Angels were asked to make Obeisance to Adam

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BismiLlahir Rahmaanir Raheem

        Allah (subhanaho wa ta'ala) taught Adam ('alayhi sallam) the name of all things and inculcated into his mind, the knowledge of their properties. The Holy Qur'an says:

            "And He taught Adam the name of all things; then presenting them to the angels, He said: Tell Me the names of these if you are right."  ~(2:31)

      The angels did not know their names and said:

        "Glory be to You. We have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Surely, You are Knowing, the Wise."  ~(2:32)

        After that, Allah (jalla wa 'ala) questioned Adam (peace be upon him) in the presence of all angels about the names of different objects. He gave the correct answers. On the basis of this superiority, Allah (jalla wa 'ala) asked all the angels ('alayhi sallam) to bow as a mark of respect to Adam (peace be upon him) who was created so miraculously. The Holy Qur'an affirms:

     "O' angels! Fall down making obeisance to Adam"  ~(15:29)

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