Trial of Prophet Adam

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BismiLlahir Rahmaanir Raheem

            The Prophet Adam ('alayhi sallam) and his wife Hawwa (peace be upon her) continued enjoying eachother's company and carefully avoiding that specific prohibited tree. Iblis became very jealous when he saw the favours of the Almighty Allah (tabaarak wa ta'ala) on the Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) and began to devise ways and means to humiliate them. He kept on making evil suggestions to the couple in a sneaky way. He tried to persuade them to approach the prohibited tree. One day, the Iblis sympathetically said to them:

         "Your Lord has only forbidden you this tree lest you should become angels or immortals, and he swore to them saying: Surely, i am a sincere counsellor unto you. So he beguiled them by deceit."  ~(7:22)

On hearing this, both Prophet Adam and Hawwa (peace be upon them) became curious. They started wondering as to why Allah (azza wa jal) did not want them to approach the specific tree. This temptation gradually became stronger but Allah (subhanaho wa ta'ala) guided them aright and warned them not to be taken in by the evil suggestions of Iblis. The Holy Qur'an says:

            "Then We said: O'Adam! Verily, this Iblis is an enemy to you and your wife, so let him not get you both out of the Garden so that you are landed in misery."  ~(20:117)

          The Prophet Adam ('alayhi sallam) and Hawwa used to live happily in the Garden of Bliss. They were endowned with the knowledge to discriminate between good and evil. They were also warned of the power of evil. They overpowered all sorts of evil temptations at first and tried hard to ward off the influence of Satan. But he made numerous attempts to misguide them off and on. Finally, Satan succeeded in his mission and made them approach that specific tree. Instantly, evil consequences apoeared. The Holy Qur'an says:

           "When they both tasted of the tree, their private parts became manifest to eachother and they both began to cover themselves with the leaves of the trees (in the garden), and their Lord called them saying: Did I not forbid you both from that tree and tell you that Satan was your avowed enemy. They said: Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not and bestow not upon us Your mercy, we shall surely be of the losers."  ~(7:23-24)

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