The First & The First
Oct 09, 2020
Meditation around Mint Tea
The First - The Story of Adam
Around the Mint Tea , you will have the opportunity to discover the amazing details of the creation of Adam , according to the Muslim tradition.
Christian and Jewish traditions are remarkably similar when it comes to creation ... The Qur'an has given us a very different story.
We are therefore going to bring you the Koranic version, for the pleasure of discussing together around Mint tea .
The First - The Creation of Adam
"When Your Lord confided to the Angels:" I am going to establish an administrator on the earth. "The angels said to him:" Will you place there those who will do evil there and shed blood there, while we glorify you by praise and thanks and sanctify you. ”God answers them,“ I know what you do not know. ”” (Quran 2:30)
Thus begins the story of Adam , the first man, the first human being.
God created Adam from a handful of soil containing a proportionate variety of all matter existing on Earth.
The angels were sent to earth to collect the components that would become Adam . Components of different colors - red, white, brown and black - a mixture that is both soft and malleable, hard and grainy. These materials came from mountains and valleys, arid deserts and fertile and lush plains and all varieties of nature. The descendants of Adam were then destined to be as diverse as the handful of earth from which their ancestor was created. All human beings have very different appearances, attributes and qualities.
Earth or clay?
Throughout the Divine Recitation ( Quran ), the material used for the creation of Adam has different names.
Each name used represents a stage in the creation of Adam . The soil, taken from the Earth, is called earth. God also speaks of it as a form of clay.
When mixed with water it becomes mud, when left to stand the water content decreases and becomes sticky clay (or mud).
By letting this material sit, it smells a peculiar smell and its color darkens - a kind of black and smooth clay.
It was from this particular substance that God modeled the form of Adam .
Soulless at this point, his body went through a drying phase and it became what the Qur'an calls sounding clay. Adam was cast from a material relatively equivalent to potter's clay - with exceptional specificities.
Honor to the First Man
“When your Lord said to the angels: 'I will create a human from sounding clay extracted from smooth, black, malleable mud. When I have shaped him and breathed into him with My Spirit, then bow down to him. " (Quran 38: 71-72)
God honored the first human being - Adam - in countless ways. Allah then breathed his soul into him, He fashioned it with His own hands and He commanded the Angels to bow down to him.
“We created you, then We gave you form, then We said to the Angels: 'Bow down before Adam.” They all bowed down except Iblis who was not of those who bowed down. " (Quran 7:11)
While prostration is a reverence intended for God Alone, this prostration of angels before Adam is a sign of respect and honor It is said that at his "birth", Adam sneezed and immediately said, " All praise and thanks are exclusive to God ". Thus, in his first seconds of life, the first man is recognized as an honored creature, protected by the infinite mercy of God.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad teaches us that God created Adam in His own image. This does not mean that Adam was created to be like God, for God is unique in all of His attributes. Rather, it means that Adam received certain divine qualities. For example, the human being has qualities like mercy, generosity, love, and a quality exclusive to his divine creation - free will .
The First Salutation
Approaching a group of angels seated near him, Adam greeted them with the indicated expression " Salam Alaykum ” ( Peace of God be upon you ). They then replied " Wa Alaykum Salam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatu" ( And peace be upon you, as well as the mercy and blessings of God ). From that day on, this expression of greeting has been the best form of salvation for those who submit to the will of God. Since the creation of Adam , we - human beings - his descendants, have been responsible for spreading peace in the world.
At Maison NANA1807, we make it a tradition and an obligation. And we welcome you to share a Mint Tea for Peace, greeting you in the best way: " Salam Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatu ”
Adam, the Guardian
God created men for the simple purpose of worshiping Him. All of this world exists for Adam and his descendants to worship and recognize the majesty of God.
According to the infinite wisdom of God, Adam and his descendants are the Guardians of the Earth. God therefore taught Adam the essential knowledge necessary to accomplish his mission.
God gave Adam the ability to identify and name everything. He gave him all the skills to communicate and express himself. God imbued Adam with an insatiable thirst and a love of knowledge.
