this undertaking, and he will mention (his) killing a person who was not a killer, and so he will feel ashamed thereof before his Lord, and he will say, Go to Jesus, Gods Slave, His Messenger and Gods Word and a Spirit coming from Him. Jesus will say, I am not fit for this undertaking, go to Muhammad the Slave of God whose past and future sins were forgiven by God. Prophet Muhammad then said: They will come to me and I will proceed till I will ask my Lords Permission and I will be given permission. When I see my Lord, I will fall down in Prostration and He will let me remain in that state as long as He wishes and then I will be addressed. [Muhammad!] Raise your head. Ask, and your request will be granted; say, and your saying will be listened to; intercede, and your intercession will be accepted. I will raise my head and praise God with a saying (i.e. invocation) He will teach me, and then I will intercede. He will fix a limit for me [to intercede for] whom I will admit into the Paradise. Then I will come back again to God, and when I see my Lord, the same thing will happen to me. And then I will intercede and God will fix a limit for me to intercede whom I will let into the Heavenly Abode, then I will come back for the third time; and then I will come back for the fourth time, and will say, None remains in Hell but those whom the Quran has imprisoned [in Hell] and who have been destined to an eternal stay in Hell. (Saheeh Al-Bukhari Book 76 Hadith 570) (The compiler) Abu 'Abdullah said: 'But those whom the Qur'an has imprisoned in Hell,' refers to the Statement of Allah: "They will dwell therein forever." (An-Nahl 16.29)

Allah created Adam on his image, meaning the image of Adam. Meaning created Adam as he was, in his adult form. Adam did not go through the stages of how we do, embryo, baby, toddler, teenager etc.. He remained in this image until he died. Allah blew soul into Adam. Our body without soul is just earth. When the soul leaves, it decomposes back into the earth. Taha 20:55 Thereof (the earth) We created you, and into it We shall return you, and from it We shall bring you out once again. We are nothing without the soul. What puts life in the body is the soul. Narrated 'Abdullah: While I was going with the Prophet through the ruins of Medina and he was reclining on a date-palm leaf stalk, some Jews passed by. Some of them said to the others: Ask him (the Prophet) about the soul. Some of them said that they should not ask him that question as he might give a reply which would displease them. But some of them insisted on asking, and so one of them stood up and asked, "O Aba-l-Qasim ! What is the soul?" The Prophet remained quiet. I thought he was being inspired Divinely. So I stayed till that state of the Prophet (while

being inspired) was over. The Prophet then said, "And they ask you (O Muhammad) concerning the Ruh (the Soul); Say: "The Ruh (the Soul): it is one of the things, the knowledge of which is only with my Lord. And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little." ." (Al-Isra 17.85) (Book 3 Hadith 127 Sahih Bukhari) This question was asked 1400 yrs ago, nothing has changed since then. It is not our body that keeps us alive. It is the secret that Allah puts inside of us that keeps us alive, the soul. Adam had Allahs blessing from the very beginning. According to Abu Hurayra, the Messenger said When Allah created Adam and breathed into him the spirit, Adam sneezed and said 'Praise be to Allah!', and he praised Him with His permission. His lord replied: 'May Allah have mercy on you, O Adam' Then he went to a group of angels who were sitting together, and said to them: 'Peace be upon you'. They replied to him: 'And upon you be peace and the mercy of God' Then he returned to his lord, who said to him: 'This shall be your greeting and the greeting of your children to each other.' Then Allah said, keeping his two hands closed: 'Choose whichever you will' 'I choose the right hand of my lord, and both hands of my lord are right and blessed' Thereupon Allah opened it, and there were Adam and his progeny. 'My lord, who are they?', Adam asked 'These are you progeny', Allah replied. Each human being had the duration of their life inscribed between their eyes. There was among them a man with a light more radiant than the others, or (at least) one of the most radiant. Adam asked: 'My lord, who is he?' 'That is your son David, to whom I have assigned forty years of life' 'My lord, prolong the duration of his life' 'But that is what I have ordained for him' 'But lord, I have already committed myself to giving him sixty years of my own term.' He replied: 'You have, so be it' Then he stayed in paradise as long as Allah willed, after which he was cast down. Adam himself kept account of his years, and then the Angel of Death came to him. Adam said: 'You have come too soon. A thousand years were ordained for me.' 'Indeed,' replied the angel, 'but you gave sixty of your years to your son David.'

