Did Hazrat Adam (a.s) Teach us (mankind) anything about religion
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Dear brother Burhan ....Salam Alaikum ....
Dear i have two questions about Azrat Adam ?
Did Hazrat Adam (a.s) Teach us (mankind) anything about religion (About Allah ) or was he prophet since christians says he wasn`t a prophet the prophecy begun from hazrat Ibrahim ......???
Waiting for your Answer ,,,
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Was Adam (a.s.) a Prophet?
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Your Question: was he prophet since christians says he wasn`t a prophet the prophecy begun from hazrat Ibrahim ......???
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imran verse 33:
33 Allah did choose Adam, and Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of Imran above all people.
Time and time again Hadrat Adams (a.s.) name is mentioned and taken along with the other Prophets in the Quran and the Sunnah. In light of various Aayahs of the Glorious Quran and the authenthic Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws), it is the ardent belief of the Muslim Ummah that Hadrat Adam (a.s.) was, without an iota of a doubt, a true Prophet of Allah Subhanah.
Your Statement: the prophecy begun from hazrat Ibrahim ......???
Of the Prophets mentioned in the Quran, Hadrat Adam (a.s.), Hadrat Idris (a.s.), and Hadrat Noah (a.s.) pre-date Hadrat Ibraheem (a.s.)! It is an absolutely false and baseless claim of our Christian brethren that prophecy or prophethood began with Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.). Although only three Prophets (Adam, Idris, and Noah) are mentioned by name, Allah Alone Knows how many Prophets He sent to guide man to His Truth before Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 164-165:
164 Of some Messengers We have already told thee the story; of others We have not; and to Moses Allah spoke direct.
165 Messengers who gave good news as well as warning, that mankind after (the coming) of the Messengers should have no plea against Allah: for Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.
Your Question: Did Hazrat Adam (a.s) Teach us (mankind) anything about religion (About Allah )
Beloved brother, all the Prophets who came before the Last and Final Messenger, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws) did not come as universal Prophets to mankind, but rather they were sent as Prophets only to a specific people or area. If one studies the Glorious Quran, one will realize this Truth by the quoted statements:
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verses 25-30:
25 We sent Noah to his people (with a mission): "I have come to you with a Clear Warning:
26 "That ye serve none but Allah: verily I do fear for you the Penalty of a Grievous Day."
27 But the Chiefs of the Unbelievers among his people said: "We see (in) thee nothing but a man like ourselves: nor do we see that any follow thee but the meanest among us in judgment immature: nor do we see in you (all) any merit above us: in fact we think ye are liars!
28 He (Nuh) said: "O my people! See ye if (it be that) I have a Clear Sign from my Lord and that He hath sent Mercy unto me from His own Presence but that the Mercy hath been obscured from your sight? Shall we compel you to accept it when ye are averse to it?
29 "And O my People! I ask you for no wealth in return: my reward is from none but Allah: but I will not drive away (in contempt) those who believe: for verily they are to meet their Lord and ye I see are the ignorant ones!
30 "And O my People! who would help me against Allah if I drove them away? Will ye not then take heed?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verses 50-52:
50 To the `Ad People (We sent) Hud one of their own brethren. He said: "O my people! Worship Allah! ye have no other god but Him. (Your other gods) ye do nothing but invent!
51 "O my people! I ask of you no reward for this (Message). My reward is from none but Him Who created me: will ye not then understand?
52 "And O my people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord and turn to Him (in repentance): He will send you the skies pouring abundant rain and add strength to your strength: so turn ye not back in sin!"
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verses 61-64:
61 To the Thamud People (We sent) Salih one of their own brethren. He said: "O my people! Worship Allah: ye have no other god but Him. It is He Who hath produced you from the earth and settled you therein: then ask forgiveness of Him and turn to Him (in repentance): for my Lord is (always) near ready to answer."
62 They said: "O Salih! Thou hast been of us! a center of our hopes hitherto! Dost thou (now) forbid us the worship of what our fathers worshipped? But we are really in suspicious (disquieting) doubt as to that to which thou invitest us."
63 He said: "O my people! Do ye see? If I have a Clear (Sign) from my Lord and He hath sent Mercy unto me from Himself who then can help me against Allah if I were to disobey Him? What then would ye add to my (portion) but perdition?
64 "And O my people! This she-camel of Allah is a symbol to you: leave her to feed on Allah's (free) earth and inflict no harm on her or a swift Penalty will seize you!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verses 84-85:
84 To the Madyan people (We sent) Shuaib one of their own brethren: he said: "O my people! Worship Allah: ye have no other god but Him. And give not short measure or weight: I see you in prosperity but I fear for you the Penalty of a Day that will compass (you) all round.
85 "And O my people! Give just measure and weight nor withhold from the people the things that are their due: commit not evil in the land with intent to do mischief.
Thus if one studies the Verses of the Glorious Quran, all the Prophets of Allah called upon only their people; and it is absolutely understandable that during these times the modes of travel were undeveloped, and thus communication was absolutely limited to the people around them!
But when the time was right, Allah Subhanah revealed His Last and Final Message of the Glorious Quran upon His Last and Final Messenger Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws) to be announced and declared universally to all mankind! Thus the verses and the Message of the Glorious Quran is addressed never to my people but rather to all of mankind in general.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 41:
41 Verily We have revealed the Book (Al-Quran) to thee (O Mohamed (saws)) in Truth for (instructing) mankind. He then that receives guidance benefits his own soul: but he that strays injures his own soul. Nor art thou set over them to dispose of their affairs.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 40:
170 O mankind! The Messenger (Mohamed (saws)) hath come to you in Truth from Allah: believe in him: it is best for you. But if ye reject faith to Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth: and Allah is All-Knowing All-Wise.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 14 Surah Ibraheem verse 1:
1 Alif Lam Ra. A Book (Al-Quran) which We have revealed unto thee (O Mohamed (saws)) in order that thou mightest lead mankind out of the depths of darkness into light by the leave of their Lord to the Way of (Him) Exalted in Power Worthy of all Praise!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 14 Surah Ibraheem verse 52:
52 Here is a Message (Al-Quran) for mankind: let them take warning therefrom and let them know that He is (no other than) One Allah: let men of understanding take heed.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 1:
1 O mankind! Reverence your Guardian-Lord Who created you from a single person created of like nature his mate and from them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women; reverence Allah through Whom ye demand your mutual (rights) and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 1:
1 O mankind! Fear your Lord! For the convulsion of the Hour (of Judgment) will be a thing terrible!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 79:
79 Whatever good happens to thee (o mankind) is from Allah; but whatever evil happens to thee is from thy (own) soul. And We have sent thee (O Mohamed (saws)) as a Messenger to (instruct) mankind: and enough is Allah for a witness.
Your Question: Did Hazrat Adam (a.s) Teach us (mankind) anything about religion (About Allah )
Thus my beloved brother in Islam, Allah is a witness that Hadrat Adam (a.s.) was a true Prophet of Allah, whom Allah had sent as His Messenger to guide only his family and his people, who at that time were the only inhabitants on earth, to the Straight Path of Allah Subhanah.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,