Why did Allah “consulted” the angels about His plan for creating man on earth?



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Why did Allah “consulted” the angels about His plan for creating man on earth?

  • Why did Allah “consulted” the angels about His plan for creating man on earth?

  • Why did the angels knew that man will cause disorder and shed blood on the earth ?

  • Allah responded: “I know what you know not.” What is the implication of the reply?

  • Why did Allah ordered the Angels and Jins to prostrate to Adam?

  • What was man created for ?


6. Why was he not sent to earth directly right after his being created?

  • 6. Why was he not sent to earth directly right after his being created?

  • 7. The Qur’an mentioned that man was created from essence of clay. Was it reasonable or “scientific” ?

  • 8. Why did Allah forgive Adam and not Iblis ? Was it unfair ?

  • 9. What was the purpose of the Qur’an repeating the story of Adam ? OR, what is the lesson we can draw from the story of Adam?

  • 10. Did Iblis believe in the existence of God? Is Belief sufficient for salvation?



According to the Holy Qur’an, Adam and Eve were both responsible for the mistake they made

  • According to the Holy Qur’an, Adam and Eve were both responsible for the mistake they made

  • Both of them repented and were forgiven

  • Man was sent to the earth with a mission, as the trustee of God, not as punishment

  • Test in the Garden was designed for preparing man to take up his mission on earth. Allah taught Adam & Eve by practical experience so that they may learn the real intention/motives of Iblis. It can be regarded as a pre-service training program.



Man should overcome the temptation of Iblis so as to attain a respectable status and fulfill the assignment given by Allah, the Creator.

  • Man should overcome the temptation of Iblis so as to attain a respectable status and fulfill the assignment given by Allah, the Creator.

  • The challenge of Iblis may serve to strengthen man’s determination and WILL POWER against temptation. An analogy to the invasion of bacteria for immunity of our phsical body.

  • The great weakness of Iblis was:self –conceitedness and jealousy



Man was born in the state of fitrah (inclined to the truth)

  • Man was born in the state of fitrah (inclined to the truth)

  • Man is not the true owner of this world. He is the trustee of Allah. Therefore, he should follow the will of Allah in making use of resources on earth.

  • Allah promised to send guidance to man on earth



Role of man : vicegerent of Allah ( Q 6:165)

  • Role of man : vicegerent of Allah ( Q 6:165)

  • Worship (serve) Allah ( Q 51:56 )

  • Born in pure state ( Q 30 : 30 )

  • Each will bear what they have done ( Q 65:7 )

  • Not abstain from desire, nor indulge in lust

  • Repent to Allah directly upon committing mistake and be determined to improve

  • Satan is our enemy, don’t underestimate its power



I have not created the jinn and the men except for this that they should worship Me.

  • I have not created the jinn and the men except for this that they should worship Me.



Believe in Allah and His Messenger and spend out of what He has made you successor. For those of you who will believe and expend of their wealth there is a great reward.

  • Believe in Allah and His Messenger and spend out of what He has made you successor. For those of you who will believe and expend of their wealth there is a great reward.



And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle way, so that [with your lives] you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind, and that the Apostle might bear witness to it before you.

  • And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle way, so that [with your lives] you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind, and that the Apostle might bear witness to it before you.



So, set your face sincerely and truly towards this Faith and be steadfast on the Nature whereupon Allah has created mankind.

  • So, set your face sincerely and truly towards this Faith and be steadfast on the Nature whereupon Allah has created mankind.



"O David, We have made you vicegerent in the earth, so rule among the people with justice and do not follow your lust, for it will lead you astray from Allah's Way." For those who go astray from Allah's Way, there is a severe punishment because they forgot the Day of Reckoning."

  • "O David, We have made you vicegerent in the earth, so rule among the people with justice and do not follow your lust, for it will lead you astray from Allah's Way." For those who go astray from Allah's Way, there is a severe punishment because they forgot the Day of Reckoning."





Allah does not burden any human being with a responsibility heavier than he can bear.

  • Allah does not burden any human being with a responsibility heavier than he can bear.





“Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, ”

  • “Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, ”



It is He, Who has made you the vicegerents on the earth, and raised some of you above others in ranks so that He may test you in what He has given you. Indeed your Lord is swift in inflicting punishment: yet He is also very Forgiving and Merciful.

  • It is He, Who has made you the vicegerents on the earth, and raised some of you above others in ranks so that He may test you in what He has given you. Indeed your Lord is swift in inflicting punishment: yet He is also very Forgiving and Merciful.



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