Did Adam see Allah?
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Kindly refer to the Quran verses of chapter 2, from 35-40 regarding conversation between ALLAH And the angels and the creation of ADAM as. Kindly comment on whether Hazrat ADAM As, has seen ALLAH before he was sent to earth.?
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Did Adam see Allah?
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqrah verses 35-39:
35 We said: "O Adam! Dwell thou and thy wife in the garden and eat of the bountiful things therein as (where and when) ye will, but approach not this tree or ye run into harm and transgression."
36 Then did Shaytaan make them slip from the (garden) and get them out of the state (of felicity) in which they had been. We said: "Get ye down all (ye people) with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling place and your means of livelihood for a time."
37 Then learnt Adam from his Lord words of inspiration and his Lord turned toward him; for He is Oft-Returning Most Merciful.
38 We said: "Get ye down all from here; and if, as is sure, there comes to you guidance from Me whosoever follows My guidance on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve.”
39 "But those who reject Faith and belie Our Signs, they shall be Companions of the Fire; they shall abide therein."
Your Question: comment on whether Hazrat ADAM As, has seen ALLAH before he was sent to earth.?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verses 102-103:
102 That is Allah your Lord! There is no god but He, the Creator of all things: then worship ye Him: and He hath power to dispose of all affairs.
103 No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision! He is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things.
Allah Subhanah Declares in the Glorious Quran that there is ‘No vision can grasp Him’ ; thus it is evident from the above Aayah that there is absolutely no one in creation who has seen the Majestic and Supreme Lord!
There are several authentic narrations of the Prophet (saws) whereby he has given the believers the good news that the Majestic and Supreme Lord will reveal Himself to the believers on the Day of Resurrection.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.770 (part) Narrated by Abu Huraira
The people said, "O Allah's Messenger (saws)! Shall we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?" He (saws) replied, "Do you have any doubt in seeing the full moon on a clear night?" They replied, "No, O Allah's Messenger (saws)!" He (saws) said, "Do you have any doubt in seeing the sun when there are no clouds?" They replied in the negative. He (saws) said, "You will see Allah (your Lord) in the same way! On the Day of Resurrection, people will be gathered and He will order the people to follow what they used to worship. So some of them will follow the sun, some will follow the moon, and some will follow other deities; and only this nation (Muslims) will be left with its hypocrites. Allah will come to them and say, 'I am Your Lord.' They will say, 'We shall stay in this place till our Lord comes to us and when our Lord will come, we will recognize Him. Then Allah will come to them again and say, 'I am your Lord.' They will say, 'You are our Lord.' Allah will call them, and As-Sirat (a bridge) will be laid across Hell and I (Muhammad (saws)) shall be the first amongst the Messengers to cross it with my followers. Nobody except the Prophets will then be able to speak, and they will be saying then, 'O Allah! Save us. O Allah Save us.'”
May Allah Subhanah include you and us amongst the fortunate believers, who will be given the supreme honor and privilege to see their All Mighty Lord and Creator in All His Majesty on the Inevitable Day of Resurrection.
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Your Brother in Islam,