Adam denied, and his progeny denied. He forgot, and his progeny forgot. The prophet added that, since that day, written proof and witnesses have been made compulsory. In Arabic the word for mankind is insan and it comes from the root word nisyan to forget. This is part of human nature, mankind forgets, and when we forget we deny and reject. Adam forgot (he was not lying), and God forgave him. Adam then submitted to the will of God and died. The Angels descended and washed the body of Prophet Adam an odd number of times; they dug the grave and buried the body of the father of mankind, Adam. Al-Araf 7:172 And (remember) when your Lord brought forth from the Children of Adam, from their loins, their seed (or from Adam's loin his offspring) and made them testify as to themselves (saying): "Am I not your Lord?" They said: "Yes! We testify," lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection: "Verily, we have been unaware of this." There is an agreement between us and Allah, a covenant. We witnessed that we will not worship anyone besides Allah. Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Every child is born with a true faith of Islam (i.e. to worship none but Allah Alone) and his parents convert him to Judaism or Christianity or Magianism, as an animal delivers a perfect baby animal. Do you find it mutilated?" (Book 23, Hadith 467 Sahih Bukhari) Al-Baqarah 2:31 And He taught Adam all the names (of everything), then He showed them to the angels and said, "Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful." Two translations of this are that Allah taught him the names of everything, nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. The other is that Allah taught Adam to identify objects and to designate names to these objects, this is a human ability. E.g., if you didnt have this ability and wanted to tell your friend about a tree, you would have to take him to the tree. Or if you wanted to tell your friend about an apple and you didnt have a word for it, you would have to bring him the apple. Ar-Rahmaan 55:3 He created man. Ar-Rahmaan 55:4 He taught him eloquent speech. This is the ability that Allah did not give to the angels. Humans are constantly coming up with objects and designating names to these objects, e.g. Microphone. Then Allah tested the angels Al-Baqarah 2:31 And He taught Adam all the names (of everything) , then He showed them to the angels and said, "Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful." Al-Baqarah 2:32 They (angels) said: "Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise." Al-Baqarah 2:33 He said: "O Adam! Inform them of their names," and when he had informed them of their names, He said: "Did I not tell you that I know the Ghaib (unseen) in the heavens

and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you have been concealing?" Allah is telling the angels there is a wisdom for creating man. Whenever we see something that we don't understand, we should realise there is a wisdom behind it. An-Nisa 4:1 O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife [Hawwa (Eve)], and from them both He created many men and women and fear Allah through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship). Surely, Allah is Ever an AllWatcher over you. Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah 's Apostle said, "Treat women nicely, for a women is created from a rib, and the most curved portion of the rib is its upper portion, so, if you should try to straighten it, it will break, but if you leave it as it is, it will remain crooked. So treat women nicely." (Book 55, Hadith 548 Sahih Bukhari) Adam and Eve were living in paradise, and they had all of paradise except one tree, its type of tree is knowledge that does not benefit, which is why Allah did not put it in the Quran. For e.g., Al-Kahf 18:18 And you would have thought them awake, while they were asleep. And We turned them on their right and on their left sides, and their dog stretching forth his two forelegs at the entrance [of the Cave or in the space near to the entrance of the Cave (as a guard at the gate)]. Had you looked at them, you would certainly have turned back from them in flight, and would certainly have been filled with awe of them. Some people started asking what type of dog was it, its colour? This is knowledge that does not benefit. The reasons why stories are mentioned in the Quran are not as a historical account but so that humans may contemplate, it is lessons for us. We do not know what type of tree that was in paradise. This was the only part of paradise that Adam and Eve were not supposed to touch. Al-Baqarah 2:35 And We said: "O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the Paradise and eat both of you freely with pleasure and delight of things therein as wherever you will, but come not near this tree or you both will be of the Zalimun (wrong-doers)." Taha 20:120 Then Shaitan (Satan) whispered to him, saying : "O Adam! Shall I lead you to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that will never waste away?" Satan knows our points of weakness and that is where he attacks from. He did not go to Adam bluntly and say 'Go disobey Allah', otherwise Adam would not have done so. We should not think how such an honourable man could commit such a sin, but instead should look at ourselves. With Adam, he knew Satan was his enemy, but he had no experience with him. We know what happened to Adam, and we have seen the long history of mankind, yet we are committing the same mistakes over and over again. We should question that, not that how Adam could make that mistake. And Allah did forgive him and it was a test for him so that he may learn from it and prepare from it as he was going to be a prophet of Allah. Like Allah was preparing David, after David made his mistake in his judgement, he came out better after that.

Al-Baqarah 2:36 Then the Shaitan (Satan) made them slip there from (the Paradise), and got them out from that in which they were. We said: "Get you down, all, with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment for a time." Allah kicked Adam and Eve and all of us out of paradise. Allah used the plural form while addressing them, meaning all of his descendants were included in paradise as well initially. Al-Baqarah 2:36 Then the Shaitan (Satan) made them slip there from (the Paradise), and got them out from that in which they were. We said: "Get you down, all, with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment for a time." Al-Baqarah 2:37 Then Adam received from his Lord Words . And his Lord pardoned him (accepted his repentance). Verily, He is the One Who forgives (accepts repentance), the Most Merciful. The following is the supplication that Allah taught Adam to say. Al-A'raf 7:23 They said: "Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers." This supplication is useful to memorise, as it is the supplication of the sinners. This was taught by Allah to Adam and Eve.