History 7 – The Islamic Story of Adam and Eve

The Islamic story of Adam says that he was made from smooth black mud, and his wife, Eve, was made from his rib, in Paradise (Heaven).

After God finished making Adam He ordered all the angels prostrate to Adam. All of the angels prostrated to him. But Iblees (Satan) refused. Satan thought that he was superior to the humans. God banished Satan from Heaven and vowed to misguide “God’s precious humans”.

God then told Adam and Eve to enjoy their life in Heaven, to eat and drink whatever they’d like. But they weren’t allowed to eat from a certain tree, the Forbidden Tree.

Satan convinced Adam and Eve to eat the fruit from the tree, disobeying God. When Adam and Eve ate the fruit they felt something change inside of them and went to beg God for forgiveness.  God forgave them, but sent them to Earth as a test. They will live there until they die

Adam and Eve lived quite peacefully, but their two sons, Cain and Abel, didn’t live like that. The two brothers got into a fight, Adam told them to offer a sacrifice to God to settle the disagreement. God accepted Abel’s sacrifice and not Cain’s.

Cain was enraged that he lost and threatened Abel. When Abel responded calmly, Cain got infuriated and killed Abel.

After Abel’s death Adam and Eve were devastated. Abel was always the calm and kind brother. In replace of Abel, God gave Adam and Eve a third son, Sheeth. Sheeth was lke Abel, kind, calm, and compassionate.

Adam died around the age of 1,000 or maybe he lived a little longer. He lived to see many of his grandchildren.

Author: sophiaelahirpc

Part-time 9th Grade student in the Ron Paul Curriculum. Full-time teen writer living in Singapore.

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