“Then He taught Adam the names of nature and everything. Then presenting them to the angels, he said to them: "Tell me the names of these if you are true." "(Quran 2:31)
“They said: 'Glory to You! We only know what You have taught us. "(Quran 2:32)
“Then He said to Adam, 'Inform them of these names.' And when he had informed them, Allah said: "Did I not tell you that I knew the unknown of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you have revealed and know all that you hide? " "(Quran 2:33)
Êve - The First
The only human in Paradise, Adam tried to communicate with the angels, but they were all busy worshiping God. The angels were not given any specific knowledge or freedom of will, their only purpose being to worship and praise God.
One morning, Adam woke up and saw a woman next to him looking at him.
Adam opened his eyes even more and looked at the beautiful face of this woman Surprised by this beautiful meeting, Adam asked this beautiful woman why she was created. She then replied that she had to fill her loneliness and contribute to her tranquility.
Equally surprised the angels asked Adam : " Who is this? " And Adam - knowing of those they did not know - replied " is Eve ".
Eve or Hawwa in Arabic whose root hay means Life . Adam told the angels that Eve was so named because she was created by a party of himself - the first living being ...
“O humanity! Out of respect for your Lord, beware of disobedience to Him who created you from one being, and created from him his bride, and who of these two there spread a multitude of men and women . In respect of God, avoid disobeying the One in whose name you implore one another, and duly respect kinship rights. God is always watching over you. ”(Quran 4: 1)
Residents of Paradise
Adam and Eve quietly dwelled in paradise. This is accepted by all three traditions - Islamic, Christian and Jewish.
"And We said to Adam:" You and your spouse live in the Garden, eat with pleasure all its delicacies as you please, but do not approach this tree, otherwise you would both be unjust. ”(Quran 2:35)
The Qur'an does not reveal what type of tree it was. What is understood is that Adam and Eve have lived a quiet existence and understood that they were forbidden to eat from the tree. However, Satan was waiting to exploit the weakness of nascent humanity.
Our Declared Enemy
Satan ( Iblis in Arabic) is a creature of the jinn world. The jinn are a creation of God made of fire. They are different from both angels and mankind. Like human beings, they possess the power of reason and the notion of right and wrong.
The jinns existed before the creation of Adam, and curiously Satan was the most just among them, to such an extent that he was raised to a position as high as the angels.
“Then the angels bowed down, all together, except Iblis who refused to be among the prostrate. Allah said: "O Iblis! why are you not among the prostrate? " Iblis said: "I do not am not the one who prostrates me before a human being, whom You created from dried fermented clay extracted from a malleable black mud "God said:" So get out of here for in truth you are an outcast. In truth, on you will be the curse until the day of the indictment. ”(Quran 15: 30-35)
The role of Satan
Present in paradise, Satan vowed to mislead Adam and Eve
"'Since you have misled me," said Iblis, "I will watch them along your right path. then I will attack them from front, from behind, from their right and from their left. And, for most of them, You won't find them loyal and grateful. " "(Quran 7: 16-17)
Satan is arrogant, and considers himself better than Adam , and therefore of all mankind.He is cunning and vicious, and understands the weakness of human beings well; he knows our desires and our desires
Satan did not directly ask Adam and Eve to eat from this tree. And he didn't ask them to disobey God either. He just whispered in their chests and sowed evil thoughts and temptations.
" Then the Devil, in order to make visible to them what was hidden from them, suggested to them:" Your Lord has forbidden you this tree so that for you cannot become angels or immortal beings. " "(Quran 7:20)
Their thoughts then filled with confused thoughts and focused on this tree, and one day they decided to go and eat its fruit. Adam and Eve reacted just like us in our daily lives. They were overwhelmed by their thinking, influenced by Satan's whisperings, and they totally forgot about God's warnings.
It is at this point that Jewish and Christian traditions differ from Islam.
- At no time do the words of God - the Quran - or the traditions of Prophet Muhammad - indicate that Satan came to Adam and Eve in the form of a snake.
- Islam does not in any way indicate that Eve was the weaker of the two, nor that she tempted Adam to disobey God. Eating the fruit from the tree was a mistake made by both Adam and Eve
- It is not original sin as the Christian tradition describes it. The descendants of Adam are not punished for the sins of their original parents. It was a mistake - mankind's first mistake.
And God, in His infinite Wisdom and Mercy, forgave them both. And our life on Earth is not a punitive form but an ephemeral stage in the long process of humanity decreed by Our Absolute Master.
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