stories of the quran for the children

CREATION OF AADAM علیہ السلام

Dear children! Allah the Exalted, created the
heavens and the earth. After that he created the angles. They are constantly occupied in tasbih, tahmid and worship of Allah generally. Allah says in the Qur’an in surah at – tahrim, verse [6]
(ﻻ ﯾﻌﺼﻮن ﷲﻣﺎأﻣﺮھﻢ وﯾﻔﻌﻠﻮن  ﯾﺆﻣﺮون وھﻢ. )
“(the angels) do not disobey Allah in what he commands them, but they do what they are commanded’’.
Then, Allah created the jinns from fire. Like mankind they too have among them good and bad, believers and unbelievers. The accursed Iblis also belong to this species.
Allah created all these things in six days. This is mentioned in the Qur’an too however, haw long were those days? Only Allah knows the Answer, to this question. Those days were not like our days of twenty- four hours. Our day is of twenty – Four hours because the earth orbits’ round on its axis in this much Time this called the earth’s Rotation. As for Allah’s day, it could be equal to thousands of our years or hundreds of our Centuries. Only he knows the fact. After the creation of the heaven and Earth, Allah chose the throne as the center of his mercies.
the entire creation bowed down in prostration to him Then he decided to create Aadam and he said to the angels as mentioned in verse [30] of al Baqrah ;

إِنِّي جاعِلٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ خَليفَةً

“ I am going to place on the earth a khalifa .’’
the angels observed the creation on earth whom Allah had created Before Aadam they had spread mischief on earth , slaying each other while the Angeles were constantly occupied in tasbih and Tamhid . Hence they wondered what the wisdom was behind this decision so they asked as stated in the same verse the Qur’an

أَ تَجْعَلُ فيها مَنْ يُفْسِدُ فيها وَ يَسْفِکُ الدِّماءَ وَ نَحْنُ نُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِکَ وَ نُقَدِّسُ لَکَ
,, will you place Therein one who will commit mischief there and shed blood while we glorify your praise and sanctify you?’’ Allah assured them that he knew what they did not know they submitted themselves to the will of Allah who then said;

إِنِّی خَالِقٌ بَشَراً مِّن طِینٍ فَإِذَا سَوَّیْتُهُ وَنَفَخْتُ فِیهِ من رُّوحِی فَقَعُواْ لَهُ سَاجِدِینَ
; Surely I am going to create a mortal from clay him, fall down before him prostrate “[surah saad, verses 71, 72]

Allah Picked up the dust of the earth with his hand of power and mixed it with Water so it turned into ringing clay. He Molded it into the whole body and blew the soul into it bringing life into whole body like A wave flowing all over it This is how Aadam came into Existence When The Angels saw him , they abided by the divine command and fell down in prostration of worship but a prostrating to show respect . However, Iblis did not prostrate e ۔ Allah asked him

يَا إِبْلِيسُ مَا مَنَعَكَ أَنْ تَسْجُدَ لِمَا خَلَقْتُ بِيَدَيَّ
“O Iblis What prevented you from Prostrating Yourself Before what I have created with my both hands?”
He Said:

أَنَا خَيْرٌ مِّنْهُ خَلَقْتَنِي مِن نَّارٍ وَخَلَقْتَهُ مِن طِينٍ (12)
“I am better than he. You created me of while you created him of clay “.
So Allah said:

قَالَ فَاخْرُجْ مِنْهَا فَإِنَّكَ رَجِيمٌ (34) وَإِنَّ عَلَيْكَ اللَّعْنَةَ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ (35)
“Go out from Here! You are accursed my curse shall be on you till the day of of requital. “
[These are verses 75 to 78 of Surah saad. The 38th surah of The Qur’an]
Iblis, the accused, was denied Allah‘s mercy and expelled. He was filled with hatred for Aadam (علیہ السلام)
And he resolved to tempt and provoke him to disobey Allah and disregard of his commands. Till that time, Aadam was unaware of his reality and of the surroundings, so Allah informed him of the wisdom behind creating him and of the respect that was shown to him.

وَعَلَّمَ آدَمَ الْأَسْمَاءَ كُلَّهَا

‘’And he taught Aadam the names of all [things].” [Al-baqarah, 31]
Allah pointed out to him the different things, like the Sparrow, the tree, the mountain, and taught him their names. Then Allah asked the angels to name those things but they conceded their ignorance, saying:

قَالُوا سُبْحَانَكَ لَا عِلْمَ لَنَا إِلَّا مَا عَلَّمْتَنَا ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ (32)
“Glory is to you! We have no knowledge except that which you have taught us. Surely, you are the knower, the Wise.” [Al baqarah. 32] then, Allah said to Aadam:

یا آدم انبئھم باسماءھم
“O Aadam, Inform them of the names of those [things].” [Verse 33]

So, Aadam NAMED them and every name that Allah had taught him.

Then, Allah created (Sayydah) Hawwa He did that to present Aadam with A company and A life partner in However, both of them had to trying experience. They could approach Ever thing and derive Benefit from it, like eating the fruit of every tree, but they could not go to one tree. Allah said them:

لا تَقْرَبَا هَذِهِ الشَّجَرَةَ فَتَكُونَا مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ (19)
“Come not nigh tree. “(Al –a-‘Raf, 19)

It could not be conceived that Aadam and his wife hawwa would ever disobey allah and ignore his command. They could not even think of such a thing. However, iblis was ever on the lookout for an opportunity tempts them. he was furious from the day Allah had had instructed him to prostrate to aadam he had not compromised on the existence of aadam who , with the passage of the days , had forgotten the enmity of iblis towards him so , iblis began to whisper to him . he suggested to him that Allah had forbidden him to approach the tree because it was the tree of life and if aadam ate its fruit then he would never die and he would turn into an angel like those around him sometimes he would prompt these words to (sayyidnah) hawwa hoping that they would eat the forbidden fruit . Soon, his efforts succeeded (sayyidah) hawwa picked the fruit of the tree and presented it to aadam and both of them ate from it they had forgotten that Allah had
Forbidden them to approach the tree and that iblis had provoked them to do it.
When they had eaten it, aadam was overtaken, suddenly, by uneasiness and a sense of guilt and shame. He had never experienced such a thing before. He realized that he had no garments on him and so was his wife without any garment. So they began to pick leaves and tried to conceal their bare bodies.
Allah commanded them to go out of paradise. He had fallen into the devil’s trap and hi he and his wife came down to the Earth aadam was deeply grieved and (sayyidah) hawwa sobbed ceaselessly they were both ashamed and immensely Fearful
Both of them pleaded before Allah implored and supplicated him They begged to be forgiven and hoped for their repentance Allah accepted it he told them that the itself was their true home . They should live there, procreate and inhabit the earth. Their children would have different features they generation would follow each other till the last day
They remained alive for as long as Allah wished. then there began on earth a confrontation between good and bad , piety and evil , guidance and error , faith and disbelief Before he died , aadam instructed his children that their deliverance lay only in

Allah’s guidance and their support in his wards. He assured them that Allah would continue to send prophets and messengers to mankind for their Guidance Their NAMES and the miracles they bring would be different but they would have a Common Message . They would invite to Allah,s The one god and they would not associate partners with him .