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Was Adam created on Earth or in Heaven?

The sections of this article are:

1-  Was Adam created on Earth or in Heaven?
2-  Where did all the human races come from? Were they created from earth?
      Did Allah create them all differently? Or did we all come from Adam and

Adam peace be upon him was first created on Earth, and then raised to Heaven where Allah Almighty then Created Eve from his rib.  After Iblis was cursed from Allah Almighty and turned into Satan, he deceived Eve to tempt Adam to eat the forbidden fruit which caused for Mankind that came from Adam and Eve to be created on Earth and not in Heaven.  Unlike the doubtful Bible, Allah Almighty in the Noble Quran blamed both Adam and Eve for this and not just Eve alone for being a woman as the Bible states:

"Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die.  (From the New Jerusalem Bible, Ecclesiastes 25:22)"

"And the man (Adam) said, The woman (Eve) whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.  (From the NIV Bible, Genesis 3:12-16)"

The reason why the above verses from the Bible are doubtful and unreliable is because the Book of Genesis and the rest of the Bible's Books and Gospels were altered and corrupted by man according to the Historians and Theologians of the NIV Bible.

Why did Allah Almighty allow for the Bible to get corrupted?

Is there a concept of Original Sin in Islam?  i.e. why part of God's perfect Creation is not righteous?

Let us look at the following Noble Verses from the Noble Quran:

Adam was first created on Earth:  "Behold, thy Lord said to the Angels: 'I will create a vicegerent on earth.'...(The Noble Quran, 2:34)"

" 'And God has produced you from the earth growing (gradually),  (The Noble Quran, 71:17)"

Iblis became Satan:  "Behold! We said to the Angels, 'Bow down to Adam': they bowed down except Iblis.  He was One of the Jinns, and he broke the Command of his Lord....(The Noble Quran, 18:50)"

"It is We Who Created you and gave you shape; then We bade the Angels bow down to Adam, and they bowed down; not so Iblis; he refused to be of those who bow down.  (Allah) said: 'What prevented thee from bowing down when I commanded thee?  He said: 'I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay.  (Allah) said: 'Get thee down from this: it is not for thee to be arrogant here: get out, for thou art of the meanest (of creatures).  He said: 'Give me respite till the day they are raised up.  (Allah) said: 'Be thou amongst those who have respite.'  He said: 'Because thou hast thrown me out of the Way, lo! I will lie in wait for them on thy Straight Way: Then will I assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and their left: Nor wilt Thou find, in most of them, gratitude (of Thy mercies).'  (Allah) said: 'Get out from this, disgraced and expelled.  If any of them follow thee - Hell will I fill with you all.  (The Noble Quran, 11-18)"

Iblis was a Jinn who was raised and lived with the Angels.  He is a powerful Jinn, and Allah Almighty loved him so much that He treated him like an Angel, until Iblis broke Allah Almighty's Commands and turned into Satan and was expelled with disgrace from the Group of the Angels and from Paradise.

Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him taught us that Allah Almighty Created Eve from Adam's rib:

Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: "He who believes in Allah and the Hereafter, if he witnesses any matter he should talk in good terms about it or keep quiet. Act kindly towards woman, for woman is created from a rib, and the most crooked part of the rib is its top. If you attempt to straighten it, you will break it, and if you leave it, its crookedness will remain there. So act kindly towards women.  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah), Book 008, Number 3468)" 

Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported: "Woman has been created from a rib and will in no way be straightened for you; so if you wish to benefit by her, benefit by her while crookedness remains in her. And if you attempt to straighten her, you will break her, and breaking her is divorcing her.  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah), Book 008, Number 3467)"

Later Adam and his wife Eve were lifted in Heaven and lived there:  "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.'  (The Noble Quran, 2:35)"

Satan caused Adam and Eve to slip from Paradise:  "Then did Satan 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.  (The Noble Quran, 2:36)"

The reason why Allah Almighty enabled Satan to deceive Adam and Eve in Heaven is because He, the Almighty, wanted to see whether Satan could deceive Adam and Eve or not.  Satan was not locked in Hell Fire.  In Paradise, after we die, there will be no evil and no deception; "But Allah doth call to the Home of Peace [Paradise]: He doth guide whom He pleaseth to a way that is straight.  To those who do right is a goodly (reward) - yea, more (than in measure)! No darkness nor shame shall cover their faces! They are Companions of the Garden; they will abide therein (For aye)!  (The Noble Quran, 10:25-26)"

Adam then became the first Messenger of GOD Almighty:  "Then learnt Adam from his Lord Words of inspiration, and his Lord Turned towards him; for He is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.  (The Noble Quran, 2:37)"

It seems that Allah Almighty had a purpose for allowing Adam and Eve to be deceived by Satan.  I personally can't speak on behalf of Allah Almighty, but it seems that Allah Almighty wanted to filter out the good from evil of Mankind:

"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.  But those who reject Faith and belie our Signs, they shall be companions of the Fire; they shall abide therein.'  (The Noble Quran, 2:38-39)"

"It is He Who has created you; and of you are some that are unbelievers, and some that are believers: And Allah sees well all that ye do.  (The Noble Quran, 64:2)

"Mankind was but one nation, but differed (later). Had it not been for a word that went forth before from thy Lord, their differences would have been settled between them.  (The Noble Quran, 10:19)"

"If Allah had so willed, He could have made them a single people: but He admits whom He will to His Mercy: and the wrongdoers will have no protector nor helper.  (The Noble Quran, 42:8)"

It is one of the Signs of Allah Almighty that He has made us different, that we may be tried in the exercise of our will, and that we may reach, through righteousness and Faith, our highest development, and enjoy His gifts of Mercy and Grace.  But we must not become contentious, and fall into evil:  We must understand our own limitations.   Otherwise we shall lose His grace and protection [2].


Where did all the human races come from?  Were they created from earth?  Did Allah create them all differently?  Or did we all come from Adam and Eve?

According to the Noble Quran, all humans were created from earth:

"From the (earth) did We Create you, and into it Shall We return you, And from it shall We Bring you out once again.  (The Noble Quran, 20:55)"

" 'And Allah has produced you from the earth, Growing (gradually), And in the End He will return you Into the (earth), And raise you forth (Again at the Resurrection).'  (The Noble Quran, 71:17-18)"

Allah Almighty created all of the races and genders.  Even though Adam peace be upon him was the first Mankind-Creation by Allah Almighty, but no one is really certain that all of us came from his loin.  In other words, it is possible that Allah Almighty later on created more people and more races after Adam and Eve and their children.

Please visit The Bible claims that Sarah (Isaac's mother) was Abraham's biological sister, and read the "But Moses' law came centuries after Abraham" section where I showed the Bible's claim that not all humans came from Adam's loin.

Does Islam believe in Reincarnation?

Does Islam believe in Evolution?



1- The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an.
Author:  Abdullah Yusuf Ali.
Published by:  Amana Publications, 10710 Tucker Street, Suite B, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2223 USA.
Telephone:  (301) 595-5777.
Fax:  (301) 595-5888.
ISBN:  0-91597-59-0 (HC).

2- The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an [1], foot note #4536, page 1247.






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